Mirror Runners Stickman Game Review
January 16, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
Mirror Runners is a thinking game. Controlling two characters at the same time is a daunting task by itself, but having them reach a goal that is located at two different locations is a completely new breed of difficult. Mirror Runners forces the gamer to think differently than if they were in a traditional setting. Mirror Runners is not for the dim witted and it will certainly hone the minds of the smarter among us.
In Mirror Runners, the screen consists of two sections. The two Sticks are in different tunnel-like things. The tunnels each contain a pad that both Sticks need to be on in order to advance to the next round. The object of Mirror Runners is to get both sticks on the pad simultaneously. This is a frightful task because both tunnels are not set up the same and the pads are not in the same location, so it requires some ingenuity on the part of the gamer to decide how to get both Sticks his pad.
Movement is crucial in Mirror Runners!
The types of movements affect how fast a Stick gets to an area. For example, in one tunnel one Stick can benefit from jumping while the other tunnel is so low that the Stick in that tunnel cannot jump at all. The name of the game is learning how to utilize movements (remember: both sticks do the same exact movement; they just are not always the same in effectiveness) to reach the pad, which is the goal of the level.
As well as knowing what movements to use, many levels have different layouts that offer different advantages to the gamer. An example of that being in one level, one tunnel includes a wall that the Stick can jump over where the pad is directly next to this wall while the second tunnel is just a long stretch with the pad in the middle. In this case, the Sticks must run at full clip. The wall blocks one Stick’s movement while the other can reach its pad. Then, the Stick trapped behind the wall can leap over it and reach his pad without moving the Stick in the other tunnel.
Mirror Runners is difficult to explain. However, what is not difficult to explain is how challenging it is. This is a game that requires sharp thinking, analysis, and patience. If anyone can beat all twenty-something levels, I bet their IQ is off the charts. Use this game a prep for finals. Nope, not kidding.
RATING: 4 Sticks
CONTROLS: Arrow keys (right for right, left for left, up for jump, down to activate pads)Mirror Runners,