Stick Assassin Game Review
December 8, 2011
By Maxwell J. Provo
Stick Assassin puts you on top of buildings and in control of an assassin who needs to kill anything and everything in his way across the building tops. You are not alone on the buildings: enemy sticks every roof and you need to develop your strategy to kill them before they kill you. It is even better if you can kill them before they even see you!
Need Adventure or just want a High Score?
You are able to play Stick Assassin in two different modes. The two choices are adventure and high score. In adventure you creep along the rooftops, getting ever closer to whatever goal you have. Along the way you encounter hostile Sticks who will do anything to make sure you do not pass them unscathed. In adventure mode you have three lives. Going off the edge of a building and not landing on another roof will kill you and the enemy Sticks that are armed with weapons of their own can kill you. The first and second times you die you restart exactly where you died. If you die with no spare lives, you are transported back to the beginning and you must start fresh. The hearts that are in the center of the playing screen represent your lives.
In high score mode, you must kill as many hostile Sticks as you can before you are killed yourself. If you are killed, your kill count is treated as your score. You are put on a leader board with your score and you may compare yourself to other players throughout the world.
There are no alternate weapon choices in Stick Assassin. You are equipped with a basic pistol and that is it. This pistol never runs out of ammunition. It takes one or two shots to kill the small enemies and a couple more to take down the larger ones. There are ways to avoid being seen and to allow you to make a stealthy kill without putting yourself at risk. For example, you should try to stay on a building after you have cleared it and wait for the enemy that is patrolling the next building to come into your view before you take a shot. You have the advantage of surprise and you will last much longer!
So is Stick Assassin cool?
Stick Assassin is a no frills, basic game. Even though it lacks super graphics and weapon upgrades, it is a great challenge and just plain fun to try to sneak up on your enemy while on top of a roof. The best part of this game is to see how far you can get before you die three times and need to restart. You can’t just restart once; you’ll come back for more and more because you just NEED to know you can get further than last time.
RATING: 3.5 Sticks
Arrow keys to move and jump; mouse to aim; left click to fireStick Assassin,