Smash your way through wave after wave of zombies as you try and keep them from reaching your safe house.
Smashed zombies? Have you ever heard of anything more inhumane? I know, me neither. That sounds so absolutely horrendous, and more than that, painful. Give me a bullet to the head, a studded baseball bat, even a crowbar through the eye socket, but please, for the love all that is unholy, don’t squish me like I was roadkill. I can think of a dozen ways I’d rather be killed just off of the top of my head. I think I might even prefer being burned to death. Sure, it’ll hurt more, but at least it’s more dignified. That’s what you have to remember when you squish a zombie, you’re not just killing him, you’re killing his dignity. So please, the next time you just absolutely have to kill a member of the living dead, prove you have a heart and just shoot him in the head.
In Zombie Smasher you’ll be doing exactly as the title implies, smashing zombies. Wave after wave of zombies will come at you across the screen, from top to bottom, and you’ll have to use your finger to squash them all before they make it all the way down. You have three life hearts, and every time a zombie makes it to the bottom of the screen, you lose one, lose all three and you’ll have to restart the level. Not all the zombies are going to be the same either, as different colors represent the speed they’ll be coming at you, either slow or fast. Certain other ones will have special powers as well, like the dog zombie that will speed up quickly as it gets closer to the bottom of the screen, a digger zombie that will burrow under the ground to hide from you, and a mother zombie upon which shooting causes her to send her extremely fast zombie baby after you, among others. You’ll have some helpful tools in your squishing as well, a lightning bolt that will shock every zombie that comes in contact with it, a bomb, and a chunk of meat to get all the zombies to gather in one spot. In order to keep things from becoming a finger mashing mess, clustered in between the zombies are little boys, squish one of them and you’ll have to restart the level. Survive each successive wave to make it to the next level, where you will be faced with the squishing madness all over again.
One of the smartest things this game did was in adding the nonsquishable characters like the kids. If it wasn’t for this addition, it would have been all too easy to breeze past each level, just smashing your finger down over and over again until the level ends, but the addition of the kids makes you have to think twice and pay careful attention to what you’re smashing. No matter how hectic the pace is on screen, and it will get quite a bit hectic at times, you’re going to have to pay careful attention to what you’re smashing, lest you cause yourself to have to repeat the level all over again. I thought it added a little more depth and fun to the game, even if I lost count of the amount of times I had to yell out “fuck” at smashing yet another kid. I have a feeling this entire paragraph just put me on some kind of government watch list.
Zombie Smasher isn’t the greatest game, but it is one that will provide, at the very least, a few hours of fun before you find something more worthwhile to do, so basically it provides what we expect from every phone game. I’d give it a shot, especially since it’s free.
The Undead Review
Published By; Italy Games
Platform: IOS and Android
Release Date: 2015
Rotten Heads: Three Heads Out of Five