Stickbound FREE! Review
- Unique pogo-pole-vault endless gameplay.
- Quirky graphical style.
- Fun characters to unlock.
- Hard to master gameplay.
- No direct iTunes support.
If future support for Stickbound is even half as good as the seminal endless game Doodle Jump! then this addictive little title will become another perfect mainstay for any iPhone.
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Stickbound by Gamenauts is a tough nut to crack. Using a completely unique style of horizontal endless gameplay based on pole-vaulting your way across surreal landscapes, it's simultaneously one of the most frustrating, yet positively addictive games to play.
All that you require to make your way forward is your wits and well timed taps. By tapping on the screen you extend a pole from your character to the ground, pushing yourself further away. Careful timing can spring you high up or more hopefully, further towards the unending horizon. It's certainly not the most intuitive gameplay to learn and will take more than a few agonizing failures to grasp even partly.
Checkpoints providing handy starting positions if you happen to fall down a gap, which is double handy considering just how easy it is to unwittingly fling yourself headlong in to a pit. Thankfully this frustration is dulled by the quirky environment you'll speed through, varying from clumps of land, asteroids and the occasional farm animal. The music consists of a standard catchy riff and with no native iTunes background music support you'll have the tune stuck in your head all day.
Considering how unique the gameplay is and how hard it is to develop some level of skill with the controls, it's amazingly addictive. The charm wears off slightly once you get your bearings, but unlockable characters will keep you busy enough to make this well worth the purchase. Definitely a genre worth keeping an eye on.
DescriptionPlay the most ADDICTIVE stick jumping game ever!
Stickbound offers an innovative stick jumping mechanic that's brand new on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Touch the screen to extend your stick and propel yourself just like a pole vault. The longer you touch, the longer your stick will be.
The angle and placement of your stick determines the speed and trajectory of your jump, so act fast!
Check out the YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0QGU9E4Tko
"It's clever and hasn't been done before, and provides a fun and compelling experience." - Touch Arcade
"If future support for Stickbound is even half as good as the seminal endless game Doodle Jump! then this addictive little title will become another perfect mainstay for any iPhone." - AppSpy
"If I had to describe it in three words, they would be: fun, addictive, and innovative." - AppModo
"5/5 Rating. Super fun to pick up and play" -Appsafari
"iPhone game of the week." - UWeekly.com
- Addicting and innovative gameplay!
- Gorgeous graphics.
- 2 Game Modes: Normal and Timed Modes.
- 5 extra unlockable characters.
- Fun ragdoll physics action.
- Catchy music and sound effects.
- Collect stars and earn extra lives.
- 2 cool Power-Ups: The Rocket and the Angel Wings.
- Global High Scores.
- OpenFeint integration - Leaderboards, Achievements and Forums.
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What's New in Version 1.2Stickbound is now FREE!
In-App Purchases for Character Packs and 10 Lives Pack.
New gameplay music.
Misc. bug fixes & optimizations.