Zombie Swipeout: Undead Take Flight in Zynga Sequel
If you’re a fan of Zynga’s game ZombieSmash, then get ready for the next installment — Zombie Swipeout.
ZombieSmash is a tower-defense game where you flick, drag, scrape and smash zombies to protect Joey, the only human survivor in the zombie apocalypse.
Joey is back in the newest installment, as are the zombies. Taking on many of the core concepts from the original game, Zombie Swipeout lets you use a host of weapons to slash and beat zombies. The only difference this time is they fly rather than walk across the screen.
Your only goal while playing the game is to destroy the zombies without hitting Joey, who will occasionally fly across the screen alongside the undead. Slashable coins also fly by along with zombies you can collect to buy new weapons or replenish turns.
“The only one rule there is don’t hit the good guy,” Matthias Hoechsmann, Director, Zynga Mobile Germany told Mashable. “If you hit him it’s going to be game over. Everything else is optional.”
As the game progresses you can unlock new features such as grenades, liquid nitrogen and a slow-mo effect. You can also unlock new weapons ranging from knight swords to baseball bats that offer different perks to help you in your quest against the projectile dead.
Weekly tournaments let you battle your friends for the highest score. The social element is one of the key features of the game according to Hoechsmann. “When you see your friends, it’s an integral part of the game,” he says. “It’s not something hidden. It’s in the center.”
A sharing feature within the app also lets you share the greatest killing moment from your latest round of battle with friends on Facebook or Twitter, or via email.
Zombie Swipeout is available for the iPhone and iPod touch Thursday from the App Store. The game is expected to be released in the U.S. next week, with iPad and Android versions expected soon.
What do you think of Zombie Swipeout? Can you see yourself playing the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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