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?

Toki Tori Review

Toki Tori Review

May 2, 2011

Developer: Polarbit
Price: US$2.99
Version: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: Motorola Droid X

There’s a lot of “cute” and “cuddly” in Toki Tori. However, looks can be deceiving. While the characters are cute and the gameplay is simple, the puzzles in this puzzle/platformer are all business.

Toki Tori features 80 levels across a variety of themes such as forestry, castles, sewers and more. In each level, the goal is to collect all the eggs while avoiding bad guys and traps. As you go through the game, you unlock items, extra levels and other fun things. There’s a lot to do in this little game, and a lot of fun in discovering it.

The main appeal of Toki Tori is coming up with creative solutions to each puzzle without getting yourself killed or hopelessly stuck. Most of the puzzles revolve around your limited movement – you can’t climb high ledges or leap across gaps. This sets up a number of different scenarios where the only solution is to use one of the items you’ll find in this game.

You have a number of power-up items available, such as short bridges, telewarps, an ice gun and some other cool toys. At first glance, it might appear that each one has a specific purpose, but you’ll often find yourself coming up with creative uses for them. For example, let’s say there’s a small gap you need to cross, but you’re out of bridges. Have you considered using a telewarp to get across the gap?

In another scenario, you might not be able to reach a ledge without something to boost you up. Perhaps freezing an enemy will provide just the height you need to reach it? As you can see, you’ll have to do a lot of thinking outside the box with this game; the answers aren’t always right in front of you.

The power-up items are also limited on certain levels, so you’ll need to plan ahead and think carefully about where and how you use them. You needn’t worry if you make a mistake, though, as there’s a quick “rewind” feature built into the game that allows you to undo a mistake, even if that mistake resulted in death.

Another nice feature is the “wildcard,” which lets you skip a level. Just keep in mind, you can only use the card once. If you want to use it again, later, you’ll need to go back and properly solve the level you skipped.

The only thing I’m not crazy about is the control scheme. Touching anywhere on a level sends Toki Tori running off towards that spot if there are no gaps or obstacles. While it makes sense on a touch-screen, I like having more control over my characters. Toki Tori has a tendency to dive off a ledge if you accidentally touch a little too close to it. It’s also difficult to pull off rapid movement changes. Even so, a quick “rewind” corrects any mistake.

All in all, Toki Tori is a cute game with some seriously hard puzzles and plenty of content to keep you playing.