Written by: Brainard Linco
Welcome, friends, to the Twilight Howl, where we delve into the intricacies of remote socialization. Mostly through games. Online games. Games where you play with other people. This is a game review blog, okay?
Presenting Stumble Guys, Kitka Games' answer to the question "Fall Guys mobile port when?". Free to play on Steam, Google Play Store and the Apple App store, Stumble Guys is a fairly decent Fall Guys clone for those who don't have access to Fall Guys probably because their gaming platform of choice is their smartphone.
Despite Fall Guys being free on the Nintendo Store for Switch, we, for some reason, decided that playing Stumble Guys on a phone is a much better idea for a blog post. As opposed to Fall Guys' 60 player experience, we hopped, skipped and jumped alongside only 31 other people through various obstacle courses, all for that glorious Crown of Endorphin Rush.
The graphics are good and the gameplay was smooth, poor internet connections notwithstanding. And it had one of the most tolerable mobile game monetization schemes in my opinion: cosmetics that doesn't affect gameplay. You can also get skins through the power of ads, because of course the mobile port of Fall Guys will have ads. One thing to note though is the lack of a grab mechanic, which is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, there is no chicanery involving the pushing and pulling of other people. On the other hand, Tail Tag is not a thing, Praise the Sun.
There are some issues with lagging, though you can see your ping in game so you can at least use that as an pathetic excuse to explain your poorly timed jumping.
It's definitely a decent clone of Fall Guys. It's probably not something I'd enjoy when playing alone with 31 online randos, but having a couple of friends with you to do shenanigans, or at the very least laugh at and laugh with, makes for a fairly good time., and it's availability on mobile makes it a lot more accessible than Fall Guys.
THE WOOLF PACK GIVES STUMBLE GUYS A MOBILE FALL GUYS + ADS/10