Castle Crashing the Beard

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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.

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loove iiit haha even stuff like an intro can make games intriguing, it got my attention to want to know what its all about!

really do like how this game was made



i like the little gravestone you get when you get defeated thats a unique way to die haha

music was raging felt like i was in a rave slash retro themed times :P

graphics/art was still up there

The art and animation are pretty great, and it's a pretty fun and challenging boss fight, not to mention it stars Tom himself! The concept is really fun, but the patterns are pretty limited, though still entertaining. I like the level-up system, and the hits feel really satisfying, especially when you get stronger and there's tons of numbers flying around and the attacks get cool. The magic is cool and it's nice that The Beard doesn't just charge you and gives you an opportunity to charge your attack. This is also helped by the fact that you can move while charging. The graves are a cool way to add experience points and to make the final Crasher optional. The game isn't too difficult or too easy, it's also pretty fair, the attacks do a lot of damage to you, and you can't spam the enemy. You have to be careful not to get carried away hitting things. One thing I don't like is the fact that you can't stand on the middle platform on the right side to get away from the bottom laser, and if you can, it's an extremely small safe space. The medals add some additional challenges and are a nice reward. The second phase with he skull is a bit boring, to be honest, there's only one move and it's a shooting one. Good thing it usually takes less long to beat Tom's voice lines are also delightful, especially the ones when you die. The music is nice too. Overall, it's a fun challenge that's pretty fair throughout.

nice game 4.5 out of 5 stars, i killed him in less then 4 minutes but did not get the last evolution,nice game

way to difficult maybe if there was a continue it would be alot cool "for me" I do think the idea is cool but its way to challenging

i love this game also nice beard tom

Credits & Info

4.61 / 5.00

Mar 12, 2008
4:31 AM EDT
Action - Fighting - Brawler
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