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Shoot the Zombirds Review: Horror Themed Aerial Fun

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Posted August 1, 2012 by in Arcade & Action

Rating

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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 

5/ 5

Details

Developer: Infinite Dreams
 
Latest Version: 1.05 (July 1, 2012)
 
Genre: Arcade & Action
 
Price: FREE
 
Game Reviews:
 
 
 
 
 

Pros:

addictive gameplay, great graphics
 

Cons:

in-app purchases, steep learning curve
 
Verdict

What I really like about Shoot The Zombirds has to be its simplicity. The game is so simple even an eight year old kid can pick up the game and shoot. The simplicity of the gameplay has to be the game’s main selling point, and Shoot The Zombirds had nailed this one hook, line and sinker. And it seems that the old catchphrase “hitting two birds with one stone” had finally had his meaning. Literally!

by Paolo Nikko
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From the creators of the ever popular Jelly Defense comes another classic that will surely get you addicted with hours of play. Shoot the Zombirds for Android is not your ordinary zombie game that you can find in the Google Play Store but rather an innovative type of game that will put you in the shoes of a pumpkin-headed character that shoots with a bow and arrow while protecting little pumpkin children from the undead flock of birds.

Tim Burton Inspired

At first glance, the game is much more of a Tim Burton film rather than a game. The graphics itself is closely inspired like Corpse Bride or Sleepy Hollow, or it’s just me watching too many films lately. Anyways, like I said, the game has this gloomy, dark atmosphere with a bit of a Halloween theme.

Hitting Two Birds with One Arrow

The game is simple to play and all you need to do is shoot the Zombirds that come in your way using a bow and an arrow. Sounds simple right? We’ll firing the first shot is not that easy as it requires a bit of skill, timing and strategy to land a kill. What makes the game challenging is that you are limited to only three arrows from the start. Miss a shot and it gets even harder. Arrows can be accumulated by taking down a Zombird, and even more can be attained if you manage to hit two or more birds with a single shot.

Zombirds come in a wide variety of flavors, and it’s not just limited to a single fat chubby bird. There are fat birds that resemble like a sheep, average flying birds and the pesky small sized one’s that are quite tricky to shoot with. Birds alternate on each level, and once you reach on later rounds it gets tougher and tougher.  New birds like the zombie vulture requires two shots to kill and others are even challenging as some are smaller and faster than the average bird.

Birds move from left to right to snag one of your pumpkin kids. The only way to save them is by shooting the birds taking them. There are two ways to fail a level. The first one is losing all of your pumpkin kids to the Zombirds and the other one is losing arrows. Like I said, arrows can only be accumulated for taking down a successful shot. Prioritization is the key here, and the only one way you can reach through later waves is timing your shots right.

If you manage to shoot consecutively without making a miss, you’ll be rewarded with more points and arrows will even have fiery shots that can burn Zombirds in half.  Hit more birds with a single shot and you’ll be treated to a zombie sausage.

Upgrades and Lots of them

You can also buy additional arrows or pumpkin kids by upgrading through the Grave Store. Each upgrade requires coins and the only way to achieve more coins is by buying through in-app purchases or shooting own flying bird skulls on each level. Collect enough coins, and you can buy upgrades and powerups to give you a fair advantage on each level. If you have played Temple Run before, then the upgrading is pretty much the same if you ask me. Powerups include speed-up, freeze time, rain arrows from the sky and even change your character’s look if you’re really that into customization.

Conclusion

What I really like about Shoot The Zombirds has to be its simplicity. The game is so simple even an eight year old kid can pick up the game and shoot.  The simplicity of the gameplay has to be the game’s main selling point, and Shoot The Zombirds had nailed this one hook, line and sinker. And it seems that the old catchphrase “hitting two birds with one stone” had finally had its meaning. Literally!

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You can download Shoot the Zombirds absolutely free on the Google Play Store


About the Author

Paolo Nikko
Paolo Nikko

A graduate of Computer Engineering, Paolo is an Android enthusiast and spends most of his time programming and playing games. He is synonymous for the word customization, as he is curios for everything that surrounds him.

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