Crush the Castle 2: Players Pack
You may have felt a little bad about laying waste to vast swaths of castles during the previous three iterations of the Crush the Castle series. After all, for the most part, the princesses, kings, knights and so on just seemed to be standing around in their extremely drafty homes, minding their own business, only to explode into a fine red mist thanks to your physics-powered projectiles. But in the newest game from Joey Betz with artistic collaborators Con Artist and Jimp, Crush the Castle 2: Players Pack, you have a totally legitimate reason for killing without mercy: there's a zombie plague going on! And if there's one thing I learned from living in Pittsburgh, it's that when the zombie plague starts, put bullets in heads first and ask forgiveness later. In addition to many levels of user-submitted goodness, there's an "undead" mode exclusive to registered users of ArmorGames where you must use your mighty catapult to keep back the hordes through ten days of defense gameplay.
The basic control scheme is simple as always: click once to start your trebuchet's arc, click again to release its payload. In regular levels, the camera will pan over the field giving you a view of your target, and you'll need to use this information to time your release. You start out with a number of different projectile options, from the simple log to a trio of iron shells, and as you progress through the game you'll unlock more options, either through regular gameplay or through special achievements. There's a way to unlock a certain enraged avian, for example.
In Undead Mode (which you need to register a free Armor Games account and login for), you'll start with just the log, and you won't have the luxury of carefully lining up your shots, as a shambling mob is coming ever closer. It's important to remember to click to reset while playing in this mode so that you can fire faster. Between days, you can spend money buying better projectiles, ending with an enormous rock that with proper release basically steamrolls an entire screen's worth of zombies, which is very satisfying.
With the exception of Undead Mode, this is basically the same song they were singing in Crush the Castle 2, so if that game got your game playing toes tapping, this game will do more of the same. And you should post a video of your game playing toes, because that's pretty cool.