Call of Mini: Zombies Review

Call of Mini: Zombies Review

Sep 17, 2012

There are a few constants in life: death, taxes and an irrepressible urge to dispense with The Living Dead. For every person that was subjected to the Twilight series, Call of Mini: Zombies from Triniti is the path to self-reclamation.

As far as zombie shooting games go, I found Zombies to be straight-to-the-point: the undead are coming, and they wanted to feast on my brains. As to be expected, I was not fond of that resolution, hence the conflict. Fortunately, I had a gun (or chainsaw, or rocket launcher) to help me with my side of the argument. I found the gameplay to be fluid. I had to move and shoot, depending on dexterity and weaponry to avoid and dispatch the oncoming hoards of monsters.

The best way for me to describe the draw of the graphics is the unique, LEGO-esque nature. This gave it a unique feel on the screen, and in combination with the coloring and music, made for a very interesting landscape.

Option-wise, I found ample room for customization, through cash earned by blasting corpses. I started out the game as the nondescript Joe Blo, but I found out that I could use cash to become any number of generically named fighters: Swat, Cowboy, Doctor, Marine… or, I could just go big to purchase the persona of an Eskimo. Each character had some tangible attribute; for example, being a Marine would have given me better accuracy and the ability to afflict more damage per capita. I could also use my hard-earned cash to procure better weapons, body armor or health packs. In-app purchasing provided procurement shortcuts for when the the game was not moving fast enough. I did like that the purchasing system was not invasive. I found the controls a bit interesting at first; the key was to not allow myself get boxed in and swarmed. I found moving around smooth in practice. To further flesh out the title, I found there is a versus mode, and multiplayer capabilities.

There are a number of zombie-type RPGs out there, but I feel confident enough to state that I’d be hard-pressed to find another that lets you suit up as an Eskimo to do the deed.