Exploding zombies make this strategy gem shine.
As someone who has to play about three zombie-related games per week, you'll forgive me for tutting and sighing like a teenager when another one lands on my desk.
Mowing down countless shambling zombies is one thing, but setting off chain reactions of exploding zombies is possibly one of the best ideas ever.
All you need to know is that "for cool and unimportant reasons", Redfield City's army of the undead literally explode when shot. Under normal circumstances, this would make clearing the streets of drooling beings rather simple, but this is video gaming we're talking about. Since when is anything straightforward?
With all but one of your team having been wiped out, you arrive at the epicenter of the outbreak inexplicably short of ammunition. What this means, soldier, is that you have three bullets to deal with the undead horde, and have to set off chain reactions to rid the streets of this menace.
If you've ever played old-school iOS charmer Sneezies, Laughing Jackal's OMG-Z works in a similar fashion; the splash damage of the explosion causes those in the vicinity to also explode. But not all zombies are created equal, and some have more explosive energy, while others loose off a few rounds of their firearm in their death throes.
The upshot of a good performance is money, and once you've got enough of the stuff you can set about buying upgrades that, for example, give you more bullets or inflict more damage. Others, meanwhile, grant you more explosive zombies, or increase the radius of their acidic ooze, which generally makes it easier to make a big bloody mess.
All of this adds up to a monstrously addictive quick-fire affair that utterly nails what on-the-go handheld gaming should be about.
Used under license from Eurogamer.
What's Hot: Outstanding concept, tons of gore.
What's Not: Nothing to complain about here.