Wow, I found a gem here. To be honest, when I saw the title I didn’t think this game would be all that great. Just goes to show, you should never judge a book by it’s cover. My main problem was with the inversed letters and numbers in the title. Personally, I’m an old fogey (kind of) and never really got too much into that. Shows what I know.
Z0MB1ES is actually quite a good game. It’s a throwback to the old Robotron type games from the ‘80s although I’d probably actually put it as a cross between Robotron for the gameplay and Postal (if anyone remembers that one) for the graphics. You use the 2 thumbsticks and attempt to survive wave after wave of monsters coming at you. Some will drop power-ups for you which you’d better make use of as sometimes it seems as though you are the only living person left in the world. Of course, this isn’t true because this game also has multiplayer capabilities with up to 4 people playing.
Of course, the graphics aren’t all that much to speak of but this is just a small game and you can’t expect too much for only 80 points. However (and I consider this the best part of the game), the song is brilliant. Since writing this, I have found out that you can get the song at this link:
The only controls you really need to know for this game is the left joystick to move and the right joystick to fire. You have upgrades ranging from machine gun to missiles to flamethrowers and everything in between. The zombies actually move faster than you would think for a game so be careful, you can get surrounded quite easily and it doesn’t take much to kill you. Once you are dead the zombies just wander away and you respawn in a different area of the screen. Just have to hope it’s not in the middle of the hord, which can happen. The powerups are on the screen only for a small amount of time, so if you respawn at the other side of the screen you better hope that you can get the powerup before it disappears.
As I said earlier, the sound is great. Try to listen to the song as you play. I guarantee, you’ll probably die laughing. The graphics, although not the greatest, are more than sufficient for you to tell what’s what in the game. You wouldn’t be able to tell this strictly from the title screen which would give you the wrong impression that this was a very cheaply made game.
For playability and laugh factor I highly recommend this one to one and all.
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