Zombie Cruise

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The ship Caribbean Pearl has set sail for adventure, but zombies have some other ideas.

Why in the name of all that is unholy do people fancy cruise ships? Living or undead, I don’t understand that at all. It’s a floating deathtrap in the middle of an ocean where you have no escape. I’m not talking about storms, sea monsters, or whatever else merciful Poseidon has in store for those who trap themselves in the middle of his domain, no, I’m talking about the fact that you are putting yourself in a position that if you feel like setting your feet on something other than a giant, rocking nightmare, sucks for you because you are stuck. I can’t imagine what kind of horror that brings up from the depths of our souls, the part that remembers being at the bottom of the ocean billions of years ago, no fun, constantly watching yourself for fear of what might attack you, and horrible food. It’s basically like living in Salt Lake City, and who wants that?

Zombie Cruise takes place on a ship, because I’m sure you were thinking that a game with the title of “Cruise” was going to take place on a train, a ship where some unfortunate event has caused you to be the last surviving member of a cruise ship of the damned. You’ll have to go through four different areas of the ship before making your way to the bridge in the hopes of either diverting the ship’s course or sending the undead cruise liner to the bottom of the sea.

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{You don’t want to end up like this poor fellow, not the death part, I’m talking about the suit}

As you can tell, this isn’t something that’s heavy on the plot, just a simple survival tale forcing you to go from point A to point B, but that’s okay, because hidden object games don’t really have to be very heavy on the plot as long as they’re enjoyable. Thankfully, Zombie Cruise is very enjoyable, it’s just very, very short, taking only about an hour or so to play through thanks to a straightforward set of goals, and hints for how to accomplish those goals. The artwork and other visuals are not only good looking (the zombie artwork in particular is great), but clear enough that it’s easy to figure out what objects you need to be looking for, and what to do with said objects once you’ve found them. The puzzles are interesting, and there were more than a few moments of excitement when I figured out how to solve them. It’s the short amount of play time that comes across as the only real downside to the game, but even then, it’s only because it’s not free. If it were free, I would be telling every fan of hidden object games to check it out, but this one comes with the high cost of a dollar. It’s not much, I know, but some of us need our daily trip to Huck’s for their dollar freezies. Decisions, decisions.

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{You know the dead guy on the floor wants a freezie}

If you’re a fan of hidden object games like yours truly (yes, they’re dumb, but they’re so much fun) and you’ve got a dollar you need to get rid of, then check out Zombie Cruise, otherwise, there are too many other hidden object games you can find for the low, low price of free that manage to last a lot longer than an hour (insert your own dirty joke here).

 

The Undead Review

 

Developed By: Amphibious Studios

Platform: IOS and Android

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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