iPhone Game Review: Adv of Zombie Sniper
Reviewed by SpaZtrigger
Zombies are attacking and they're hungry for human brains! Luckily you're on top of a rooftop, safe from harm with your trusted sniper rifle. Now it's up to you to save the citizens and blow up some zombies! Adv of Zombie Sniper is a fun shooter game designed for a particular shooter gamer: the snipers. And as a sniper go through over 40 levels of frantic killing and get some upgrades along the way.
The gameplay is very simple: ready your scope when the game begin and look for the green figures (zombies) to pull the trigger (hit the red button). There is a time limit for each level, and you must kill all the zombies to complete the level. It starts out easy, but soon you are facing more zombies and even the boss zombie. First, I must mention that to really kill a zombie your best chance to take a head shot. If miss the head, you will get a maimed zombie who can still crawl and get the helpless civilians. There lays another challenge, when a zombie gets a civilian, you are not only loosing a civilian save, but also facing the danger of the bitten civilian turning into a zombie. Then you will have an outbreak on your hands and more zombies to kill. Let?s say you can handle all that, but then there is the zombie boss. He is a tough one to kill, and as along as he is still alive, the normal zombies will respawn.
So can your trusted sniper riffle help you meet the challenges? Worry not, there are 12 different weapons upgrades and you are not limited to just using the riffle. There are also a grenade launcher, a shotgun and even a machine gun; each with three levels of upgrades. The upgrades and new weapons aren?t cheap however, so don?t expect to get them soon after you start the game. When the town is over run by overwhelming number of zombies, you can also use the green gas called Zombie Gas of course. It won?t kill the zombies, but it will paralyze them for a short period of time which gives you the precious seconds to aim and shoot. For a simple game, Adv of Zombie Sniper can give you enormous amount of adrenaline rush.
There are many types of zombies and only one type of civilians in Adv of Zombie Sniper. They provide sufficient targets for killing and saving, but it would have been great to see more types of zombies and civilians. Maybe a female zombie that moves faster than regular zombies, but has less life. What about a burly zombie that moves slow, but packs a punch? Civilians too, we can female townsfolk character, a dog character and so on. The game keeps your highscores.
Controls are fairly simple. You drag the scope around with your fingers and press the red button to shoot. The game supports pinch zooming for your scope which works smoothly. You can use one finger swipe to drag the scope and two finger swipe to drag the background.
3-D, 3-D, 3-D, and 3-D that's what kind of graphics Adv of Zombie Sniper has. The 3-D graphics are really well made. Fans of Lego style cartoon games will really enjoy the graphics in this game. The animation looks polished; background graphics rock and the zombies look terrifying. Control buttons, menu screens and upgrade screens also look sharp.
Adv of Zombie Sniper has a topical creepy and dark music that we associate with zombie invasions and infestations. But it?s not superficially creepy, it also has an upbeat suspense tone mixed in. Sound FX includes gun popping sound when you fire, body splashing sound and the gross sound of zombies eating civilians. There is no option to play your own iPod music.
Adv of Zombie Sniper is a fun shooter game that can put on a frantic show through your sniper scope. The gameplay feels beefy with 40 levels, 4 weapons and 12 upgrades. The 3D graphics are eye-catching with Lego animation style modeling and variety of backgrounds. Touch controls are easy to use. The game is definitely worth the price of admission.
Ratings (scale of 1 to 5):
Graphics: - 5 - Very stylish 3D graphics.
Sound: - 4.5 - Nice music and great sound FX, no option to play your own music.
Controls: - 4.5 - Easy to use touch controls, still a bit glitchy.
Gameplay: - 5 - Exciting gameplay with over 40 levels.
Playing Hints and Tips:
- It?s worth it to buy expensive weapons, so save up your money.
- Move both scope and the background so that you don?t miss any zombies.
Developer: Redbot Software
Release Date: June 14, 2010
Buy App: Adv of Zombie Sniper
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