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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
  • Frontpaged March 12, 2008
  • Daily Feature March 13, 2008
  • Weekly 2nd Place March 19, 2008

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Whiskered Away 5 Points Level Up once.
Fabulous! 25 Points Reach the maxed out level.
Graven Image 25 Points Win without hitting a gravestone.
Power Razor 25 Points Win without losing a life.
The Fast and the Furriest 25 Points Defeat The Beard in less than 4 minutes (8160 frames)
Beat to a Fulp 50 Points Defeat The Beard

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 5 / 5 stars

OH YEAAAAH. Feels so good to win this. It's the perfect difficulty that's possible but is hard enough to make you feel epic when you win. Tips: Use magic. A lot. helped me when he was just out of range of melee. Also, hit the dang gravestones as much as you can, unless you hear him using his lasers/bread, and always make sure you face Tom while hitting them when he's attacking with the beard, or else your giving him a free hit. Once you've got to the Fire Knight, don't hit the stones unless he's far enough away to use magic, as you want to stay alive to get Pink Knight (Max), and his spear is amazing since it's so long-ranged. Once you've gotten to the second phase, stay calm. Stay on the ground, and always be on the opposite side when he casts a fireball. When he's switching to your side, attack blindly so when he sways through the center of the field you will land one or two hits. Alternatively, if you have a lot of magic, charge it up and when he's in your line of fire, attack. When he moves to the center, DON'T SWITCH SIDES. You have like a 90% chance of getting hit by his down/diagonal fireball. Stay on whatever side you were on to easily dodge the diagonal fireball. When your in a safe spot, charge up magic and as soon as the diagonal fireball crashes, run and jump to blast him. Keep repeating till he dies. Hope these help :D

Anyway, this game is AMAZING. It's frustrating when you lose at first, but after 5-10 tries you develop a strategy and eventually win. Fabulous Pink Knight FTW! :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

For those going for the power razor achievement, I propose an alternate challenge (which I succeeded in) : to beat it without being hit once.

Here are some few tips:

Use magic to knock Tom back when the does a beard attack, this is helpful at corners where you can run away.

Hide under the platforms to know where bread is going to hit.

Without spoiling a big thing, later, corners will be useful


Rated 5 / 5 stars

has anyone ever made it without dying? i feel like the medal is just for decoration


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome:) I find it funny and challenging.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is hard!!! but i love it!