Castle Crashers, The Behemoth's follow-up to its 2004 cult hit Alien Hominid, took the ancient beat-em-up genre and revived it using exquisite hand-drawn graphics, entertaining gameplay and a quirky sense of humor.
As the story goes, four knights are dispatched by the king to save a precious gem and his princess daughters, kidnapped by an evil wizard. Each of the warriors possesses a nature element that complements their fighting style. One uses fire to his advantage, while another freezes enemies with ice. They'll need every move they have in their arsenal, as the odds are heavily stacked against them. If the evil wizard's goblin army doesn't cut them down, a number of other supernatural monsters will. We're not talking ordinary ghosts and goblins either. Imagine the sheer ferocity of a gigantic cat monster that hocks man-sized hairballs or a lumbering slug beast thirsty for royal blood.