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Review SAS: Zombie Assault 4
Team work based arcade zombie shooter
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 28 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Great concept for zombie game, fun multiplayer if it works, cool levels
SAS4: Zombie Assault 4 for Android is an arcade-style zombie shooter that forces you into a small room to fend off zombies and bigger zombie bosses. In the game there are a huge amount of gun upgrades, and there is a multiplayer component to the game. Multiplayer played really fun, but unfortunately it froze on me.
SAS4 brings out one of the best parts of zombie games. In the game, you simply defend against zombies and try to hold out against them. It’s a simple idea but one that feels good. There are a lot of zombie games that feel like turret defense games where you are the turret, but I think these types of zombie games like SAS4 are the most successful. I played the crap out of Nazi Zombies on Call of Duty World at War, and this game almost feels like a 2d top-down version (granted there are microtransactions instead of free guns). While it feels repetitive killing zombies over and over, the fun part is holding out against them and trying to keep the walls up. Upgrades, when done well, are also a key part of the experience.
I think SAS4 does upgrades pretty well at first sight. After my first mission I was awarded two loot crates, one of which gave me a nice gun. The gun didn’t have as much ammo as my main gun, which was disappointing. You are suppose to save it for bosses, which is an okay idea. Another thing I really liked about SAS4 was that certain objects on the map could be used for blockades, and I liked that I could retreat to certain parts of the level and make my last stands.
SAS4 does have the occasional ad which can be annoying, and I’ve never been fond of RNG systems within free-to-play games. In fact I’ve never been fond of them in most games - RNG stands for random number generation. They always feel like the developer is cheating (and very effectively) by stringing you along and simply wasting your time. Luckily, here, gameplay within the game is worthy enough to find out if it’s worth your time - unlike many games on the app store.