- A good range of puzzles and zombies
- Simple controls stack into complex solutions
- Fun comic aesthetic
- A few too many levels seem to retread the same puzzles
- Levels only have one solution
Despite pacing issues, Deadlings undead puzzle platforming is a charming enough diversion. Just don't expect it to consume your life.
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Zombies have a rough time in video games. They spend most of their afterlives getting mauled, shot, impaled, and dismembered. However, in comic-styled platformer Deadlings, the aim is to actually keep the walking dead walking, as you try to guide a troop of brain eaters through lethal laboratory mazes.
Each of the 2D mazes are filled with doors, spikes, saws, and other obstacles. There's a blueprint view of the current area which you can call up at any time to help you plan your route. The game moves at a surprisingly gentle. allows you to stop and plot out your next manoeuvre whenever you feel the need.
There are four different flavours of undead guinea pigs to choose from, each with their own abilities. Zombies travel either left or right automatically, leaving you to activate their individual skills - jumping, climbing, flying, or standing still - by touching the screen.
Zombies’ abilities dramatically changes how they handle, and mastering all of them is necessary if you want to get the maximum three stars on each stage. While the first star is gifted to you for finishing a level, you need to finish within a time limit and collect all of the brains scattered around each level to gain the rest of the stars. This is the real of the game - though the familiar goals make revisiting levels less thrilling than it could be.
Deadlings’s spin on zombie mutilation is an entertaining experience, but suffering from pacing issues. The range of zombie abilities allow for a good variety of puzzles, but the game doesn't mix up the challenges often enough, sticking with a single mode for 15 levels at a time. However, while it could do with a bit of a structural shake-up, its gently paced gameplay offers a charming enough challenge for platform fans.
Description***NOTICE: Game does not support iPod Touch 4th generation.***
Flappy Deadling – A new level that eats cute flappy birds for breakfast with its difficulty. Protect your undead in a maze of deadly saws and spikes. Feed him as many brains as possible before he dies in the gruesome laboratory of Death. There’s no happy ending here!
“Besides the excellent blend of platforming and strategy gameplay, Deadlings just immediately stands out because of its quirky style and fun sense of humor”
Death is lonely. He has zero friends on his FaceTome account and no one to hang out with. So, in order to feel better, he begins “Project Deadlings”. Death buys a factory where he can build his laboratory and begin training a massive army of zombie minions.
As the army of Deadlings grows, the mazes of the laboratory become deadlier, loaded with puzzles and death-defying traps. Different units of Deadlings have their own unique abilities: Bonesack can run and jump with agility, Creep can climb on walls and ceilings, Lazybrain treads slowly and carefully, and Stencher uses his powerful gas clouds to fly. All of these abilities must be used to complete the maze and successfully train your Deadlings.
Will you be able to navigate all 100+ levels available in Deadlings, including the laboratory? Will you complete Project Deadlings, and successfully train all of your zombie minions?
> Side-scrolling, arcade gameplay
> Four different types of cute zombies
> Over 100+ challenging levels
> Two gameplay modes: strategy and arcade
> 4 different worlds!
> Atmospheric music and sounds
> Cartoonish, hand-drawn artwork
> Four Phases to unlock and complete
> Funny storyline starring the Not So Grim Reaper
> Intuitive one touch controls
***NOTICE: Game does not support iPod Touch 4th generation.***
What's New in Version 1.3.1- Flappy Deadling – A new level that eats cute flappy birds for breakfast with its difficulty.
-minor bug fixes