There are a few basic types of stickman games that have stood the test of time. One of them is a simple defense game that requires the player to protect a wall, fortress, or other structure from incoming waves of enemies. The player is usually outfitted with one or more weapons to fend off the enemies, but the real test of the player’s ability comes down to resource management and timing. While these games are ubiquitous, there are a number of twists on the formula. One game that has a reasonably good twist is Stickman Army, a browser game that boils the game down to its basics.
Stickman Army puts the player in control of two stick-figure troopers who are defending a tower in the middle of nowhere. These stick figures each carry a number of weapons and are capable of building basic fortifications. Unlike most games in the genre, this one requires the player to hold off foes coming from both sides. It’s not a revolutionary twist by any stretch of the imagination, but it does change up the gameplay just enough to make this game interesting. Timing and weapon choice become even more difficult when you don’t know from which side the next wave will come.
Like most similar games, Stickman Army features an upgrade mechanic. Thankfully, money carries over from level to level even when you die. This means that even the most unskilled players will eventually get the chance to use the best weapons and to get the best upgrades. This is absolutely a great choice on the part of the developers, one that more browser game makers need to keep in mind. You don’t have to be great to beat this game – you just need to put the time in and slowly learn the mechanics. If you can do that, you’ll have a good time.
Stickman Army isn’t revolutionary and it certainly won’t compete with the top tier of browser games. It will, however, provide you with a great deal of entertainment if you are willing to give it a chance. Think of it as a perfect time waster, one that asks little of you but that is willing to pay out dividends in entertainment. You may not rave about this game to everyone that you have met, but you’ll certainly find yourself coming back again and again until you’ve beaten the game and unlocked everything.