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.



a great game but a little tricky to begin with


This is seriously making me consider getting an XBox 360. If this is just a small tast of what Castle Crashers is going to be like, then I'll have to say it "Fuck the Wii, I'm getting Castle Crashers!"

On a different note, hope Tom's beard doesn't wind up devouring his brain over this game, but you can tell him that it'll all be worth it in the end.

*bug report* pretty entertaining though.

yeah, i liked it and all, definitely a classic boss-fight style.
i don't have too much to say about the game, but i noticed a bit of a glitch.

if you use your ranged fireball magic attack, but then die before it hits, and then it hits and you cause damage, you may still level up.
you return to the game play screen but can't move or attack. it's as if the tomb stone symbol is replaced by your player character.

i only had this happen once, and i dont' know if i could be bothered to recreate it, it's a bit difficult to time, actually.
anyway, good game.

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smooth animation, easy fun gameplay
loved the newgrounds weapons and upgrading
not too hard not too easy
had a lot of fun playing this game, thanks

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that was pretty fun!

The up/jump button is lil fustrating because its too slow making him move, like out of the way of an attack but otherwise this was very enjoyable to play.

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Credits & Info

4.42 / 5.00

Mar 12, 2008
4:31 AM EDT
Action - Fighting - Brawler
  • Frontpaged March 12, 2008
  • Daily Feature March 13, 2008
  • Weekly 2nd Place March 19, 2008