Mobile games seem to fall into very distinct categories, at least the successful ones. Often, they are massively multiplayer in some way, Match 3 Bejeweled games or endless runners. Super Stickman Golf 3 bucks that trend by being a 2D side view casual golf game with In App Purchases that are completely optional. Yep, everything we are led to believe about mobile gaming is turned on its head with this game. Noodlecake know how to make a game that goes against the grain.
Another problem with mobile games is the dreaded paywall. The point in a game where you are stuck to the point that you must pay real world money to advance. So far, Super Stickman Golf 3 doesn’t have that problem. Sure, there are In App Purchases but they are for stuff like cards (take a chance, you might get a new golfer, clubs or bux or something else) or Golf Bux (used to buy stuff and upgrade characters along with using real world money in many cases). I am spending so much time on the IAP because it is so refreshing for it to be completely optional. No paying for additional turns, additional courses or characters/clubs/features that are required to continue playing.
Unlike other casual golf games that simply add more water/sand traps to make them challenging, Super Stickman Golf sticks it to you with devilish level designs. From gravity defying platforms to impossibly placed holes you have to reach, the levels here are not for the faint of heart. Some are nigh on impossible to score a Hole in One on while others are easier looking but still tough. I say easier looking because you may be tempted with a small hole that leads directly to the hole versus the much more obvious route that will require more than one stroke to reach the hole.
Noodlecake obviously know how to make a good casual golf game, after all this is the third Super Stickman Golf game on mobile. They just keep getting better though so keep making them.
Super Stickman Golf 3 by Noodlecake
Platform: Android (ZTE ZMAX 2 used for review) and iPhone
Genre: Casual golf
In App Purchases: Yes, optional stuff like golf characters, bux and cards that enhance game play
Rated: E for Everyone on Google Play and 4+ on iPhone
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store