StickWars 2

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Less attractive and far more difficult than its predecessor.

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Ease of Play

The controls are simple enough to use, but the difficulty ramps up pretty quickly.

Violence

To defend your castle, you will flick stick figures into the air. They land with sickening thuds and blotches of red. You can also have archers shoot them with arrows or wizards fry them with lightning bolts.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that StickWars 2 is a sequel to last years app game hit, Stick Wars. Like its predecessor, it asks you to defend a castle that is being besieged by stick figure attackers. You do this mostly by flicking the bad guys away with your finger, but you can also set up wizards and archers to blast your enemies with arrows and magic bolts. Though the characters are stick figures, they are still killed in rather gruesome ways -- cartoony, of course, but gruesome, nonetheless.

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Parent Written bybubbmaster April 10, 2011
I love this game. Its easy and fun. There is blood and bad ways to die. When you fling people up in the air they smash in the ground and blood comes up. and wit... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

STICKWARS 2 doesn't do much to improve upon the original. The first StickWars game was a novel idea with an irreverently clever use of stick figures. This sequel has basically the same gameplay, but adds a lot of color and ramps up the difficulty factor (the game was way too hard when first released, but was updated to make it much more manageable). Frankly, the colors don't help much -- the original black stick figures had a more classic quality to them and were more appealing to look at. It's possible that people who finished the first game and want to try a more challenging followup might like the increased difficulty, but newcomers will most likely just get frustrated. The original StickWars is often available as a free download -- and it's a better game.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: December 2, 2010
  • Category: Action Games
  • Version: 1.01
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later

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