Review Zombie Derby
Crush zombies and shoot them with machine gun
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 15 Oct 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Zombie Derby is a crammed with action racing game for Windows Phone where you will happen to operate vehicles and crush zombies roaming the roads. The game begins very modestly. In your garage, there is an old "redneck" pickup truck that is not capable of travelling more than 300 meters. Run the training, do not be surprised by buzzes of the game, but rather note what starts to light up, and do the appropriate taps on the buttons Thus, you will understand how to operate a vehicle and its add-on modules. Then you can move on to the main game.
After making a few rounds and destroying several zombies, you will get your first money that can be spent for installing a machine gun, the tires better suited to the terrain, a new engine, bumpers, and even a jet turbine, but we would recommend to start improving the car with purchasing an extra canister of fuel. Everything listed above may be subject to both purchasing and modernizing to some extent.
Purchase and upgrade of equipmentAfter each improving of the vehicle, you get a chance to travel further and finally get to the gate leading to the next location. Having reached a certain level of development, you will encounter the problem of fuel shortages already one location later. Its indicator is situated in the center of the screen, below. That's why it's better pump a jet turbine immediately after gas canisters, as it can help you move to a certain distance regardless of how much fuel is in the tank.
After the main fuel reserves are exhausted, you will have to buy it for the money earned, and there are some nuances. The first difficulty lies in the fact that in the absence of funds for the purchase of fuel you will have to wait very long for its appearing on its own. To avoid this, make sure that you always have in the pocket more than 200 coins. For them you can buy 4 liters of fuel which is enough to earn over 400 coins.
Optimal strategy of spending the money earnedDuring the game testing, we have found out that other options (the purchase of more or less fuel) are unprofitable. It's better to spend 200 coins each time and know that you will get twice as much, than to spend 1,000 coins and get 800. The vehicle without a bumper gets greatly slowed by collisions with the mutants, so you shouldn't forget about its acquisition. However, the crushed zombies do not bring you money, and if you want to get them for acts of destruction as well, you will have to get a machine gun. Each shot mutant adds 20 points to your score.
Having overcome most of the way, you will come across birds in the sky. Shoot three of them - and get additional fuel for the jet engine. Having travelled 2 kilometers, you get 5% of the fuel for the conventional engine, can speed up your rattletrap to 130 km/h, and get a 5% increase to the maximum speed, and having destroyed 300 mutants, you achieve 10 rounds for the machine gun.
In the next location you can continue to drive the same modernized pickup or buy a new one with higher performance. However, it also needs to be upgraded, but you have no other option, because the old pickup truck will begin to fall apart after a long "ski jumping" across precipices.
ResumeIn general, the game is very addictive, and if you figure it out, you will even find useful the Donat system. The graphics are great with a hint of 3D. The sound is good, too, and fits perfectly into the gameplay.