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iPhone Game of the Week: Castle Smasher

iPhone Game of the Week: Castle Smasher

By Samantha Charlip

Get ready broheims, 'cuz we are about to get MEDIEVAL on your plebian butts.

That’s right, this week’s iPhone game takes us back, way back, Lord of the Rings style, to a time when kings, knights, wizards and Elijah Wood still roamed the land. Lords and ladies, eat thy mad gaming hearts out!

Game: Castle Smasher

Deets: It costs 99 cents and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.

Rating: 6 out of 10 on the Geek-O-Nator

The Down-low: Bequeathed to you by Donut Games (a company name that makes us feel like overweight police officers), the aim of Castle Smasher is to conquer thy kingdom from the Lilliputian foot soldiers who seek to protect it. Isn’t overthrowing government fun?!

Using your finger to aim and fire, shoot cannon balls from your trebuchet into the castle walls to topple them and their puny wills. As ye advance in skill, thy enemies’ castle will become ever more fortified, with archers manning the castle gates, larger walls guarding it, and knights attacking your men like the Black Plague in summer.

What decrees this game grandest of the week are its bold colors, cartoony but engaging animation, and Angry Birds-like challenges. Mindless enough to play whenever ye find you’ve got a free moment, yet addictive enough to hold even the most distracted knaves attention, this is also the one app that lets us air our inner Braveheart. And if that isn’t enough of a reason to play, we don’t know what is. FREEDOM!

Are you an expert trebuchet-shooter yet?

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