Crush the Castle

Common Sense Media says

Cheesy but fun catapult game with some cartoon violence.

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What parents need to know

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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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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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:$0.99
Release date:January 19, 2010
Category:Adventure Games
Version:1.20

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Kid, 12 years old November 4, 2011
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10
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Fun

very fun but some unnecessary blood
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bydr duck July 24, 2010
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11
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Cartoony catput game is silly fun.

Nuff said...
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Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bygamemad July 11, 2010
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7
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Alright game

This would be a 5 star but i cant get past a level and neithehr can my friends. There is a tiny bit of blood when you hit someone thats it.
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Too much violence

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