Lob Rule: Fragger

By Jim Rossignol on July 8th, 2009 at 10:45 am.


This morning’s meaningless distraction on the face of towering mountains of real work is the Crush The Castle variant, Fragger, also on Armor Games. It’s a fun time: lob grenades into the increasingly complex levels to blow up the dudes contained therein. Limited resources make it tricky as you get further in, but you can continue to the later levels anyway, it seems. Really lovely clean and clear interface and controls on this one. Go frag. (Actually, makes me wonder if there’s an entire siege sub-genre waiting to happen beyond these games: mod the new Red Faction engine to give us Crush The Castle 3D, where you travel across the globe destroying history’s greatest entrenchments with giant siege weapons.)

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  1. Owen says:

    What level did you get to Jim?

  2. Owen says:

    Or rather what score? (As I’ve just noticed you can indeed skip to other levels anyway)

    Not that I’m trying to BEAT you of course. No.

  3. Schmung says:

    mod the new Red Faction engine to give us Crush The Castle 3D, where you travel across the globe destroying history’s greatest entrenchments with giant siege weapons.

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. This must be done.

  4. Schmung says:

    Also, 77679 on my first run through. Jolly fun little game actually.

  5. AlmostGold says:

    Be aware that the last level requires you to throw a grenade while the first one’s chain reaction is still in effect, with no hint earlier that this is even possible.

    Still good fun, and hey, last level…

  6. Carra says:

    Reminds me of another game that was posted a few weeks ago where you had to kill guys with a cannon. And all those guys were hiding beneath wooden or metal. Pew pew!

  7. Lukasz says:

    beat it. all three difficulty levels.

  8. Ian says:

    Nice game that. Got stuck at the last level and had to cheat though. :(

  9. Metal_Circus says:

    Did it! Fuck if I know my score though. Last level was cheeky.

  10. MrBejeebus says:

    I got up to about the 18th level and gave up

  11. Owen says:

    88395, which is surprising as I did really crap on some. (Not that I’m saying 88395 is a high score. Just higher than Shmung) ;P

  12. Lilliput King says:

    Hehe, finished it, pretty fun.

    I think it was made by the team that made the excellent zombie survival flash games, name escapes me. Great games.

  13. unique_identifier says:

    fragger seems pretty heavily inspired by the worms games.
    it really lacks fuse settings. airbursting ‘nades have more fun.

  14. Lukasz says:

    @unique
    after you beat elite you can detonate bombs remotely.

    score:
    960660

  15. airtekh says:

    Hmm… reminds me of Worms.

    Addictive though.

  16. Asskicker says:

    Fun game, completed it :)

  17. A Delicate Balance says:

    Don’t you need remote detonation to do level 19 on Elite? I think you get it after Hard. Except that it’s not working. You’re supposed to press F, right? But nothing is happenning. I can’t see how to do L19 with only two bombs an no remote detonation.

  18. A Delicate Balance says:

    Never mind, just got it. Hard as nails.

  19. Schmung says:

    You’ve got to roll the grenade so that it detonates in between the two boxes. It’s very bloody fiddly to say the least. Remote detonation is only unlocked on hard and easy. To get it working on elite you have to actually beat the thing on elite.

    Hope all that makes sense.

  20. A Delicate Balance says:

    Yeah, I managed to find a walktrhough – I didn’t think it would be possible to blow both boxes at once. Now I know /what/ to do, I can do it – finished the game on Elite now and played through once more on normal with the fun bits. Not bad at all.

  21. Whiskey Jak says:

    beat it, took me most of my lunch hour though… 84382 is my score.

  22. Lukasz says:

    whiskey
    did you beat all three levels of difficulty and got only 84k?

  23. Whiskey Jak says:

    @ Lukasz, no only the first level. My lunch hour isn’t long enough ;0)

    On the first difficulty setting, each level gives you something between 1900 and 4500 points per level (depending on your skills of course). X30, gave me 84K.

  24. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    can’t get past level 30…

    -_-

  25. A-Scale says:

    Strangely, I can’t play the game at work. None of the buttons other than the one that takes me back to armorgames works on the start page. My mouse will highlight them, but I can’t click.

  26. Phil H says:

    Immensely satisfying, especially after you beat Elite and unlock the unlimited nades, always fun in Flash games to make with the input spam and watch the thing come to its knees, in this case as dozens of grenades fly across the screen.

  27. Jayteh says:

    Already played it and finished, was fun. I’ll admit I quickly read over this post and got to the end where it talks about the 3D Castle Crusher and thought immediately it was real and wanted it EVER so bad.

  28. Some Guy says:

    i want 3D castle crush

  29. shotgunn says:

    how do u do that?

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