Zombie Flick [rating: 5/5]
It seems that there is one genre of entertainment that you cannot get away from at the moment and that is Zombies. From books and movies to games across all the gaming platforms it appears that you cannot escape the undead, even if they only move slightly faster than a snail on Prozac!
Game developers have taken the successful flick part from their initial App Store game Deadball Specialists and added a zombie effect to it to come up with Flick Zombie for iPhone, a game where you have to flick a range of objects at the zombies that are heading towards you in order to kill them.
The game places you in the crossroads of two passages which ultimately results in you being attacked from the north, south, east and west. You play the game from a 1st person perspective and yet you can easily navigate the four directions by tapping on the left and right hand sides of the screen. You are also notified of the any pending attack from a blind spot by a soft blue glow on the side of the screen that the attack is coming from.
The game is simple to play, as the zombie’s head your way you simply flick the screen in the direction of the un-dead in an attempt to kill them, (is that possible as they are already dead?), by any means possible, preferably by decapitation!
Bonuses are scored by scoring death combo’s which are made easier by flicking your weapons off of the sides of the passages. Weapons that are randomly presented to you to throw at the rotting flesh headed your way include bricks, soccer balls, bananas and even an Etch-a-sketch but regardless of the weapon the effect is the same, cut flesh, severed limbs and ultimately decapitation.
If things get a little to frantic for you then you can enable movie mode which slows everything down for a few moments giving you time to get in some killer moves. Not only is this extremely helpful in giving you a fighting chance it is vitally important as the zombies aren’t just slow moving piles of roting flesh, some of them run and others will fight back by throwing things back at you.
You do have some defence, however you must ensure that it is kept at 100% by repairing it as you go and remember you have to do this on all four of the sides that you are being attacked from.
The whole game is set in 1970’s America and this is beautifully recreated with great graphics, atmospheric music and sound effects which gives the whole game a scary edge that keeps you on the edge of your seat both in terms of game play and fear!
On top of all the gory fun Zombie Flick is OpenFeint enabled with 19 achievements and global leader boards so that you can compare your best scores across all 4 modes with ease.
It appears that the developers of Zombie Flick have taken the adage of quality not quantity to heart as while they only have two games in the App Store they are both winners that deserve to be on everybody’s iPhone.
If you like Zombies, buy this game, if you like games, buy this game, it’s that simple!
- Great atmospheric environments
- Finger flicking fun
- Blood and gore galore
- When I find one I’ll let you know!
Reviewed on an iPhone 4
Price: $1.99 (App Store)
Released:Aug 20, 2010
Size: 38.4 MB
Seller:Full Fat Productions Ltd
© 2010 Full Fat
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later