Crush the Castle

Last updated on November 21st, 2022 at 04:50 pm

Crush the Castle


Crush the Castle is one of the best $0.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Armor Games Inc, Crush the Castle is a Adventure game with a content rating of 12+.
It was released on 18th September 2009 with the latest update 31st July 2017

Whether you are a fan of Adventure, Strategy, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


151 people have rated 1.7.2

You can download the game Crush the Castle from APP STORE.


When it comes to ruling a kingdom, you can sway people with kind words and generous deeds, or you can flatten them with a massive trebuchet. Just tap to launch your projectile of choice and aim for glory… or in this case, shattering intricately balanced castles and flattening their armies and royalty. With over 100 levels (plus a level editor), skins to unlock, ranks to attain, and ammo ranging from the humble bolder to the devastating black hole, Crush the Castle is tons of medieval castle crushing fun.

Let the Crushing Begin!

Updated on 31st July 2017

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

  • Ranks are now tracked locally in addition to being synced with Game Center achievements
  • The "You thought that would work?" achievement is now obtainable with a fire potion as well
  • Minor bug fixes

Crush the Castle Reviews

This is one of the original games we downloaded when we first got our iPhone. Years ago. They have updated it and it is still a great game to play. Our kids love it too!

The campy sounds and graphics have a real sense of humor, the firing mechanic is fun, there are lots of levels to unlock, and eventually you earn cool stuff like explosive bombs and homing crow swarms. Our only critiques: a mix of really easy and really hard levels. Not a big deal though. Since this has to be compared to Angry Birds (which we also love): the two-tap trebuchet firing mechanic is more fun to us than the AB slingshot, giving this game a very distinct feel. Also, this game came first! As far as we can tell it’s the first of the "Angry Birds" genre. Great to see new updates and new content added to such a classic.

Not much to say but this physics game pre-dates Angry Birds. It’s still a fun game to waste some time that doesn’t have flashy graphics or consumes more battery. Still 5 stars.

Im seeing a lot of poor reviews for this game, really nit picking the features. First of all, lets be honest. Most mobile ports of just about any game, computer or console, have piss poor controls and limited features. Also, every level in this game is completely possible to achieve a gold metal if you put your mind to it. Sometimes you just have to go for silver and then come back after youve completed the entire island and gotten all the possible projectiles. People also seem to be melding together Crush the Castle 1 and 2. This game keeps the levels similar to 1, but steals some of the projectiles from 2. You cant expect it to have every single detail from both games. Its a tiny, compressed mobile game. We paid for this game years ago and redownload it every time Im in the mood to play it, and every time we are not disappointed. Our fuel? Nostalgia. Who cares if you cant mute the game, or cant 100% every castle easily, or cant zoom out? Its doesnt matter. The whole point of this port is so that millions of people can relive a childhood experience, and many have lost sight of that. The reason that there have been no recent updates is because this game is already perfect for what it set out to achieve. Nostalgia, childhood reflection, and a fun escape from everyday life.

For "Playing Fair", one must use only weapons unlocked in the area you’re crushing. Trouble is, these challenges came out long after we finished the game, so we don’t recall which weapons came from where. Please, highlight the projectiles which are valid for the "Playing Fair" in each stage. If not that, at least give us a list. Thanks.

This game is dopeeeee. You should add more levels though. Im a returning customer since the beginning, but we downloaded the game again yesterday and we just now beat. Its definitely challenging though.

This is the game if you want to simply throw projectiles at block castles. The different types of projectiles and blocks are easy to figure out, so it comes down to strategy and aim rather than pay-to-play special items with weird effects. The graphics are great (minus some silly optional prize skins), like real blocks and soldier figurines. Miles above the alleged crush the castle siege master game that stole its name.

Hear! Hear! How did we not know about this game until just recently! Yes its somewhat rudimentary and a bit short… But the gameplay is highly addictive and a tremendous amount of fun. The trebuchet action is brilliantly done, giving you a real sense of control over the launch of wonderfully imaginative and crazy projectiles! The ability to create your own castles is a great touch… We’ve had just as much fun with that feature as we had blasting our way to Gold on every level! Bravo!

Ok for some reason we just thought about the first game we played which was this game so we went to see if they still have it which it is here and after 5 years, they just now came out with a new update!?! This is some demented crap we have no clue why we just thought about it and you guys update it.

We played this on computer awhile ago and we love it.

The latest update fixed a problem where game objects and characters were too small. Back to being one of the greatest games in the App Store!

So we see lots of people saying tHiS iS aNgY bIrB rIp off this game came out first so angry birds is the ripoff.

A lot more challenging than the browser version and a lot more satisfying. It ain’t bad.

Im glad to see this still being a top chart game we played this about 6 years ago on our iPod 2 and we can tell that the developers changed a lot sense the last time we played it is really nice to see one of our childhood favorite games hasnt died yet.

Played this game a lot as a younger us and got reminded of it when we were told angry birds is a rip off of crush the castle the memories of playing this game came right back to me.

Love this game, the humor in there voices when you crash a castle. Love it.

We played this when we were young and now that it is improved its even better.

Great game! Way better than Angry Birds. You actually get a good value here, and theres no In App purchases.

We remember playing this when we were younger, our teachers used to yell at us all the time, cant believe this found its way onto IOS. Would love for it to have more levels and a new continent!!

Defeated every level in 1 shot it took us ages. Wish more games like this were made today we miss the days of games like this.

We don’t see any way to change the weapon set in the builder mode. We’ve defeated all levels with a gold medal and unlocked all but one ranks And the builder mode’s buttons are too small, so is the "reset" button at lower left, it’s extremely hard to press it. Also, the second background choice in builder is not properly done. Might wanna fix it When testing the built stage, "Ranks" button does not work. If you manage to eliminate every object in builder mode, the whole screen gets greyed out.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??????? We had no idea this updated until now!! This is THE game that inspired Angry Birds! Before iOS gaming was around, Kongregate and New Grounds where the places to play all the best Flash Based Indie Games. Fun and simple games that were challenging, but didnt require you to devote your life to in order to enjoy them! Super excited to have CtC on our 8 Plus!!

Like more people like farmer,wizard,or a peasant More building blocks to play with to like campfires so if wood hits it the wood would burn, and more types of wood Maybe some other stuff but thats all we have for now Thank you for reading please add this or suggest.

Many of the levels seem pretty haphazardly put together. Almost as though they tested them with late game unlocks rather than section appropriate items.

We like this game a lot but we think theres not enough levels, there is only three lands to play in and we finished the entire game in less than one week… Make more levels pls.

Only reason Im giving it 4 Stars is because this game deserves to be updated to fit the IPhone X Screen. Please Update? Other than that. Seeing that this game was in the App Store made us happy!

Love this game! Addictive and puzzling at times. The only thing keeping us from giving it five stars is it needs more levels and types of ammo. Come on updates!

Love the game. We’ve loved it since it was a free miniclip game back probably almost 10 years ago, but theres no mute option on the music or sound effects, and that reaaaally kills it for me.

How do we tell what level Im on so we can get tips???

If youre like us, who played the flash version of this game years ago, possible in school? Maybe at work for others. This was one of our favorite flash games and when we saw that there was a mobile port of it we knew we wanted it eventually, and so we got it. It is quite fun, some challenging levels but not many. Our only real problem with the game is that it doesnt contain the original levels (maybe a few are from the original game, but the artwork remains the same which is nice) and we feel the weapons you can use have been tweaked or just dont feel as powerful as the flash version of the game. In the original game, we liked that every new region youd be introduced by some weapon smith giving you a new item to use, which is absent in this game. You do get new items, not in the same order as the original version. All in all, its decent, it contains the original Artwork, while giving some newer graphical changes, such as to the items you use against castles. We however wish there was more levels, we went for gold as we went along as when we finished all levels we had nothing further to do, and the Editor is very weird to use, at least for us. Its hard to even things out.

Just downloaded this game looking for something fun to play on long drives. We remember playing this game on the computer as a kid so our hopes were high. Just starting out we were disappointed. The game doesnt allow you to zoom out to see the entire field. Leaving you firing blind. We dont remember if that was the same for the computer but with all games (angry birds as example) you are able to zoom out and aim. Not being able to and wanting to have a good score leaves our constantly restarting. That is our second issue, the restart button. For being one of the main options it is way to small. It may seem like Im nitpicking, but we would expect more from a game that cost money compared to a game like siege master that is free and doesnt have these issues.

Fun but you cant use all your collected weapons in all the areas. There is one castle in particular that cant be beat with a single throw. If we could use weapons from other conquests, it wouldnt be an issue. It seems the older version would allow it but not this version. We want to be able to use any of our earned weapons on ANY castle.

Either the rose tinted glasses were darker than we thought or they messed up some things in the port because its not as good as we remember. The upsides are the fun and quirky variety or throwables and how some are satisfying but thats if they work right. For example, one mission required pinpoint precision with a firebomb to set the wood in the castle on fire to be a one shot, but it didnt spread to everything for some reason making us do the difficult shot again and only on the third time did it spread properly. Another was where we had to launch a block at a castle using a well placed bomb, but the block hit the ground like it was magnetic and lost all momentum making us do the hard shot again. All this precise work with a funky trebuchet just to have your amazing shot be worthless really killed the fun of some creative levels. Its a bit of old school fun but not worth the money.

Its a simple and cheap download, so cant complain about much. We just find it ridiculous how there is no option to turn off the sounds. We want to listen to music or a podcast while we play and not the boring basic background music.

CtC was what Angry Birds copied, but it doesn’t mean this is a great game. You’ll have fun for the first few days, but only the first two major worlds are playable. The very last one is quite literally impossible. Don’t download this looking to 100% it. You will not.

Sometimes very entertaining, but often frustrating because of lack of zoom control and unreasonable firing mechanic. On some of the castles the precision of targeting required is beyond the ability of the firing mechanic to support, and with the lack of zoom, the game often becomes simply a game of chance.

The look has transferred over from the browser version, but thats it. The mechanics dont work as well and the projectiles dont work as good as before(minus the boulders). The vortex bottle doesnt have hardly any lift. Youre lucky if it flings a small piece of wood or a person, all other objects remain stationary for the most part. The trebuchet doesnt work as good either. Not only does the backswing not work, but the forward swing has no accuracy. This game needs serious work before any extra features are made.

We know this sounds simple but when Im listening to a podcast our intended goal for some free time we cant. We want to be able to play the mindless game to keep our thoughts on a podcast or audio book but we cant turn the sound off. Please update this because we love the game from playing when we were a kid.

Seriously? How is there not an option to turn off the music and/or sound? Its ridiculous and made it so we dont even bother playing the game.

Abysmal. Half the time its luck whether or not you kill a guy. And some levels are almost impossible. Avoid this app.

We paid a dollar for a horrible rip off of angry birds?!?? Want our money back!

It’s just not worth it. The game has numerous features that bother me.

We like the old version better. Because we finished it, all it needed was more levels. This game does that perfectly. Although we dont like the power downgrade of the bombs and the vortex, it is minor and actually does make the game more challenging. The only reason for 1 star is unlike the old game, not having the ability to carryover and use previously unlocked weapons and bombs to every region ruins the game for us.

Does not support iPhoneX after stating it does. No refund available.

We cant believe there isnt an option to turn off sound. Makes the game unplayable for us.

No updates….. Why waste the time.

On skull island in grey waste, the left most level is not possible to beat. We have been stuck on this level for some time now. The castle is too far to reach. We have tried every type of ammunition available although it is physically impossible to reach the targets. If anyone can help please let us know.

This game is unplayable. It really sticks. We cant believe we downloaded it.

Makes this otherwise great game a pain in the nether regions.

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