Button-pounding hack-and-slash chivalry brings to mind the golden age of Golden Axe, but Castle Crashers isn't so much a side-scrolling stroll down memory lane as an ornately wrapped present for retro enthusiasts. A quartet of color-coded knights on a quest to rescue kidnapped princesses might sound like a recipe for flavorless gruel, but any cook will tell you: presentation is everything.
* Exciting four-player co-op in a beautifully funky world.
* Loads of collectible characters, weapons, and animal orbs.
* Repetitive waves of combat and poorly balanced solo difficulty.
* Why does every animal in the game seem to be on laxatives?