Review Zombie Puzzle Panic
Match 3 zombie game
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 07 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One S
Original gameplay features, completely free, ads are not confusing
Takes a while to load
Zombie Puzzle Panic for Android is a match 3 puzzle game with a zombie theme. The icons you’ll be swapping around will be the kind of things you need during a zombie outbreak: planks of wood, helmets, cans of gasoline, gallons of water. But Zombie Puzzle Panic is much, much more than a rotting undead skin over the sticky-sweet Candy Crush Saga. There are lots of original gameplay elements that deserve your attention. Especially if you like match 3 puzzles, but prefer slime and the smell of rotting flesh to candies and sugardust.
For starts, in Zombie Puzzle Panic, your objective is sometimes to kill all the zombies. There will be some zombies in among your survival icons; you can’t move zombies, but you can kill them by knocking out adjacent tiles. Then the zombies go “splat” in a burst of green goo. Sometimes you need to clean up zombie slime, which will be spread around the playing board. Occasionally there will be a zombie boss in the middle of the playing field. You’ll need to hurt them by removing adjacent tiles; but it will take several attacks to knock them out. The way the game works is well explained, everytime something new comes up.
All very satisfying, and wrapped together with gory sound effects and detailed graphics and animation. There’s at least 130 levels to work through, and all for free, and with unobtrusive ads.
When you’ve finished the objective, a bunch of robots in party hats will appear and explode, everything will go a bit crazy, and you’ll score tons of extra points. I don’t really get that bit (maybe they are setting off all your special tiles?), but hey, it’s nice to score extra points, and to celebrate every accomplishment. I really have to think hard to come up with a fault in Zombie Puzzle Panic; I guess it takes a bit long to load for a simple little game. I can hardly hold that against it when the game itself is essentially flawless.