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Minigore 2: Zombies Review

By , on December 12, 2012


Minigore 2: Zombies
Download on the AppStore
5 out of 5

PROS

  • Literally pick-up-and-play; thrown straight in to a non-stop zombiefest and it's up to you when to stop.
  • Randomized enemies and oodles of mini-bosses and level bosses keep things fresh.
  • Plenty of upgrades that keep flowing thanks to generous gold drops.

CONS

  • Weapons are either scarce or overly-abundant; an understandable function of the amount of zombies you're facing, but it can be frustrating running in circles like an idiot or constantly having your weapon traded for something you don't want.

VERDICT

While there's still not a lot of depth to this twin-stick shooter, Minigore 2: Zombies packs the perfect combination of fast-paced and varied action with a cartoonish presentation that's easy on the eyes.


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Minigore could easily be considered one of the staple titles of the iOS platform - despite its (now) relatively mundane concept of throwing hordes of enemies at you while you control the hero with a twin-stick setup, its execution and presentation remained the high-water mark for a long time.

Mountain Sheep's sequel, Minigore 2: Zombies, returns without pomp or ceremony. As soon as you load up you're dumped straight in to the first stage and you can choose to use the auto-aim system or not. Either choice is perfectly fine as you'll be facing a horde of zombies right off the bat and the pressure doesn't let up - special zombies are thrown in to the mix (being either larger, faster, wielding a weapon, on fire, or a combination of all of these) to keep you on your toes.

Of course you'll earn coins from your kills or from completing the mini-objectives you're regularly handed, and at any time you can pause and head to the shop to unlock weapons, unlock stages, unlock new characters, and upgrade almost all of them too. The coins are generous and the upgrades are plenty, which is good because you'll need them to complete later stages.

You see, while the sense of an 'endless twin-stick shooter' is retained through restarting upon death, there is a way to finish a stage. Should you survive for long enough you'll face the 'boss' creature - take him down and glory is yours.

It's this unyielding, constant sense of ever-changing action that makes Minigore 2 a blast to play. The fact that it's sharp as a button with its presentation and packed with humorous catchphrases from each character only helps to showcase the already excellent arcade gameplay.

Minigore 2: Zombies isn't just how a sequel should feel, it's how the genre should have evolved long ago, and those who have been itching for a mindless romp should dig in straight away.

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Comments

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colmulhall 1 year, 10 months ago

It's a great game but I really hope they bring local multiplayer in a future update, like what they had in the first game.

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Crackleking76 1 year, 11 months ago

Looks fun