Saturday, February 7, 2015

Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games - App Review

Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games for Apple iOS and Android is a silly and irreverent collection of mini games that depict some of the dumbest ways you could possibly die. Don't let the charming graphics fool you, this one probably shouldn't be played by kids. No matter your age or mental acuity, don't be dumb enough to try any of this stuff at home; just sayin'.

Free - Official App Store Links:   Apple iOS  |  Android

Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games presents in landscape mode to deliver a deceptively playful and silly interface, featuring these cute little blobby characters that are just beggin’ to be squeezed tight. And they probably could use a hug, because most all of them are going to die silly, gruesome deaths at the hands of your shoddy play. As the story goes, today is a good day to die for these goofy cuties. Run a relay race with dynamite, play on train tracks, comb lice outta a hungry monster’s hair, run with scissors, jump electrified hurdles… are you getting the picture here? I think this app was inspired by the website, Stupid Ways To Die, or something to that effect, which features real stories about some of the most unfortunate ways people have actually died. Whatever the case, this game is fun, provided you enjoy dumb mini games.

The controls mostly use screen taps to make the magic happen, and functioned as expected. The graphics look like a playful Saturday morning cartoon, but deliver a plot that is anything but.  The animation is smooth and clean, rendering cartoonish action well. The sounds feature boings, splats and thuds that fit the game nicely without getting annoying over time.

Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games is fun in short bursts, and probably best played while inebriated, as its entertainment value will be relative to your level of intoxication. Have fun, and play smart.



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