Zombie Resistance ($0.99) by On The Go Ventures is a tower defense meets action game. Stay on your toes, and keep your gun reloaded, as you fight off the hordes of undead trying to infiltrate your “fortress.”
The goal is to defend your fortress, which is really just a giant building you’ve been set on top of, and not let the zombies in. Because, you know, they’ll eat your brains and whatnot.
You stand atop a building, like the coward you are — I would totally be on the front lines with a cricket bat — while zombies make their way toward you. This is where my zombie killing skills, and accurate headshot percentages, really came in handy.
You must take the zombies out by shooting them square in the noggin. To do this, just tap on the screen where you want to aim and shoot. You start with a handgun that isn’t very accurate either; so, good luck with this. You will spend a lot of time reloading too, which is done by tapping on your weapon on the top right of the screen.
I was not impressed with these graphics, and gameplay was too repetitive. It’s fun for a little while, but gets old very quickly. I am the first person to be all about the zombie head shooting, but the measly handgun you are given to start can only take you so far.
Now, there are upgrades. As you survive waves of zombies, you earn in-game cash that you can spend on upgraded weapons. You can even repair and upgrade your bunker and things like your reload speed.
The upgrades are awesome: from a pistol and a Glock to a grenade launcher and an M16. However, the amount of time it takes to actually make enough to purchase these expensive upgrades isn’t worth it. I got bored before I could afford a decent assault rifle.
You can, of course, make in-app purchases for my in-game cash, if you have the money to spend. This would make it easier and I am sure more fun to play. I want to love this zombie game, but until I get better weapons — and faster, might I add — it’s not worth it.
Zombie Resistance is available in the App Store for $0.99 (iPhone only), but I really can’t recommend paying anything for it. Especially considering it takes you so long to obtain enough in-game money to purchase upgrades to keep up with the ever-growing hordes of zombies. And, I don’t know about you, but I am certainly not the type to blow actual cash on in-app purchases.