X360 Saturday, December 9, 2006 | 5:30 PM

Castle Crashers images

Castle Crashers images

The ever nice developers of Castle Crashers have sent us these "quasi 720p" images of their upcoming XBLA title. This looks like a lot of fun, can't wait to play this one!


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Commented on 2006-12-09 17:39:36
could be fun...but could also get dull in 5 minutes
Commented on 2006-12-09 17:42:38
Art style reminds me of Vgcats
Commented on 2006-12-09 17:45:54
this is gonna be the best XBLA game ever. Seriously I'd rather play this than most full priced 360 games. (not saying that I would trade this for gears)
Commented on 2006-12-09 18:03:33 In reply to ApolloCreed
Posted by ApolloCreed
this is gonna be the best XBLA game ever. Seriously I'd rather play this than most full priced 360 games. (not saying that I would trade this for gears)
Have you played it before? What is it like?
Commented on 2006-12-09 18:13:20
Isn't this basically Alien Hominid?
Commented on 2006-12-09 18:26:22
I almost forgot about this title. It sure is taking them quite a while to finish a 2D game that's basically built using a Flash program. I could be wrong but I'm quite familiar with vector programs and the cleaness of vectors is the way to go. Maybe and that's a maybe with my fingers crossed, the game is not just a Golder Axe hack and slash gameplay. Back in the days of the Sega Master System we had limitations, now I don't see any reason why a 2D game shouldn't have a mix of rpg/action/strategy all in one. People should take notes from Mario and Luigi Brothers in Time. 2D and fun to play.
Commented on 2006-12-09 18:29:53
Ahh, finally a "Little Fighter 2" for a console.

Looks really nice ^^
Commented on 2006-12-09 19:03:40
Looks nice.
Commented on 2006-12-09 19:06:58
looks alright
Commented on 2006-12-09 19:46:34
lol this looks cool
I love the flash game style, looks like it could have some rather funny comedy moments
Commented on 2006-12-09 20:35:32 In reply to DeadSaint
Posted by DeadSaint
could be fun...but could also get dull in 5 minutes
Very true. i like the style of it, looks 'fun'
Commented on 2006-12-09 20:43:18 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Isn't this basically Alien Hominid?
Alien Hominid was originally for gamecube but they switched to xbox live arcade, this is not the same game this and Alien Hominid are coming to xbox live arcade
Commented on 2006-12-09 21:14:49 In reply to omegaheat
Posted by omegaheat
I almost forgot about this title. It sure is taking them quite a while to finish a 2D game that's basically built using a Flash program. I could be wrong but I'm quite familiar with vector programs and the cleaness of vectors is the way to go. Maybe and that's a maybe with my fingers crossed, the game is not just a Golder Axe hack and slash gameplay. Back in the days of the Sega Master System we had limitations, now I don't see any reason why a 2D game shouldn't have a mix of rpg/action/strategy all in one. People should take notes from Mario and Luigi Brothers in Time. 2D and fun to play.
I definitely prefer regular sprite 2d graphics over vector flash stuff, more detail and all that(and don't have to sacrifice that for smoothness). This game btw reminds me a bit of that one 4 player beatemup game for the Saturn. Forgot the name!
Commented on 2006-12-09 21:38:58
when does this come out???
Commented on 2006-12-09 22:58:58
Ok, this looks fun, but they should seriously consider pricing it at $5.

I was playing Small Arms yesterday, and it's a fun game with quite a bit of problems, mainly the camera. So I thought "hey, it's not that bad, I could get some fun out of this one", and then I press A on "unlock full game" and I see 800 microsoft freaking points........I instantly closed the window. There's no way I'll be paying more than $5 for these games.

I paid $10 for doom and I believe that's too much considering there are free PC versions available. It was a mistake to spend ten on it, and I'm sure I won't do it again. Basically, I'm a Doom fan and that's what made me throw the money, but for Castle Crashers and basically everything else......they need to do something else to make me pay $10.

I don't know if they ever stop to think if they lower the price they'll sell more and at the end make more profit? I think it's very possible, but sadly they are all too scared to try.
Commented on 2006-12-09 23:04:28 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
Isn't this basically Alien Hominid?
No, that's like saying Contra is basically Final Fight.

This game will be awesome. And I agree with you Lebato on the pricing, it's not all great, but it's also not all that out of line. Like Roboblitz, for example. I can't really complain about it being 1200 points, when the PC version is $14.99 on steam. That's obviously not entirely Microsoft's fault.

Doom, I'm totally with you there. I bought it on live, knowing I'd hate myself for it, but I did it anyway. Even though I have Zdaemon sitting on my desktop, perfectly playable with any WAD and with automatic downloads..I don't know quite why I bought Doom, especially after I realised that Doom 2 was going to be a seperate release. That is just milking us right there.

I would definitly pay more then $5 for this game though, it looks awesome.
Posted by elokos
when does this come out???
I think I remember hearing Q1 07--but I wouldn't hold my breath. Alien Hominid was supposed to be out this year, and I don't think that's going to happen. This one game a week stuff is crap.
Commented on 2006-12-09 23:43:29 In reply to FemaleTengu
Posted by FemaleTengu
Ahh, finally a "Little Fighter 2" for a console.

Looks really nice ^^
My thoughts exactly.
Commented on 2006-12-10 03:49:33
I love the art style, it's so charming.

I don't think this game will be quite like Alien Hominid. I think it's going to be an old-school beat em' up with a few twists and fun.
Commented on 2006-12-10 09:10:37 In reply to Denjinflash
Posted by Denjinflash
I definitely prefer regular sprite 2d graphics over vector flash stuff, more detail and all that(and don't have to sacrifice that for smoothness). This game btw reminds me a bit of that one 4 player beatemup game for the Saturn. Forgot the name!
Guardian Heroes! Wish treasure would remake that game as well
Commented on 2006-12-10 09:36:13 In reply to georaldc
Posted by georaldc
Guardian Heroes! Wish treasure would remake that game as well
That's one of my favorite Saturn games, Treasure rocks <3

That would make one incredable XBLA game.
Commented on 2006-12-10 18:56:33
I think $10.00 (800) points is an entirely reasonable price for a game. I think pricing a game under the cost of a movie ticket is absurd especially when games offer more hours of enjoyment. I mean sure it might be a rip off to someone who has already played the game, like Doom, but for someone like me who'd never really played the original Doom it was great... it's not Microsoft, or id's fault that you're a sucker. $10 for a game of this caliber... these types of games used to be full price back in the day.

Anyway I can't wait for this game... there hasn't been a good beat'em up in ages, plus the style's really neat.
Commented on 2006-12-10 22:56:19
I think the point was that you could go buy Zdaemon on windows and play Doom 1/2 for free, with enhanced online multiplayer no less. Doom was a bit overpriced, it should have come with Doom 2 as well!
Commented on 2006-12-11 01:11:44
If you guys didn't catch it yet, this is being made by the folks who did Alien Hominid, hence the similar art style.

Lots of other flash stuff at one of the dev's site http://www.synj.net/

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