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Castle Crashing the Beard

rated 4.42 / 5 stars
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Action - Fighting - Brawler

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Mar 12, 2008 | 4:31 AM EDT
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  • Weekly 2nd Place March 19, 2008

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Author Comments

*April 09 - Medals Added!*
Thanks for the nomination for the 2008 Tank Award!

This game is all about Tom Fulp's commitment to not shave his face until his next console game, Castle Crashers, is completed. It's a ridiculously over-the-top arcade boss battle that is well worth your time. We hope you enjoy it and discover the secret character!

Did we mention that Tom himself voice-acted his role in this game?

Arrows to move
"A" button for attacks
Hold "A" to charge a special attack

"P" to pause
"M" to toggle bg music on and off

Thanks to Luis for really nailing the Castle Crasher sprites and bringing new flavor to them with his NG-themed weapons.

Thanks to Coaly who brought "The Beard" to life.

Thanks to The Swain who was kind enough to throw in a few voice clips too.

Shout out to myself for coding , doing the bg art, menus, and sounds.

Special thanks to Tom for supporting this adventure and inspiring all us flash artists to create stuff we love.



Rated 4 / 5 stars


but fun


Rated 5 / 5 stars




Rated 5 / 5 stars

One Night, You Wake Up in a Cold Sweat...

Remembering the cruel, hollow words of Tom Fulp, rending the frigid air with your death sentence: "The Beard Will Devour You!"

The style and feel of this game makes it easy to get into, and, once you figure out the boss's pattern, easy to finish. Even though the game can be completed in matter of minutes, the fighting is pretty satisfying and holds up to this day.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The game is perfect

For people who love playing destroying games this is the one!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great design, phenomenal excecution.

While this game has the incredible basis of an action game, it still lacks the time and effort of a timeless classic. I rate a 10 for this game for 2 good reasons: 1 is that on the first playthrough, it is hard to impossible to notice the predictable pattern of "The Beard" (While sitting back and watching you notice he has the pattern of attacking twice, then going to the left to laser up, then down, then he attacks you twice once more, transfers to the right this time, laser up, then down, till finally he goes into the air, and drops what appears to be bread. The 2nd form is even easier to figure out, left fire out, right fire out, and lastly middle fire out.) 2 is that you cannot possibly count against the game if it is not designed to be played repetitively. This game deserves a 10 considering I find it possibly to be the best game on the newgrounds website. This game being described as an Action Fighting Brawler, is the perfect way to summarize what this game is all about. The music in this game deserves a 10 as well. Even though the sound, having restarts in music, was repeating, it was most definitely as far from monotonous as it could have been. While the game is not something I could play over again, it is still one of the greatest flash games that it has ever been my pleasure to play.

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