If you’re a fan of the undead, Zombie Air Strike will be an app that you will surely enjoy. The free app, created by CartoonSmart.com, is ideal for road trips because it uses your iPhone’s navigation and mapping capabilities to set your current location as the scene for your battle. The game’s use of navigation is so precise that players can turn on an option that allows actual street names to appear on the screen. If you don’t feel like using your current location, Zombie Air Strike has you covered. Players also have the option to choose from more than 120 cities around the globe as the backdrop for their zombie battle.
The game itself is pretty easy to pick up on once you choose whether to “Protect Yourself” by using your current location or “Protect the Convoy” by choosing a city from the many options that are provided. The goal is to protect whatever your home base is, be it yourself or the convoy, while bombing the zombies who are doing the attacking. Players can alternate between attack and rescue mode by switching to the helicopter option that allows you to pick up civilians and ammo. Striking the zombies is fairly easy, but the key is to try and bomb them without harming your home base. Because of this, you have to fend them off and attack before they get too close to home. Otherwise, the bombs you deploy could cause collateral damage to you, your convoy or civilians.
The key to progression in Zombie Air Strike are multiple strikes. If you get a double or triple strike, you can gain certain “perks” that can unlock safe zones and even advance you to a new level. The game also offers players multiple scopes to choose from as well as various weapons and even faster bombing upon the unlocking of a new level.
Zombie Air Strike is a highly entertaining game that will keep players engaged, especially while on the road thanks to the use of navigational tools and maps. If you like zombies or military-themed games, Zombie Air Strike will score even greater points with you. But zombie lovers should be forewarned; you don’t get to actually see any zombies because they are identified as targets in an aerial fight; so there are no up-close and personal images of a zombie, which makes it a game that can be played by gamers aged 9 and up.
Zombie Air Strike requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later and is compatible with both iPhone only.