Developer: SMS Services O.o.o.
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad mini
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Seems like every day a new tower defense game comes out on the App Store. I Am Vegend: Zombiegeddon is one tower defense that has a familiar theme to it (think Plants vs. Zombies) and packs in enough levels and funny characters to earn it a place in my iPad mini’s game folder. This game has a great sense of humor to it and players will notice some subtle and obvious parodies of other popular games.
The Vegendary Heroes are about the toughest bunch of plants around. When an army of zombies has a sudden craving for plant seeds, the Heroes arm themselves with their respective vegetable ammo to take down the zombies before all their seeds are stolen and consumed. Much like Plants vs. Zombies, and any other tower defense game for that matter, enemies approach in waves with each wave getting progressively more difficult to defeat. Each vegetable soldier has their own flare and unique capabilities that will need to be used strategically if players want to survive each wave. The zombie soldiers also have unique characteristics and come in many forms. They range anywhere from a plain old zombie all the way to zombies flying in planes to even pig zombies with protective helmets. As the game progresses coins are collected that can be used to upgrade each of the Vendary Heroes. Upgrades are essential to keeping up with the more difficult zombie enemies.
The game is broken down into three different sections with 15 levels within each world and more on the way. The gameplay within each section varies slightly but the overall goal is the same: kill all zombies as quickly as possible. One thing that I liked is that there are bonus levels and bosses at the end of each section that help break up the standard gameplay.
I Am Vegend has a lot to offer by way of artistic visuals. The characters in the game appear to have been lovingly created by the developers and the background scenery creates an environment that plays nice with the overall theme of the game. The art and parodied characters are probably the best thing about the game since the gameplay seems a little too familiar.
I Am Vegend: Zombiegeddon comes in both free and paid universal app options. The free version only offers the first seven levels but that is more than enough to be able to decide if it’s worth investing $1.99 for the full version. Overall I would have to say the gameplay itself is nothing original but the game does have a lot of character and positive qualities to join the ranks of the other great tower defense games on the market.