Stickmans Adventure Game Review
January 15, 2012
By Maxwell J. Provo
Stickman’s Adventure is a basic version of Super Mario 64. Not to say that is a bad thing. Super Mario is a classic and Stickman’s Adventure provides a nice substitute to the classic game. However fun this game is, it is impossible to ignore the blatant unoriginality of its creators. Everything from the enemies to the levels looks like a heavily scaled down Super Mario. Having written that, however, this game is still certainly worth playing as it provides a challenge and a long period of fun with its three levels and four bosses.
You are in control of a Stickman. To go through the levels, use the arrow keys. Jump using the up arrow. Levels divide into landings. To advance you go forward and up the entire time. On each level there are enemies that die only when you jump up and land on their head, another heavy nod to the Mario series.
As you advance farther up the landings, more interesting things appear. For example, starting in second or third stage there are bouncy pads to help jump higher and farther. As well as bouncy pads, there is a heavier concentration of enemies. There are three types of foes you must eliminate: rockets that zoom above your head, foot soldier things, and bosses. Bosses are at the end of each level.
“Although the game is a simpler version of Super Mario 64, it is no less challenging”
Often the stick needs to land on a tiny surface or jump at just the precise moment to execute it perfectly. As well as complicated jumps the number of enemies increases as you advance farther through the game and that becomes more and more of a difficulty. Often at landing sites there are many enemies. If the stick does not land in exactly the right place at exactly the right time, the player will not have an opportunity to vanquish the foes on that particular landing and lose a life. The stick has four lives. Once the fourth is lost, the stick goes to the beginning of that particular stage.
Stickman’s Adventure is a simple version of Super Mario 64 and a little unoriginal, yes, but it is still fun. The classic interface and objectives will bring up memories of cheesy arcade games that for some reason just provide great fun. It is easy to spend an hour on this game. The numerous levels and bosses make this game on to try to beat. It will be a challenge but it will also be fun.
RATING: 4 Sticks
CONTROLS: Arrow keys (up for jump, right to move forward, left to move backStickman’s Adventure,