Super Stickman Golf review (iOS/Universal)

April 21, 2011

“‘Think I better take a mulligan
I put my ball in the pond again”

10 word description: Platform physics puzzler golf. Many courses, unlockable special powers. Multiplayer.

Of course the first hole is going to be easy. What did you expect?

10 word review: Brilliant, addictive, polished and fully featured. Hugely enjoyable and challenging.

Your max power shot curves gracefully across the night sky like a shooting star

You will like this if you enjoy: Golf games; physics games; artillery style target games (Worms type trajectory shooting), simultaneous online multiplayer.

The list of "classic" courses is very long.

The good news: The recent update has really made this game special. The sheer number of courses, beautifully clear and attractive 2D graphics, faultless controls and imaginative hole designs make this game an absolute winner. Adding multiplayer opens it up even more.

Things soon start to get interesting as you move on from the starter course.

The bad news: The only slight negative point that I can think of is that the 3 great courses in the free version don’t appear in the full version. Apart from that, this game is very hard to fault, although the difficulty of later courses could prove to be a bit too challenging for some players. It’s a shame you can’t sync progress between devices, seeing as this is a universal game.

The Sticky Ball is one of the first special powers to unlock.

Arcadelife verdict: This is a ferociously addictive, great looking and very polished game. The number of courses is impressive – the first time I scrolled down through the list of Classic courses I was surprised when they just kept coming. Course themes and individual hole layouts are imaginative and vary from what could (almost) be considered normal golf courses to convoluted labyrinths out of a Dr Seuss book. The weirdness in the level design never feels like it’s just there for the sake of it, and many of the harder holes are specifically suited to a solution involving one of the unlockable super-powers.

There are ice courses, desert courses, inferno courses, utterly bizarre courses...

Tiger Woods probably had a headache and couldnt make it, so they sent Stickman instead.

As a golf game, it’s a great physics/puzzle game … without losing its golfing identity along the way. Do I need to pile any more praise on this game? Not really – just look out for it in the Arcadelife April award show, coming in early May…

Arcadelife rating: 94/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.2

iTunes link

Noodlecake website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch  (OS 4.3)
iPad (OS 4.3)

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