App Review: Zombieville USA by Mika Mobile
Zombieville USA is a challenging multi-level game. Armed with a gun you walk the streets of Zombieville collecting ammunition and money to upgrade your guns. Along the way you run into zombies that try to kill you. The only way to avoid them is to go into one of the houses lining the street. The zombies actually seem to forget all about you when you disappear behind the door. They will wander right past the house and disappear off the screen. If you can’t get to the door, though, your only hope is to kill them before they kill you.
You start the game with one gun and 100 bullets. The limited supply of ammunition is a big challenge. The only way to get more ammunition is by entering the houses along the street. Be careful not to waste any shots. You never know when you will find more. I found myself in the position of being out of ammo and surrounded by zombies many many times. You can also collect money from the houses and from killing zombies. This money can be used at the end of each level to refill your life or to buy a bigger, more powerful gun. Once again, you have to be very careful with how you use this resource as well. So many times I wanted to upgrade my gun but didn’t have enough money to replenish my life and buy the gun.
The controls for the game are simple. There are arrows at the bottom of the screen to move left or right. Tapping in between the two arrows fires your gun. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the game, though. I found this game to be extremely challenging. It is an endless challenge to save enough bullets and money, not to mention the barrage of zombies that attack you. Each successive level presents you with zombies that are harder and harder to kill. There were times that I had 6 or more attacking me at once. I don’t think there is any way to shoot that many zombies at once. The only other caution I would voice with this game is that it is not suitable for young children. There is quite a lot of blood when you attack the zombies. When you do kill them, you see their brains fly out. Even though it is cartoonish, it is still pretty violent.
Zombieville USA is a well-designed game for all those up to the challenge.
Zombieville USA is on sale for $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.