Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Earn to Die

Amazon Appstore FAOTD: Earn to Die

Jun 22, 2015

Earn to Die is a zombie derby game that is the FAOTD from Amazon.

Product Description
Drive your way through a zombie apocalypse!

Are you ready to drive for your life? The hit online game series that has enjoyed OVER 200 MILLION PLAYS has been revamped and re-engineered and is now available on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.

You’re stranded in a desert surrounded by zombies. With only a run-down car and a small amount of cash at your disposal, your mission soon becomes clear – to drive through hordes of zombies in order to escape… alive!

THE BEST OF THE ACTION, DRIVING AND UPGRADE GENRES
Earn to Die sees you not only driving your way through hordes of zombies, but allows you to earn cash to upgrade, unlock and customise new vehicles. Is your vehicle not strong enough? Why not add a gun, or boosters, or even a spiked frame?

Key Features
– A brand new and extended STORY MODE which sees you driving cross-country during a zombie apocalypse
– 8 VEHICLES at your disposal, including a race-car, a truck and even a school bus!
– UPGRADES GALORE! Just unlocking a vehicle isn’t enough, customise each vehicle with a range of upgrades
– Zombiesssssssssssss… Plenty of zombies… Be sure to introduce them to your car’s front bumper
– A realistic ragdoll physics engine that allows you to crash into zombies and send them flying!
– Awesome animated sequences
– Race for the best time in Championship Mode
– Survived the zombie apocalypse? Smash through pumpkins in Halloween Mode

With over 200 Million Plays to the original online version, be one of the first to download the new and improved version of Earn to Die for your Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD.

The game usually costs $1.19.

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Earn to Die Review

Earn to Die Review

Feb 11, 2014

Earn Or Die is a unique take on a zombie game. Does such a thing actually exist?

Earn or Die features yet another survivor of a zombie apocalypse trying to just escape. Unlike other survivors though, this survivor has access to a car. Sure it’s a broken down piece of crap. Just attach a few propellers, enhanced tyres and saw blades and escaping the zombies becomes a lot easier.

Screenshot_2014-02-04-18-15-32Indeed upgrades are central to the gameplay in Earn or Die. At the very start of the game the broken down car the player has is completely useless and can barely roll a few feet before running out of fuel.

Thankfully, this boring start is short lived and after earning a little money and buying some more fuel and such it becomes a lot better. Even though the game has a fuel mechanic this isn’t as bad as it sounds, as once the fuel is bought the fuel tank is always that full. There are no nasty in app purchases for fuel here.

The upgrades are really fun to use and range from mounted guns that automatically blow away zombies, to mounted propellers or jet engines to boost the car along. Saw blades to rip up zombies and big tires to grind them into dust top off the package. While each new car purchased needs to be upgraded separately money is handed out fast enough that this is never annoying.

Screenshot_2014-02-04-16-41-35After enough upgrades the player should be able to make their way to the end of the level before running out of fuel. Some additional controls to control the tilting of the car help eke just a bit more distance out of the fuel as its easy enough to roll down hills by rotating the car in mid-air to make progress without accelerating and using fuel. Not to mention it’s very fun watching a spinning sports car careening down hill, crushing living corpses and smashing though boxes as it goes.

After reaching the end of the level bonus money is awarded and the player unlocks the next level. The levels I’ve seen are very similar to each other, but the real star of the game is the cars anyway.

Earn Or Die features no microtransactions whatsoever. The game costs next to nothing and with no in app purchases.

Earn or Die looks great. A sharp cartoon style defines the game and car upgrades are fun to see. Zombies disassemble and squish realistically and watching them bounce around as they are blasted by a shotgun or shredded by a circular saw blade is great fun. The sound is decent enough with some nice boomy sounds for weapons and some nice heavy music which suits the game perfectly. Zombie moans are repetitive however.

Earn Or Die is a fun game available for a bargain price and doesn’t try to nickel and dime the player. Its unique, interesting gameplay makes it a game worth playing.