Boxhead - The Zombie Wars Review
- The same enjoyable gameplay as the online ‘Boxhead’ games.
- Players have access to global leaderboards.
- Three levels to play through, each with three degrees of difficulty.
- Current games will reset if you exit the application.
- Movement and aiming not as fluid as some other games.
If you’re a fan of the Boxhead series or twin stick shooters, then there are few reasons not to pick up Boxhead – The Zombie Wars.
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Boxhead – The Zombie Wars is a twin sticks shooter game where players take control of a lone solider as you try to survive against the incoming swarms of zombies and demons. Continuing the online flash series of games of the same name, you must kill zombies in order to increase your streak and unlock new weapons and upgrades. These new weapons can be accessed by tapping on the weapon icon at the bottom of the screen and making their selection.
As mentioned, players will need to utilize the game’s dual stick controls to shoot the incoming enemies. But unlike some other games of this style, players can only shoot in 45 degree angles. Meaning you will have to adjust your position and line of fire rather than standing still and being able to spin around in a fluid 360 degree circle.
The visuals are quite smooth and the blocky figures give the game a certain charm. The sound is limited to weapon sound effects only and players are unable to use their iPod during gameplay. The game is single player only with leaderboard options, featuring three levels to play through.
Boxhead is a solid twin stick shooter than fans of Minigore or the online flash games will enjoy. The gameplay is very challenging but enjoyable, and while there are some limits to character movement and firing angles, it’s not something that will ruin the game for you. So if you love twin stick shooters, charming visuals and the challenge of beating the leaderboards, then Boxhead – The Zombie Wars is worth checking out.
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The zombie apocalypse draws near. Grab your guns, pray for the best and prepare for the worst. Are you ready to take on the armies of hell?
FAST PACED SHOOTER ACTION
Boxhead: Zombie Wars is a fast paced action-shooter with colorful graphics, intuitive game play and an impressive legacy. You play as Jon Bambo, a black-clad mercenary with an arsenal of deadly destructive weapons. Keep him alive against waves of flesh-eating zombies and fire-breathing demons using a staggering array of offensive and defensive weapons. It’s easy at first, but don’t get cocky. The stronger you get, the stronger—and more numerous—your enemies get.
AN ARSENAL OF WEAPONS
Start with a basic pistol and gain new weapons and exciting power-ups as you kill more foes. Hunt them down and blast them to hell with a high-powered shotgun, or blow them sky-high with exploding barrels. Set up traps and gauntlets to defend yourself and thin the herd, or vaporize them with a C4 explosive pack—the newest weapon, available only for iPhone and iPod Touch. Its kill or be killed, so use the wide range of weapons and defenses to stay alive as long as possible.
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Deliver a rapid blast of bullets with the Uzi, or kill’em in clusters with Grenades and Rockets. Call in the daisy-cutters and massacre the map with a fiery, violent Airstrike.
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE TACTICS
Hunt‘em, trap’em or defend against’em; how you play is up to you. Play it on the offensive and storm the field in a spray of bullets, blood and fire. Use your turrets and barricades to slow them down while you pick them off. Play it on the defensive and set up a maze of barrels, barricades and turrets. Stay at a safe vantage point while your gauntlet filters them out before making it to your stronghold.
AS AUTHENTIC AS IT GETS
Sean T. Cooper—the game’s creator—saw the iPhone platform as a powerful opportunity to launch the newest member of the Boxhead family. With over 25,000,000 players and over 250,000,000 rounds played, this worldwide sensation is about to get bigger. Are you ready for the zombie invasion?
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