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The ultimate knife challenge is here! Throw the knives into the logs to break them. Slash the apples and unlock new knives. Each 5th stage is defended by a boss – beat them to get exclusive knives!
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Gameplay 83%Knife Hit is an addictive fast-paced tapping game that has a simple concept, but once you get into throwing bladdes into tree logs, it will test your timing skills to the max. The objective of the game is to throw all of your knives to the log until you break it, and then move on to the next stage. The log will be rotating at random speed, and may stop or start rotating at the opposite direction at any given time, so take your time to study how it moves, there’s no time limit to beat the stage. There are also apples that you can cut, which serve as currency to unlock new knives, and in later levels, you will see metal spikes on the logs, that will make the knife being thrown bounce off and make you lose. In the left side of the screen you can see how many knives you have at any given time, and you have to be careful not to hit a knife already stuck into the wood, or you’ll have to start from level 1. Every 5 levels there’s a boss fight, who once defeated will give you a new knife to try out. There are lots of blade weapons to use, but their changes are only aesthetic, since they’re all have the same speed and are about the same size.
Graphics 73%Knife Hit features a 2D hand drawn art style. It isn’t all that eye catchy, and at fight sight the game actually looks pretty average, since it’s not that detailed and the backgrounds are just some dark lines and silhouettes. Once you see the animation going on, you’ll notice motion blur filter in action and some cool effects, such as when you cut an apple in two. The bosses are also very original and fun to look at, and you never know what’s coming to get you after the next 5 levels. The knives you can unlock can come with all kind of ornaments and accesories, so it’s always thrilling getting a new random one and expanding your throwing weapon collection.
Production Quality 86%Knife Hit has a main mode with endless levels that gets faster and harder as you advance through the logs, but it also has extra challenge modes that will test you knife throwing ability in a slightly different way from the start. The Monster Challenges change the backgrounds and from their first levels they’re already quite fast and have strange pattern rotations for the logs, so you’ll find yourself really timing your shots from the start. As for collectibles, there are dozens of knives to get, and it’s always fun to fight a new boss. The music and sound effects are what you’d expect from a game like this, and about the visual art, it may get a little boring watching just objects, it would’ve been nice to have a character such as a hunter or something giving you tutorials or some portrait after you defeat a boss just to make this game a little more “lively”, certainly a story wouln’t have hurted a title like this to make it more enjoyable.
Value for your Money 50%Knife Hit has a free version on Google Play and the Apple App Store, but loeaded with advertising, and instead of a No-Ads version, it has a Premium Membership for $4.99 a month, which is something that may be acceptable for AAA Quality MMORPGs, but not for a casual mobile title.
SummaryKnife Hit is a fun casual game that can get really addictive if you want to test your tapping skills. Graphics could be better and there are some aspects overall that could improve, but the core gameplay mechanic will keep you entertained for a while, until you find yourself not able to get to a higher level. Try out the free version, and only if you really love this title and must have all knives, consider getting the VIP membership for a month. Pros
- Very simple tap controls, but it gets more challenging as you advance the endless levels
- Lots of knives to collect and huge bosses to fight
- The overall presentation isn’t very amusing
- Instead of a Premium Version there’s an expensive monthly membership
- No story or avatars on sight, you see only objects and the same background most of the time