Developer: Gamevibe Studios
Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

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

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

They don’t make endless running games more awesome than this one! Well, maybe they do, but playing Zombies Chopper gave me a real vivid flashback to my glory days of PC gaming.

Zombies Chopper, from Gamevibe, is very obviously meant for the Asian market. It’s the only way that I can explain the odd title, but I won’t take that away from the game. In Zombies Chopper you play as a very awesome Final Fantasy 7 inspired zombie hunter, complete with a big ass sword and a hat tilted just far enough forward. The background is a surprisingly nice looking dead forest, but once the zombies come you stop noticing.

With only three buttons to use (jump, attack, special), you bust slash your way through endless zombies and jump over the ominous pits of lava. Since this is an endless runner, dying is quite frequent but often avoidable. You start each run with three hearts which can be lost be either getting hit by a zombie or by running into the mysterious spiked walls. You can find hearts along the way to help you out, but the real trick is to avoid the instant death lava pits. You don’t really fall into the lava pits, the screen just turns red and you die. Fortunately for you, jumping in Zombies Chopper is insane, with your character leaping at least 20 feet in the air on a full jump.

The best part of the whole experience is what is lost in translation. When you kill an enemy, whether it be by sword or special attack, a number and some Asian characters pop up in the top left corner. I have no idea what the numbers relate to, or why they are there, but it sure is fun to collect them. Also entertaining is the aforementioned special moves that seem to have no point, but are awesome anyway. The attacks do no additional damage (everything dies in one hit), but they are a fun little spectacle.

Now don’t get me wrong here; it’ll be obvious to you that Zombies Chopper doesn’t have nearly the polish of the best endless runners like Canabalt and Solipskier (and it’s even really close), but for some SNES style action with an Asian Twist, you can certainly do worse.

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