Review Stick Sprint
Test yourself to be the fastest around the track
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 31 Oct 2018, tested on HTC One M8
Collect look and build paths to new cities, driving mechanics evolve, fun level designs
Tool boxes take too long to open, tutorial is too long
If there is one thing that is for sure, time and time again, mobile game developers have continued to find new ways to breath fresh life into stale genres likes racing games. Stick Sprint for Android is one of those games where you get a nice mix of arcade-like racing mechanics and some very light base building mechanics. What you get is an interesting, though slightly complicated racing game.
Nailing down all the gameplay in this game is difficult. The driving mechanics are pretty fun, though. You swipe up to shift gears and you swipe left and right to turn corners. Sometimes you’ll have to do long swipes for sharp corners. You’ll go from city to city racing each of the city’s three champions to recruit the city that will then begin generating currency for you. You can’t go from city to city after each win, though. Instead, you’ll need to unlock tiles that you will use to build paths to each city.
To unlock these tiles, you’ll need to purchase tool boxes. You can do this with currency you unlock. Unfortunately, you’re not just paying for the tool boxes with currency, you have to wait long lengths of time before they unlock, too.
My biggest complaint with Stick Sprint is definitely the lengthy tutorial. It’s been a while since I’ve wrote that, but I found myself literally mashing on my screen to try and skip all of the needless tutorials telling me to do the same thing over and over again. It’s a fun game just marred a bit by its awful tutorial. But if you can get past that, you’ll likely spend a lot of time with this game.