Kings of the Castle zooms onto Apple Arcade

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Kings of the Castle is the latest addition to Apple Arcade
Kings of the Castle is fun for the whole family.
Photo: Apple/Frosty Pop

A princess must be quick and clever to rescue a prince in Kings of the Castle, the latest addition to Apple Arcade. This game is all about speed, as players hastily collect gems and avoid traps.

The developer, Frosty Pop, is a big supporter of Apple’s new gaming service. This is its fifth contribution.

Kings of the Castle is more about princesses than kings

This adventure turns the usual prince-saving-a-princess trope on its head. “The dragon Zantorian locked Prince Rupert away in a castle tower on a dangerous and mysterious Island. Lord Baldor dispatches the princess to investigate the hostile and unfamiliar territory and save the prince,” according to Frosty Pop.

Kings of the Castle was clearly created for younger players. There’s no fighting or blood, no one dies, and the dragons look more like pigs than scary reptiles. Instead, the goal is to quickly collect gems while running and jumping through a fantastic landscape.

Frosty Pop’s creation supports touchscreens and controllers, like the Rotor Riot Wired Game Controller. There are versions for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. And the game for one-to-four players, so the whole family can join in.

An Apple Arcade Exclusive

Kings of the Castle launched today, and the only way to play is with a $4.99-a-month subscription to Apple Arcade. This fee also brings access to over 100 other games, all of which can be played on a variety of Apple devices.

Other Frosty Pop titles on this service are Big Time Sports, Don’t Bug Me, The Get Out Kids, and The Pinball Wizard,