- Players are able to use their iPod during gameplay.
- Players are able to continue their game if they close the application.
- Button masher gameplay with little to no player skill required.
- Player animations often won’t work.
- The gameplay is incredibly repetitive (Fight 4-5 enemies then a slightly larger boss every level).
Stick Fu is not worth the current price and would work better as one of the thousands of flash games available online than an iPhone release.
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Stick Fu is a side-scrolling fighter game consisting of stick figures and, to be blunt, a non-existent story line. You must travel around the city defeating other stick figures and level bosses using an array of punches, kicks and various special moves.
Players attack by using the two on screen buttons, one for standard attacks and one for special attacks. The special attacks can only be used once the player’s combo meter is filled but it takes no time to fill up. The game also encourages players to dodge and evade attacks by double tapping the on screen directional buttons in the direction you want.
As the title suggests, the game’s visuals consist of simple stick figures and players shouldn’t expect anything revolutionary. The game’s sound is decent but players are free to create their own custom iPod playlists. Stick Fu’s main mode is single player only but gives players access to local and online leaderboards.
Stick Fu seems to be a small fish in a very large pond. With the constant release of new and impressive iPhone games, cruder games like this might not be able to hold its own against other higher quality titles. The gameplay tends to rely too much on button mashing and while stickman visuals can often compliment a game’s charm, Stick Fu is not one of those games. The basic gameplay and non-concept hold the game back and give the game an online flash game feel, rather than an iPhone game.
DescriptionAt the core of the martial arts lies simplicity, and focus. Stick-Fu, the martial arts fighting game featuring animated stick figures, embodies this principle. Take on waves of faceless enemies, dodging around and between them and then using your brutal combo moves to take them down for good. The simplicity of your stick-man avatar opens up a world of combat precision, in which each move must be timed for the perfect kill.
Though your controls are simple, there’s plenty of room to shine in this adrenaline-fuelled side-scrolling fighter. Watch the clear animated lines of your enemies to read their next move, anticipate it, and respond before they’re ready for your attack. Take them out, before they can mob around you and put you down for good! Think you’ve got the hang of it? Then get ready for each level’s Big Boss, who will test your skills to the limit!
POWER UP AND KNOCK ‘EM DOWN
While enemies are stunned, take them out for good to claim bonus power-ups, with different effects depending on the colour of the enemy. Then, while you’re super-powered and mowing through your attackers, rack up the hits to activate your lethal combo moves, which feature sweet animated flying and spinning kicks as well as weapons from staves to katanas to shotguns!
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS
Buff up your stats after each level, spending Skill Points to improve your health, agility and power. Play to your strengths, and build up your stick-figure from a scared weakling to a fly-kicking badass! Save your progress between play sessions, so that you can make it through the truly gruelling bosses!
Fight until you can fight no more! Cause in STICK-FU, the fight never ends...
“it’s Stick Men doing Kung Fu and that’s cool. Plus great comic-like graphics.” -- Gamers’ Daily News
“Stick-Fu delivers fast, furious fun with cool combos and awesome finishing moves” -- iPhone Life
“Pounding stick figures into submission with awesome Kung-Fu moves is as good as it gets with Stick Figures... you feel the style and grace of the moves” -- AppAdvice