Infection Zone Review
Our Review by Chris Hall on November 16th, 2010
If you like puzzle games and are sick of Match 3, Infection Zone is a great mental diversion. It's bright, happy, and most importantly, challenging.
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I am excited to tell you that even though Infection Zone is a puzzle game, it has nothing to do with Match 3. With that out of the way, I can safely continue.
DNA replication isn't quite the most standard of ideas for a puzzle game, but Infection Zone is just that. You play as the hive mind of a miracle cure that can cure every disease out there, but was tampered with by evildoers. Each level is a simple puzzle pitting your good DNA against the evil DNA that is trying to ruin the project. To win, you have to move your DNA in position to touch the enemy DNA, which turns it to the good side. Of course, if an enemy moves into a space that is touching one of your DNA, it turns to the side of evil. By moving one space to replicate DNA or jumping spaces to hopefully get to a prime position, you have to out-gain the enemy and capture the majority of the spaces on the map to win.
Like any good puzzle game, Infection Zone is extremely easy to pick up but hard to master. The main game levels are definitely beatable with some persistence, but the "Challenge" levels that you unlock as you play are extremely difficult to pass and require ton of patience. As far as puzzle games go, Infection Zone is a nice diversion from match 3, providing a bright and bubbly exterior to go along with its challenging game play. It won't suck you in quite as hard as some of the App Store greats, but it is definitely one of the better puzzle games to come out recently.