OILD – Ice Castle

TODAY’S THE DAY OF THE MARATHON! But keep checking the blog; I’m still updating it with Ice Level posts even as the marathon’s going on! Today we look at an intense, awesome, and out-and-out fun ice level. It’s the Ice Castle, from Castle Crashers!

Castle Crashers is old-school nonsensical fun. The goal is simple; walk around and BEAT UP EVIL. Fight enemies, go into dungeons, rescue princesses… all that good stuff. And what’s more, there’s a playable ice character! Yes, the Green Knight uses poison, the Red Knight uses electricity, the Orange Knight uses fire, and the Blue Knight uses ICE. HOORAY!

The level starts off outside in the snow, fighting off hordes of parka-wearing Iceskimos who throw snowballs at you, shoot arrows, or just try to flat-out beat you with sticks. After battling through a snowy town THAT HAS AN ADORABLE DOT-EYED FUZZY SQUISHY PENGUIN IN IT BY THE WAY, you get into the Ice Castle. Icicles fall from the ceiling to crush you, and the evil Ice King shows up to taunt you. After that, he’ll try to freeze you while his minions shoot arrows at you, but bringing a little pet Yeti with you will prevent his attacks from freezing you solid. After you survive the barrage, it’s time to get down and teach the Ice King a lesson. He’ll generate ice spikes, teleport around, and even bring the frozen ceiling down on you, but if you keep at it, you can take him down and free the blue princess. GO TEAM!

Today’s wallpaper! BLUE KNIGHT DOES NOT FEAR YOU, VILE BEAST! Want the full version? Get it here!

And today’s music! Winterbliss is the snow land’s theme from Castle Crashers! And it’ll definitely get stuck in your head, that’s for sure. And here’s Glacial Fortress, a song from Omega Five, another great Xbox Live Arcade game!

We should really have a remix here, shouldn’t we? Well that’s good because I have one right here! Neon Glaciers is a rockin’ remix of Glacial Fortress, and it’s by Another Soundscape!

DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD THE OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL 2010 SOUNDTRACK IF YOU WANT MORE AWESOME ICE LEVEL REMIXES! And also, TELL PEOPLE ABOUT THE KINGDOM HEARTS MARATHON!

Oh yeah, and tweet to The Behemoth about Castle Crashers being in OILD! They might enjoy hearing about it!

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