Irritation Stickman


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irritationstickman.gifJohnBAccurately described as a "drag action game", Irritation Stickman is the latest effort from dan-ball.jp, home of the Powder Game and Liquid Webtoy. The goal is to pick up and drag stickmen through each stage, avoiding spikes and other traps along the way. You can only keep your grip for a few seconds and must drop stickmen to recharge, forcing you to think before flailing the cursor around the screen. It's a simple but fun action game that produces some hilarious moments of stickman insanity.

You have 99 seconds to drag at least one stickman safely to the goal. The faster you work and the more stickmen you save, the higher your score. You can also grab coins and time-bonus orbs for extra points, but they're often stashed in out of the way areas and are hard to reach. There are six stages composed of three sub-levels each, playable in any order you like.

Each stage is packed with dangerous objects that will cause your stickmen to go splat in one way or another. Strangely enough, no amount of slinging or dropping will injure these guys unless they collide with something hazardous. While sometimes you can simply grab and sling them through corridors, often you'll have to carry each stickman one by one through dangerous territory.

Once you get the hang of the squidgy mechanics you can practice some more advanced techniques you'll need to gather all the coins and complete some of the more difficult stages. Juggling several stickmen in the air across a pit of spikes is extraordinarily satisfying.

Analysis: For a simple, silent game with tiny visuals, Irritation Stickman is still a lot of fun. It almost has a webtoy feel to it, as you can just as easily spend your afternoon slinging stickmen around and watching them splat against the wall as you can completing stages and competing for a high score. The cursor is a bit touchy at times and tends to draw stickmen together when you click, almost as if they were magnetic. This can be frustrating when you're trying to move one character at a time, as the more you pick up at once the less time you can hold on.

Another great time-waster from a talented developer!

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Cheers to Sam for sending this one in!

5 Comments

First comment!!!!!

I like this game because it is easy to start, then has a steep learning curve to get you into the real levels.

I also like this game because it is not required for you to get any of the stickmen to the goal. :P

It uses alot of the stuff from powder game. (check it out!) It is fun to recreate levels in powder game.

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atomic1fire Author Profile Page January 23, 2008 6:58 PM

not exactly latest effort. but he usually updates his games (he added a few new elements and features since the last time you reviewed powder game and after this game was released one or two levels (maybe more I cant remember) have been released)

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Hey, meet one of the masters right here. I'm ranked 7th worldwide. I don't want to show off my pride, but I just want to show you my skills, you know?

Anyways, please don't beat my High-Score in 1-3...

Any questions, ask here.

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i've been playing this since i found the link to the dann-ball website, the newest stages are the ones with water

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Fun fact about the updated powder game.
Virus + Clone = UNSTOPPABLE.
Destroys anything other than the box, the fighter, and the blok. It periodically reverts to the object it destroyed. Clone copies the first thing that touches it. When the virus reverts to clone, it produces more viruses, and is eaten by its own production. It won't stop growing until you reach the dot limit.

It is nearly impossible to destroy without resetting or erasing.

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