Dumb Ways to Die Review – Be safe around trains

On July 5, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Dumb Ways to Die Review – Be safe around trains

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By: Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

Version #: 1.1

Date Released: 2013-05-16

Developer: Dumb Ways to Die Support

Price: Free

User Rating:

On hearing the name first, I was reminded of the Final Destination series. Though scary, to be honest, they are some really dumb ways to die. But on the other hand, speaking of the game Dumb Ways to Die, it is probably the cutest game of all time.

Tap play and you’re presented with a set of fatal scenarios, where your timely intervention can save the little chubbies’ from getting killed. They include getting bitten by a pet snake, cutting through the railway crossing, chasing balloons into a fast train, slipping on your vomit, getting shocked from the toaster, bum being eaten by piranhas and more. Serial killers, kidney sellers, bear pokers, self-trained pilots, astronauts, drug dealers and more are also introduced, gradually.

These hilarious scenarios in Dumb Ways to Die can be averted with rather simple games like feeding the snake, building patience, tying the balloons, wiping the floor and flicking the fish. Though these may sound ridiculous, the gameplay is truly amazing. As you progress, the time available shortens and you have to save the bean before its too late. There are three chances to mess up and then, it’s Game Over. You can celebrate your death with a tweet too.  As you explore more dumb ways to die, you unlock new characters to die as.

The real winner is the execution. The background score is super cool with an apt beat. The tempo increases with difficulty and the cheerleaders after each levels dance to them. Its adorable! The graphics can not be any simpler with at most five colors used on the whole. Once you crack some scores, you’ll unlock the Dumb ways to Die title song, which you just can’t stop humming.

After all this fun, the game gives you a valuable message of behaving yourselves near trains and makes you take a pledge for the same. Now I have nothing but respect for the Metro Trains, Melbourne for using such a modern and effective method to create awareness.

On the whole, Dumb ways to Die has become one of my alltime favourites. Be safe!

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:Everybody

What I Like:The aim of the app - be safe around trains

What I Don't Like:None

Final Statement:You'll love it

Read the Developer's Notes:
You've seen the video - now the lives of those adorably dumb characters are in your hands!
Download the FREE game now to protect private parts from piranhas, wipe up vomit, feed rattlesnakes, and most importantly - be safe around trains.

Brought to you by the creators of the original viral sensation, Dumb Ways to Die is a frantic action game that expands on scenes from the video. Tap, swipe, tilt and blow through one minigame after another and save as many characters as you can.

- Why is his hair on fire? Who cares, just RUN!
- Quickly wipe your screen free of puke
- Balance that wobbling glue eater
- Flick the piranhas out of range of those precious private parts
- Swat wasps before it's too late
- Best not invite that psycho killer inside
- Carefully remove forks from toasters
- Help self-taught pilots
- Get back from the edge of the platform you fools
- Have patience at level crossings
- No crossing the tracks! Not even for balloons!
- And who knew rattlesnakes were so picky about mustard?

- Perfect your dumb-death prevention skills to unlock the full set of characters for your train station
- Earn your own local copy of the original video
- Compete against friends and highly skilled strangers on the Game Center leaderboard

Watch the original Webby award-winning video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw

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