Lords 3 Catapult is a medieval catapult-launching game for kids and teens (that requires Adobe Shockwave Player to play) where you have to launch rocks at castles. You are attacking (laying siege to) a whole host of enemy castles, and are ready to shoot with your impressive battle weapon – a powerful, ancient wooden catapult. Score as many points as you can by accurately smashing the Keep (strong-hold) of each castle with a massive boulder.
Accuracy is the key, as you score extra points for eliminating enemy knights and destroying the Keep in as few shots as possible. An understanding of angles will also help you to succeed in this good old-fashioned destructive game, as you have to carefully adjust the angle of your catapult with each shot.
Your strategic planning abilities will also be tested, as you have to work out the best way to attack each different castle. There is also a lot of potential trial and error required, so you’ll need to be patient. Think you’ve got the siege skills become the Master Medieval Marksman? Ok, it’s time to load up that catapult – Ready? Aim! Fire!
How to Play: In each level, you have to conquer the castle by hitting the Keep (light blue area of the castle with a flag) with your catapult. The boulders are automatically loaded into the catapult. The Power Bar runs along the left hand side of the game screen. Adjust the power using your computer mouse. Left Click and drag the marker up and down depending on how much power you need. The higher the marker, the further the launched rock travels. You can also adjust the angle of the catapult.
The Angle Bar runs along the bottom of the game screen and is adjusted the same as the Power Bar. The angle becomes more acute (straight up) as you move the bar to the right. When you think you’ve got it set up the way you want, click ‘Launch’ in the bottom left hand corner. If you hit the Keep, you progress to the next level. Keep an eye on the wind gauge beside the catapult and adjust your shots accordingly.
There are two Knights standing around the castle in each level. If you hit the Black Knight with a boulder, you earn extra points. However, the White Knight is part of your army – so if you hit him, you lose points. If you hit three of your own Knights, it’s game over. You have unlimited amount of shots, but hit the keep in as few shots as possible to score maximum points. Tip: In some levels, birds fly across the sky – hit them too to score large bonus points.