Catapult Madness is a Flash-based skill/toss game created by Newgrounds.com programmer louissi (Louissi), Newgrounds.com artist julie5888, and Newgrounds.com producer Armor Games (ArmorGames). According to the in-game credits, programming was done by Louis-Simon Menard, art was done by Julie Tremblay, music was credited to Brian Holmes, and voice work was credited to Mick Lauer (RicePirate). Specific songs used in this animation include Battle at Birgu by Newgrounds.com user thatcomposerguy and Evil Lives on the Second Floor also by thatcomposerguy. Catapult Madness was submitted to Newgrounds.com on August 26, 2010 and won a Daily Feature award on August 27, 2010 as well as a Weekly 5th Place award on September 1, 2010. This Flash submission currently holds a score of 4.09 out of 5.00 based on votes by the Newgrounds community.
You find your castle in trouble and need support from your allies. Launch peasants using your catapult to seek help from your neighbors.
As mentioned in the Author Comments found on the game’s website, the gameplay is very similar to other launching games like Toss the Turtle and Learn to Fly. Basically, you have a power meter and an angle meter. You must stop the two meters at desirable positions in order to launch the catapult with the best results.
Your goal in Catapult Madness is to throw an individual 50,000 feet in as few throws as possible.
During the game, you will have many opportunities to purchase items from the workshop to help you reach your goal. These helpful items include the following:
At the end of each toss, you will be scored and given money based on distance traveled and other bonus factors. The amount of money you have gained and the total amount of money you currently have will also be displayed.
Catapult Madness also features an online leaderboard where you can submit your final score to see how you compare with other gamers around the world.
If you are able to rescue your castle from trouble, you will unlock an endless mode.
If you enjoy tossing/launch games, then you will enjoy Catapult Madness. The gameplay, as mentioned earlier, is very similar to other launch games. The only differences are the obvious ones, such as theme and upgrades. If you enjoy tossing games but are looking for a different story line, then try out Catapult Madness.
Catapult Madness scores a 8/10 for its solid gameplay.