Sift Heads 3 Stickman Game Review
April 7, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
Sift Heads 3 is the most advanced game that I have seen in my career here at Stickman. Sift Heads 3 has an actual plot, challenging bosses, substantial challenges, and great control: With this game is sure to please any serious flash gamer who gives it a whirl.
Sift Heads 3 puts you in control of Vinnie, a hitstick (for all you StickMan regulars, you get why that is, in fact, a pun) with a mission: revenge. You see, the Chicago Mafia blew up Vinnie’s house and he is just not too thrilled with that. So, he decides to go after the mob bosses, one by one, until they are all dripping from the end of his knife. Vinnie’s weapon of choice is his knife and he can use it pretty effectively, so long as you have the sense to tell him how. With slashes and hacks, Vinnie dices the competition and triumphs as he weaves throughout the levels.
Killing enemy drones is easy enough: simply click on your target to attack them. You can jump and move to avoid suffering attack yourself. (W to jump, A to move left, D to move right, S to block.) For an amped-up attack, hold S while attacking your opponent to upgrade the assault and inflict even more damage.
The game revolves around a revenge-based plot. While plot may seem impossible to pull off in a Stickman Game, the creators weave it into the game flawlessly. Not too intrusive and just interesting enough to keep you clicking, it sets this game apart from most. Also, new ideas, such as button-mashing for certain advancements, give the game an extra layer of challenge to compete with consoles. Another job well-done from the designers of Sift Heads 3.
Anyone who likes a game that can be set down for awhile and picked up again later will like this. A password system allows players to skip past levels they have already completed—a rare find among flash games. Whether a week, month, or decade goes by, Sift Heads 3 will just be waiting to play with you.
A great, engrossing game all around, Sift Heads 3 puts many games to shame with its simple, elegant controls, masterful plot-game ratio, and challenge-enjoyment balance. Sure to soar to number on here on Stickman, Sift Heads 3 is the one to beat – or at least try to.
RATING: 5 SticksSift Heads 3,