Dumb Ways to Die – Game Review
Sometimes the best videos you can find online get transformed into a fully-fledged game, and that’s exactly what happened to Dumb Ways to Die. This video showcased numerous stupid ways to die as the means to show people that life is more important than anything else in this world and it should be valued as well as protected at all costs. The video became a cult hit and, normally, now we are able to play the game which is based on it.
The gameplay in this title is quite interesting, as you will be able to play 15 different mini-games and in each one of them you need to help the characters avoid death at all costs. This might sound a lot easier than it actually is, because you will face a lot of challenges, such as imminent death, enemies that are constantly attacking you and your ability to mash the buttons as fast as possible to get the best results.
What we really liked about the game is that all objectives are really accurate when you compare the game with the original movie. You need to use your balance to avoid the bear attacks or use various weapons to avoid the enemy piranhas. All of these actions are really fun and in the end the game just brings you a very good time, something that’s really exciting.
Just like the original movie that the game is based on, you can see a lot of violence being portrayed here, which in the end might not be a bad thing at all.
Graphically, Dumb Ways to Die stays true to the movie as well, as here you can get the same cartoon characters from the game, mainly in a much more vibrant form. This does add a lot of life to the whole story and world of the game, but there are some minor problems that do seem to appear at times. The animations are a little clunky and they do tend to remove some of the overall appeal, but even so the game successfully manages to stay fun until the end. After all, these problems are actually giving the title character instead of robbing that from it, which is quite strange and fun at the same time.
The whole world depicted in Dumb Ways to Die is very different and unique, one of the main reasons behind the success of the game and video. The grittiness, death and fun are all combined into a one of a kind package that you simply cannot see that often. If you are a fan of action packed games then you might not find that here, but if you are looking for a good time with a strange arcade game, then Dumb Ways to Die is right up your alley.
e-Rapid Games rate: 8.5/10