Pizza Vs. Skeletons ($2.99) by Riverman Media LLC is the new hotness. Forget plants and zombies, forget birds and pigs, it’s all about your favorite gruff and tough cheesy Italian treat rolling around taking out hordes of undead.
In Pizza vs. Skeletons, you’ll play as a pizza; An angry, house-sized pizza set on defeating level after level of skeletons, skulls, and other bony foes. Your pizza is controlled with tilt motion controls, which are beautifully calibrated. A slight tilt left or right will send the pizza flying, a tap on the screen will initiate a jump, and another tap in the air will cause an earth-shaking stomp.
Beginning levels are simple, filled with a few skeletons to mow over with your giant pizza. Of course, the skeletons aren’t defenseless, and come armed with spears. Some skeletons hold their spears upright, while some hold them straight, so you’ll need to roll over some and jump on top of others. The game will later introduce other obstacles, giving you plenty of sharp pokey things to avoid.
There are several different level types, which keeps the game from getting boring. Here’s a few of the level concepts you can look forward to: rescuing puppies, balancing on skulls, bouncing from brain to brain (the ground is lava!), collecting coins while rolling over skeletons, and battling giant skulls.
After each level, you will be awarded three stars - one for time, one for completing the level objective, and one for not taking any damage. You’ll also get to experience the wheel of pizza, which gives you bonus coins if you land on the right spot.
Bonus coins and coins collected during the course of each level are used to buy new bodies and accessories. With enough money, you can turn your pizza furry with cheetah spots, transform it into a pumpkin, and morph it into a snowflake, among other things.
You can also add new toppings, like anchovies, pineapple, and peppermints, or change the eyes and mouth of your pizza. There are also quite a few fun accessories, from mohawks to wings. As you can see from the screenshots, I ended up with a doughnut in a cowboy hat.
If you’ve read through this and you’re beginning to think that Pizza vs. Skeletons is totally awesome, well, you’re right. Who doesn’t want to play as a delicious 25-foot tall pizza on a mission to rid the world of all the skeletons? Trust me, you want this game. Of course, if you’re on the fence for some crazy reason, you can download a free version to check it out before investing that hard-earned coffee money.