Stair Dismount Review

Stair Dismount Review

Jul 18, 2011

Pushing people down the stairs is an activity that will likely get you in hot water. Eventually, someone will find out that you did the pushing and you’ll end up in jail, or the recipient of a dastardly and terminal counter-push. Here at Android Rundown, we frown upon stair pushing in all of its forms. Well, all of its forms except one.

Stair Dismount is a game of physics, pain, broken bones and stair-pushing. You control a floating finger, and your task is to push a rag-doll down some stairs, through a crowd, off a tower or any number of other precarious positions.

As your doll falls, he’ll break his bones, crack his skull, dislocate his joints and bruise tender, tender parts of his body. The more pain and discomfort you cause your little avatar, the more points you get. The more points you get, the more impressed people will be at your mad people-pushing skills. Go you.

There are a decent amount of different pushing places, and more are available through an in-app purchasing system. You can even buy new rag-dolls, if you get bored of hurting the two you start the game with.

The game is a lot of fun in short bursts, and there’s something pretty addictive about trying to beat your high score that will keep you coming back for more. Unfortunately, there’s no real way of measuring your success or failure on a level, except by comparing your score with the worldwide leader boards.

Stair Dismount is fun in small doses, but you can’t help but think there needs to be more content on offer. Some challenges, for example, would be a nice change of pace. Still, if you’re looking for a game that lets you push people down the stairs, then you won’t go far wrong with this one. Just remember, what goes on in the game, stays in the game.

Stair Dismount Review Rundown

8
Graphics and Sound - A neat looking 3D title that doesn't wow but feels solidly built.
8
Controls - Spectacularly simple push and tap controls that anyone could master.
6
Gameplay - Lacks any sort of focus, and because of that feels a bit shallow.
6
Replay Value - Beating your high score is addictive, but once that's worn off, there's not much else here.
7
Overall - A fun game, but one that fails to hold your attention for very long.

App available on the Google Play Store »

Harry Slater
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