The game Dumb Ways To Die is finally available for Android users to enjoy. The game was developed by Metro Trains, the same Australia-based team which released the video on safety back in November 2012. The video, which employed the use of black comedy, went viral, reportedly getting 2.5 million hits on YouTube in just 48 hours. The campaign went on to receive awards for inventive advertising, as well as criticism for allegedly trivializing injuries. In May this year, Metro Trains released the Dumb Ways To Die game for iOS users. The game has gotten rave reviews on the App Store, as well, prompting many to anticipate its release on Google Play.
Dumb Ways To Die on Android involves the same funny yet dumb characters in the viral video. The goal of the game is to collect all the characters, apart from learning Metro Train’s message about rail safety. Earning high scores allows one to unlock the music video of the popular song.
Some examples of the dangerous situations which the gamer needs to surpass involve wiping the screen free of vomit, finding true love during hunting season, protecting private parts against piranhas, and swatting wasps. The gamer has to deal with psycho killers, self-taught pilots, a glue eater, forks in toasters, burning hair, rattlesnakes, and a tempting red button, as well, among other things.
Dumb Ways To Die is completely free to download from Google Play. It has a medium maturity content rating, and a minimum requirement of Android 2.2 to work. Currently, the version available is 1.4.1. Since its release on September 16, the game has gotten a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, as well as between 1,000 to 5,000 installs. Reviewers point out that the game is supported by several ads, which may annoy some gamers. However, if one can get past the ads, Dumb Ways To Die is also generally fun yet challenging at the same time. Click here for the Google Play link if you’re curious about the game.