Game – Zombii Attack
Version – WiiWare
Obtained – Review Copy courtesy of The Redner Group
There is a Zombii apocacolypse and you must help Dr. Z create a cure with your trusty, oversized slingshot.Gameplay and Controls
Ok, before I allow myself to rip into this game for how terrible it is I would like to take a few minutes and cover what the game is actually about. First off, the game consists of you at the bottom of the screen safe behind your barricade, which is your only protection. You are armed with a giant slingshot that has tractor beam capabilities, which apparently only work on Zombiis, odd I kn0w.
Your job through all 18 levels is to defend yourself against the undead and use your slingshot to capture ‘x’ amount of different colored zombiis and catapult them up to Dr. Z who is flying around in his helicopter with a basket or some kind of net hanging down. Once you successfully collect the required amount of Zombiis, you complete the level.
Now hold on now, don’t go getting all excited. See, this may sound easy and well truth be told it is. A little too easy. So easy, you’ll be bored to tears because you’ll be staring at the screen so long waiting for the required Zombiis which appear at random and your eyes will be begging for some moisture! So you will cry!
As you can see from the screen above, Dr. Z is one cool customer and he seems really excited to work on that Zombii cure. Honestly, the image of Dr. Z was one of the only things I liked in this game.
I digress. Now, I will get back to the gameplay.
As I mentioned earlier, there are 18 levels in all. Most of the levels require the same concept over and over, collecting Zombiis. However, as the game progresses, the ‘difficulty’ – and I use that term loosely – increases by requiring a higher number of Zombiis to be caught, or by introducing new Zombiis which are stronger, faster and require more hits to kill. Every few levels you will be required to destroy the main building of the stage you are in. For instance, one level had me destroying a museum, a factory, and a gas station. Are you still with me, or have you already gone on to more interesting reviews? Ok, I’ll pretend you’re still here. In addition to a few demolition levels there are a handful of levels in which you will have to steer a car while avoiding the abandoned cars on the road and mowing down the Zombiis.
Now that I’ve gone on about killing Zombiis, I’m sure you’re asking yourself, what kind of ammo do I get to use? Oh well I have your answer right here. The most unusual kind, that’s the answer, save for the rocks. However, before I get into the types of ammo, let me back this up and explain how killing a Zombii earns you cash. I don’t even know how it’s possible but I think Zombiis are stuffed with cash. If that is the case, I want to dig up some dead people, turn them into Zombiis and then kill them for some quick cash. It’s a genius plan! How are we even in an economic crisis right now?! Okay, now that you have all this blood money, what do you do with it, where do you even spend it? Great question! You spend your money at the shop, of course!
As you can see, you can purchase Rocks, Anvils, Tires, Z-Balls (Zombii Bowling Balls), Barrels, Buzz Mines, Dyamite, Anchs(WTH?), and you can reinforce your barricade by leveling it up a total of 3 times.You control the game by pressing A to launch your selected weapon which can be switched by using the D pad. If you want to snag a Zombii, press B with your cursor over them and you will have a Zombii bullet to use. Yes, you can fire a Zombii at other Zombiis, however it is a very weak weapon. You can also pick up a Zombii in your slingshot and very quickly press A to drop it down and guess what, you succesfully killed a Zombii with very little effort. Your on screen cursor shows you where you are aiming and that’s about it. As far as the driving portions of the game, all you do is steer the car with left and right on your D pad, seriously, that’s it. Moving on!
Visuals and Sounds
If you can’t tell by the couple of screens I’ve included in this review that the graphics are awful, then shame on you! Oh and the graphics are awful (see, I said it twice!) They look worse than some N64 games out there, honestly. The only thing I enjoyed about the sounds was the quirky music but even that gets old fast.
Concluding Overall Impressions
Campy music, cheesy premise, awful graphics and lag oh my! Oh it’s a no-brainer (ha-ha!), you can go ahead and skip over this game. Sigh. I don’t even understand how this game made was approved by Nintendo for the WiiWare service.Final Score: 1 out of 5