If you’re gonna wake your friends from slumber, I’d wager you’d better have a good reason to do so, unless you’re aiming to upset them. But in Sticky Friends, unless you somehow wake everyone up, you won’t be able to finish the current level. Oh, and friends stick together. Permanently.
Don’t let that sly smile of your character in the above screenshot fool you, however: the difficulty in this game increases rapidly, to the point where I was only able to finish a handful of levels prior to giving up and writing this article instead. I had experienced enough to get a proper taste though, and heck, in spite of the high difficulty… it was still fun.
So, here’s what makes it such a complex experience: whenever you’re next to another friend, they’re immediately glued to ya, potentially halting progress if your ever-growing character has gotten too big to reach all who remain. This is not a violent game, so there shall be no squishing or squashing, eliminating one or more friends in order to reach the rest. No. Either all make it or none shall, a quick tap of the ‘r’ key restarting the level.
Mention has to be made of its music too, which helps create a nice relaxing atmosphere, and of course, the tiny animations, eyes wandering randomly as the player plans his/her next move(s). All in all, Sticky Friends is a fun little brainteaser that I would recommend giving a go. Right now. Those friends aren’t going to connect unless you reach out first, after all.