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In Crush the Castle, the player is tasked by a king to destroy any opposition to his rule by using the medievel's most powerful siege weapon, the trebuchet. There are 24 different castles in all to destroy, with the main goal to kill all of its occupants with only five shots. Failure to kill every enemy on the screen within these five shots will have the player restart the level. As the player progresses, the castles will become more elaborate and feature more targets that include squires, knights, princesses, queens and kings.

There are only two types of projectiles to use from, rocks and bombs, each with their own variations. The player will start off with just a basic small rock and after a few castles will be upgraded to three small rocks that will split upon being launched. Afterwards, the player will be upgraded to a medium sized rock and then a three rock variation, then being upgraded to a large rock and its three rock variation. The bomb will be the last projectile to be unlocked and like the rocks, it will be eventually upgraded to a three-bomb variation.

To fire the trebuchet, the player must click the left mouse button to initiate launch, clicking again when it reaches a desired height to launch their projectiles. The screen will automatically center upon the castle so the player can witness the destruction where they click the left mouse button again to return to the trebuchet and repeat the process. There is also a reset button in case the player doesn't like how they are doing, however it can not be used if all their targets are eliminated or after the final shot has been taken.

There is no health system or a points system, but does feature a three second time limit once the player's final shot has made contact with the castle. If all the targets are not eliminated before the timer runs out, the player will meet with failure and have to restart the level over. As a bonus, if the player completes the game it will unlock a castle editor that will allow the player to construct their own castle and destroy it afterwards.


Crush the Castle iPhone Make your own castle.
Crush the Castle iPhone Types of ammunition now includes foul acid potion
Crush the Castle iPad The deadly Trebuchet siege weapon
Crush the Castle iPad Explosive ammo

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Alternate Titles

  • "Crush the Castle HD" -- iPad title

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IGN UK iPhone Feb 05, 2010 7.9 out of 10 79
App Spy iPhone Sep 18, 2009 2 out of 5 40


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