That zombie apocalypse has struck again. You’re trapped in a country house, surrounded by shambling undead that want only to feast on your supple skin. Night after night, the decaying masses march on your house, hoping to knock it to the ground and get the prize inside. Fortunately, you’re armed with wrecking balls, sniper rifles, and liquid nitrogen. And you’re ready to smash some zombies psp games.
ZombieSmash is a castle defense-style game, a popular genre on the iPhone. You must repel armies of would-be encroachers from hammering your house primarily by flicking them away with your finger. Basic zombies cannot handle a brutal slam into the ground. However, as the 31 nights of horror unfold, a host of different zombies step out of the shadows, some of which cannot be killed by traditional means. The heavy zombie, for example, cannot be flicked. It must be smashed and shot with your special items, which are dropped around your house inside crates. Some nights present challenging requirements, like not flicking a single zombie and relying solely on items to get you through the night.
As you shatter and smash the hordes, you bank stars. The stars are traded at a shop for upgraded items, such as more powerful landmines or guns. Holding on to stars seems like a good strategy, but my play test taught me to splurge. Though the zombies are cartoonish, they are not pushovers. By night seven, I was starting to sweat. I missed one of the fatties with a cinderblock drop and watched helplessly as he pounded in the front door of the house.
Wrecking ball and zombies, the new “oil and water.”
ZombieSmash is not necessarily to be taken seriously. Developer Gamedoctors is keen on stressing the humor in zombie bloodshed, from the way their rubbery corpses bounce when flicked against the ground to the amusing results when you combine special items, such as freezing zombies with liquid nitrogen and then smashing them with a wrecking ball.
In addition to the month-long main campaign, ZombieSmash also includes an endless siege where you hang on as long as you can against an incessant mob and a sandbox mode that strips away the threat of losing the house. In sandbox, you just get to flick, fling, and smoosh to your delight. It’s not a bad place to get in a little practice.
Though I found ZombieSmash to be clever, what really took me by surprise was the music. It is exceptional. The crunch rock over zombie hordes has a hint of the 16-bit to it, which makes sense. Later, I found out the ZombieSmash score was composed by Chris Hulsbeck, who is no stranger to game music. His work includes games like Turrican and other Factor 5 classics.
ZombieSmash will be along in the App Store very soon. If you like castle defenders such as Knights Onrush, I suspect you’ll get some thrills from ZombieSmash.