While seeing what creator The Behemoth has conjured up next is what drives you through the first time you play, the sheer number of secrets will keep you there after the credits have long gone. The only undoing here is how frail the code is. Weird glitches, bugs, game saves being deleted, incredibly shaky online performance... Castle Crashers is held together by the thinnest of seams.
A real shame given how much imagination and humour has been packed tightly into this feisty package. It might not be the deepest game you'll ever play but Castle Crashers will certainly be one of the most imaginative.