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Journey into a world of magic and mystery! Battle your way across frozen tundra’s, deadly lava fields, and rival kingdoms in search of your kidnapped princess in this epic adventure. Eliminate your enemies with over 20 unlockable characters, 40 weapons to customize your hero with, and an arsenal of combos and magical attacks to choose from. Adventure together like never before - up to 4 can team up on the same console or over Xbox LIVE![ESRB: T (TEEN) CRUDE HUMOR, BLOOD AND GORE, CARTOON VIOLENCE] Local Multiplayer 2-4, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition).

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Hack,slash, and smash your way to victory in this red-hot arcade adventurefrom the award-winning development studio, The Behemoth! Featuringhand-drawn characters, Castle Crashers® delivers unique hi-res illustrated visuals like nothing you've ever seen before.

Playwith up to three friends locally or over Xbox LIVE® and discover themind-boggling magic and mystery in the amazing world we have createdjust for you. Save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash somecastles! Play with more than 20 unlockable characters, 40 weapons tocustomize your hero, and an arsenal of combos and magical attacks tochoose from.

  • Intuitive combo and magic system: Unlocknew combos and magical attacks as your character progresses through thegame. You have an almost limitless amount of combos to perform alone,or with a group of friends.
  • Arena mode: This mode allows players to battle each other head-on with four unique modes to choose from!
  • Experience system: Asyou fight your way through the various levels of Castle Crashers, yourcharacter gains more experience points that will in return give you theoption to adjust your four main stats -- Strength, Magic, Defense, andAgility.
  • Weapons weapons weapons! Each player has the ability to unlock more than 40 weapons.
  • Animal orbs: Theselittle companions add enhancements to your attributes. Each pet hasdifferent abilities to benefit you, with various ways of unlocking eachone. Defeat a boss and steal his companion, dig them up, or buy them ata store.
  • Treasure hunt: Unlockable items, weapons, pet companions, and characters are buried throughout the various levels of Castle Crashers.
  • Stores: Spread across the various worlds of Castle Crashers,every store has specific items to sell. Collect gold from killingenemies, finding treasures, or opening chests, then take your collectedgold to these stores for some weapons, items, character unlocks, andmore!

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Castle Crashers 2011-03-20 01:37:00 TheOtherBarber
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9.0
TheOtherBarber Reviewed by TheOtherBarber    March 19, 2011
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Wonderfully Brutal

Castle Crashers is well deserving of all the good reviews it gets. Not only is it a great Action/Adventure game, you sort of get an RPG element in there with the leveling up and putting points towards stats. Just because it has a couple of RPG elements in it does not make it an RPG by any means, let's make that clear.

A key feature of this game is the 4 player Co-Op gameplay. This can be done online or locally. There are plenty of characters to choose from once you unlock them or buy DLC which includes characters. Weapons become available while progressing through the story as well, some of which are useless while others are unusable for quite a few levels. You can even collect little animals that each have special powers to aid you in your quest.

I do have a gripe or two with this game. One is that you have to be very exact when you attack enemies, one or two pixels up or down from the enemy will cause you to miss them. While you miss them easily they have super aim and when the enemy shoots arrows look out because they are extremely accurate. Another gripe is that it takes such a long time to level up that you will be bored of the game before you can get to the max level.

All in all, this XBLA game is one of the best games to come out on Xbox 360 so far. Given it's nearly endless amount of replayability and fun, it's worth the 1200 MSP. As always though it never hurts if you can get this game for cheaper!

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Castle Crashers 2011-03-19 02:06:30 Blazer
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9.0
Reviewed by Blazer    March 18, 2011

GET THIS!

It's one of the greatest XBLA games I've played.

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Castle Crashers 2011-01-15 16:42:29 Ch4ActionNewsTeam
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10.0
Ch4ActionNewsTeam Reviewed by Ch4ActionNewsTeam    January 15, 2011
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Buy this game!

This is by far my favorite game on XBLA and PSN! Brings back memories of the old AvP arcade game, Final Fight and one of the top games of all time - Guardian Heroes!

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Castle Crashers 2011-01-13 23:08:37 dieresis
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10.0
dieresis Reviewed by dieresis    January 13, 2011
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Humorous, simple, and incredibly fun (especially co-op). Easy to get into and easy to get addicted to.

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Castle Crashers 2010-09-19 08:52:42 m3talst0rm17
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10.0
m3talst0rm17 Reviewed by m3talst0rm17    September 19, 2010
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Castle Crashers 2010-08-24 15:13:02 Franky Smith
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10.0
Reviewed by Franky Smith    August 24, 2010

Castle Crashers Review.

What can I say about this game. This game is HILARIOUS and also fun for all ages. In Castle Crashers, you can select one of four characters to start out with. Then you go through an AMAZING campaign to defeat an evil wizard who stole the king's jewel. That's all i can say about this amazing game, but I highly recommend buying this game.

This game is extremely funny, and a must buy for everyone!

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Castle Crashers 2010-08-23 00:29:48 Domenic Paolo
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10.0
Reviewed by Domenic Paolo    August 22, 2010

Castle Crashers Review!

This game is a ton of fun for all ages! The campaign is really fun, and can make you laugh! Pick your character, each with their own matching powers! Beating the game with a certain character will unlock another certain character! Try to unlock them all! Once you beat the game with a character, you unlock Insane Mode, which is extremely tough, being much harder than the normal playthrough! This game is also great to play with freinds! Have up to 4-players locally, or over Xbox Live! There are even pets that give you a bonus upgrade depending on which one you take with you! You also level up, and can upgrade your characters Speed, Defense, Magic, or Strength!

Overall this game is so much fun, and is a definite buy! A must for all players! I HIGHLY reccomend this game!!

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Castle Crashers 2010-07-07 15:56:16 TwelveVolt
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9.0
TwelveVolt Reviewed by TwelveVolt    July 07, 2010
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Castle Crashers 2010-07-07 11:02:47 Ryan220694
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9.0
Ryan220694 Reviewed by Ryan220694    July 07, 2010
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It's a good game but it has many bad points along with good points.

Good: Funny, 4 Player Co-op, Wide Range Of Weapons And Animals.

Bad: Can Get Repetative, 1200 MSP (Should Be 800)

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Castle Crashers 2010-07-02 18:03:02 ALGEBRA
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10.0
ALGEBRA Reviewed by ALGEBRA    July 02, 2010
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Castle Crashers 2010-06-30 18:42:08 HFX
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8.0
HFX Reviewed by HFX    June 30, 2010
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I really give this a 7.5.

This game is Awesome, yes with a capital A.
Your probably wondering why I gave this a 7.5.

First, the pros..

Fun, gory , clean art, simple, and great variety

Cons..

-Extremely Repetitive.
After your first play through, you pretty much been "there and done that."
I started playing it again after a looong hiatus.
-Sometimes the side-scrolling component requires you took take a good chunk of time out of bosses or such to kill.

Really, the biggest downside is replay value. Once you first start, the blade gets dull fast.

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Castle Crashers 2010-06-29 23:27:45 JakebondRoo
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8.0
JakebondRoo Reviewed by JakebondRoo    June 29, 2010
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This game is unbelievably fun.

with three of your friends, this game has absolutely no flaws. The controls are as smooth as can be and the intensity only rises as you progress. Using one of many weapons, you hack and slash your way through the level using combos, jump attacks and special powers to survive.

Choosing the color of your warrior also chooses the power of your player.
Green = poison.
Blue = ice.
Red = lightning.
Orange = fire.
After choosing your favorite color/power, the fun begins. Setting off with your characters in a cutesy little faraway land, the enemies start pouring in using close quarters, arrowed distance combat and even behemoths who will pick you up and throw you across the level to thwart the crashers from their goal of (you never would've guessed) saving the princesses. Its a competition while also holding strong to its cooperative focus. Without all four acting as a team, coordination is imperative to survive the trap filled 2D world.

The bosses can be treacherous if the team doesn't use their powers as a tight unit and focus fire to cause the most damage in short amounts of time. The game stays in its classic inspired roots as the boss uses techniques that are able to be memorized as they're clued in by a tell-tale sign prior to the execution of each technique. With enough practice the game can be conquered time and time again to receive new playable characters, pets and weapons.

Different weapons can allow damage over speed or vice versa. Weapons can also be stylish for no good reason or extremely powerful if a lot of effort is required to attain it.
Pets can use their cuteness to heal you or their powers to stun/kill enemies and aid you on your quest. The pets shine in single player as the game is extremely difficult without comrades by your side, but if each player has a pet the onslaught can be quickly quieted with their abilities and awesomeness.
New characters can have different abilities but mainly stick to the four powers that are given to the four main knights, but some have skills that are exclusive to that character given the work it takes to acquire their usage.

Killing enemies earns you experience and the inclusion of experience/skills makes the replay value of this game through the roof. Each play through new levels are gained and powers are upgraded allowing the players to conquer the enemies more fluidly and show off their awesome moves in the arena.

The jokes are countless and timeless. Fart jokes reign supreme and subtle humor is ever prevalent. This game shines in quality from its gameplay to its attention to cartoon comedy. There isn't a much better action pummeler arcade game out there...I highly recommend this game for a party or to fulfill your need to spray the blood of your enemy in a hilarious and excellently developed manner.

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Castle Crashers 2010-05-28 05:26:06 Ke3bZ
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10.0
Ke3bZ Reviewed by Ke3bZ    May 27, 2010
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Crashed the Castle of Awesome

This game is unbelievably fun.

with three of your friends, this game has absolutely no flaws. The controls are as smooth as can be and the intensity only rises as you progress. Using one of many weapons, you hack and slash your way through the level using combos, jump attacks and special powers to survive.

Choosing the color of your warrior also chooses the power of your player.
Green = poison.
Blue = ice.
Red = lightning.
Orange = fire.
After choosing your favorite color/power, the fun begins. Setting off with your characters in a cutesy little faraway land, the enemies start pouring in using close quarters, arrowed distance combat and even behemoths who will pick you up and throw you across the level to thwart the crashers from their goal of (you never would've guessed) saving the princesses. Its a competition while also holding strong to its cooperative focus. Without all four acting as a team, coordination is imperative to survive the trap filled 2D world.

The bosses can be treacherous if the team doesn't use their powers as a tight unit and focus fire to cause the most damage in short amounts of time. The game stays in its classic inspired roots as the boss uses techniques that are able to be memorized as they're clued in by a tell-tale sign prior to the execution of each technique. With enough practice the game can be conquered time and time again to receive new playable characters, pets and weapons.

Different weapons can allow damage over speed or vice versa. Weapons can also be stylish for no good reason or extremely powerful if a lot of effort is required to attain it.
Pets can use their cuteness to heal you or their powers to stun/kill enemies and aid you on your quest. The pets shine in single player as the game is extremely difficult without comrades by your side, but if each player has a pet the onslaught can be quickly quieted with their abilities and awesomeness.
New characters can have different abilities but mainly stick to the four powers that are given to the four main knights, but some have skills that are exclusive to that character given the work it takes to acquire their usage.

Killing enemies earns you experience and the inclusion of experience/skills makes the replay value of this game through the roof. Each play through new levels are gained and powers are upgraded allowing the players to conquer the enemies more fluidly and show off their awesome moves in the arena.

The jokes are countless and timeless. Fart jokes reign supreme and subtle humor is ever prevalent. This game shines in quality from its gameplay to its attention to cartoon comedy. There isn't a much better action pummeler arcade game out there...I highly recommend this game for a party or to fulfill your need to spray the blood of your enemy in a hilarious and excellently developed manner.

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Castle Crashers 2010-03-09 23:53:15 kaijunexus
Overall Fun Level 
 
10.0
kaijunexus Reviewed by kaijunexus    March 09, 2010
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Amazing

Unique and hilarious, Castle Crashers is a refreshingly badass side-scrolling actioner with rpg elements. Who could ask for anything more?

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Castle Crashers 2010-03-08 01:12:47 hoferchr
Overall Fun Level 
 
9.0
hoferchr Reviewed by hoferchr    March 07, 2010
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Super Fantastic!

This game is great, and I was able to pick it up as a special deal over the Christmas/New Year season. The graphics are super cool, and the game play is equally as great. For 2-D side scroller, this game brings lots of action to the playing field. There are lots of weapons to use, and 20 total characters to choose from (once you unlock them all). For me, some of the sound effects seem to over-power the musical score, but because the graphics and overall gameplay are so amazing, the sound effects take a back seat. I'd definitely recommend this game...especially because you can play up to four players locally or online.

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Castle Crashers 2010-02-27 19:22:54 limelight022
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8.0
limelight022 Reviewed by limelight022    February 27, 2010
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4 player online beat 'em action game? Yes please!

Going back to the days of TMNT and XMEN arcade games, Castle Crashers is a perfect fit for the xbla. For just $15, youll get hours and hours of entertainment from this game, online or off.

Pros:
-4 player co-op online beat 'em up.
-Has a SMB3 feel to the over-world map, items, hidden stuff, etc.
-Clean but simple graphics make everything easy to see.
-Sound effects fit the game well and are satisfying.
-Many different hidden swords, animals, and treasures to uncover.
-Bosses are fun to fight.
-XP leveling up and adding better stats to your character gives this game enormous depth.
-This game has a wicked sense of humour, and i laughed all the way through.

Cons:
-Later in the game the enemies have enormous amounts of health and can sometimes be a chore to get rid of.
-Multiple playthoughs of certain sections required to get all the animals.
-Extra minigames aside from the main game are thoughtful, but a bore to play.

Overall 8/10.

Buy it? Yes.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-22 23:20:57 DoppelGangerKnight
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9.0
DoppelGangerKnight Reviewed by DoppelGangerKnight    August 22, 2009
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Castle Crashers 2009-08-22 17:59:53 blackzarak21
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8.0
blackzarak21 Reviewed by blackzarak21    August 22, 2009
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Castle Crashers 2009-08-21 10:46:10 DiscoDuck8k
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9.0
DiscoDuck8k Reviewed by DiscoDuck8k    August 21, 2009
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Castle Crashers 2009-08-21 08:54:33 DoppelGangerKnight
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9.0
DoppelGangerKnight Reviewed by DoppelGangerKnight    August 21, 2009
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Castle Crashers 2009-08-21 06:46:07 Jonathan S
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9.0
Reviewed by Jonathan S    August 20, 2009

Haven't played it in forever due to some glitches,

Castle Crashers is an amazing 4-player beat-em-up. It has a great art direction and plenty of classes to choose from. While it's a bit repetitive, it's a beat-em-up, and that's their nature. Online was plagued with bad connections and taking forever to find a group, but hopefully that's all fixed by now. If it were never a problem, I'd still be playing it now. The only thing it does bad is it goes overboard with toilet humor, but it's slightly funny the first time around.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-19 21:42:32 benswimming
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9.0
benswimming Reviewed by benswimming    August 19, 2009
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Castle Crashers 2009-08-19 02:50:03 NazTfox
Overall Fun Level 
 
9.0
NazTfox Reviewed by NazTfox    August 18, 2009
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Crashing Your Arcade

Castle Crashers kind of put me off with its high price tag at first but when I finally gave in I was glad.

You can play this game alone and it's crazy fun but it is so much better when you jump into the 4 player coop. There are a good amount of levels to go through and a ton of collectibles/unlockables. There are tons of weapons and pets to find throughout the game and a ton of playable characters to unlock as well. For the collectors out there, this game will give you a lot of bang for you buck. There are a ton of laughs through this game. As the plot unfolds you will find yourself laughing more and more from movie references, the slap stick humor and other things.

There are a few other multiplayer modes that add a little extra to the game but you won't find yourself actually playing that much at all. I won't even bother to mention them because all you really need is the single player/coop.

For you achievement junkies out there, this game is a simple 200/200 until you have to get the 2 online PVP achievements. I think you will only be able to get those achievements boosting or spending a LOT of time trying to get. Your fingers will be aching after those 2.

This game is worth the high price and you will get a lot out of it. If you have 1200MS to spend, this game is a great choice.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-18 22:31:19 WiredKnight
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9.0
WiredKnight Reviewed by WiredKnight    August 18, 2009
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Definitely one of the best games on the arcade, especially for local multiplayer. There are tons of extra characters and weapons to unlock and find, and the RPG elements keep you playing, even after you've finished the game several times.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-18 21:09:35 totoguy
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10.0
totoguy Reviewed by totoguy    August 18, 2009
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Best co-op game I own. Worth every cent.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-16 16:23:14 TazmanAK
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9.0
TazmanAK Reviewed by TazmanAK    August 16, 2009
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Fun little button masher. Great if you have kids as they love the co-op. Online co-op has a few quirks in sometimes staying connected, but overall a great game.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-15 18:13:32 Echtzeit
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10.0
Echtzeit Reviewed by Echtzeit    August 15, 2009
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Best 2D beat'em up ever. Period. Very good looking, experience points (love RPG elements to bits), many weapons, characters and help animals to discover. Best played with four players you know well.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-15 14:22:02 ilRadd
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8.0
ilRadd Reviewed by ilRadd    August 15, 2009
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Castle Crashers 2009-08-15 11:03:05 danysuri
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10.0
danysuri Reviewed by danysuri    August 15, 2009
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Side scrolling medieval mayhem!! A must play with your friends. Full of collectibles, surprises and making out with Princesses...if you can fight your friends for the right successfully. One of the best values on X box live for the point cost.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-15 03:02:34 Rick
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4.0
Reviewed by Rick    August 14, 2009

Poor for a beat 'em up

Castle Crashers is a fairly mediocre beat 'em up which seems to get forgiven for a lot of bad design decisions because it's one of the only available beat 'em ups this generation. It gets a lot of basic fundamentals wrong. The only real indication for being hit is when your health is in the critical, otherwise there will always be too many things happening on screen and there's barely any indication on your character that he's being hurt.

Another problem is how sensitive the game is on its hit detection. While the game has 2D visuals, the gameplay style of beat 'em ups is essentially 3D because of your ability to move around the stage in any direction. The problem with this in Castle Crashers is that you have to align your character with the enemy almost perfectly in order to hit them, moreso than any other beat 'em up I've ever played before. This causes more frustration than fun.

Enemies don't have health bars. This wouldn't normally be a problem, but in Castle Crashers the enemies aren't particularly hard to fight, but they have about double the health that you'd feel they should when you're fighting them. When you kill an enemy, you can still hit them, so when you're fighting someone you'll combo them in the air for 10 hits, and you'll have to guess if they've been killed or not and then stop attacking, only to see if they get up or stay down. Most of the time it just feels like you're pelting on every enemy for a lot more than they should take.

Lastly, RPG elements defeats the purpose of a beat 'em up entirely. Removing the skill needed, and the pick up and playability of beat 'em ups. Replaced now with grinding for levels, and having lopsided levels in your friend group making for inconsistent co-op play sessions.

I really don't see where this game gets all its praise.

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Castle Crashers 2009-08-14 19:42:58 RavenousLou
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10.0
RavenousLou Reviewed by RavenousLou    August 14, 2009
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There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said by other reviewers, so this will be quick.

1. Tons of weapons
2. Tons of characters
3. Great replayability
4. Great art style
5. Best couch game on XBLA

If you have friends who like to stop by and pick up a game and just play, this is a great one. This is the reason I have more than 2 controllers. The cuteness combined with the accessibility of the gameplay gets my girlfriend, who is very much a non-gamer, excited about this game. Everyone should play this game.

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Castle Crashers 2009-06-27 15:39:35 mmeownet
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7.0
mmeownet Reviewed by mmeownet    June 27, 2009
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Good Game

I was disappointed with Castle Crashers. That's not to say it was bad, but it was so overhyped that it's hard to not be affected by that. I tried my best to put that aside and found the game enjoyable. Sure, it's ridiculously repetitive and some of the humor is juvenile. At the same time, it's a great example of a traditional beat 'em up with enough smaller additions that replaying it makes sense.

I find it hard to play for long because at times it just seems to go on and on and on. Some enemies take way too many hits, largely because I think the game relies TOO heavily upon its leveling system. Some people love getting multiple characters maxed out, but I just find that tedious.

I personally never had any issues playing this online, but obviously many have.

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Castle Crashers 2009-04-07 15:22:12 doodle777
Overall Fun Level 
 
9.0
doodle777 Reviewed by doodle777    April 07, 2009
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sweet

Could have strategically used achievements better. I think no matter who you beat the game with you should get something unlocked, not just some people. including the DLC. Overall best game out there so far.

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Castle Crashers 2009-04-06 20:32:36 Mitchell Padgett
Overall Fun Level 
 
9.0
Reviewed by Mitchell Padgett    April 06, 2009

MASS BUTTONS

Though some of the jokes are a little flat the old school beat-em style has and will always be a favorite of mine. This game comes highly recommended from me.

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Castle Crashers 2009-03-07 04:25:09 yammy1984
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10.0
Reviewed by yammy1984    March 06, 2009

Great game for all night parties

I bought this game before some friends came over, and one entire Saturday (and part of Sunday) later, beat this awesome, fun, and satisfying game. Highly recommended for parties!

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Castle Crashers 2009-02-09 16:41:53 JC Elite
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8.0
JC Elite Reviewed by JC Elite    February 09, 2009
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It should be $10, but this is still a fun game.

From the moment you start playing 'Castle Crashers' to the time you put it down, it will remind you of those old-school beat 'em up games of yesteryear. And no matter how much leveling up of your character that you do, how many spells you cast, or how many animal orbs you find, this is a beat 'em up through and through. Now that is not a bad thing at all. In fact, it's the main reason I loved playing the demo so much. After falling in love with the first few levels in the demo, I took the plunge and put $15 of my money down for this game and I am happy I did. Too bad the experience is over too quickly.

When you first start the game up, you have a choice of four different knights you can use. In my game, I had the 'Alien Hominid' alien to choose from the start since I purchased that game awhile back. That was a nice touch. Anyway, depending on which knight you choose there are different kinds of magic available. The red knight uses lighting, orange used fire, and so on. As you play the game you will gain experience points similar to how you would in a RPG. Once you level up, you can add points to any of four categories (strength, magic, defense/heath, agility/bow & arrow) to create a character that fits your play style.

While it is great to be able to level up your character, I wish there were more categories to level up. And the only real difference between each character (including the many that you unlock throughout the course of the game) is the magic. Each character has a different kind of magic, so playing around with the game to find which character you like best is fun for awhile. The problem is that once you find your main character that you want to use, level him up, beat the game......well, there isn't much to do after that except to start the process all over again. Sure you can take your leveled character online and play, but you are just playing the same levels over again that you played in the single player. It would have been nice to have some different character traits with each character to distinguish one from the other besides the color, skin, and magic of that character.

It may sound like I am knocking the game, but that is really my only main issue with the game. I know this game was designed to be a long-term play due to the price and the big push for Xbox Live play, but I was really never sold on that. If you play the game co-op online and have more than a couple characters on screen at once, it just gets too chaotic to be fun. The other two multi-player games over Xbox Live are an 'Arena' (where you can fight other people's characters) and some 'slam on two buttons as fast as you can, eating mini-game'. While the arena can be fun at times, the other game is pure crap and was fun for about five seconds.

Other than those problems, this game is a blast. It got very addicting playing my first time through and building up my character while completing the story. The game is difficult at times, but nothing that will get you too frustrated. The bosses are fun to beat up on and while the story certainly won't win any awards, how can you go wrong with the "save the princess" theme once again? Another fun part of the game is trying to find all the animal orbs (little animals that hover over your character offering bonuses) and weapons. Any character can use any weapon (as long as they are leveled up enough), but most of the weapons have strengths and weaknesses that benefit a certain type of character that you might be making. For instance, if you are making a melee-type character you probably don't want to be using a magic staff. Sure it's all basic stuff for any veteran gamer, but it's fun nonetheless.

The game looks fantastic visually and has the same art-style as Alien Hominid had. The game sounds great, as well. Presentation wise, you are certainly getting your $15 worth as this is one of the better games in that area on Xbox Live Arcade. What I feel you don't get your $15 worth is the fact that the game is too short and the playing the game over Xbox Live is overrated. Thankfully, most of the glitches have been fixed due to a patch but the online community is shaky at best. And the game doesn't offer up much to do other than continually leveling up your character. After playing other top-notch games like Geometry Wars 2, I have no why this game would cost more. If a game is $15, it should be longer than this. In fact, the only game I have played so far that has been worth the extra $5 (at the time I paid for it) would have to be 'Puzzle Quest'. Hopefully developers and/or Microsoft don't make this a trend.

Overall, I can highly recommend Castle Crashers to almost any gamer out there. Like I said, this is really a $10 game masquerading as a $15 title, but the game is a blast to play. It's over a bit too quickly for my tastes, but everyone who owns an Xbox 360 should check this game out. If you like the demo, you will like the rest of the game.

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Castle Crashers 2008-12-28 01:27:48 jshackles
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jshackles Reviewed by jshackles    December 27, 2008
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Great title

Castle crashers was easy to pick up and play and difficult to put down. The kids loved it too, and it was easy to convince them to play co-op with me.

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Castle Crashers 2008-12-20 23:56:49 Sdawg
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Sdawg Reviewed by Sdawg    December 20, 2008
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Fun, Colorful and Great for Coop

One of the best arcade games out to play co-op on with friends. Storyline is funny and entertaining with a nice twist at the end of the game. Has plenty of replay value with the many unlockable characters.

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Castle Crashers 2008-12-10 07:28:15 carpwrist
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Reviewed by carpwrist    December 09, 2008

ok

I was initially impressed with Castle Crashers. Like everyone else, I was a fan of the game before it even came out. I can safely say that after beating the game with my Gray Knight, the illusion has worn off. What struck me was the obvious bug that even I succumbed to when I showed it off to a friend, losing my level 37 knight, all the animal orbs, and most of the weapons. That was a sad day.

What really gets to me is that this game has less impressive features than Gauntlet Live, a XBLA title ready at launch. Arena mode is plagued with people who exploit those infinite air combos. There are so many good beat-em-ups, that with Castle Crashers' art style, it was easy for people to put this game at the top of their list.

Despite it's flaws, I'm looking forward to the patch and hope Behemoth throws in some extras for those of us that spent the $20 on it.

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Castle Crashers 2008-12-03 23:30:42 cplmcnugget
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cplmcnugget Reviewed by cplmcnugget    December 03, 2008
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Best.... Game.... Ever.....

Period. This is an awesome smash em up with some funny humor and great artwork. get some friends together now for some hack and slash action everyone will love!!!! plenty of replay value.

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