Super Stickman Golf Review

Super Stickman Golf Review

Sep 22, 2011

Super Stickman Golf has made its way to Android at last. This golf game has more in common with artillery games and physics puzzlers as much as it does with golf games. Players set their angle and shot power when shooting from a 2D perspective, more similar to Tank Wars than most golf games. Shots have to also bounce off of the environment, and there are hazards to avoid as well, such as bottomless pits. This is not the typical golf game at all. Furthermore, powerups such as an instant mulligan, sticky ball that sticks to surfaces it hits, a hazard swap, and even a super ball that travels over twice as far.

Everything that was great about the iOS version is here in the Android version: the ingenious gameplay, vast amount of content, and online leaderboards for competing with friends. The Android version of the game is free to play, and it is actually more free than most games with a paid component. There are no ads, only a currency called “Golf Bux” that is used exclusively for early unlocks. Everything in the game can be earned through normal playing, but can be unlocked quicker through Golf Bux, which can also be earned by unlocking achievements in the main game. These can be used to purchase the powerups early, which otherwise take a long time to unlock regularly.

The Golf Bux can also be used to buy more powerups for use in-game, which is something that I take some issue with, as even though they come at the hefty cost of 10 Golf Bux per additional powerup, this does lead to the possibility that people with more money than sense could dominate the leaderboards. The game still takes skill, but it seems like something dangerously exploitable, especially on the online leaderboards. Sadly, the Android version does not contain online multiplayer yet, though the developers claim that this is something that will be added in the future.

Super Stickman Golf is another must-have iOS port for Android, and at the price of free for iOS, there’s little reason to recommend not checking this out, even for those who have played it on iOS before.

Super Stickman Golf Review Rundown

9
Graphics/Sound - Simple graphics and textures, but the game looks very crisp on high-resolution screens. The chiptune soundtrack is wonderful as well.
9
Controls - Easy to use virtual buttons for aiming and shooting.
9
Gameplay - It evokes classic artillery games as much as it does golf games, and it's a very potent gameplay mix.
9
Replay Value - While no multiplayer, there's a ton of content here to enjoy.
9
Overall - This was extremely fun on iOS, and is still absurdly fun on Android.

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Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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