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Alien Hominid
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Alien Hominid
Vital statistics
Unlock Method Buy Alien Hominid HD and obtain an achievement or complete the Alien Ship Level (PS3 and PC only)
Starting Weapon Alien Ray Gun
Basic Magic Beam Gun Blast
Projectile Magic Beam Shot
Magic Jump Beam Jump
Campaign statistics
Gender Unknown
Race Alien
Health 1 HP
Insane Health 10~15 HP
Location Alien Ship


The Alien is an enemy and an unlockable character in Castle Crashers.

Background

The Alien Hominids are magic projectile enemies with extremely low health. The Alien is unlocked after getting at least one achievement in Alien Hominid HD in the Xbox 360 version. In the PS3 and PC version, the Alien Hominid character is unlocked after completing the Desert UFO level. They are unable to change their weapons, but their gun fires three times as fast as a normal character.

Magic Powers

Splash Attack

"Wide Beam Shot"

Element: Fire

Damage: Base magic damage

Fires a wide orange continuous ball of energy with its gun. Can hit multiple enemies if bunched together. Can be fired 3x as often as other Splash spells while on the ground. Causes burn damage.

Projectile Attack

"Beam Shot"

Element: Non-elemental

Damage: Base magic damage x 0.5

Fires a small yellow ball of energy with its beam gun. Can be fired 3x as often as other Projectile spells while on the ground.

Alien Jump

"Alien Jump"

Element: Non-elemental

Damage: Base magic damage

Bright cylindrical light beam comes down and pulls it up, as if its ship is transporting it up.

These enhanced powers make up for the fact that it can't change weapons. If you are a magic lover, pick it. If you like powerful weapons, this might not be the character for you.

Trivia

  • Alien is the only character that can cast magic at a faster rate than normal.
  • Alien is the only character who can't change weapons. This may be because it only uses its ray gun in Alien Hominid HD. Although, it can change the abilities of its gun in Alien Hominid HD, unlike in Castle Crashers.
  • Apparently as a homage to the original game, the Alien Hominid enemies are only defeated with one hit, an obvious nod to the game it came from where it can only be shot once and dies. The same stays true here, as a single blow from any weapon at any level will instantly kill one of these enemies because they have 1 HP.
  • The Playable Character shield resembles a grenade, possibly another link to the game Alien Hominid HD, where the main character can throw grenades as a weapon.
  • The Beefy alien appears in a jail cell of the alien ship. The alien escapes soon after it is freed, and it is presumably captured by area 51 in Alien Hominid HD.
  • Normally when using magic, portrayed is it shooting its gun, however when out of beam energy it moves its hand like any other character.
  • During the Necromancer fight, it resurrects an Alien Hominid that takes more than one hit to kill, as normal Aliens take only one hit to kill and only have 1 HP.
  • The alien hominids are effectively killed by BiPolar Bear because they will attack anything with less than 11 HP left.
  • Alien Hominid has a "Plumber's Crack." This can be seen when throwing an enemy, right as you're coming off the top of a ladder, and at the very beginning of Desert Chase where a dead Alien is in front of the wreckage.

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