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Developer: Lonely Few
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPad (third generation)

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★½
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★½
Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Brainssss is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) style zombie game where the player controls swarms of zombies in a zombie apolocapyse. The game is unique and I absolutely love games with this type of control scheme on the iPad.

Brainssss is definitely an interesting take on the zombie genre. Instead of killing zombies and trying to survive, the player controls the zombies themselves and helps spread the effects of the zombie apocolypse. I sort of thought of myself as the a zombie hive-mind as I played through the game.

The controls are fairly easy to use. It’s most comparable to a real-time strategy game. The player drags a finger across the units (zombies) he or she wishes to control and then taps the target location. There’s also an incredibly useful split button that breaks the selected group into half its original size, allowing the user to make decisions on a micro level. Moving about the screen is done with two-finger swipes. One control that I wish it had was the ability to zoom out. The levels are much too large to just discover by moving about. Players should be able to scan the level by pinching.

There are six “phases” of levels for the players to play through with more coming soon. Each level has a specific objective, although most consist of the basic zombie premise of converting humans.

As an added bonus, the player occasional unlocks comics. They’re just humorous stories with a few frames of art. The first one I unlocked was about a wife that couldn’t tell her husband was a zombie because he was still just sitting and starring at the TV when she came home.

The music is a little off. It’s a bit circus-y. While it’s definitely a funny contrast to the gameplay, it honestly just sounds strange and doesn’t quite fit.

In-app purchases and currency in Brainssss are for power-ups. Players purchase BBs that can be used in the store to purchase boosts for the zombies like speed boosts, extra life, and increased damage.

For $2.99 with the promise of more free levels to come, Brainssss is a great value. Any fan of RTS or zombies should grab this one.

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