Review Stickman Downhill
Race BMX style stick bikes down ridiculous hills
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 29 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Neat animation, decent game play, responsive controls
Very common, monotonous game play, mediocre graphics
Stickman Downhill for Android is stickman style BMX bike racing in extreme locales. Go fast, eat dirt, then do it all over again.
Stickman Downhill is the latest in this series. The game is decent fun for a few rounds but doesn't really go anywhere. You start off atop a ridiculously high mountaintop. It’s probably more of a hill, but at that height, it’s arguably a mountaintop. Just tap the right ride of the screen to start pedaling like mad. There’s a brake too, but where’s the fun in using that? As you dart down the hill, our little stickman pedals faster and faster. There’s jumps, enormous gulleys and death drops that are sure to knock the senses right outta this stickman’s itty bitty little brain.
The controls work well and are responsive. Tilting your gizmo to make little sticky to back-flips and get some good hand time is loads of fun. But watching him hit the ground hard and bust apart into itty bitty little pieces is even more fun. Problem is, save some changing scenery, there’s really nothing much else to this game.
The animation is decent, though a tad unrefined; I guess that’s just how things look in Stickville. It’s fun to see all the jaw dropping chasms, but the courses are far too simple and repetitive to hold any real interest or merit any IAPs.
Stickman Downhill is decent; no more, no less. It’s fun for a few rounds but destined to be forgotten soon thereafter. Kids might love it because it's so simple and gives the impression of speed and excitement.