Christmas, winter, snow and skiing—bliss! If you've been dreaming of
a white Christmas (erm, okay, Christmas is over, let's move on, shall we?) a stick figure cruising down the slopes read on for our review of Stickman Ski Racer (Free).
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Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Android version: 4.2.1
Stickman games are quite popular and we've seen stickmen running, jumping, riding bikes and performing other stunts. Stickman Ski Racer (Free) is – wait for it – all about cruising the slopes.
The app is a hefty 18 MB and once you've installed it it's even bigger, around 19 MB. Permissions are clean, nothing out of the ordinary.
In Stickman Ski Racer (Free) a stick figure cruises on skies and must try to avoid obstacles that pop up along the way, as well as collect coins and take the correct “exit”, unless you wish to meet a gruesome end (think: stickman smashing up against the rocks).
There are four different settings to pick from and 30 levels in total to slip and slide through:
- Rocky Mountains
A certain amount of stars is necessary in order to unlock parts of the game/locations; stars are earned every time you successfully complete a level.
The game's appeal is largely thanks to the fun settings and varied tracks. The dynamics are fun, too: loops, rocks and even avalanches await. Other game elements – snow canons, bridges, ski lodge roofs, etc – help keep the game diversified and entertaining.
Another fun feature is the night time setting, meaning you can ski the slopes by night.
Users can additionally opt to buy more characters using the coins you have collected (optionally you can purchase more coins).
Stickman Ski Racer (Free) is a great time killer, especially for Line Runner and Stick Stunt Biker enthusiasts. A fun game with wicked graphics, interesting settings and lots of different tracks.
Screen & Controls
Controls are well made and easy enough to learn, especially if you're used to games of the same vein. Tap on the right hand side of the display to accelerate, the left to slow down. Jump over rocks by swiping across the screen or tilting the device.
We quite like the Stickman Ski Racer (Free) design: fun, dynamic graphics, cute details and a cool overall theme.
Speed & Stability
Stickman Ski Racer (Free) performed well throughout our test runs, and the game should run smoothly even on older generation devices.
Stickman Ski Racer (Free) is free and you can find it in the Play Store. Ad banners are displayed at the top of the display throughout the game (check out the screenshots taken by someone from the German team). For 0.79 you can get rid of the ads.