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About the Sieger Game

Sieger is a castle smashing game sponsored by Armor Games where the aim is somewhat similiar to crush the castle and crush the castle 2. You need to demolish castles (besiege them) or if you like towers in as little amount of shots as possible, crushing enemies and safe guarding the lives of the hostages.

sieger game - smash the castle

There are 29 levels in total, 28 regular rounds and one special 'pharoahs treasure round'. The gameplay is more simplistic than that of the crush the castle games and you will find overcoming each level less like pulling teeth, where as in crush the castle you could quite easily spend a whole hourtrying to successfully toss a projectile into a tower (on some of the later levels). In sieger the targetting system is much easier to grasp therefore the aim is not really about just hitting a castle somewhere near a good point, but actually aiming your projectile at exactly the right point.

You have jacks, knights, kings and queens all hiding within the castle walls who must be crushed and the hostages must be spared at all costs or you will fail the round! Gold medals or brilliant victories are quite easily achieved after a few goes of some of the rounds and even the most difficult levels you will find relatively easy, however this doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the game.

The physics behind the sieger game is indeed very good with towers correctly stumbling when you hit a pillar at a particular point. Pillar destruction is not just affected by whether you hit a pillar on the upper or lower part, but also on the left or right side of the pillar. This adds an intriguing dimension to the game that goes beyond crush the castle.

Crush the castle games are very much a 2d toss and smash concept that is based on you attacking from the left and smashing a castle on the right, however sieger game presents you with a different attack perspective. You are in a first person view as you fire your arrow at the castles and therefore you can attack both the left and right point of a pillar. This means for example if you pierce the left hand side of a castle's pillar, the pillar will fall to the left and obviously hitting the right will make the pillar fall to the right. You need to bare this factor in mind when you are looking to achieve brilliant medal status on each round as many of the moves are based on this.

What I really enjoy about the sieger game is that it doesnt pretend or even try to be crush the castle, instead it realises the popularity in castle smashing games and delivers a lighter taste of the castle bieseiging concept. This actually works very well when coupled with the ability to deliver a casual game that doesn't attempt to go beyond the most simplest route of the sub genre, where as you can argue crush the castle does with its level of difficult, which can frustrate fans.

Castle smashing rounds

The following is a full list of rounds available in sieger.

  1. First siege (500 B.C.)
  2. Lize Outpost (478 B.C.)
  3. Battle of Guiling (354 B.C.)
  4. Battle of Maling (342 B.C.)
  5. Defeat of Wei (340 B.C.)
  6. Battle of Yanyu (269 B.C.)
  7. Chanping (260 B.C.)
  8. Yishui River (222 B.C.)
  9. Siege of Alesia (52 B.C.)
  10. Siege of Angers (873 A.D.)
  11. Castleford (948)
  12. Siege of LondoN (994)
  13. Oxford Burnt (1009)
  14. Canterbury (1011)
  15. Dublin (1171)
  16. Siege of Kiev (1240)
  17. Battle of Largs (1263)
  18. Warwolf (1304)
  19. Harlech Castle (1461-1468)
  20. Aztec Empire Fall (1521)
  21. Siege of Kazan (1552)
  22. Siege of Moscow (1571)
  23. Godesberg (1583)
  24. Fall of Antwerp (1584-1585)
  25. Siege of Ostend (1601-1604)
  26. Siege of Groenlo (1627)
  27. Siege of Vienna (1683)
  28. Siege of Turin (1706)
  29. The Treasure of Pharaohs