unFed unDead: Written iPhone App Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we’ve been seeing quite a few entries into the zombie survival guide realm of things. That is to say, we’ve seen plenty of games and applications that are designed to help you, the humans, escape a forced lobotomy at the hands of the undead. However, we have rarely seen a game like unFed unDead by developer iParty Mobile!. The app swaps the tables around, allowing the player to act as the zombie horde, and devour those sweet, sweet cerveaux. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Gameplay
As stated, the app’s biggest hook is the fact that it allows you, the player, to play as the zombie masses, rather than the struggling humans. You do this in a particularly ghoulish manner: You’ll need to fling a zombie’s hands inward using a single gesture, hoping against hope that your far-flung arm snags a human. If you successfully nab enough homo sapiens, you’ll get a kill bonus: The idea of all of this, of course, is to help you knock out all of the “enemies” in the given time limit. Do this well enough for each stage, and you’ll walk away with a three-star rating and some additional unlocked content.
That’s the basic concept, but the app really does do a lot to expand upon this. For instance, it serves up an entire bevy of perks for the player to use. These do everything from adding blood to the gore to uber-izing your zombies for a limited amount of time. Furthermore, each level also comes with its own personal boss unit, which requires a unique attack of some variety to be killed. Overall, it’s a wicked fun concept, and one we enjoyed immensely.
Design and Graphics
On the whole, we have to admit that unFed unDead looks pretty great on the iPhone, too. The gameplay itself is smooth and grungy in a very horror-appropriate way that we dug a lot. However, we do have a few design complaints. Most notably, the perks menu is little more than a tabbed list. We feel like a simple, re-designed window would be an infinitely better way to go with this. We also feel that the home screen itself could use a few font redo’s, some color touchups and general smoothing. Still, though, none of this touches the actual gameplay, which is still rottenly delicious.
And at the end of the day, unFed unDead still offers a massive amount of content for not a lot of money upfront. The app will cost you only a dollar in the App Store, which strikes us a tremendous value for the cash. Furthermore, its game concept alone is a good reason to give it a go. If you’ve ever wanted to be the ravenous undead, now is the time.
Some additional notes about this game:
kill streaks – rather than trying to race through the clock as fast as you can, players will score higher by accurately capturing pieces.
controller- stay inside the controller overlay to avoid missing swipes.
level variety – many different levels, especially the nazi level and the apple store level.
social scores – the Facebook functionality allows the user to see a score board showing how their scores relate to all of their Facebook friends. This is a unique concept and is very important to the replay value of the game.
additional features in paid version – perks can be earned by getting 3 stars on a given level.
multiplayer mode – pits up to 4 players against each other on a single device.
unFed unDead requires iOS 4.1 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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