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Castle Crashers Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Castle Crashers is a cartoon looking fighting game, like Golden Axe, The Simpsons or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games, set in a medieval universe where a dark wizard steals a mystical gem and captures four princesses. Four knights are charged by the king to rescue the princesses, recover the jewel, and bring the wizard to justice.

This sets up a tongue in cheek romp through side-scrolling levels for four players. The emphasis is on mashing buttons and battering enemies, but the visuals remain cartoony. As you progress you can find new weapons and upgrade your characters. Players work together but also race to pick up the most coins to get the best upgrades.

Castle Crashers Remastered was released for newer consoles with better visuals and smoother frame rates.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 08/09/2015, updated in 2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting

Developer: @TheBehemoth

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 11 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. You can play online on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Switch.

CostsCosts

Castle Crashers usually costs £11.49 to £15.29.
 

Castle Crashers

PS3 £11.49

Castle Crashers Remastered

Xbox One £11.99
PS4 £13.99
Switch £15.29
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. The original Castle Crashers games offered in-game purchases for characters, outfits, and weapons. These are included for free in the remastered versions on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch.

The demo is available on Switch.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.

 

This game was rated PEGI 16 for frequent scenes of arcade-style violence featuring blood. Violence is typical of the side-scrolling arcade-style games with frequent hacking and slashing between 2D characters, resulting in loss of limbs and moderate amounts of blood effects. The game features online playing capability which may involve real-time interaction with other players.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.



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