When it’s summer time, it’s nice to turn the grill on from time to time and have a barbecue. But have you ever had a barbecue fit for zombies, particularly the King of Zombies? There aren’t too many people out there can say they have, but you have the chance to be the next best Zombie chef. How? With ZomBQ – Meat the King, a game for iPhones and iPads developed by Bjoern Acker.
Concept and Functionality:
The difference between Zombie barbecue and traditional barbecue is in the meat. Unlike ribs, hot links or steaks, Zombie barbecue is more… personal, with emphasis on “person.”
Get ready to roast up some human limbs, brains, hearts, livers and more when you’re serving the king. In the game, you have three different types of game experiences to choose from. The first mode, Fast Food, is where a player gets 60 seconds to serve as much barbecue or “dainties” as possible.
Happy Meat, the second mode, involves the player taking orders from the king based on what marinades he wants on his meat. The rule for this game is to use the buckets of marinade at the bottom of the screen and match the colors.
Then there’s Chief Chef, the third level that goes on for as long as you can handle it, and lets you decide which marinades to use.
If you want to score big points in this game, it’s not a matter of clearing out the screen of organs and intestines as much as possible. Rather, the more body parts you have in common that fill up the screen, the bigger the chance you have to collect more points or, in this case, calories. Since you’re feeding the perpetually hungry king, the more calories, the better.
Though this concept, ZomBQ, is definitely unique, sometimes it can get a little gross. Even though the game is completely animated, with the Zombie King in all of his glory as well as the cartoonish body parts dropping from the top during the game, the sound effects can sometimes be too realistic. You’ll hear squishing and dripping and the sound of the king’s gagging if he rejects something you made.
There’s no doubt that these sounds make the game a little more fun and interactive, but at the same time, if you tend to be a squeamish person, you may not be particularly thrilled about this game.
Otherwise, with the three modes of gameplay, as well as the cool graphics and different in-game features such as double-tap power-ups and, not to mention, absolutely no in-app purchases, ZomBQ is a well-done game.
If you’re looking for a new type of iPhone game, this could be your next favorite one. It may be a little more gruesome and gory than the rest, but ZomBQ definitely stands out as a winner.
And, with a name like ZomBQ, the app is just waiting to be downloaded by the next player that’s hungry for a new experience. Because normal barbecues can get boring, why not try ZomBQ for a change?
ZomBQ requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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