(Slightly) Old Video Game Review: Castle Crashers

SMASH ALL THE BUTTONS!  That’s how I felt when playing a beat-em-up side scroller.  Just keep tapping on the buttons and eventually, your enemies will fall.  An old-school formula that is still an awesome time waster.  Castle Crashers following the footsteps of Streets of Rage, Final Fight!, and River City Ransom.  The Behemoth, creators of Alien Hominid, brought this magical and wonderful game to the XBOX 360, Playstation 3, and Steam starting in 2008.

Boss fights are fun with some twisted humor.

Set in Medieval times, the story is set in a very fairy tale-like world with a twisted sense of reality.  The story just revolves around saving four princesses kidnapped by an evil wizard. The four main knights go after the wizard to save the princesses and fight all his minions head-on.  There are no twist ending (well…kinda), just go save the princess.  And not in a Super Mario Bros. type of way where the princess is “in another castle!”  The fantasy world is fascinating with all the cute, yet dangerous enemies.  You start off choosing four different fighters, each with a different magical ability.  Think of them as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but the medieval knights version (sort of). Continue reading

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