Catapult King for iPhone Review; It Brings Tons of Fun

Many iPhone users have spent countless hours tossing birds at various structures in an attempt to defeat the pigs. While I do fall into this group, I have also taken a hiatus from the game series and have been searching for something fresh. Despite the change, the idea of tossing items to knock down things is still an enjoyable task. I recently found a new game that requires structures to be destroyed by flying objects and I am totally addicted. Catapult King allows users to go medieval on some castles in a fun, destructive game. Let’s take a look.

Become the catapult…
Take down forts, castles and even a fire-breathing dragon in Catapult King—the King of castle crushers! Rescue the princess and defeat the enemy in this beautiful, 3D fantasy adventure.

Universal build, works on iPhone, iPod touch and Pad.

Princesses are constantly getting themselves kidnapped by dragons and this one is no different. Now it’s up to you to get her back using your arsenal of cannonballs and power-ups.

The Nasty Knights are helping the dragon keep the princess captive. Teach them a lesson in 64 fun and challenging levels.

Complete levels to earn magic, then use this to enchant your catapult. You can give your catapult a line of sight for accuracy, use the Earth Shock to blast the bad guys away, or call in a devastating Lunar Strike!

The first thing you will notice when playing Catapult King is the stunning graphics. Every scene is full of bright colors and fantastic 3D rendering. The developers use great panning techniques and pretty animations to immerse players in the castle filled world. Each level will present a complex castle-like structure guarded by knights. To complete each level, all of the knights must be knocked from their positions using a huge catapult. While it sounds simple, many levels will require strategy and  planning in order to master.

To shoot the catapult (which is essentially a large sling shot), pull the ball back and set the power. Many shots will require different levels of power so it is good to learn how to adjust. When the item is pulled back, an arrow on the front of the catapult will aid in aiming and a gear on the right will adjust the pitch up and down. The different shootable items are visible on the left side of the catapult, so make sure you plan accordingly. As the game progresses, new power ups and shootable items become available. Each rock has different power and is best used on various building materials. It is important to match the item with what part of the castles need to be destroyed.

The only danger of playing Catapult King is that it is difficult to put down. The graphics are fantastic and each level is challenging and fun. I love having power ups in games and there are plenty to earn and use. The scoring is a bit confusing, but there are badges and jewels to earn which may bring players back to previously conquered levels to complete 100%. To get a fresh new way to fling items to knock down buildings go check out Catapult King here in the app store. Oh yeah, the best part is that the game is FREE!

What I like: Beautiful graphics coupled with challenging levels and super fun gameplay.

What can be improved: I would like to see a better explanation on scoring and power ups.

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iEntries-Template Based Data Manager

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Castle Master PLUS

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? Unify all 45 castles and win the heart of Zeus’s daughter!
Abandoned by gods because of their arrogance and greed, humans have lost all of their lands and castles. However, miraculously survived prince has formed a last resistance. To take back the land, and their home, the final push has begun.
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Strengh, Intelligence, and Constitution… the choice is yours! From Orthodox Sword and Shield, Rapid Duel Swrod, and indomitable Two-handed Swordman, the choice is yours to make! Find all 27 types of weapon and 9 types of armor and enjoy what is means to ‘level-up’!
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In town, not only there are merchants who sell weapon, armors, accessories, and potion but also your lieges who increase loyalty of your citizens…. And there is a daughter of Zeus who gives you Zeus Blade, ultimate weapon in the game, as promise of her love. However, only the chosen one can win her true heart.


Past Camera

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?Time lapse camera function
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– Flick either the thumbnails or main image to change your selection, and touch to confirm or cancel.
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?Equipped with real-time window
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