Corpse Granny Review
- Nice visual and sound design.
- Nothing we haven't seen before.
- The swinging physics are kind of stiff.
Fans of Cut the Rope and zombie games will get some amusement out of Corpse Granny, but this type of game has been done before and done better.
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Most grannies already have one foot in the grave. One has to wonder if becoming a zombie starts to reverse the aging process. If anything, it might make them more agile in death than they were in life. It's not just grannies that have risen from the grave in this game however. The undead are spreading like a plague, and with a set of well placed fireballs, you can help put them back to rest.
Essentially the game is cut the rope. Each level will have zombies to exterminate and fireballs hanging on strands. Swiping will cut these strands loose which will send the fireballs bouncing down platforms and obliterating any undead they come into contact with. As the game progresses, different fireballs contain different properties, like the blue fireball, which responds to tilting the screen before being cut, or the jumping purple fireball. A well placed cut or bounce could even send one of the stone boulders or wooden crates toppling onto a zombie, which gets the job done as well. Gems are awarded based on how quickly the level is completed, which is less a reward for strategy and more a way to stretch out the gameplay once a player knows how a level works.
The presentation is top notch. The backgrounds, characters, and effects all form to create a cohesive fun visual style, and the music aids this with catchy tunes. Aside from the forty five levels the game also comes with a level editor, so you can create your own zombie crushing scenarios.
As a Cut the Rope clone, Corpse Granny has the presentation and enough interesting ideas to differentiate itself, but it fails in the most important area, the physics. The swinging and especially the bouncing when a fireball is cut loose just feel too stiff. We know that the undead don't really move all that fast, but it doesn't excuse this oversight. Fans of this style of game might disagree however, and in that case, there's enough here to keep you happy.
DescriptionCorpse Granny is a highly addictive puzzle game with stunningly beautiful graphics and dozens of challenging missions spanning three worlds.
In this game you control the objects in the environment to defeat cartoon zombies as quickly and as efficiently as you can. Your mind and fingers are your main weapons. Most of the levels require logic and will challenge you to put on your thinking cap to solve them. Some of the stages use arcade elements that will help you to relax by letting you enjoy the simple pleasure of wanton destruction of the undead.
Travel through three different worlds to eliminate the zombie menace. Collect all the gems and strive to achieve the highest score. Use your fingers to cut the ropes and break the chains. Create passages by destroying obstacles and turn up the heat with the help of exploding boxes and by shooting cannons. Watch as your actions put the scene into motion.
The best way of killing the zombies is by burning them with an arsenal of shiny bouncing fireballs. The orange fireball just kills zombies outright, the blue fireball is motion controlled; as you turn your mobile device, the purple fireball jumps and adds an element of chaos, and the green fireball magically disappears after several jumps and that makes it the trickiest one to control. Be sure to not underestimate the wooden boxes and the rolling barrels for use as offensive weapons that will come in very handy if you’re out of fireballs.
Make your own levels and challenge your friends. Use the simple level editor to create a background, place some zombies, stairs, ropes, fireballs, and dozens of other objects to create your own puzzles. You can solve the puzzles and create them at the same time.
•3 different worlds to conquer: Stonehenge, a Police Station, and a Pirate Ship.
• 45 beautiful and challenging levels to solve.
• More than 100 zombies to kill.
• 3 strong and clever bosses to defeat.
• Lots of weapons to use: colored fireballs, bombs, exploding boxes and more.
• Lots of tricky devices to use: levers, springs, and platforms, just to name a few.
• Beautiful graphics.
• Atmospheric music to help set the mood.
• Funny and lovable heroes.
• Arcade elements.
• Easy-to-use level editor to create your own levels.