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Every once in a while a game comes along that just completely changes your perception of what a game can be. Back in the day, Grand Theft Auto 3 did just that. Halo followed suit. Zombies vs. Sheep doesn't do this. I just wanted to get your attention.
What is it?
Zombies vs. Sheep is not a complex game by any means. In fact, the title may be the perfect summary. I mean it skips a few details but you catch the drift. It pits together two of natures extremes - the mild mannered sheep, most well known for staying with the pack, providing me with warmth my blubber can't contain, and voting democrat every election. And zombies... The living dead which reside mostly in South Florida and dream of Reagan's return to power, and they eat brains. (I swear the political jokes are over) You control the sheep in this fast paced tap-to-shoot survival game by tilting your iPhone left and right. Don't kill off the baddies fast enough and their heads will fall off and spontaneously combust into a flaming brain ball right towards your poor little sheep. But let's say you DID kill the zombie (or one of numerous other enemies) before they launch their heads at you, and you shall be rewarded gloriously with a golden nugget that can later be used to purchase more health, room for more bullets, a faster sheep, and some other goodies.
This game rocks because...
It's another game just like Minigore targeted at iPhone gamers that pick up their phone sporadically throughout the day while taking a break at work, sitting in a waiting room, or maybe just taking a nice dookie. Yeah, pretend to be offended like you have NEVER done it. It's a game that does one thing, and only that one thing, and does it pretty well. Kind of like the Baja Men. The gameplay works really well. I have no big gripes with this game. Like I've said before, I'm not an easy guy to please. I like my peanut butter on top of the jelly and my toilet paper roll spun counter-clockwise. The folks at Clickgamer.com put out a winner. It's a lot of fun and will draw some laughs from the immature crowd because the game revolves around a picture of a sheep shooting at zombie puppets.
This game sucks because...
It doesn't. Like I said before, the game does one thing and it does it well. There isn't a lot of room for error in these one trick pony (sheep?) games. If there is only going to be one game mode it has to be good. One little error in any part of the gameplay could result in a totally unplayable game. If the sheep was too slow, or was too large to avoid enemy projectiles this game would blow. But it doesn't. He's juuuuust right. That being said there are a couple minor things that could make this multi-species bloodfest a little bit better. Your sheep, even as you upgrade its' speed is a little bit slow when it has to make its' way across the entire screen. You can sometimes be on top of coins and they won't be collected, and the cactus and brick wall on the sides of the screen cover up coins when they are dropped which I kind of assume was done intentionally, but it's still a bit annoying. Reloading is a bit cumbersome with you being asked to either shake the iPhone which totally takes you out of the game, or tapping the top left corner of the screen, which is what you'll end up doing. If you are left handed that's not a problem. But for about 90% of the population this is a little bit cumbersome. A simple swap of the pause button and reload button would be a welcome change. It's a minor gripe, but it affects the gameplay nonetheless.
The wrap up
Zombies vs. Sheep is a strong showing from Clickgamer.com, which puts out apps like Smokey the Bear puts out fires. It's $0.99 so you would be mistaken if you were expecting deep gameplay and a Titanic storyline. Zombies vs. Sheep is definitely worth your buck. Ninety-nice cent apps shouldn't be bought, played/used, or reviewed like they were meant to completely redefine the video game or app industry. Developers can make a quick buck off of a really fun game, and you gain unquantifiable fun for while you poop. What more is there in life?