Developer: Mobile Bros.
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Stick figure death isn’t a new thing in the App Store, but beheading them in the name of the Grim Reaper is something that is unique to Kill Timmy.

The goal in Kill Timmy is to kill Timmy over and over again, in parallel universes, because the Grim Reaper is mad at him for stealing away a girl that he was interested in. Using more and more elaborate setups, you must crush Timmy, behead Timmy, and smash Timmy into as many bits and pieces as you possible can.

Each map is unique in its setup, but they all share a few things in common. They all have objects on the screen that you can string together and they all have things to eliminate to set off the domino effect of poor Timmy’s early demise. the multitude of levels are organized into three levels of difficulty, but the learning curve is extremely steep and the game is wickedly hard. You are given maybe a handful of obvious levels before you have to start using the built in zoom option to precisely place your ropes and attachements.

Physics puzzle fans will certainly laud the brutal challenge, and gamers of all types will be happy with the simple style and ironic rainbow that forms each and every time Timmy dies. The only real issue that gamers will have with the game is the medal system that seems to be as random as the plot. Every time you kill Timmy you get a medal (gold, silver, or bronze) that, I guess, signifies how well you killed Timmy. Since there are no points that flash on the screen an no obvious way to tell how big of a death Timmy had, the score remains a point of contention. Plugging away at multiple levels without worrying about medals is one way to go about the game, but the Angry Birds completionist in us all will look on in anger.

Even still, Kill Timmy is a surprisingly fun game and will definitely aid in your killing of time. If you like physics puzzles, this one is definitely for you.

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