Zombie Heads [rating: 2.5/5]
Zombie Heads for iPhone has a throwback arcade feel with an experience that intensifies as the game continues. You are tasked with matching up zombie heads that are being continuously tossed into a trash can. When you see two heads that look alike, you tap one and then the other. After tapping both head they explode creating more room for the increasing number of heads being dumped in the trash can. The speed becomes faster and faster and though the concept is simple it can be difficult to keep up at first. If the heads reach the top of the trash can, game over! You do have the opportunity to unlock achievements as you go by destroying more and more zombie heads in a row. You can pick when to use your multipliers so be careful and don’t use them as soon as you get them. Overall the game provides a straightforward approach with no curveballs really thrown in the mix.
Zombie Heads is a very simple game with little change in obstacles short of the speed in which the heads stack up. The simplicity of this game may be part of its downfall for me. I found that the lack of changing environments and lack of changing gameplay the game seemed to lose my attention fairly quickly.
The game is very fast paced and can provide some simple amusement however, I found that the repetition of movements with the sparing addition of multiplier and boosts seem to make the game seem stale.
The controls are as simple as tap on a zombie head and then tap on another like zombie head. If you accidentally tap one that doesn’t have a match on the screen, you simply tap another and it releases. Multipliers are used by tapping as well. It is this simplicity that begs for some change in the game play from time to time.
The visual aspects of this game may have been my favorite part of the entire game. It presents itself with a very arcade-like style, hand drawn and animated graphics give it a very unique feel. However, even those custom features suffer from a lack of changing environment. There’s just not much change up in this game. The audio is not bad but is certainly nothing to write home about. It works with the game while you are playing but can wear on you if you are simply browsing the features of the game. The visual presentation is not something that everyone will appreciate but being someone who likes arcade game, it was a pretty nice throwback.
Overall this game presents itself well but let me down with the constant single music mode and lack of changing environments. The game provides a personal scoreboard but not one you can compare on any of the social gaming networks available for the iPhone. If you are a person that enjoys zombies and a Tetris like experience then this game will cater to your needs quite nicely.
- Hand Drawn Graphics
- Single Musical Tune
- Lack of Changing Environments
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Feb 18, 2011
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Size: 4.7 MB
Seller: Jonathan Mulcahy
© 2011 Jonathan Mulcahy
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later