Knytt

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    22,402
  • Date Added:
    December 14, 2006
  • File Size:
    18.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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For no apparent reason, a cute little character called the Knytt is abducted from his home planet by a random alien spaceship. When the craft crashes on an unexplored planet, it's up to the Knytt to find the 11 spare parts needed for repair. This independent freeware game from Nifflas is short on action and long on exploration, with a spare but interesting visual style and engaging, ambient sounds.

All in all, Knytt is a standard 2D platformer, but the emphasis is on navigating the maze, rather than on bopping bad guys on the noggin. You will encounter a few enemies along the way, but they are all avoidable. There's no way for the Knytt to attack anyone or anything. The Knytt can move in all four directions, climbing or descending any wall he can reach. Other than that, you'll mainly use S to jump and A to indicate the direction of the next spare part you need to find. Hidden question marks offer power-ups such as super speed and super jump, and there's even supposedly a mini game, though we weren't able to find it during our run-through.

Knytt is a short game that can likely be finished in an afternoon, but it's also easily digestible in numerous 15-minute coffee breaks, and the game supports up to three save points for multiple players. Knytt could have been made in the 1980s, but the huge labyrinth for exploration, the minimalist, ambient sounds, and the freeware status help earn it a very well-deserved four stars.

 
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  • 4 stars

    "fun game--Does NOT look like the picture!"

    December 19, 2010   |   By shari7

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    it is a fun and simple game to learn, but challenging, You do not need an internet connection to play. good for children

    Cons

    It is very simple pixulated graphics-not like the picture shown

    Summary

    I got this game for my mentally disabled sister, her intellect is about that of a 7 year old. She didnt get the chance to play it while I was there, but I think she will be able to learn to play it on her own, it seems challenging for her so I hope it will entertain her for long periods of time. Another great thing is you do NOT need an internet connection to play this game. I just downloaded it to my flash drive and put it on her computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "well written, well executed, but easy"

    March 28, 2010   |   By LANth3r

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    well made, nice clean look and feel, plays well.

    Cons

    far to easy for my tastes

    Summary

    it looks good
    it feels good
    I have not found any bugs
    overall, a well designed, well thought out game. not very challenging for me, but oddly addictive nonetheless

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  • 5 stars

    "Cool!"

    April 22, 2008   |   By emilbrah

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    Climb the wall - it's awesome! =) I like it very much. Like a frog - jump-jump-jump!

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  • 5 stars

    "Beautifully Immersive"

    February 28, 2008   |   By Feline Monstrosity

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    This is a beautifully constructed world which you can immerse yourself in completely. The controls come naturally and the game isn't difficult to beat. The pleasure comes from exploring the world, admiring the way it seamlessly transforms from one scene to the next and the way it's ornamented with nice animation and ambient music.

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  • 3 stars

    "sweet :-)"

    September 03, 2007   |   By ernest3a

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    sweet :-)

    Cons

    sweet :-)

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  • 5 stars

    "knytt"

    August 14, 2007   |   By magnus348

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    this is free porn

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  • 5 stars

    "This game is awesome, once I started playing I couldn't stop!"

    January 02, 2007   |   By matsukazenazi

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    The animations and music are so original, and the detail is so good, you almost forget it's 2-D. It's challenging, yet not so hard you give up. The music, the creatures, and the world really make you feel like you crash landed on an alien planet.

    Cons

    I wish the game was longer, I beat it super fast.

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  • 5 stars

    "Beautiful."

    December 30, 2006   |   By jcarmack

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    There isn't much to Knytt. You'll only encounter two or three creatures that actually do you harm; the adventure is exploring this vast, expansive 2D world. The environment never gets boring. Every few screens you'll enter a new world with a new look. Each of these plains has it's own ambient soundtrack, which was the most impressive aspect to me. It's all seamless. The music really sets the mood. The game is so enthralling, and yet, it's just a 2D game. Control feels very natural, and I enjoyed watching my character's smooth animations. Definitely try this one out. It's anything but action-driven, but it's intriguingly interesting and shouldn't be missed.

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  • 5 stars

    "FANTASTIC!! Once you start you wonÂ?t stop till the end."

    December 19, 2006   |   By ccorpeno

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    Easy to play but complicated to find the pieces. DonÂ?t desperate...

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  • 4 stars

    "good"

    December 14, 2006   |   By bhaskarchatta

    Version: Knytt 1.0.1

    Pros

    good to play for childrens

    Cons

    display is not too good.

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    General
    Publisher Nifflas
    Publisher web site http://nifflas.ni2.se
    Release Date December 14, 2006
    Date Added December 14, 2006
    Version 1.0.1
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Adventure Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 18.62MB
    File Name Install_Knytt.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 22,402
    Downloads Last Week 2
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
     
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