Sticklings: A Game of Lemmings
You may remember the puzzle based game called Lemmings which was popular during the 1990s. Or else you may have heard about the strange behavioural habit of lemmings, to mindlessly follow each other (sometimes even to their death). If either of these statements strikes a chord with you, then the new puzzle game called Sticklings will seem familiar to you.
Simply put, Sticklings is a game that is centred on guiding a particular number of stick figures towards a glowing portal. Created along the same lines as Lemmings, Sticklings offers a number of tools, which can help you lead all your stick men away from their death and towards safety.
The array of tools includes blockers, which can be used to stop a Stickling in its path. This will change the path of your other Sticklings, as they will be forced to turn around and walk back the other way.
Additionally you can arm your Sticklings with bombs, make them walk faster, do high jumps and set up staircases. If you are tired of failing, you could even just blow them all up and have a laugh. While you are equipped with a limited number of tools and skills, these are sufficient to help you solve the puzzles in your own way.
Each puzzle has its own pre-determined answer route, which is the most efficient way to solve the challenge. If you succeed in doing so, you will gain a gold star. All other methods of solving the puzzles will gain you either a bronze or a silver star, depending on the amount of time you take to finish the level. Though it is certainly fun to receive a gold star when you solve a puzzle in the best possible way, there is a greater satisfaction that comes from finding your own route that works.
This game mostly consists of a lot of trial and error. Whether it is because of the wrongly-timed usage of tools or a strategy not working out as well as you hoped, there is lots of room for mistakes in Sticklings.
With a simple and minimalistic design, Sticklings is a game that will test your patience and have you lying in bed wondering what other routes you could take. However once you manage to solve a puzzle, the joy is well worth the struggle. Sticklings is available on the Android as well as the iOS platform.
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Picture courtesy – pocketgamer.co.uk
by techtalks @TechTalks November 22, 2016 7:24 AM UTC