SAMURAI vs ZOMBIES DEFENSE made its Play Store debut a few weeks ago and has been enjoying good critics and steady downloads. Having written it off as an average Tower Defense Game, I passed it over several times before finally taking the plunge. I was motivated to try it out by a rave review in our forum. Read on to find out what we make of SAMURAI vs ZOMBIES DEFENSE.
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Features & Use
Test device: Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100)
Android version: 2.3.6
Runs as of: 2.1
Zombies? Samurai? Okay, you've got my attention, so what's this game all about?
Well, first things first, it's not a TD games, but rather something along the same lines as Cartoon Wars. The kind of game that combines different genres within its gameplay. Who wants to spend all of their time yielding a Samurai sword and doing Ninja moves? And doesn't killing off throngs of zombies grow a bit old after a while? What if you were to combine the two features into one, crazy ride?
As the game's protagonist, it's your duty to see that the zombies don't gain the upper hand. Anyone can become your ally in the war against the un-dead, be it knight, archer or farmer.
At first the Samurai attacks the zombies by himself, but as you play things quickly become more complicated.
Special attacks have to be activated and come with a cool down time, meaning you won't be able to re-use them straight away.
Over the course of the game, a mana bar fills up and can be used to bring certain troupes to the scene. With some levels that are completed successfully, new troupes or equipment are activated. Upgrades are also available, the money for which is earned by killing opponents or via Pachinko, the mini game.
There are lots of levels and equipment options, which makes the game feel very diversified.
SAMURAI vs ZOMBIES DEFENSE is certainly not a snoozer, in fact it's quite addictive and almost impossible to put down once you get into it. It presents gamers with a real (albeit not impossible) challenge, and I actually prefer it to Cartoon Wars!
Screen & Controls
The app is very easy to use and it looks nice to boot. There's a bit of a Samurai theme going, of course, and controls are flawless and very responsive.
Even when a hoard of zombies is gaining on you, you'll find that you'll still be able to take care of everything.
We're very pleased with SAMURAI vs ZOMBIES DEFENSE's controls and graphics.
Speed & Stability
SAMURAI vs ZOMBIES DEFENSE performed well throughout our test runs. The app is stabile and smooth and you can always follow what's happening on screen, even when 20 zombies are ploughing towards you.
SAMURAI vs ZOMBIES DEFENSE is available for free download from the Play Store. Items can be purchased to help you get ahead faster, but this certainly isn't a must in order to enjoy the game.