Bomb The Zombies
You won't find any birds in this grenade-throwing romp.
It was bound to happen. With zombies being all the rage, and Angry Birds as popular as it is, eventually a developer would combine the two. As it turns out, the developer was net mobile AG, and the game is Bomb The Zombies for iOS and Android, but is it good, and should you care? Being that the first level pack's free, sure.
To be fair, Bomb The Zombies isn't an exact clone of Angry Birds. There's no slingshot, for example, and everything's contained on one screen. The basic premise, though remains the same, in that your goal is to kill the zombies in each stage, but with grenades. That said, it's all about hitting the wooden and metal structures in exactly the right spots to send those suckers crashing down upon the undead. On top of that, net mobile AG throws TNT into the mix, allowing you to strategically place the explosives to enhance the destruction.
What makes Bomb The Zombies especially tricky is the inclusion of hostages placed at key locations, where keeping them alive results in a bigger points bonus. Therein lies the real challenge, as you scratch your head figuring out the best ways to prevent them from dying. Granted, you don't need them to be alive to complete a level, but things are infinitely more rewarding if you do.
As we mentioned, the first batch of levels are free to play. The rest require gold coins to unlock, but here's the thing. We've yet to earn these from playing the game. Instead, net mobile AG wants you to purchase a bunch (599) for $0.99, or earn some for free by signing up for a bunch of stuff you probably don't need, like a credit card and RealPlayer.
Not exactly the best decision, which is a shame, because the spot-on physics and well-designed levels make Bomb The Zombies a fun game. We just want the option to earn coins normally. On the flip side, $0.99 isn't a lot of money, and considering a buck unlocks all the levels, it could be worse. With this in mind, and if you have to download every zombie game, this is a good alternative to Angry Birds.
What's Hot: Ninety levels with more on the way, realistic physics, leaderboards, $0.99 unlocks everything.
What's Not: Only one level pack available for free, an obvious Angry Birds clone.