Jul 12, 2016
When it comes to making mobile game sequels, I imagine its tough, especially if the preceding game was a hit of sorts. Building something that is familiar, but also compelling enough over its predecessor can be a difficult proposition. On the one hand, creating a whole new title does give a developer an opportunity to put something out that is current with regards to trends, but on the other hand, we gamers can be very tempermental. Do NOT mess with what works.
Sequels to sequels? Oh my.
Super Stickman Golf 3 is finally here, and it has a lot of legacy to live up to and, hopefully, build upon.
Once again, the player takes on the persona of the ubuiquitous stick figure; again, it’s armed with clubs and is tasked with navigating some very interesting designed golf courses.
The graphics make the game, really; the game utilizes a lot of telltale green to begin, plus other colors that provide nice contrast further on. The animations are clean and effective, and altogether, the game looks familiar with a dash of the whimsical.
The control mechanism remains virtual; one button serves as a shot power meter, and is crucial with regards to getting the right amount of force on a shot. There are direction buttons that one can use to be the perfect flight path, and other visual tools as well (such as spin).
The gameplay is easy to get into, especially versus the game engine: get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible. The fun is in the getting there, because, as noted, the courses almost defy physics in places. There are nooks and crannies to to avoid, and some that one might actually have use. The game incorporates “bux” in places, and these are great to get, but are not always conducive to the main goal of minimizing strokes. Cards can be collected, and the “hat” system is pretty cool. There are a few multiplayer options one can get into, and extra courses one can access.
It’s a sequel’s sequel, in that it stands on its own, but is a pretty compelling franchise extender too. It needs little by way of tutorial, and is playable on the go.
For all those closet golf savants, this is it.