Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches Review
- Extends the original Zombie Horde skirmish mode.
- Limited cash resources compliments the 'wave' combat gameplay.
- Limited appeal to those who already own Trenches; less modes and no multiplayer.
If you were a big fan of the zombified challenge of Trenches' Zombie Horde mode, Stenches is a decent pickup; just don't expect as much value as the original.
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Over time, Trenches by Thunder Game Works has added features, game modes and even multiplayer to round out its simple, yet addictive trench-warfare gameplay. Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches extends the popular Zombie Horde mode from the original in to its own package and you'll have to face new enemies and make use of a new system to survive the horror.
The basic gameplay from Trenches remains the same, with players deploying units on to the field and directing them to various trenches where they'll have to destroy increasingly difficult waves of enemies. Each unit features unique benefits that only get stronger as they receive upgrades from their kills. Instead of constantly earning cash, players must collect cash dropped from the zombie corpses, limiting the amount of cash on hand.
Players can unlock up to three new maps as they master each previous area up to the 15th wave, taking the battle to brand new horrific locations that suit the game perfectly. An 'endless' mode is also available and players will need to test their skills at pushing against the horde to get as far as possible.
While Stenches doesn't have the variety of Trenches, it fleshes out and gives the Zombie Horde mode a chance to grow outside of the original game. It's a hard game to recommend if you do own the original, but for those who enjoy push-style castle defense titles, Stenches provides a horrific alternative to waste your time.
DescriptionDeploy to the Trenches once again to take on a new and more deadly foe, the Zombie Horde. Lead your British Royal Expeditionary army as the last stand in Western Europe during the Great War and prove yourself as a true hero. Do you have what it takes to defeat the Armies of the Hundead or will you fail and join their ranks?
-=- GameCenter Global Cooperative Multiplayer with VoiceChat and Friend Invites -=-
Stenches v1.1 is now out ... GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat. Now, you can coordinate attacks with your friends. Flip on WiFi ... load-up on Stenches ... and start making zombie bits!
Apple, Game of the Week - "Use your armies to send the walking dead back to their graves in this week's selection, a zombie battler that plays every bit as good as it looks"
TUAW - "Unique Twist on real time strategy. Great game -- definitely check it out."
Touch Arcade - "A deep-enough weapons upgrade system and the inclusion of enemies with odd weaknesses to said upgrades fleshed out the game, which quickly became a favorite of mine. "
SlideToPlay - "Good variety of enemies; great graphics, and a successful mix of genres "
AppSmile - "Replay value is very good, as little changes in strategy can have significantly different outcomes. Honing your strategy can be quite addictive."
Stenches is the sequel to Trenches infamous Zombie Horde mode, but the fight isn’t over yet! Pick up where Trenches left off as the Zombie Horde makes a grand appearance in an attempt to take over all of Western Europe. (That's what we call deadication!) Take on the role of the British Commander once again and drive back the Zombie Horde!
Stenches packs countless hours (maybe even days!) of zombie-filled, carnage-laden mayhem. Punish wave after wave of brain thirsty zombie horde and bosses.
They've come for your brains ... drive them back to the hole that spawned them!
√ Over 200 Wave Levels across Four Beautifully Constructed, Artful Maps
√ Unlimited Distance Mode
√ Unique and Nasty Zombie Bosses Each with their own Special Devious Ability Bent on your Destruction
√ Cooperative GameCenter global multiplayer with VoiceChat
√ Original Voice Acting
√ Epic Original Musical Composition
√ Riveting World Class Art
√ Captivating "Pick-up and Play" or "Stay and Play" Gaming
√ More Cowbell than Legally Allowed in Seven Countries
√ Listen to your own music
Future Updates will include:
• Versus Multiplayer ... you control the zombie horde!
• New Zombie Bosses
• More Game Modes
• Any other freakishly nasty thing the players think up
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What's New in Version 1.1.1Bug fix for iOS 3.x
All that silly crashing business for devices on iOS 3.x has been fixed.