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.


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.


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.


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?

Clouds & Sheep Review

Clouds & Sheep Review

Oct 14, 2011

I’m a big fan of any game that presents a great, unique concept and takes the time to give it some real charm and character. Clouds & Sheep is just such a game. It’s an addictive casual game about looking after a flock of sheep that have some peculiar qualities.

Like other games of this type, you start with a set number of sheep and are given a list of tasks that must be performed. Tasks such as growing grass for the sheep to eat, making sure they stay out of trouble and breeding them. But then there are the more interesting tasks, like gathering clouds together to make it rain, or storm, so that the sheep will have water to drink. Then there’s play time, either by tossing the sheep around or pulling their tails and letting them snap back to send the sheep rolling. It looks cruel, but they love it, and they prove their love by giving you stars you can use to spend on supplies and other items to keep the sheep happy.

What the sheep don’t love is starving, getting sick, being struck by lightning or dehydrated. And, yes, they can die. When a sheep dies, it turns back into clouds and drifts away. One of the ways to replenish your flock is by getting them to breed.

Breeding sheep is easy; you simply maneuver them around “love flowers” that are growing in the field. When the sheep eat the flowers, they fall in love and, well, when a mommy and a daddy sheep love each other very much, they produce a heart that, if caught up in the clouds, becomes a baby sheep.

To keep the game interesting and give you a sense of progression, you’ll have to complete a series of challenges before you can move onto a bigger field. Challenges include tossing as many sheep into the air at the same time as possible, or intentionally getting them struck by lightning. In another challenge, you have to catch a baby sheep after it forms in the clouds. I feel like the developers missed an opportunity for a great pun, here, as they called the challenge “Catch Me If You Can” when, clearly, they should have named it “Catch Me If Ewe Can,” but I digress.

While the game is open-ended and quite fun, the activity level ramps up far too quickly, going from a nice, casual pace to a hectic run to get as much done as possible. Furthermore, the challenges tend to repeat after a while, becoming stale. All in all, Clouds & Sheep is a great casual game and quite enjoyable, but loses its casual status to become almost unmanageable. Another mark against the game is the poor performance as the frame-rate drops to single digits on my Droid X from time to time, becoming completely unresponsive.

Despite the technical problems and lack of purpose, Clouds & Sheep is still a cute, fun game that I enjoyed very much.