Are you calm person with self-control and a steady hand? Can you listen, understand what you hear and follow the instructions you have been given? It really doesn’t matter how you answered those questions because either way Topple Off from John Adams will test those skills and will reveal the truth.
What is Topple Off? Well, I will tell you. Topple Off is an electronic, balancing and reaction game for solo play or multiplayers, aged 8+ and one that is very addictive. It is a simple game to learn, but one that is difficult to master and beat.
In the box:
- Topple Off Handle and Orb
- 4x Base Plates
Why was I asking about a steady hand, listening skills and following instructions? Well, Topple Off is a game that requires these skills. You will need to listen and follow Topple Off’s voice commands to place the Topple Off handle and orb on the correct base plate. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It is at the start, but as the instructions speed up, they start to get more confusing. Will you be able to keep up without making the orb topple off?
- 4 different games (2 solo, 2 multiplayer)
- Play solo or with friends
- Follow the voice commands
- Addictive play, can you get the highest score?
- Requires 3x AAA batteries (not included)
Topple Off is a game for a single player but it does have a multiplayer option. The idea of the game is to follow the voice instructions and place the Topple Off handle on to the correct base plate as instructed without the orb toppling off the handle. It starts off nice and easy, quite sedately in fact, but as the game increases in speed so does the difficulty, the instructions get faster and more confusing, and it becomes harder to keep the orb on the handle.
To play, you position the base plates about 25cm apart from each other (you can use the box to help space them) and then place the Topple Off handle on the circular-shaped base plate to select the mode that you want to play in. When you have selected your game mode, you place the handle on the triangular-shaped base to start and then follow the voice instructions.
There are 4 different modes that you can choose from to play: Challenge Solo, Challenge Multi, Sequence Solo and Sequence Multi. And for those that don’t like lots of noise, there are 3 different volume levels.
Overall, I think that Topple Off is a fun and challenging game. It really is a simple concept listening to an instruction and placing an object where told, but once those instructions start to get faster it becomes a frantic challenge. It is a fun game to challenge yourself or your friends.
Whilst the game play is easy enough, the game is very hard to beat, it is a big challenge to listen out for those voice commands and trying to complete them whilst they just get faster and faster. Trying to keep up with the commands and moving the handle fast enough without causing the orb to topple off is a frantic frustratingly fun challenge – patience is the key but trying to keep your calm while the voice commands and movements are getting faster all the time is an addictive and hard task.
It requires 3x AA batteries (not supplied) to play. It does have a battery saving feature to prolong battery life, if you leave the game inactive for a few minutes the game will go into sleep mode.
Topple Off is a fun and challenging game. It is excellent fun to play as a solo game and just as fun as a multiplayer game, trying to beat your friends and family.