Zombie Food–No Candy for Halloween This Year offers gamers the latest spin on the popular cave-flier, screen-tap-controller game genre, and it’s quite a ride!
Zombie Food, by Michael Granzin, is a perfectly named game. That is, the idea of the game is that you need to guide your character to “eat” specific “zombie foods” while avoiding other obstacles.
The game is controlled by a simple “tap-screen” method, making it easy to get the hang of for anyone who’s familiar with this popular gaming style. However, even though it’s very easy to understand the basic idea of the game, doing well at Zombie Food is actually quite a challenge.
I’m sure there are many gamers who can’t wait for the latest “impossible” game and feel that difficulty only adds to the appeal of a game. Personally, however, I found the difficulty actually detracts from its appeal.
It makes this game feel very slow starting out, although if you stay with it you’ll be rewarded with some real challenges.
Additionally, I felt that there was a bit of lag when controlling my character at times, and this added further frustration.
Still, the different details that are added in at each level are appreciated (like being able to use an electric shock charge during level three).
Appearance and Layout:
Regardless of how you feel about its difficulty, however, there’s no doubt that the strongest appeal of Zombie Food is definitely in its graphics and visual effects. Very well done.
In fact, the graphics and animations of this app are truly excellent. They’re charming while still fitting into the “scary” category of the overall genre of zombie games this app seeks to set foot into.
All of the food items within the app are appropriately detailed. The layout of Zombie Food is also easy to understand, making it a very easily navigable app.
While the actual execution of the gameplay of this app could use a little improvement, the graphics and animations of Zombie Food leave no room for complaints.
As mentioned previously, Zombie Food is currently available for just under a dollar. This is a relatively minimal fee, and we do appreciate that there are no ads to annoy or distract players, but it still seems a bit high for what the game has to offer.
This is particularly true when considering the many completely free iOS games already crowding the market today. We suggest the developers explore the “freemium” monetization strategy. That is, free to download with some IAPs for upgrades.
Zombie Food is also a very seasonally-focused app with much of the app themed around Halloween. But, if you’re into scary games and you’re feeling a bit nostalgic for that crazy night, or maybe you just loved playing Flappy Bird, give Zombie Food a whirl.
Zombie Food iPhone app requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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