Who doesn't love a good trebuchet? Who doesn't love castles? And who doesn't love using a trebuchet to knock down a castle? That brings us to Namco's Crush the Castle, an Android game that will undoubtedly bring to mind another game about surly avian creatures.
But what we have here is a simple premise. There's a trebuchet, and there's a castle, and one of 'em is gonna leave on the ground. There's a bit of a map element to it, so you move from castle to castle. To actually do the deed, you tap the screen once, starting the boulder on its way. Tap the screen again to send the large rock flying toward the castle and the inhabitants thereof. Knock 'em all down (and bloody them in the process), and you move on. The fewer the throws, the better your score (and reward from the king).
But a warning: Gameplay is quick. Very quick. It's pretty tough, actually. I'm not sure yet if that's going to keep me from playing the game, or infuriate me into playing it more.
Balancing that is the ability to actually create your own castles. There's something you don't see every day in an Android app -- you can build your own levels. Very, very cool.
And to top it all off, Crush the Castle is available for 99 cents. More screen shots and download info after the break.