Stonerid is a challenging 2D platformer, which the most important feature are two parallel, different worlds. Over 30 different levels to complete, unconventional game style and lots of dangerous traps and monsters make it extremely difficult to rise to the challenge.
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Mixed (144 reviews) - 68% of the 144 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 18, 2013

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Stonerid is a challenging 2D platformer, which the most important feature are two parallel, different worlds. To finish each of 32 different levels, one must deftly use differences between alternative dimensions. Unconventional game style and lots of dangerous traps and monsters make it extremely difficult to rise to the challenge. The main task is to solve the mystery of toxic substances that have appeared unexpectedly on Atronast Mountain.

Main Features:

  • 32 extensive levels with 2 parallel, differently designed worlds
  • 31 bonus levels especially for players who like new challenges
  • 5 diverse lands
  • 3 difficulty levels
  • unique gameplay mechanisms
  • wonderful artwork
  • beautiful, moody soundtrack

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB, Shader Model 2.0 (GeForce 9600GT or greater)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Additional Notes: keyboard and mouse required, optional Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
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107 of 133 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
While this game is original, and a pretty well made "challenging" (extremely difficult) platformer, I just can't bare to recommend it, due to the mechanics.

Basically...each level has 2 "dimensions" that are laid on top of one another. You can move between the two dimensions most of the time as long as there is nothing in the other dimension that is blocking your way.

This isn't a problem in itself, but the way the game is designed is very frustrating...

It's hard to explain, but say you are trying to get across a spike pit with moving platforms that dissapear, what if at the very end the last platform is missing causing you certain failure? Well this game wants you to quickly move between dimension or the other map where there is a platform in mid-jump right before certain death.

It's almost like taking a leap of faith with every obstacle, because there's no real way of knowing what is on the other dimension since sometimes if you switch dimensions you will just die, because there will be a obstacle you were unaware of like a spike trap below. So...basically, just to get through the level you will have to do a lot of intensional dying just to memorize where everything is in both dimensions, while simutaneously trying not to die and collect stuff for bonus rewards...

If there was another mechanic like seeing both maps at the same time without having to switch, it would have made the game a lot better in my opinion. Leaps of faith are not my strongpoint, and certainly not a welcoming feature in such a difficult platformer.


(Another example which stumped me on the first level for a few minutes was when there was a cliff that was too high to jump on top of, so I switched dimensions and the cliff got even taller with the character that jumps a bit higher, so both dimensions were seemingly unpassible. The trick is in mid jump with the character that can jump higher you are supposed to switch dimensions to the shorter cliff.... this is the type of stuff that is filled throughout the game which makes it more of a puzzle solver)

- Not to mention the bonus stages which are so increibly difficult that I'd only reccomend it to the most hardcore of platforming champions.

(Edit: One additional side note that I do not like, is some of the background music is comprised of loops of bug sounds like flys / bees buzzing in your ear...very irritating if you have a headset)
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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
"Stonerid is a challenging 2D platformer."
That is putting it lightly. This game is tough as NAILS. There's a tutorial level explaining your abilities and the game mechanics, but the first proper level will cause you to do a mental double-take. Even in the first few levels (the only ones I've played so far), a level of precision is expected of you that isn't seen much in modern platform games.
The physics and handling are rather barebones, without the rich velocity control of games like Super Meat Boy, which essentially makes it less forgiving! Thankfully one has seemingly infinite lives, starting from the beginning of the level or the last checkpoint stone you touched. You will need them.
The dimension-shifting aspect can be a shot in the dark sometimes, as the game will not let you teleport into a wall but it WILL let you appear touching an enemy or just over spikes. In a more typical modern game, this would either not be possible or there would be some sort of visual indicator of where you'll appear on the other side, but that's not to say this is an oversight by the developers, I think you're honestly just expected to keep track of your relative position or pay the consequences.
I don't personally care much for the graphic and sound aesthetics, but your mileage may vary.

Anyway tl;dr: this would probably be a good pick for you platformer prodigies out there! It isn't sadistically difficult to the degree of I Want To Be The Guy or Kaizo Mario, and it doesn't have the "♥♥♥♥ you" traps of those or Syobon Action (Cat Mario), but at the same time it is a little too hardcore to be considered a "normal" game, whatever that means to you.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2015
Stonerid is a pretty simple and classic platform game, the gameplay is based on a world with 2 parallel dimensions where you can switch from one to another to proceed in the level. While the idea is pretty good, there are a few bugs which can negatively influence the gameplay and overall experience, I still recommend this game since its really low price and few hours of nice gameplay that it offers...

Pros:
+ Really nice graphics
+ Decent sound effects/music
+ Enjoyable background story
+ Xbox360 controller support
+ Trading cards & Achievements
+ Very low price

Cons:
- The parallel dimensions feature is not original
- Some bugs can be annoying (Checkpoints disappearing from a level, difficulty setting not keeping your choice...)
- Movement mechanics could be improved
- While in-game compatibility with controllers is great, menu navigation isn't well implemented

6.5/10
Classic platformer, not very original, but worth the really low price.
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
If you're way into platformers, can never get enough, and have exhausted all moderately amusing options, then you might consider looking at StoneRid. Otherwise I would pass on the experience. Loose controls, meaningless story, and bland design leave a distinct lack of impression with this Giana Sisters meats MeatBoy difficulty platformer. It's competent enough, but very meh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buUWZT9zjAA
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Stonerid is a unique 2D platformer by indie developer Enitvare.Gameplay in Stonerid focuses on a strange gargoyle-like creature who, setting out to save the forest from spreading toxins, adventures across the land gathering up toxins and exploring the world in two planes of existence. In one world, our intrepid rocky protagonist is a somewhat benign-looking statue with enough heft to destroy enemies by jumping on them with the full brunt of his weight. In the alternate, the statue takes on a more demonic look and is lighter, enabling longer jumps but negating the capacity for combat. World-switching is done on the fly, often needing to be done mid-jump to avoid obstacles or reach platforms that only exist in one of the two realities.While the idea behind the world-switching is interesting, Stonerid has the unfortunate malady of controls that are best described as ‘muddy’. Movement feels slow and the controls are not especially responsive.The real trouble I had with Stonerid probably boils down to a perfect storm of sorts. With the controls so muddled and movement made slow and swampy, the precision needed for proper jumps and world-switching hangs mostly out of reach. The gameplay became very frustrating, which is almost too bad since the concept is sound and the art is beautiful.For the cost, the art alone may be worth checking out, but I’d certainly not recommend this title to any but the staunchest of platforming fans who are looking to support more independent developers.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Its a very tough game. It's a simple 2d scroller that has 2 dimensions for every level. Essentially you have to die almost 30 times every level once you get to the more challenging ones. It's the only way to figure out how to complete each level. It's fun for a hour or 2 but then just gets more frustrating as times goes on.

tl;dr I only bought it because I had a 90% off coupon and its probably not worth full price
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
(This review will be updated as I continue to play) Stonerid is a hard-as-nails platformer with an absolutely gorgeous art style and an interesting take on the “swapper” style mechanic, reminiscent of Giana Sisters.

The main issue with it is that you are unable to see where you are switching to, often causing you to die or do something you are unable to predict. This means you will have to learn the levels properly in order to complete them. This sounds fine in theory, but it’s hard to keep yourself going at times when you feel what you just did was in no way predictable.

Other than this, the gameplay is fantastic and very enjoyable thus far. It’s certainly not for the light-hearted, as I am no platformer veteran, but no causal either and I died many times on even the first level on easy... I dare not think what hard-mode is like.

The art style is gorgeous and really brings the game alive, and no doubt fans of games such as Super Meat Boy and Giana Sisters will thoroughly enjoy. It’s well priced and offers a great amount of fun and replayability, just be wary of the slight clunkiness of the different dimension mechanic.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
A game for the patient and calm. If you are do not possess both, don't buy this game.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Switch back and forth between two versions of your character in order to save some important tree. Each version of you has its strenghts and weaknesses, but each version of you is in its own dimension. A sheer mountain in one dimention may be cut with a tunnel in the other dimension. Luckily, it will tell if you cannot switch to the other dimension you, rather than you instantly dying when you try to switch to the other dimension, and the grassy plain where you are is replaced by a mountain (thus killing you by teleporting to the inside of a mountain).
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Great concept but in my opinion requires you to switch universes and die over and over to get just a tiny bit farther than you were. You spend most the game dying repeatedly to get a little bit further than the last time.
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STawX
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Good game idea. Not bad Story.
Pretty cool game. Amazing puzzles with magnificent gameplay while listening some relaxing level tunes.

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Kappa Gnome
4.1 hrs
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
You can't spell Stonerid without Stoner. This is the group i recommend this game to.
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{Veiny Dog}Lara Croft
46.4 hrs
Posted: June 7
Mixed reviews because it was too hard for people. Then don't play on hard.

Excellent game, good secrets, diverse environments. Just your standard super mario platforming with a neat dual world twist.
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RemilJones
0.4 hrs
Posted: May 31
I like the artwork and the sound track but this game is difficult.... But ♥♥♥♥, it was 50 cents. 90% off coupon ftw.
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みoƦƦoƦ ₣o父
4.6 hrs
Posted: May 11
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

This is a Puzzle platforming game.


Interface/Menu/Settings

There are 3 save slots.
You can play this game with a xbox controller.
You can play this game on fullscreen mode or windowed mode.
You are able to change the Music volume (+5 or -5 every change).
You are able to change the Sound Volume (+5 or -5 every change).
You are able to change the Ambience Volume (+5 or -5 every change).

About the game.

You are playing as a tree that has the ability to change dimensions. Whenever you are changing dimensions you are able to reach other area's and surfaces. The "Dimension tree" as i call it. is faster, jump higher and is able to climb so ladders. The normal tree is slow and can't jump very high but is stronger to defeat enemies.. But you have to change dimensions from time to time. Not only for completing a level but also finding some collectables or other resources. Collecting all the resources will reward you in score points.

You are able to skip Cutscenes.
Music is calm.
Graphics and scenery are fine.
There is Easy/Medium and hard mode.
There is a tutorial (Not required to do, but recommended).
Pressing the Start/Escape button, will show you the controls.
There are secret area's

Other things.

Game is pretty difficult and im not talking about the difficulty alone.
After dying too much, you can't be arsed anymore about those collectables. They only give score points anyway.

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I Give this game a 7/10
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YourDailyCalcium
0.7 hrs
Posted: March 5
meh, very hard
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☯ NOVA ☯
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 22
Very well done platformer, excellent for the price, really challenging though, got stuck on the first level. Did it eventually. 10/10 would listen to creepy music and kill bushes again.
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feelsSLEEPYman
3.5 hrs
Posted: January 17
BONT BUY IT exept you have very much life-time to spend with this game
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self-diagnosed autist
1.1 hrs
Posted: January 4
nice platform game thats pretty challenging and keeps track of all your stats in game
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Captain Dogmeat Belmont
0.1 hrs
Posted: November 28, 2015
4/10
Jumper platformer with a unique story and Sega Genesis graphics.
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You're a Golem.
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