App Review: Zombies!!!

Posted in Games on 27 July, 2013 (09:35)

App Review: Zombies!!!
It’s no exaggeration to say I’ve been waiting for this app ever since I got a smartphone.

This is an adaptation of Twilight Creations’ popular(but slightly fiddly) table top game of the same name, I played a ton of that with friends years ago and we all agreed an video game version would be awesome. Finally, here it is!

App Review: Zombies!!! App Review: Zombies!!!
Basic jist, this is a tile-based game where your goal is to reach a helipad in order to escape a zombie infested town. You start with one tile, the Town Square, putting down another tile each turn to slowly build the game board, making for an original experience each time.

App Review: Zombies!!! App Review: Zombies!!!
There are plenty of nods to the board game, movement and combat rolls are done via virtual dice, and player characters and zombies are attached to bases as if they were game pieces, hopping from square to square when they move.

App Review: Zombies!!! App Review: Zombies!!!
I do find the art style a little strange, the gruesome power-up cards from the board game have been used, but the game board has a very cartoony feel. It’s a little jarring at first, but I do like the Burtonesque vibe with the skewed buildings and chasm like drops at the edge of the tiles.

You can play with up to four extra cpu or human players via pass-and-play, the lack of network multiplayer is a shame(although I hear it’s in the pipeline), but some extra game modes are included to give a good single player challenge.

Not having to deal with the management of tile and zombie placement speeds up the game a fair bit, making it a good game to play on the go(as I have been). Zombies!!! Costs £2.99, I grabbed it on sale for 69p – an absolute bargain!

Thanks for reading! Here are some of my other posts you might like

Virtual On Twin Stick Project - BEGIN
Fallout 3 Addon Retrospective
Virtual On Twin Stick Project - Worklog 1
Dreamcast - 10th Anniversary
Minecraft - A peek into My World
Gundam Area Wars - AR iPhone/iPad app

Comments

7 Responses to App Review: Zombies!!!

Comment avatars powered by Gravatar, get yours now

  1. Rik on 29 July, 2013 at (17:06)

    This looks awesome! I’ve not heard of Zombies!!! before, and didn’t know you’d done any tabletop gaming. Will now use this as ammunition against you. Also, I’m gonna buy the game! Huzzah!

  2. Richard Cooley on 30 July, 2013 at (05:52)

    Is this on Anroid as well or is it just iOS

  3. Chrissie on 13 December, 2013 at (05:24)

    It does have multiplayer! Playing with friends and it has been a blast!
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombies!!!-board-game/id624151138?mt=8

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *