Defend Your Castle

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Defend Your Castle
Main menu for the Wii version of Defend Your Castle
Developer(s)XGen Studios
Publisher(s)XGen Studios
Platform(s)Browser, Wii, iOS, Nintendo Switch
  • WW: April 20, 2009
Nintendo Switch
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

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Defend Your Castle is a series of video games developed by XGen Studios.

The original version of Defend Your Castle is a Macromedia Flash-based browser game. It requires the player to kill all enemy units before they destroy the player's castle. There are various ways of accomplishing this, such as picking up enemies and throwing them into the air or attacking them with an array of weapons, which are purchased with points gained from the previous level.[3] Players may also use points to repair or fortify their castle.


Enemy units can be 'converted' to your team, and can be trained as different unit types to help defend the castle.


Archery may be purchased for 8,000 points. Archers shoot arrows from the bottom-left tower of the castle, instantly eliminating any foe, although they can miss (these arrows can also kill the giant stick figure that is unable to be thrown). The more archers one has in their castle, the more frequently they will shoot arrows.

Mana Pool[edit]

The Mana Pool may be purchased for 40,000 points; it allows the user to train wizards, which allow spells to be cast by selecting the desired spell, then selecting the enemy on whom one wishes to inflict the spell. The more wizards one has, the more spells can be cast. (the first spell is gained with 1 wizard, the second with 35, and the third with 100) The first spell is an instant kill spell, instantly killing an enemy. The second spell allows the player to instantly convert an enemy unit to their side. The third spell is an explosion that inflicts massive damage to all units within range.

Work Shop[edit]

The Work Shop may be purchased for 25,000 points. When the castle is damaged, craftsmen rebuild, effectively restoring health; they are unable to attack the invading enemy units, however. The more craftsmen there are trained, the faster heath will regenerate.

Demolition Lab[edit]

The Demolition Lab may be purchased for 15,000 points. Once purchased, the player can click on a convert at the top-right corner of the game and send out dynamite strapped converts. To detonate them, the player can simply click on it, and the resulting explosion will kill any enemy units near the bomber. This is a one-time use attack, however, and bombers that leave the field do not return to the castle.

Wii version[edit]

The Wii version of the game is a launch title for WiiWare in North America. It costs 500 Wii Points[4] and takes up 121 blocks.

The Wii version of Defend Your Castle boasts a new graphic style, prominently featuring elements taking the form of household objects, such as bottle caps, bread ties and wooden ice cream sticks for sprites, with backgrounds made out of construction paper with clouds of tissue paper.[5] Because of rating reasons, the Wii version does not contain the use of blood; the stickmen attackers just collapse instead of splatter, although their heads remain on screen before fading, something which did not happen in the original version.


The game supports simultaneous 4-player co-operative multiplayer.


iOS version[edit]

An iOS version was released on 20 April 2009 costing $1.99 (£1.20) and was temporarily lowered to $0.99 (£0.69) before returning to $1.99 (£1.20). Players touch the enemies and drag them into the air to kill them. It includes 5 different types of enemies, castle upgrades, tools and spells, unlimited levels and different difficulty modes. It now has a price of $3.99.


Aggregate scores
Review scores

The initial flash version of the game was well received and prompted XGen to release a prequel titled Pillage the Village, with similar game play.[9]

A version of the game for the Nintendo's WiiWare service was released on May 12, 2008 in North America and on August 1, 2008 in Europe and Australia. At the 2009 Game Developers Conference, XGen Studios announced that the game would soon be released for the AppleiOS.

On Metacritic the WiiWare release of Defend Your Castle has a score of 65% based on reviews from 17 critics, indicating 'mixed or average reviews'.[6]

IGN gave the game 7.9 out of 10. They thought the game was fun and frantic, and cited it as a game with 'seemingly shallow pick-up-and-play experiences [but] with hidden depth'. They were not impressed with the graphics, noting in their review, that they were designed to be 'intentionally bad'.[3] gave the game a B- and found appeal in the 'piecemeal aesthetic' as well as the simple gameplay, but felt that the game starts off very slow-paced.[7]

GameSpot was less impressed, citing 'super shallow' gameplay and also noting the possibility of the player suffering repetitive stress injuries after long periods of play. However, they did enjoy the 'goofy visual aesthetic' and the potential for a fun and frantic multiplayer experience and gave it a 6 out of 10.[8]

Switch version[edit]

Defend Your Castle on Nintendo Switch was released around April 2019 costing $4.99 (£4.47).Players touch the enemies and drag them into the air to kill them (Which means you can only play off the TV mode, unlike “World of Goo”). It includes 5 different types of enemies, castle upgrades, tools and spells, unlimited levels and different difficulty modes.

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See also[edit]


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  3. ^ abc'Defend Your Castle Review'. IGN. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  4. ^'Defend Your Castle Dated - Screens Also Released'. VC Reviews.
  5. ^'Defend Your Castle Interview'. IGN.
  6. ^ ab'Defend Your Castle'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  7. ^ ab'Defend Your Castle Wii Review'. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22.
  8. ^ ab'Defend Your Castle for Wii Review'. GameSpot.
  9. ^Pillage the Village Description. Newgrounds. Retrieved on May 17, 2008.

External links[edit]

  • Defend Your Castle - Link to flash game.
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Wisconsin Attorneys Explain the Interesting Story Behind the Castle Doctrine and What the New Law Means for You

Castle Doctrine is now the law-of-the-land in Wisconsin and it affects you and your family each and every day. Our Milwaukee gun lawyers are frequently asked about the Castle Doctrine. Many people wonder where it came from and what it means, but mostly people want to know how it affects them. Below, our Wisconsin firearm attorneys explain the interesting backstory of Castle Doctrine and what it means for you today.

The term “Castle Doctrine” was originally coined during the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775. The British redcoats were on a mission, pillaging and destroying Bostonian homes. Jason Russell, a nearly lame 60 year-old man got word of the troops coming his way. When they arrived, he refused to leave his home and proclaimed, “An Englishman’s house is his castle.” He was shot twice near his doorway and bayoneted 11 times, dying on his doorstep.

In Wisconsin, the law on self-defense generally states you may employ lethal force to defend yourself or another if you or they are in reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily harm. Castle Doctrine changes the rules of retreat and when one can use force in their dwelling, workplace or motor vehicle to provide heightened protections from both criminal prosecution and civil liability if one uses defensive force.

The court or jury may no longer consider whether the actor (a homeowner in his home, business owner or operator in their business or motorist in their motor vehicle) had the opportunity to flee. You may now 'stand your ground' in these locations. If someone breaks in the front door of your dwelling, or is in the process of breaking in the front door, you do not need to flee out the back door; instead you may choose to stand your ground and the new law shall presume you reasonably believed lethal force was necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.

With Castle Doctrine, when someone uses force intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm (such as shooting another person) in the course of defending themselves they have civil immunity from prosecution. This is known as 'stand your ground' protection. It presumes the person is otherwise not breaking the law themselves and believes they were in reasonable fear of imminent death or great bodily harm when someone unlawfully and forcibly entered their dwelling, motor vehicle or place of business.


Translation: you no longer have to wait until that 3 A.M. bedroom intruder puts a knife at your throat before employing deadly force to stop the threat.

It is important to understand what Castle Doctrine does not do. It does not allow a person to use lethal force against an invited dinner guest who remarks that your wife's meatloaf is overdone, or that your beer is too warm. Hopefully that went without saying, and if it came as a surprise then I strongly urge you to contact one of our Milwaukee firearm attorneys sooner rather than later.


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While this may seem cut-and-dry to some, there can be a considerable amount of ambiguity involved when it comes to law enforcement and the court system. If you have specific questions about gun laws, our Milwaukee gun lawyers suggest you speak with one of our highly experienced Wisconsin firearm attorneys who specialize in Wisconsin firearm laws. We also encourage you to enroll in a Wisconsin firearm training course, such as one offered by the American Association of Certified Firearm Instructors (, so you are comfortable, confident and safe when handling a gun.

Remember, it is far less expensive to take a Wisconsin firearm class and talk to an experienced Milwaukee firearm attorney rather than be charged with multiple felonies from an incident that was mishandled. Take the time to protect yourself and your family with more than just a box of ammunition -- protect them with knowledge of both the law and of firearms.

DISCLAIMER: This article is NOT intended to be legal advice. You need to consult with a highly qualified Wisconsin firearm attorney who can make specific recommendations befitting of your circumstance.

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