Friday Flash Fun - who needs to work, anyway?
June 8, 2007 10:43 AM   Subscribe

Friday Flash Fun: Kongregate has a variety of games, including my current fave Castlewars, a card based game where you win by building up your own castle, or utterly destroying your opponent's castle. You may also enjoy luminara, which I can only describe as the dance version of Asteroids. Or, you could just have a monkey fire at balloons with darts.
posted by booksherpa (10 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Monkeys throwing darts! Thanks. I was playing that paper airplane game earlier in the week, not sure if it's been posted yet but it's a good time killer.
posted by The Straightener at 11:04 AM on June 8, 2007

I like the Castle game, but network play is WAY fucked. It was like I had wandered into a hallucinogenic 4chan flash explosion.
posted by klangklangston at 11:12 AM on June 8, 2007

Ooohhh, I like Castlewars. Thanks for the post!
posted by minda25 at 11:19 AM on June 8, 2007

I've only played Castlewars against the computer so far while I figure out strategies. I've had great resources but lousy cards, and lost the game. Sometimes discarding is a strategy, I'm finding.

I'm stuck on level 25 on Bloons, can't get past it, and the levels after it are locked. Grrr!
posted by booksherpa at 11:34 AM on June 8, 2007

booksherpa, there are hints aplenty on the googles...
posted by pupdog at 11:39 AM on June 8, 2007

I've played a crazy amount of castle wars.

The AI is frustratingly stupid. I've played many games where it just needs to play a card that's on the table and it has the resources for to win and it doesn't.

Best strategy I've found is to spend no more than 1 or 2 resources on anything early and make sure all your resources are at or above 8 so you can play any 'school/recruit/sorceror' cards that come up. You're usually better off playing conjure or crush cards early than any kind of attack or brick cards.

Never spend magic on anything (except conjure/crushes) until you get a curse. A curse almost guarantees you a win. The only time you play a dragon is if you're close to losing or you can follow it up with a banshee immediately.
posted by empath at 11:42 AM on June 8, 2007

Castlewars was fun. Now we need the MeFi league.
posted by GuyZero at 12:42 PM on June 8, 2007

there are hints aplenty on the googles...

Thanks, pupdog. Although I've googled walkthroughs for other games, it failed to occur to me for this one for some reason. I finished the original Bloons, and am stuck on the other one because I can't get the angle and velocity exactly perfectly right on one shot. Very frustrating.
posted by booksherpa at 6:24 PM on June 8, 2007

I dunno who I beat, but I beat somebody!

mefi, whoever you are!
posted by GuyZero at 7:32 PM on June 8, 2007

Luminaria is fun -- I think all games should have an "awesomeness" setting.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:22 PM on June 11, 2007

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