One of the most ironic things in life: Using paper that’s processed from chopped trees to protest against companies to STOP cutting trees. It’s a sad world we live in. Thankfully, though, you won’t feel much irony or even guilt when you chop down trees in Timber Guy, a simulation-like game that puts you in the shoes of a lumberjack.
Characters from pop culture
At the start, Timber Guy gives you the chance to pick out the character to use during your tree-chopping activities. There are four characters to choose from and they are not just your generic random characters.
First up is Logan. If you’re an avid comic book reader you’ll immediately either recognize the name or the sideburns. Yes, that’s Wolverine himself lending you his…axe to chop down trees (no adamantium claws for you). And too bad he doesn’t sport his traditional yellow X-Men uniform. Next up is the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, who we can only assume is using his famous moonwalk to make the trees cut themselves in admiration. Next is Agent K, one of the main characters in the Men in Black films, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones. Of course, he uses his gun to cut the trees, because why not? And last but not the least is Beatrix Kiddo a.k.a. Black Mamba from the Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill. Her yellow jumpsuit and katana are dead giveaways. You can pick whoever you want; they don’t have any special abilities or anything to make you favor one over the other.
Cutting trees: Not an easy task
After you’re done spending a good 10 minutes debating which character to use, the game will commence. The gameplay of Timber Guy (or Timber Gal, if you chose Beatrix) is a bit similar to an endless runner game. All you have to do is to tap left or right in order to avoid incoming obstacles (mostly tree branches). Your character automatically chops off portions of the tree every time you tap. You can also repeatedly tap on only one side of the screen if there are no incoming obstacles in that side. However, there is a meter that is gradually draining. This meter basically represents your time. Once it runs out, it’s a game over. The meter goes up every time you chop at the tree.
And your reward is…?
There are two things that will measure your progress or skill with the game: a medal and the traditional High Score system. If you reach a certain amount of chops without getting a game over, you will have the chance to earn a medal. The High Score system, well, is a High Score system similar to other games that feature it. It keeps track of your best score in order for you (or someone else) to beat later on.
Unless you really, really like constantly beating your high score, there really isn’t much incentive for you to spend too many hours on Timber Guy. The fun really comes from using the different characters to do your lumberjack duties, because nothing is more hilarious than seeing Agent K use his gun to chop trees.