Stick Run Mobile is an iPhone game developed by Nekki. Billed on the App Store as “the world’s most successful endless runner,” this game has been played something like 6 million times on Facebook, and is now available for your iOS device.
Chances are that if you play games on Facebook, you’ve already encountered Stick Run at some point. The game does have over 40 million likes on Facebook, you know!
This game is made all the more cool because of its youthful origins. The game was created by 16-year-old student named Manuel Otto, who is from Germany and became a smash hit on Facebook.
The game has transitioned nicely to the iPhone. You can hit up either a single player mode or a multiplayer mode.
The controls are super simple: tap and hold on the left side of the screen to slide under obstacles, and do the same on the other side of the screen to jump over obstacles.
It’s weird to say that my favorite part of an endless runner is dying, but that is absolutely the case in Stick Run Mobile. There are lots of boxes to trip over or spinning saws to get diced up in. There’s this great sort of physicality to your dead body, with limbs flopping about a bit grotesquely. It’s awesome.
Overall, the controls and UI are simple to get the hang of. Stick Run Mobile is totally addictive, and much more fun to play on a mobile device than it ever was on Facebook. If you love endless runners, drop a couple of bucks on this app, because it rules.
Stick Run Mobile is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.