Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies Review

Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies Review

Oct 16, 2013

There are a couple overused motifs in mobile games: zombies, tower defense and slightly sexualized women. While Handy Games’ quickly popular IP Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies may use all of those cliches, it doesn’t mean it isn’t a ridiculously fun game. Good games can take anything, whether it be an original concept or a burnt out idea, cook it up with a little pizzazz, and create something that will keep you entertained for hours on end, which is exactly what this game’s developer has done.

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Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies may sound like its some rough and tough zombie combat title, but it’s actually more a cartoony cute experience, where you control 4 different girls on a quest to eradicate the undead after the zombie uprising. Each of the girls are unique in that each holds a weapon that acts differently; a chainsaw for melee, a rocket launcher for devastating area attacks, a ray gun for slow but brutal shots and a laser gun for the more traditional quick damage. Additionally, each of your femme undead fatals has a powerful super attack which can be activated by feeding them chili peppers.

Being that this title is free, there are a considerable amount of in-app-purchases available. However, the game does start players off with a liberal amount of peppers, candy and in game currency. The in-app purchases aren’t crucial to one enjoying the game, nor do they ever feel mandatory in order to proceed; they exist to really help you boost your ladies’ firepower and health.

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The graphics really set the tone for this game as well. All of the art in this game is done in the style you’d expect in a Bratz or Barbie type game, except that this game doesn’t feel like an unintelligent waste of time. Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies is full of bright colors which help give the player feelings of joy and jubilation from killing the undead; a nice change from most zombie games out there, which feel dark, drab and depressing. Who knew the zombie plague could be so adorable?

If there are any complaints with this game, its in the touch screen controls and character movement. The game mechanics aren’t terrible, but the game does have problems distinguishing when a player wants to move one of the girls or when the player is just trying to move the camera angle. It’s more an annoyance than it is a major hindrance in the game, but something players do need to know about in advance.

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Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies may have a deceiving name, but all its hiding is a stupidly charming and entertaining game. It doesn’t hold you up for your money, it doesn’t come off as yet another depressing zombie shooter, nor does it come off as a dull tower defense. This title is loads of fun. Plus, tell me where you’re going to find a pug that attacks zombies and a Paris Hilton look alike holding a bazooka?

Guns ‘n’ Glory Zombies Review Rundown

9.0
Graphics/ Sound - Fun, cartoony graphics don't leave the player feeling any sense of dread from the dead.
6.5
Controls - Problems with camera movement verses player movement
7.5
Gameplay - It's a typical tower defense game, except each character has a unique attack.
9.0
Replay Value - It's so damn adorable, how could you not want to keep playing it?
8.5
Overall - This is a good game that is going to keep you occupied for a bit.

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