Zombie Cake ($0.99) by cafesummer is a puzzle game that answers this bizarre question: Do zombies like cake? It’s well-known that living people have a soft spot for that spongy, frosted confection, but does that love of cake carry over into the existence of the undead? The answer is an empathic “Yes!”
Many puzzle games give you the chance to mull over your decisions before having to make a move. It’s part of the strategy process. In this game, however, you need to make split second decisions to keep these zombies happy. Even though the undead have no concept of time, these zombies still manage to be impatient.
Each zombie has a plate. You need to fill that plate with delicious cake slice by slice. Each cake is made of four slices: top, bottom, left, and right. The challenge of the puzzle is how you arrange those pieces. You can’t put a piece of cake with the same position as another slice on the same plate. So, if one of the plates already has a top piece on it, you can’t slide over another top piece. You’ll need to pick a different plate.
There are four zombies sitting around the table. It seems like there would be plenty of opportunity to move the slices to the correct vacant areas. Well, there’s another challenge to the game. There are different types of cake, and you’re rewarded with extra points when all four slices are the same kind.
You have three lives. You can lose a life by moving a slice of cake to a plate that already has one in that position or by failing to move a piece before the timer runs out. It’s easy to run out of time when you’re preoccupied with trying to get those bonus points for a perfect cake.
This game requires quick thinking and a good memory of where you’ve already put your cake pieces. The game gets faster as you progress, which only adds to its challenging nature. For zombie fans who love a great puzzle game, the choice to download this app is a piece of cake.