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Castle Crumble, a physics puzzle game, crashed into Apple Arcade on Friday, and it's here to annihilate your free time. If you subscribe to Apple Arcade ($5, £5 or AU$8 a month), you can play this game free of cost, ads or in-app purchases.
Castle Crumble was developed by Orbital Knight, who also developed Spire Blast. In this game, you use an arsenal of tools, including cannonballs, TNT and even meteors, to bring down different castles. You have a limited supply of items for destroying each castle, so you can't just go into each stage blasting -- you have to be strategically destructive.
It's easy to pick up this game, tell yourself you're going to play only a level or two, and then an hour later you've wrecked 20 castles. Maybe it's the puzzle aspect of the game and figuring out where to place a cannonball to take down a turret, or it could be that making things go boom is pretty fun. Either way, if you pick this game up, you won't put it down anytime soon.