Draw Slasher: Dark Ninja vs Pirate Monkey Zombies Review
- Beautifully rendered game environment.
- No variation in gameplay.
- Sticky movement controls.
Draw Slasher has a lot of room to grow and has a lot of online games to draw gameplay inspiration from. Being a basic hack and slash with combos will entertain some, but needs more variety to draw a bigger crowd.
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Draw Slasher by Mass Creation is the kind of action game that has its roots in free online flash games and attempts to bridge the gap by bringing a fast paced and visually rich experience to the iPhone. There's no denying that this is an amazingly well polished visual game, but the gameplay doesn't manage to match this level, leaving you wanting more.
Movement of your ninja is controlled by two methods that are interchangeable as you play either by tapping or using arrow buttons in the corner of the screen. Dispatching the zombie hordes is done with a swipe to draw your slashes, resulting in a fairly immature gory explosion from their wounds. This is all the gameplay to expect from the game and there's no end to the horde until you manage to die.
Draw Slasher has an amazing art style that is clear to read despite only using a simple black and gray palette. The effect gives it a z-grade horror film feel and it immediately puts you in the right mood for taking out zombies, especially when so much detail has been placed in to the gory effects.
Ultimately this is a great little action game that could have been a show stopper. Some may find the gore unnecessary (and an option to tone it down would have been nice), but the real problem is a lack of variation and no consideration for the iPhone gamer with its unending gameplay. Action fans will enjoy the style and possible future updates and is definitely worth keeping an eye on for everyone else.
DescriptionTheAPPera.com: "Pirate Or Ninja, Either Way... This Game's Great!"
SlidetoPlay.com: "Gorgeous graphics and animation"
AppVee.com: "...has some of the coolest art I have seen in a game..."
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"Draw Slasher" is an survival action game in which you take control of a cute ninja fighting against Pirate Monkey Zombies. These monsters invade your peaceful island, and you are the only one, who can stop them!
Slash through your enemies in style known from countless Japanese anime, and movies!
Cut off your opponents heads, hands, legs - whatever you want! Slash them to pieces and never stop the mayhem!
Hack your opponent and reappear behind his back. Do it over and over and make the biggest combo ever seen without being wounded once!
- Gameplay modes: survival, waves, hardcore, classic
- OpenFeint lederboards
- Dozens of achievements
- Opportunities to make unbelievable (100+) combos
- Black & white sketch graphics
- Lots of gore and cut off limbs!
- Easy, but fun fighting mechanics
- Pirate Monkey Zombies!
Expansion Pack features:
- New fighting arena (Sakura garden): Hack and slash in a garden covered by fallen Sakura petals
-Three survival modes: easy (15 stages), medium (30 stages), hard (45 stages). In each, you have to endure a certain number of levels. You can't replenish your health by standing still. Instead you get health points between stages. The more, and bigger combos you make, the more health you regain.
What's New in Version 1.6- iOS 6 compatibility
- Fixed minor bugs