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Castle Crashing the Beard HD

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Amaranth 10 Points

Level up to the max level

Close Shave 10 Points

Beat the game

Sorbet 10 Points

Defeat Tom's Backup Plan

Hairless 25 Points

Beat the game without a helper

Razor's Edge 50 Points

Beat the game without dying

Shear Dedication 50 Points

Get 12 red coins in one game

The Fast and the Furriest 50 Points

Beat the game in under 5 minutes

Whiskered Away 50 Points

Get the max attack combo chain

Hairbrained 100 Points

Beat the game without getting hit

Author Comments


Debuting in 2008, Castle Crashing the Beard was a spoof on Tom Fulp's efforts toward what would become the smash hit, Castle Crashers. He refused to shave until CC was complete! Some say his beard took on a mind of its own... Today (2021), we've revisited this little gem to show how far we've come in 12 years! Can you unlock all 8 animal buddies?

With added support for mobile, gamepads, local multiplayer, and other goodies, hopefully this serves up new surprises + nostalgia. We also hope it continues to inspire others, as the gaming community has inspired us over the years. Thanks for playing!



Note: "P" to pause, "Y" to mute, and "R" to restart

Update 1:

  • NERFED SKELETONS (you wimps...)
  • pressing "A" to restart at death and ending works now
  • resend medals to NG on title screen
  • if playing single player with no controller attached, in-game prompt for super move says "Press A + S" rather than "Press A + X"
  • corrected instructions key-mapping in NG description
  • Fixed bug where laser warning would stay on-screen if you stoned Tom with "Rocky" while it was showing
  • hide CC body when grave spawns at death (unless final death)

Update 2:

  • Made in-game timer stop when toof is picked up (you're welcome speedrunners)

Update 3:

  • Fixed regression from Update #1 where turning Tom to stone could crash the game (black screen)

Update 4:

  • Fixed regression from Update #1 where, if the main menu can't connect to NG (to re-send medals) on replay, the game crashes

Update 5:

  • Update to pet helper name
  • Fixed ngio requirement crash on main menu

Update 6:

  • Huuuuge thanks to @mike (founder of the Ruffle project), the canvas image-rendering mode is now "pixelated" making for a much crisper visual experience! He also worked his wizardry to make the rendering pixel-perfect on high DPI devices (4k+, retina, etc.)!

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muito bem feito :3

this game is pretty j

Ta bonito :>

this game is soOoOo fun!! ^__^


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4.74 / 5.00

Apr 13, 2021
3:04 PM EDT
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