Stick ‘em Up Stickman Game Review
February 27, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
A very good frustration release, Stick ‘em Up is one of those pastimes that is very fun and impossible to put down but it is impossible to understand or say why. Maybe it is the dozens of weapons you may choose from to annihilate the helpless stick; maybe it is the helplessness of the Stick to your barrage. Whatever it is, Stick ‘em Up is somehow enjoyable.
The game begins with you controlling a pistol in the top right-hand corner of the game screen. Below is the titular Stick. This particular Stick is destined to be shot over and over and over yet again by you. With myriad weapons to choose from, this just does not get old. Really, I do not know why.
Weapons split into three different categories: firearms, explosives, and “other.” Firearms is where all sorts of guns reside. From pistols to sniper rifles, they are all here. Explosives consist of TNT, grenades, mines, and the like. I will leave other as an interesting surprise for you.
Every time you land a hit upon the unfortunate Stick, you take some points. The amount, ranging from five to thirty, depends on where you hit it. You can redeem these points to purchase new weapons which you may swap out at any time. Different weapons have different perks. The machine guns and automatic weapons allow you to hold the Stick in place and unleash. Dropping dynamite makes sure that the Stick does not try to dodge you. This is a great way to gain tons of points with nearly zero effort.
With guns, bombs, and “other,” Stick ‘em Up is a game designed to release your frustrations resulting from your mommy, daddy, or, most likely, lonely and single problems. Take up arms against the helpless Stick and unleash your firepower upon his scrawny little body. Go ahead, you earned it by being single all these years.
RATING: 4 SticksStick Em Up,