Stikbold! Dodgeball Adventure! Deluxe Image
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Stikbold! is a groovy 70s-themed single and local multiplayer fantasy dodgeball game with intense, quirky arenas and chaos-inducing random events which change the outcome of each round.
    Stikbold! is a single and local multiplayer dodgeball game heavily inspired by the 70's, back when
    Stikbold! is a groovy 70s-themed single and local multiplayer fantasy dodgeball game with intense, quirky arenas and chaos-inducing random events which change the outcome of each round.
    Stikbold! is a single and local multiplayer dodgeball game heavily inspired by the 70's, back when tacky was cool and there was no such thing as bad style.

    Follow the story of world famous Stikbold atheletes Bjoern and Jerome, team up with a dodgeball buddy in co-op team battles or charge head first into a manic free-for-all battles with up to five others.

    - An epic story mode that can be played solo or with a friend in co-op
    - Local multiplayer mayhem across a variety of unique and chaotic dodgeball arenas
    - Get knocked out? Stay in the game by attacking players from the sidelines to affect the tournament outcome
    - Loads of playable dodgeball combatants to unlock
    - A funky 70s disco soundtrack
    - Lots of Moustaches
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 14, 2018
    80
    There are tons of multiplayer modes, but the best of them is the mock game show Wheel of Rumpus. In short, you should probably get this game. This is our Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure review for Nintendo Switch.
  2. Jan 24, 2018
    80
    All up, Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure is a fun game to play with a group of people in the quick match modes and not s’bad with 2-player co-op in story mode, but playing by yourself just doesn't have the same level as fun about it, not being able to trash talk and laugh with your cohorts. It’s not terrible but just not the same.
  3. Feb 5, 2018
    80
    Fun, unexpected and fosters cooperation among friends. These are its three greatest achievements. Thanks to these things, it should capture the attention of the Nintendo fanbase that finds it among the never ending eShop list of the console.
  4. 75
    While Stikbold is a worthwhile multiplayer experience, the cooperative adventure mode is what sets it apart from other multiplayer-focused titles. Players looking for a primarily single-player experience will be disappointed by the adventure’s short length. However, those seeking a compact experience and a go-to party game for groups of multiple skill levels will find Stikbold up to the task.
  5. Jan 11, 2018
    70
    A high launch price and a lack of online multiplayer mar what is an otherwise enjoyable local multiplayer romp. If you have loads of friends locally then Stikbold - A Dodgeball Adventure is certain to bring laughs, at least until the next great local multiplayer game comes along.
  6. 50
    Stikbold lacks any kind of narrative or gameplay substance to be a compelling single player game. Sadly, it’s all too simple to be an effective multiplayer title, either. It’s passingly fun.
  7. Apr 12, 2018
    40
    Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Deluxe is a title that is quirky, if nothing else, and seems to pride itself on being silly fun. For those who aren't looking for an authentic dodgeball experience, but would like to throw dodgeballs at friends and family, then this title has some merit and can be an enjoyable time. Those playing in a casual setting will find the most enjoyment out of Stikbold!, but the balance and design overall will leave a lot of people frustrated, bored, or both.

See all 8 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 14, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. beautiful and fragrant campaign with an exciting ending (the trainer is actually the villain)...the game is not so good without friends, but it is still better than a lot of games out there. finally, sensational Expand
  2. Jan 5, 2018
    8
    When I began playing Stikbold and the opening scene was playing, at first I thought, huh janky animations and minecraft like characters. ThisWhen I began playing Stikbold and the opening scene was playing, at first I thought, huh janky animations and minecraft like characters. This doesn’t seem very original, boy was I wrong. The moment I pegged an opponent with my first dodgeball throw, my eyes widened…

    This...this is fun

    Game on!
    Playing from an isometric perspective, you have a number of different tools as your disposal. Running into a ball to pick it up, you then hold throw to launch the ball at your opponent. Aiming with the left joystick, throwing the same direction that you’re running in or engaging the right joystick to aim in a twin-stick shooter fashion, although aiming with the right joystick isn’t very accurate, I tended to stick with the left.

    When you are not holding a ball you can hit your opponent to make them drop the ball or to push them out of bounds. Pressing B is your dodge which you can use to jump out of the way of an incoming ball, jump toward the ball to get to it faster than your opponent, or catch a ball aimed at you.

    If you get hit once, you’ll see stars and if you get hit before your stars are gone, you’re OUT! Playing on a team, gives you the opportunity to be revived by your teammates, but no matter the team size, when your whole team is knocked down, the opposing team gets a point. Three points and game, set, match.

    Old game, new tricks
    Stikbold is meant to be a co-op experience which when you have the extra players at the house YES! This game is a fun, competitive, whacky game that will certainly get those Switch party moments the Switch was designed for, BUT if you typically only play single player this game still has a lot to offer.

    The campaign does a lot to break away from just a bunch of matches in different locations. While at it base, it is just that, but the cutscenes are uniquely funny. Which introduce you to new characters and level specific mechanics that break the matches out of the norm. When you think you’ve mastered the basics, honey hurling hippies smashing into you with their van can throw you right on your butt. While the entire play through won’t take you more than 2 or 3 hours, after each stage you unlock a new character that you can play in other game modes and is well worth the experience.

    Make it Deluxe
    The Deluxe edition on Nintendo Switch comes with some great new updates. Allowing more co-op players instead of 4, you can play with 6. They’ve also added a cooky new mode called Wheel of Rumpus. Inspired by 70s television game shows, each player spins the wheel landing on a different challenge. The winner getting to customize their character with some great swag after each match.

    Stikbold is one of the best co-op games on the Switch, with a simple control scheme that won’t intimate your non-gamer buds, a great variety of single player modes to satisfy the commuting gamer, and a personality to make everyone smile…

    Stikbold will brighten up parties from Copenhagen to Brooklyn,

    Be sure to watch my video review at my YouTube channel TheFlannelFox
    Expand