Price: Free (Normally $0.99)
App Reviewed on: iPad 2
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Call of Mini: Brawlers is a side-scrolling zombie shooter game packed with a variety of infinite stages and upgradable weapons. When a radiation leak occurs at a nuclear power plant, many of the local citizens begin acting odd and start eating brains. It’s up to players to take out this crazed zombies.
There are five unlockable characters to use in each of the levels. Playing is simple. Just tap on the left or right arrow buttons to move and the fire button to shoot. Players have a total of four weapons that they can rotate through and there are also power-ups at the bottom of the screen to help increase health or kill off large groups of zombies.
Players are tasked with completing challenges and objectives. There is one main objective on each level that changes every time. These include surviving for a total amount of time, killing a specific amount of zombies and running so many meters. Players must complete these objectives without dying in order to progress. At the end of every stage, players are awarded gold coins based on how well they perform.
Along with the main objectives, the game also includes challenges for players to complete. When a challenge is completed, players must go into the challenge area to claim the coins because they are not awarded automatically. These challenges can be completed more than once, which helps to keep the replay value high.
As players progress, the levels become more difficult. It’s essential to upgrade weapons and buy power-ups in order to make it far in the game. There are many different weapons to buy like a Desert Eagle, Gatlin, M700 and a Shotgun. Each of these weapons can be upgraded with more coins, but some of them can only be purchased with Crystals. It’s possible to earn Crystals while playing, but don’t expect to earn them quickly. More can be bought via in-app purchases for those who are impatient.
While the 3D graphics look great and the infinite stages and challenges help keep things interesting, I ultimately felt like the game was too repetitive. Also, it took a long time for it to get really challenging which was disappointing. It needs more challenges, weapons and backgrounds to help keep things fresh.
Call of Mini: Brawlers is still a lot of fun to play, especially for those who follow the series. There’s plenty of zombies to kill, the 3D graphics are impressive and the Game Center achievements and leaderboards help keep the game competitive. While there isn’t anything surprising and revolutionary about this title, it’s worth adding to the library—especially since it’s currently free for a few days only. Grab it while you can and get to killing those zombies and take back the town.
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