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Brawler Week

Rewind Review: Castle Crashers (XBLA)
9 years ago

Rewind Review: Castle Crashers (XBLA)

Castle Crashers was developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on August 27th 2008 for 1200MS points.

The Behemoth have quickly become a developer to watch. After starting life with the flash game Alien Hominid on Newgrounds they expanded the game to consoles and eventually to XBLA with Alien Hominid HD. The game had a unique and striking art style created by artist Dan Paladin, and breathed new life into the almost forgotten side-scrolling shooter (complete with punishing difficulty).

After Alien Hominid The Behemoth moved onto a completely new game in Castle Crashers. This time they decided to have a go at another classic genre, the side-scrolling brawler. Dan Paladin’s unique art style remains, but Castle Crashers is a much bigger and more ambitious game than Alien Hominid. The Behemoth took the basic 2D brawler gameplay and added a few things on top, with an RPG-like (or lite?) leveling system and a little more depth to the brawling itself.

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Brawler Week Hub: Daily Content and Contest Challenges
9 years ago

Brawler Week Hub: Daily Content and Contest Challenges

The staff behind XBLA Fans has been working extra hard the past few weeks as we prepared for BRAWLER WEEK! We created this special event to explore everything we love about this bloody beat ’em up genre. The week is chock full of reviews, interviews, features, contests, and prizes. We’re bookending Brawler Week between Rush’N Attack and Dishwasher: Vampire Smile… two games that we encourage you to take for a test run.

Every day we’ll update this post with more awesome content and a new challenge for our readers to complete. Each challenge will be accompanied by a prize we will randomly give out to one or more lucky person that picks up the gauntlet and completes the challenge. At the end of the week, we have a very special prize that just three lucky readers will win. (Hint.) Please see our contest rules for more info and requirements.

This post will remain stickied on top to keep you up-to-date on the latest Brawler Week info. Don’t forget to keep checking for your next opportunity to win game codes and other great prizes!

Today’s features:

  • Giveaway Challenge #6: No Hype – win X-Men Arcade

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Castle Crashers Animal Orb Guide
9 years ago

Castle Crashers Animal Orb Guide

This is a guide geared towards helping you locate all the Animal Orbs in Castle Crashers. Before you collect every Animal Orb, you will likely need to look at our Items Guide in order to fully understand what is required to collect each Animal Orb. And when you are finished collecting the Animal Orbs, take a look at our Character Guide if you wish to unlock all the characters as well. Read More

Castle Crashers Items Guide
9 years ago

Castle Crashers Items Guide

This guide is geared towards helping gamers find the items that will allow them to find other secrets and make their way through Castle Crashers. Some of these items are needed to progress through the campaign and others are not. But they are all fairly easy to find and obtain, so you might as well try to collect them all. Read More

Castle Crashers Character Guide
9 years ago

Castle Crashers Character Guide

This guide is geared towards helping players unlock all 28 playable characters in Castle Crashers. Unlocking these characters takes quite a bit of time, don’t think this will happen overnight. But if you are not phased by the dedication needed for unlocking these characters, then feel free to check out our Animal Orbs Guide for an extra challenge. Read More

Brawler Week code challenge #1: Facebook -Ended-
9 years ago

Brawler Week code challenge #1: Facebook -Ended-

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You want codes? We got codes! Our first challenge is regarding our Facebook page — we just aren’t popular enough! We want to be invited to all …
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Confessions of an XBLA addict: I never played Castle Crashers
9 years ago

Confessions of an XBLA addict: I never played Castle Crashers

By  •  Features

With the shear breadth of gaming, it’s hard to play every title that comes out in a year, especially with a limited budget. Historically though, there are …
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