Zombie Fleet: iPhone App Written Review
We’re not exactly shy about it here at the iPhone App Review. You see, there’s hardly anything we like quite as much as a good old fashioned physics puzzler on the iPhone. Sure the genre has been inundated with new titles since Angry Birds, that hardly means a rock-solid title doesn’t waltz across our desk at some point during the year! With that in mind, may we introduce to you now Zombie Fleet by developer Chillycode. The app offers a brilliantly quirky taste on physics puzzling, and with a whole lot of zombies thrown in, to boot. If that sounds like a good time, then you’ll find our whole review of the app waiting for you below!
Concept and Gameplay
As stated, Zombie Fleet falls very squarely into the category of a physics puzzler. Why is this? Because it’s got 90 levels of puzzles and they all use a physics engine! We’re just being coy, though: The puzzles have you directing a marine about a level to an exit portal. Along the way you’ll have to use large magnets that either repel or attract the marine. Tapping multiple magnets will produce a cross flow to direct him elsewhere. It’s really a rather brilliant mechanic. We liked the fact that it takes literal seconds to learn, but so much longer still to master. In fact, the game comes with quite an hefty learning curve. However, once you get the hang of things, you’ll have no problem blasting your way through levels.
We’ll summarize the gameplay like this: You’ll spend your time with Zombie Fleet smashing zombies, avoiding deadly obstacles, whizzing about space, and otherwise doing a lot of things terrestrial physics would frown upon. And if that’s not a reason to play it, we don’t know what is!
Design and Graphics
When it comes to new games in the physics puzzler genre, one of the first things to go south are the graphics. However, in Zombie Fleet’s case, this simply isn’t reality! The app looks gorgeous on the iPhone, and comes packed with a mountain of small touches that make it its own. For instance, the animated loading sequence is sheer genius, and did wonders for us. Likewise, all the spritely animations, plethora of backgrounds, and cleverly designed levels add up to a very solid gaming experience on the iPhone.
We’ll spin it (no pun intended) to you this way: Zombie Fleet is only a dollar in the App Store, comes with a mountain of levels, and offers a fresh and exciting take on a well-worn genre. All in all, if you’re looking for a new puzzler to play with, there’s really no better option than Zombie Fleet, especially for the price tag that’s being offered. Overall, this one comes recommended.
Zombie Fleet requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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