Metro Trains Melbourne Pty have launched a sequel to their casual mini-game mashup Dumb Ways to Die. Simply titled Dumb Ways to Die 2, the new game brings more characters and dangerous games you play to avoid silly cartoonish deaths.
If you haven’t played Dumb Ways to Die, it is a combination of mini-games based on simple mechanics like tapping, swiping and tilting. In the sequel, for example, you jump over electrified hurdles or sharks, swipe to guide a landmine to the ice hole or close open windows and doors before an avalanche. These games are all fatal and the goal is to avoid death. And every game has a timer. You have to complete an activity before time runs out or simply hold on to survive that time.
On the map there are different locations like Dumb Home, Drown Town and Freezerville with themed mini-games inside. You enter a building and take the challenge that is randomly generated. You get three lives to use in one place. If you survive long, the game becomes faster. And when you lose all lives, you get a score and can see your general position – at the bottom 80 percent or in the top 40% – compared with other players.
Dumb Ways to Die 2 is enjoyable. It brings fresh games and characters, but does not surprise us with new control mechanics. Moreover, the game has lagging problems sometimes, which makes its control a little less responsive. That needs to be addressed instantly, because its games are based on timing and speed.
Dumb Ways to Die 2 is now available on the App Store for free download. It is supported by adverts and in-app purchase.