Stickman BMX for iPhone, iPad Review

On July 28, 2011

App Type: iPhone

Stickman BMX for iPhone, iPad Review

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By: Turbo Chilli Pty Ltd trading as Traction Games

Version #: 1.0

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Developer: By Traction Games

Price: $0.99

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You don’t make it to the top 3 of the Itunes app store by sitting around sipping cocktails on the beach. Ben Hazzard, Traction Games’ imperial leader, spent his life’s blood making Stickman Skater, which reached the number one spot in the itunes store last year. This year he has spent over 70 hours a week for another 10 months to get the follow up game, Stickman BMX, to the top. And it totally paid off!

So what is it like?

“Its really a second-generation version of the Stickman Skater engine.” Hazzard told, “There are more things to interact with, curved terrain, bigger jumps, moving obstacles, an entirely new physics engine, new locations and, of course, our Stickman is now riding a BMX bike.” Hazzard and his Traction Games partner were both really into skating in high school, and BMX seems quite a logical part deux.

The comparison with Stickman Skater is obvious: it’s basically the same game, just a little quicker, and the levels are slightly different, and obviously, you’re on a BMX, not a skateboard, but for skating harliners, there’s even the option to buy a skateboard in-app ($0.99) and play the game like that. Which really brings us to the big flaw in this new game (though the guys at Traction Games won’t give a fig, laughing all the way to the bank): Stickman BMX is pretty much Stickman Skater, but then on a bike. And guess what? It’s a much better game on a skateboard!

We rate this app 3.5 out of 5 stars

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