Alive4ever mini: Zombie Party Review
- Publisher: Meridian Digital Entertainment Limited
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 17 May, 2012
- Size: 47.5 MB
- Price: FREE!
- The same tight-controlled zombie killing action we've come to expect from the series.
- More of a colorful, relaxed take on the zombie apocalypse.
- While not needed to play the game, the extra fun weapons and characters are hidden behind soulstone unlocks, which requires payment or grinding.
- Lack of gameplay variety.
Those who can't get enough of Alive4Ever, or those that wanted a more jovial approach to their zombie survival gameplay should find what they're after in this stylistic retread.
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The first few levels of Alive4Ever Mini take place on a beach. We try not to be topical in our reviews here at AppSpy as topical never ages well, and our videos will always be with you long after current events are forgotten. Nevertheless, given the recent attack in Florida, reviewing this zombie game at this point in time is rather fortuitous. Luckily in this more stylized, cartoony edition of the Alive4Ever franchise, we are not dealing with creepy cannibals, just a good smattering of undead hordes complete with knife wielding zombie girls and exploding zombie clowns.
The tight controls and overwhelming zombie action you've come to expect from the Alive4Ever series has been retained in this offshoot offering. The twin sticks give amazing fidelity in movement, and adequate fidelity in combat. The only flaw from the right stick is a loss of ammo in pushing it and seeing if it's actually firing accurately in the direction you wish it to go, but this is a minor quibble, and if you find yourself with one of the super gem weapons, reloading and ammo are no longer a concern.
Gems are the In-App Purchase side of this game. You get a gem for every hundred zombie souls collected, and for completing secondary objectives (or you can pay for a bucket load). Gems can be used to buy new characters to play, but most importantly, they're used to save up and buy the limitless ammo version of every weapon in the game. There is a set price on these weapons to work towards but you could get lucky and strike it big in the gem refinery. For every gem converted to energy, there is a minute chance that you can acquire infinite ammo, but if not, the energy gets pooled towards this lofty goal.
The special zombies are humorous, the controls are fluid and you can become overwhelmed by zombies in that good way that one would hope a zombie survival game conveys. While there is a lack of variety outside survival and destruction, this game is pretty much what it looks like; a cartoon version of Alive4Ever... and that should be enough to tell you if this game will interest you or not.
DescriptionHear some great feedback from the media about the game:
“Alive4ever mini bursts of violence are entertaining and enjoyable.” - Pocket Gamer
“As a sequel to a great zombie shooter series, and as a new dual-stick shooter, Alive4ever mini doesn't disappoint.” - App Advice
“Its fun in quick bursts, and the sticky sweet chibi monster visuals are interesting.” - Slide to Play
Feel the great excitement and enjoyment of eradicating loads of zombies with this fast-paced and thrilling dual-sticks shooter. Pick from dozen of weapons and battle against the human-eating undead. From the creator of the highly-acclaimed Alive 4-ever and Alive 4-ever RETURNS, Meridian is bringing a new style to the series' amazing zombie killing action.
Our hero, Leo, finds his home is in wreck and his prestigious limited-edition baseball card is taken by zombies. In order to get back his prized collection, Leo gathers his partners from Team MAAT (Military Assault And Tactics) to travel around the world to destroy the undead and reclaim his treasure (seriously!? Just for a card?). However, human zombies are not the only threat to Leo and his team, numerous animals such as dogs, penguins, pandas, rabbits and pigs have also became zombies to cause havoc and terrify the living.
“I need to get my card back at all cost!” --- Leo (apparently saving the world is not part of his concern...)
Alive4ever mini features all new stunning visuals and awesomely fun gameplay. The top-down view is now replaced with an isometric view, the stages have become larger, and the zombie hunting is as bloody and gory as ever.
Full Version Features:
- 20 TYPES OF ZOMBIES TO HUNT AND DESTROY
Gun down zombie dogs. Cut zombie penguins into pieces. Blow up creepy zombie clowns.
- 12 UNIQUE AND DEVASTATING WEAPONS
Kill the walking dead with your Laser Rifle, Chainsaw, Homing Missiles, Chain-Lightning Gun, Shotgun, and more...
- STYLISH ANIMATION WITH TONS OF BLOOD AND GORE
Put an end to the zombie havoc and stop them from haunting the living.
- 4 HEROES TO PLAY AS. EACH WITH THEIR OWN EXCLUSIVE SKILLS
Add a spin the the carnage by using skills such as hyper speed firing or time freeze!
- GIGANTIC BOSSES TO BATTLE
Feel the excitement in adrenaline-pumping boss fights.
- 30+ MAPS IN 10 THEMED LOCATIONS
You will find zombies crawling in skyscraper, forest, factory, beach, and even underwater.
- EXCITING STORY MODE AND SURVIVAL MODE
- RETINA DISPLAY SUPPORT
- GAME CENTER INTEGRATION
Try out 10 stages for FREE, and if you really liked the game you can then upgrade it to the full version to enjoy the complete zombie experience!
Multiplayer mode is in the works and will be coming soon!!!
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