stikbold
Metacritic (PC): N/A
Metacritic (Xbox): 72/100
Metacritic (PS): 75/100
Release: Apr 2016
Reviewed on: PC

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure

Site Score
7.5
Good: Well balanced – Plenty of room to grow your skill level – Story
Bad: Lack of content after original release leave it lacking – No online options
User Score
7.3
(6 votes)
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Few sporting experiences have been translated over to video games and even less have done so in a successful party manner. Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure dodges that trend though by bringing the sport (and popular high school past time) of dodgeball to the party game scene.

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With both single player, local multiplayer and co-operative options Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure falls short of online play but does not diminish the experience as the best times within the game will be slamming a ball into your friends face as you make an amazing come back.

Set in an era long past Stikbold! feels right out of the 70’s with its character designs, setting and best of all the disco soundtrack. In the co-operative portion of the game players will be taking control of Bjorn and Jerome who team up for a strange adventure.

While co-op is a great journey for 2 friends larger numbers will find the arena free for all battles more suited to generating a rush of fun. Mechanically matches take place on one of several game arenas with a single dodgeball being thrown around and bouncing off the edge of the arena. These unique areas for dodgeball action include your traditional gym, a suburb round about and several others. Each of which comes with their own interactive items both within and outside the arena.

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Knocking out an opponent is a two part process with players first having to be dazed with a single shot and finished off with the ball again while still dazed. Once a players knocked out though their contribution isn’t finished with the ability to activate a number of game changing items outside the arena to help an underdog.

The result of this is a game that never leaves anyone completely waiting for the next round and plenty of friendly begging to target the other player.

Summary:

  • A dodgeball themed party game complete with 70s moustaches.
  • Play the fast paced game with a disco soundtrack.
  • Enjoy a co-op story or dive into arena battles.
  • Several unique arenas with their own unique interactions.
  • Play locally on Windows, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure, 7.3 out of 10 based on 6 ratings
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