Castle Crashers is a sidescrolling Beat’em Up videogame developed and published by Behemot Games, creators of the popular Alien Hominid. The game is available for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network and Windows PC via Steam. Castle Crashers puts you in the shoes of a knight of the king that will have to rescue the three princesses from evil forces.
The gameplay mechanics are pretty similar to the ones seen in other mythic Beat’em Up games like Double Dragon or Streets of Rage. You have to fight your way through 2D scenarios as you defeat waves of enemies using your skills and powers. The game can be played solo or cooperative with a friend, either online or locally.
You have to fight your way through 2D scenarios as you defeat waves of enemies
Castle Crashers features four characters to choose from: the Red Knight, the Blue Knight, the Green Knight and the Orange Knight. Each one of them has their own powers and abilities. For instance, the Green Knight unleashes a poisoned cloud that damages enemies over time. The game features loads of different characters that will become available once you have completed the game with a specific character.
One of the best things about Castle Crashers is the wide range of weapons available to collect. Each weapon improves certain stats such as Strength, which enable you to hit harder, Magic, which improves the damage of your spells and increases your mana pool, Defense, which increases your maximum health and Agility, which makes you walk faster and increases your arrow fire ratio and range. Many weapons have a chance to be dropped by enemies, but others remain hidden within the scenario, so you will have to go look carefully to find them all.
Castle Crashers also features “Animal Orbs” . These are cute, round-shaped pets that accompany your knight, providing it with additional abilities. Some pets can be easily found, but there are some of them that are especially hard to find. Once you rescue a pet, it will be waiting for you in the Animal Ark. You are free to replace your current animal with another one, but bear in mind that you can only have one animal companion, so choose wisely.
Castle Crashers Features
Check out the features of Castle Crashers before you download it:
- Over 25 characters and 40 weapons available
- Intuitive combat system: learn new attacks and improve your powers as you progress
- Develop your character: improve its Strength, Magic, Defense and Agility and become unstoppable
- Animal Orbs: make the most of these adorable pets and use their perks to succeed in battle
- Arena Mode: compete against other players in single or team matches
- Insane Mode: put your skills to the test with the hardest campaign mode
If you are interested in Castle Crashers and need further information before you download it, feel free to check out the developer’s official website.
The minimum system requirements to download and run this game are:
- Operating system: Windows XP or later
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or better
- RAM memory: 2 GB or higher
- Hard disk: 255 MB of free space