Review: Pro Zombie Soccer

Brought to you by the team who helped create Plants vs. Zombies, the long awaited Pro Zombie Soccer for the iPhone was recently released into the wild just in time for the World Cup.

There are two difficulty settings, Normal and Hardcore. Being an American who just realized soccer existed a little less than a month ago, I chose normal. The gameplay is great, but can get slightly repetitive. Your character stays on the left side of the screen, and you use your thumb to aim the ball and release to kick. You can hold it down to charge your shot and do more damage, or try to get head shots. The levels are a few minutes long each, which is perfect for on-the-go gaming.

While somehow destroying zombies with an inflatable ball, you can string together a combo to build up your power meter, which allows you to activate one of three special powers: The first is “Lightning Ball”, which causes your ball to be returned quicker for faster kicks, and slows down the oncoming zombies. The next special power is a “Piercing Ball”, which can pass through multiple zombies at once, which can be helpful against large hoards. Last but not least is the “Angry Military Satellite”, which is basically a giant space-laser that can destroy every zombie on the screen. Don’t be fooled though, certain situations require different special powers, so choosing the laser every time won’t be a winning play, as I quickly found out.

The graphics are straight out of a Japanese Manga, and the storyline is presented just like a comic book. The game is somewhat violent, and has a good amount of blood and guts flying. At one time, I got a hat trick followed by a “Nutshot” that completely dropped a burly football player zombie, which was very satisfying.

Regardless of whether or not you like fútbol, Pro Zombie Soccer is a great game that is easy to pick up and play. The sale price of $.99 is a bargin, and the game will give you many hours of entrainment.

Also, Chillingo has thankfully left out any vuvuzela sound effects, which earned them my full respect.


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