Review iStunt 2
Conquer high mountains on a snowbord
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 13 Aug 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Quality soundtrack, quality animation, neat graphics, lots of levels, interesting plot, exciting game play, convenient controls, interesting physics
iStunt 2 is the most crazy game for Windows Phone, in which you are to deal with a snowboard. At your disposal there is a fearless character. He cannot live without the thrill and is ready to share with you a shot of adrenaline, if you are prepared for this, of course. The goal of the game is to overcome a number of steep slopes and reach the finish line marked by a green flag.
В реальной жизни даже обычный спуск с крутой горы на сноуборде можно сравнить с подвигом, а здесь имеется еще и огромное количество препятствий, как рукотворных, так и тех, над созданием которых поработала природа. Помимо крутых склонов Вас ждут трамплины, вертикальные стены и даже потолки, преодолеваемые с помощью сильного разгона и центробежных сил. В начале игры Вас будут беспокоить только препятствия естественного происхождения, и для того, чтобы не свернуть шею своему подопечному, нужно будет вовремя наклонять смартфон в разные стороны. In real life, even a common descent from a steep mountain on a snowboard can be compared with the feat, but here there are plenty of obstacles - man-made as well as those that was created by mother Nature. In addition to steep slopes you will experience jumps, vertical walls and even tops, surmounted with strong acceleration and centrifugal forces. At the beginning of the game you will be only disturbed by obstacles of natural origin, and in order not to crack the neck of your hero, you need to tilt the phone into different directions in time.
Obstacles and powerupsFew levels later, there will emerge obstacles in the game that can be overcome with the help of a jump alone (overhangs and stalactites), and after a couple more levels you will be shown how to overcome the narrow crevices and pass under artificial obstacles in the form of a circular saw. With each new level the game provides new, more challenging obstacles, as well as elements that do not occur in real life. For example, it will be acceleration triggers that can help climb a very steep flank, or gizmos that are responsible for the power of gravity and allow to move across the ceiling easily.
Controlling in iStunt 2Success in this game depends entirely on your reaction. You will need to turn the main character's legs away from the place he is going to land in time. As you have probably understood, the main controlling is carried out by accelerometer which is responsible for the dodging and rotation of the snowboarder, although jumping, bending and some of the stunts are performed by using touch screen. Tricks in the game are only encouraged, and for each of them you get extra points. Besides, you need to collect as many stars that are hidden in the most remote places, as possible.
ResumeEach round consists of several sections marked by a red flag. As soon as you get to it, the flag turns green, and in case of the main character's death, you will start the next round from the place where you installed the last green flag. The graphics in this game are nice, and you will surely enjoy it; the gameplay is accompanied by a dynamic rock music.