Santa vs. Zombies 1 and 2

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It’s Santa Claus’ job to deliver presents to kids around the country, and it’s a job he’s going to do no matter what, the undead be damned.

Zombies would never be a threat to Santa, that’s a fact. Why would zombies want to hurt a man delivering gifts to children worldwide, zombie children included? There’s just no sense to it. I sure as hell don’t want to be the zombie that’s got to explain to the little ones that he’s responsible for killing the man who was bringing them gifts every year, nor do any other zombies that I know. Sure, there’s bound to be a few humbug zombies out there that might want to stop jolly old St. Nick, but the fact that they’re likely to get a massive beat down from the rest of us should they even make a move to hurt Santa stays their hand. No, Santa doesn’t have anything to worry about from zombiekind. Besides, even if he wasn’t Father Christmas, who wants a meal that fatty?

In Santa vs. Zombies, you take on the role of Santa as he attempts to clear a house of the undead, all while decorating a Christmas tree and making a snowman. You’ll have to go from room to room eliminating the zombie threat, finding the Christmas decorations, and the items you need to build your snowman. In Santa vs. Zombies 2, you’ll do the exact same thing, minus the snowman. Both are hidden object games requiring you to search for the items you need in order to solve different puzzles (some simple, some complex) around whichever house you find yourself defending. Find what you need and solve the puzzles, or Christmas is going to be a terrifying bloodbath come morning.

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{Humbug zombies are the worst}

Hidden object games are always a hit or miss prospect thanks to the setup being simple enough just about anyone can create them. This leads to a lot of people throwing a bunch of garbage together and calling it a day. Thankfully, both Santa vs. Zombies games were not made by this type. They are in no way deep, complex games, and beating both will take only a few hours at most, but they are fun regardless. The puzzles aren’t ever so simple you feel your mind slowing down, nor are they so ridiculously set up that solving them is near impossible. I had a lot of fun playing through both, looking for the items I needed and killing zombies along the way (which usually requires solving a puzzle to find a certain weapon or weapons). My only real complaint comes from the first game where you are forced to sit through a lot of advertisements, something not present in the sequel. I really shouldn’t complain considering both games are free to download, but the rate in which the ads pop up is frequent enough that it does become problematic at times, like coming up in the middle of an attempt to solve a puzzle, and I wish they had have been a little more infrequent in their appearances. I don’t mind having to see some ads in a free game, in fact I kind of expect it, but there’s a point at which it simply becomes too much.

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{Wait till one of them pops up when your trying to shoot a zombie}

Still, ads aside, it’s worth the price of free if you’re looking for something to distract you for a couple of hours.

 

The Undead Review

 

Developed By: Amphibious Developers

Platform: Android or IOS

Release Year: 2015

ESRB: T for Teen

Rotten Heads: Three Heads Out of Five

About The Undead Review

When I was alive I was an asshole and after I died remained pretty much the same, if not a little worse. You’d think becoming a member of the walking dead would mellow a person out, no more worrying about awkward small talk with people, no more having to be politically correct, and the entire world is your upright, bipedal buffet. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun as hell to be a zombie, just somewhat irritating at times, especially those times you have to watch a lame movie or read a lame book. Thankfully, when I am forced to watch these films or read those books, I’ve got places like The Undead Review to bitch and moan to my heart’s content. {When he’s not devouring the living or sinking his teeth into a good film The Undead Review (Andy Taylor) spends his time writing his own stories or hunting down the paranormal. Oh, and did we mention his blind dog once saved the world?)
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