A strangely fun game in which your objective is to push your ragdoll character down a staircase, breaking as many bones as possible to rack up a high score.
The Gameplay is very simple. You have to aim an arrow at your character, and then choose the power of your push, sending your character flying down the stairs in the desired direction, hopefully breaking every bone on the way down.
There are a number of staircases you can choose to push your character down, most of them free. However there are some staircase packs that you can buy as an extra on top of the standard game, as well as some character packs. This adds a nice variety to the game and will no doubt keep you from boredom.
Overall I think if you can get over the fact that the main basis of fun is throwing somebody down a staircase, then Stair Dismount could offer you hours of entertainment for free. And if you really need extra characters or staircases to feed your addiction then the map packs can offer you just this.
The game runs fast and the graphics are good, but mostly it is the physics engine that I am most impressed with. Your unfortunate dummy takes a tumble just like you would expect if you pushed someone down the stairs, arms flailing and legs kicking in a desperate attempt to correct the misjudgement of diving down a staircase.
Every stair has an effect on the direction and speed of your character, and so your helpless ragdoll has no option but to face plant at high speeds if this so be his destiny. This adds realism to the game, and the option to give the face of people to the ragdoll can make the tumble even more satisfying when you see your best friend plummeting face first.
Sound & Music
The game has some nice tranquil music, which could be compared with the music from the Sims games. You wouldn’t expect a game in which your slamming down a staircase to have music similar to that of the Sims, yet somehow Stair Dismount pulls it off, giving you a feeling of serenity in the midst of chaos.
The sound affects are adequate as well, with satisfying crunches and slams as your character bombs down the staircase. I wouldn’t say the music is anything special, but it adds something to listen to whilst playing.