Your Awesome Guide to Castle Battles!
Games Room - BOOM! Castle Battles has just exploded on to the scene. If you haven’t
played it yet, I recommend you hurry over there and do. This game can be found
in the action section of the game room. The game is based on the sibling rivalry
of King Skarl and King Hagan. In their younger years, Skarl and Hagan were always
building castles out of their Plucko Blocks. These two then took turns trying
to destroy down each others castle. In this game you play as King Hagan and try
to destroy Skarl’s castle. This article will discuss how you get points in this
game, will give you tips on how to play, and even tell you about some of the rare
Choosing Your Castle
In this section, I will explain how to choose the best castle. When you start
the game you have the option to choose from two castles and as the game goes
on you are able to unlock more. There are three castles you can unlock, which
gives you a grand total of five to choose from. To unlock castles you have to
defeat Skarl in the castle you don’t have. When the game starts Skarl uses the
first castle on the select castle screen, when you beat him he uses the second,
after you beat him the second time he uses the first unlockable castle. If you
beat him in this castle you get to use it whenever you want. This means you
would have to beat Skarl in the two castles you begin with, and the one he uses
after those two, to unlock the third castle. Then you would have to beat Skarl
in those three castles, and the one after those three, to unlock the fourth
castle. I think you get the idea for the fifth castle.
Now that you know how to unlock castles, I will explain how to choose the one
you want to use and give you my view on which one is the best. The castle you
see when you go to choose castle screen is the first and worst castle. This
castle can easily be knocked down in one shot. I wouldn’t recommend using this
one. The next castle looks like a large box. I would use this when I start.
It has a large area for you to position the treasure and isn’t as easy to knock
down as the other beginner castle. The first unlockable castle looks a lot like
the first castle. It has the same shape, the differences is that this castle
has a door in front of it, longer side walls, and a back wall. This castle isn’t
the greatest because you can also knock it down in one shot, but it does have
an advantage. As Skarl knocks down your castle, the blocks fall and act a lot
like a road block. The tight design of this castle makes it likely that blocks
cave in and cover the treasure. The next castle is very complex. It has a small
box where the treasure starts and three walls branching off of it. I like this
castle because it has a lot of places where you can put the treasure and make
it extremely challenging for Skarl. The fifth and final castle is my favorite.
It has a single box that is three blocks high. This allows the blocks to cave
in and bury the treasure. If Skarl cannot hit the treasure, the game is much
easier. I would recommend choosing the newest castle you receive and use it
until you unlock another. The castles get progressively better, so why give
Skarl an advantage by not using your best.
Positioning the Treasure Chest
The position of the treasure chest is the key to winning. You don’t want to
put it out in the middle of nowhere and leave it undefended. That would make
the game too easy for Skarl. You can only move your treasure on the choose castle
screen. To move your treasure, you click on the green box surrounding it and
drag it to where you want. I like to position the treasure in the middle of
my castle until it is knocked down. After Skarl has knocked it down a little,
I like to place my treasure under the biggest pile of rubble. Positioning it
under rubble makes it harder for Skarl to get a clear shot at it.
Aiming the Cannon
Now to the fun part, no more talking about defense, let’s talk about shooting
the cannon. To aim the cannon you use the arrow keys, and to fire the cannon
you use the space bar. The longer you hold the space bar, the harder your shot
will be. The aim of your cannon is shown by the crosshairs. Where the two lines
cross is where your shot will go. One thing that a lot of players find annoying
is the fact that when you hit the arrow key to adjust the aim the crosshair
seems to jump. It takes awhile to get used to this and there is only one way
to get used to it, PRACTICE. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.
If you are wanting to knock some of Skarl’s castle over, you would want hold
the space bar down longer. I call this shot the “Destructor”. Another shot I
like is the “Grounder”. I use this when I have a clear shot at Skarl’s treasure.
I aim in front of the treasure and hold the space bar down about half way. The
cannonball then rolls on the ground and goes right into the treasure pushing
it out of the square. A rare occurrence, with the cannon, is to get a super-giant
cannonball. This cannonball won’t fly as fast or far, but will plow through
the castle doing a lot of damage.
There are four ways to earn points in Castle Battles. The most common way to
get points is castle damage. To get castle damage points you have knock over
some of Skarl’s castle. All blocks will give you the points, even those little
flags. Castle damage points vary depending on what level you are on. The next
way to get points is called flag capture. To get flag capture points you have
to knock over any of Skarl’s flags. Every flag you knock over is worth 5 points.
The third way to get points is the treasure chest. You get 50 points if you
move Skarl’s chest out of the box it is in. Moving the chest out of the box
also allows you to move on to the next level. If Skarl moves your chest out
of the box you lose and have to start over. The final way to score points is
called accuracy. You get this bonus if you knock Skarl’s treasure chest out
of the box on your first shot. This bonus is very hard to achieve and is worth
10 points. To score high in this game you have to do a lot of damage, capture
the flag, and knock the treasure out of the square. To get on the high score
list you need to do this over and over and hope Skarl doesn’t move your treasure.
People who have the top score claim to take hours repeating this process.
I find this game highly addictive and in writing this article I hope to share
my knowledge of it. I hope I have made some of you go play this game for the
first time or just improve your score. If your score is good enough you could
even get a trophy for everyone to see on your userlookup. Good luck to all of
you who like this game. If you have any questions about the game or this article
feel free to Neomail me.
Author’s Note-I’d like to thank all my friends who encouraged me in writing
this article. I’d also like to thank the wonderful people who backed up some
of my information to make sure it was 100% right.