Super Stickman Golf 2 Review
- All new power-ups and hazards bring even more variety and depth than before.
- Cash-for-hats system creates a positive feedback loop; skilled play rewards players with new toys and subsequently more options to make cash.
- Take the gameplay online in a 4-player race to end of the course or an 8 player local pass-and-play match.
- While not game breaking, it feels petty to make the 'last shot' indicator an additional paid-for feature instead of (what is commonly considered) a core one.
- Soundtrack feels hit and miss; what's catchy at one moment can quickly become irritating in another.
While not as breathtakingly novel as its previous release, Super Stickman Golf 2 doesn't mess with a good thing and builds upon this solid core by adding all new hazards and power-ups, as well as utilizing a rewarding progression system that inspires you to reach greater heights of skill.
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When we first encountered Super Stickman Golf by Noodlecake Studios it was hard to keep our joy contained. At its core the game was a by-the-numbers 2D golfing title, however the clever addition of power-ups that required skill to obtain, and added even more depth and gameplay options once obtained made it a solid gold title. Super Stickman Golf 2 has a huge legacy to live up to, and while the core once again remains the same, it's the small details that continue to keep the series running strong.
On loading up your first stage you'll notice all the familiar options - buttons to modify your aim; return the camera to your golfer; activate power-ups; and most important of all, the sliding power-bar. Using these you'll need to navigate the game's twisting mazes filled with water hazards and sand traps, as well as the slightly less than usual moving barriers and sticky patches. Play well enough and you'll remain under-par and maybe even earn a gold medal if your score is low enough.
While your skill can get you through all by itself, there's more fun to be had by sticking yourself to the side of a wall or freezing pools of water so you can continue playing from the hazard. All of the game's power-ups open up all-new pathways, and it's a good thing they do as many of the game's collectables (floating cash notes) are well hidden, with some in 'warp zones' adjacent to your current stage. Collect all 10 from a stage and you'll gain a large bonus; in fact the game regularly offers notes as a reward for completing its many achievements as well as the occasional bonus objective for a particular stage.
The payoff comes in the form of randomly assigned 'hats' from a vending machine - the more you spend, the more likely you'll gain a hat. Given the multitude of cash sources and the relative power of some of the hats (each one imbues your character with a unique effect such as additional power on your shots) it's a sinkhole worth investing in to.
Want more experience and cash? Head online to compete against friends or auto-matched partners in a 'race' mode (first to the hole wins a point) or keep it simple and play against a friend in a head-to-head match up.
As such you'll be rolling in cash and experience, unlocking hats and new golfers alike to tweak the game in subtle, but significant ways. Add in all new obstacles such as portals and magnets, as well as laser-powered or magnetic balls, and the options for mind-bending courses skyrockets.
Super Stickman Golf 2 remains an engaging arcade golfing title thanks to small additions to the gameplay that reward the player with even greater variety and complexity as their skill level increases. It's a smooth and rewarding curve and one we highly recommend experiencing for yourself.
Description*** Awarded "Appstore Best of 2013" by Apple! ***
With 30 dynamic mini golf courses, new power-ups, customizable characters, 70 achievements and two different multiplayer modes, Super Stickman Golf 2 will keep you on the fairway for a long time!
** Reviews **
"Appstore Best of 2013" - Apple
5/5 - AppAddict.net - "Fantastic"
8.2/10 - IGN - "Polished to near perfection."
4.5/5 - Touch Arcade - "It is awesome!"
4.5/5 - Gamezebo - "Hugely entertaining"
4.5/5 - 148 Apps - "Sticktacular"
4.5/5 - MacWorld - "A No Brainer"
4.5/5 MacLife - "Brilliantly Fun"
** Description **
32 Dynamic Courses. Never have the links been better looking or as unique as now. Moving obstacles, portals, magnets and more await you on the most creative courses to date.
Turn Based Multiplayer. What is better than golfing alone? Why bringing a friend of course. Now you can go head to ahead against all your friends on your schedule with the new Turn Based multiplayer mode. Earn big rewards and even bigger bragging rights.
Race Mode Multiplayer. The frantic race mode is back and bigger than ever! Play online against up to 3 people and battle it out to see who can get to the cup first. Or kick it up a notch and try out the local 8 player option. Chaos reigns in this mode. You have been warned!
Customizable Characters. Stand out from the crowd with new unlock-able characters and even more valuable hats. Each hat contains a unique ability and some are more rare than others. Can you collect them all and become a certified Super Stickman Golf Legend?
** Features **
* iCloud Support
* Universal App
* 2 Multiplayer Modes
* 250 Challenging Holes
* 71 Achievements
* 34 Hats
* 14 Golfers
* NEW Powerups
* Dynamic Courses
* Local Multiplayer Support Over Bluetooth
Thanks to all of our fans who have been waiting patiently for the release! We hope you enjoy.
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What's New in Version 2.8This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Bug fixes for turn-based multiplayer.