Crush the Castle

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Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Cheesy but fun catapult game with some cartoon violence.

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Ease of Play

Catapults and castles are not onscreen at the same time. Instead, the game pans back and forth. This works smoothly enough, but visualizing the target while setting up the shot can be challenging.

Violence

The object of the game is to batter the castle enough to make it collapse on top of the people inside Fortunately, the kings, queens, and soldiers inside the castles yelp, fall over, and spurt blood about as realistically as Monty Python characters.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this catapult game has cartoon violence but is safe to play and even encourages creativity. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck July 24, 2010
Kid, 12 years old November 4, 2011

Fun

very fun but some unnecessary blood

Is it any good?

At first glance Crush the Castle looks kind of cheesy and boring. But flinging cannonballs against flimsy 2D structures quickly becomes addictive. The trebuchets -- medieval catapults -- are quite realistic looking and challenging to master. Tap too soon and the ball overshoots the target, too late and it spikes. As you crush, the castles get harder to knock over. Ninety levels keep it more interesting than it probably deserves to be.

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