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A gore-filled stickman shooter game. Found online for free at SiftHeads.org.


This game provides examples of:

  • Badass Biker: Kiro's main mode of transportation is a motorcycle.
  • Big Bad:
    • Kiro in Sift Heads 5, who is looking to avenge his brother's death in Sift Heads 4 before Vinnie beats him.
    • Alonzo Morell, mob boss for the Chicago Mafia for Sift Heads World overall, but is given the main focus in Act 1, Act 3, Act 6, and Ultimatum.
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  • Cool Car: Vinnie's Shelby GT-500.
  • Competitive Balance: In Sift Heads World.
    • Glass Cannon: Vinnie has the highest Accuracy, and is the best overall for "Sniper" missions.
    • Jack-of-All-Stats: Shorty has balanced stats.
    • Stone Wall: Kiro has the highest health, and tends to be better at "Shootout" missions.
  • Final Boss: A human trafficking gang Mook in Sift Heads World: Act 4.
  • Genre Shift: The Assault games is side-scrolling shooter instead of a linear shooter.
  • Gun Porn: All guns in the series are very detailed.
  • He Knows Too Much: Kienji is killed because he knew of Yuuma's deal with the clan's enemy the Triads.
  • How We Got Here: Sift Heads World: Act 4 opens with Vinnie behind the seat of a military helicopter. After the plane he's chasing is shot out of the sky, the story flashes back to the trio's assassination of a Dirty Cop.
  • Lady in Red: Shorty is almost always wearing a red dress.
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  • Made of Iron: Everyone. To the point where a standard mook in Remasterized can take 5 Desert Eagle shots to the head before dying.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Shorty and practically any female character seems to have a curvy figure for no reason, hell in Sift Heads 5 there is a cheat that replaces her sexy red dress with lingerie!
  • No Kill Like Overkill: At the end of Sift Heads World: Ultimatum, Vinnie kills Alonzo by emptying an entire Desert Eagle magazine into his head.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Almost every female character has a large bust and a curvy figure for some inexplicable reason....
  • Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: You'll be surprised how much stickmen can bleed in this series.
  • Sibling Team: Kiro and his younger brother Kienji in Sift Heads Renegade 3. The first two levels of that game involve the two taking down a gang as a final test before Kienji is inducted into the ranks of the Yakuza.
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  • Updated Re-release: Sift Heads 1 Remasterized

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