Zombie : The Rescue Review
- Really slick line drawing response for movement.
- A lot of risk versus reward creating tense gameplay.
- Would have liked more variety in music and sound effects.
- Some levels lend themselves to a lot of trial and error.
Similar to Spy Mouse, Zombie: the Rescue takes tense line drawing gameplay and throws it into the undead apocalypse. While short on variety, the levels give plenty of opportunity for adrenaline pumping near misses.
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Did anyone ever play the Commandos series? It was good at creating a lot of tense moments when you had to pick the right time to slip between guard patrols so as not to be noticed. Firemint brought that sense of timing and tension to the iPhone with Spy Mouse and now GOGN entertainment have added zombies to the mix with Zombie : The Rescue.
Yep, it's the zombie apocalypse... again. There are hostages that need rescuing from the bloody brain biters but getting them to safety isn't the easy task one might assume. Each level has zombies set on certain paths. Your character is controlled by drawing your own paths with your finger and timing your movement to avoid the zombie's shambling gaze. There are coins to collect, hostages to rescue and a whole lot of trouble to be had if any of the undead should see you. Getting noticed isn't automatically a game over however. The zombies will charge towards you and if you can put maneuver around an obstacle fast enough, the zombie will become confused and lose interest (sometimes sacrificing a hostage is a worthwhile way to save your own bacon as well).
So what of the coins? Well the currency collected opens up aids in the shop. There are three available products to ease your hostage rescue mission. You can increase your movement speed, confuse all the zombies for a short period of time, or outright destroy all trace of the green skins, making the hostages and coins much easier to get to. These items are additionals for those experiencing some difficulty and are not necessary for completion of any level however. Each stage is its own puzzle that can be bested by a combination of the correct pathing and timing. Sadly this leads itself to a lot of trial and error, and the constant restarting can be frustrating, but at the same time, this is what creates the exciting tension that the game excels at.
For those not completely sick of zombies and enjoy a high level of risk and reward, this should provide some good entertainment. While not overwhelmingly innovative, it certainly doesn't need any rescuing.
Description★★★★★ Pick-up-and-play the puzzle/action phenomenon that is Zombie: The Rescue! ★★★★★
Zombie: The Rescue is an irresistibly addictive addition to your gaming library. Get hooked by the dozens of challenging stages, each offering you the chance to be a hero! You’re not just here to blast these baddies into oblivion—you’ve got helpless civilians to rescue. Don’t worry, though, you’ll have plenty of chances to reduce the shambling hordes to quivering sludge, too.
Gorgeous, edgy artwork accompanies this action-enhanced puzzle masterpiece, where you play the hero for the helpless and assassin for the undead.
★★★★★ App Reviews ★★★★★
"Draw paths carefully but quickly or end up as an entree for the living dead." - 148apps.com
"it’s a winner." - DailyiPhoneBlog.com
"All in all, this little game has more going for it than riding the zombie bandwagon, and I can definitely recommend it." - Todaysiphone.com
"GOGN Entertainment provided a perfect price point at $0.99, and I can recommend trying Zombie: The Rescue without reserve." - Appletell.com
"a game of stealth and action, set in a gorgeous 3D environment." - Tapscape.com
"a well presented game, and the puzzle complexity and pacing is sophisticated enough to provide challenge" - iPhonelife.com
★★★★★ Features ★★★★★
•Each of the 60 challenging stages poses a puzzle—guide hysterical hostages to safety
•5 distinct environments provides the backdrop for 12 stages each
•Multiple zombie types require you to develop new strategies
•Not all hostages are alike! Your tactics must evolve to meet the needs of each of the zombies’ victims!
•Each scenario is unique—tiptoe out without bloodshed, or blast the zombies to smithereens, using your deadly item arsenal!
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