In a land of stickmen, stickwomen, stickchildren, and stickmobsters, one can expect remarkably little in the form of variation. Perhaps that is what makes Sift Head 5 game, the next chapter in the Sift Heads saga so difficult. Without killing the innocent, players must take down the bad guys before they are taken down themselves in this fun, gritty, and action packed new edition in the sift heads series.
In this next chapter of Vinnie's stickman shooting adventures, Vinnie embarks on 20 missions, shooting both long-range and short-range. Players fight, yet again, to clean up the streets of Chicago. As a master assassin/bounty hunter, Vinnie is quite versed in sifting heads, but this time, someone is after his own head. Through interaction with other characters in the game, Vinnie learns of the horrible things that the Grey Mafia leader has been orchestrating in his town. He learns of new objectives through these conversations.
Basic game play is performed with the mouse. Vinnie moves about locations with the left click of the mouse, and when he is fighting, the trigger is activated by the left mouse button, as well. The keyboard is used mainly for reloading by pressing the "R" key, and toggling in and out of Aggressive (gun wielding) mode by hitting the space bar. Vinnie has the choice of nine different weapons throughout the game, and there is the added bonus of a costume change to keep the stick-man theme fresh. Simply drive the hood on over to the clothing store and pick out a new get up for your character.
Players have the option to go through a list of objectives in any order they like as long as these objective are unlocked. Objectives are unlocked as the game progresses, most notably the last 10 objectives, which are on the right-hand side of the list, which are monetary objectives rather than killing objectives. Some of these missions will not work unless you complete the missions in a certain order. For instance, Money Lover (17), where Vinnie sleeps with Shorty, must be completed before Palace Massacre (9) because Shorty goes missing after that mission. Also, The Wallet (11) should be the first objective crossed off the list.
A quick walk through of The Wallet
- Exit Vinnie's room.
- Go across the hall to room number four.
- Take a shot at the picture frame hanging above the sleeping man's head- this will knock him out.
- Take his wallet off the bedside table. Voila!
SPOILER ALERT (CHEATS)
There are several widely available cheats for Sift Head 5. You can enter these cheats on the main menu of the game. They are as follows:
- "weal" - All Weapons
- "amin" - Infinity Ammunition
- "lein" - Invincibility
- "cone" - Random Costume
- "shna" - Sexy Shorty
- "stmo" - Increased Stability When Shooting
- "camo" - More Cash
- "I"- Skip Shooting at Intro
Sift Head 5 is an entertaining, imaginative, and challenging shooting game that is designed for adults. The music is enjoyable, extremely catchy, and it certainly makes the player feel like they are in an action movie. The animation is surprisingly refreshing, considering the characters are stick people. The best example of the expansive artistry is in Vinnie's car. Chris Martin has, yet again, created a fun frolic through the world of organized crime and ended up snagging more than a few new followers of the Sift Heads saga.