June 17th, 2012 | By Geoff Hathaway
The App Store has become so popular that some developers may feel the need to push their games out as soon as possible. Of course, there are many times when games are released before they are truly done. This happens even more so on Apple’s App Store because of the easy updating process. Medieval Zombies definitely needed more time in development not because it is a bad game, well more so due to its lack of content.
Even at 99 cents, the premium version of Medieval Zombies seems way overpriced. Twelve levels in total with a promise of more coming soon does not seem like a good deal at all. This 2.5D platformer does have some promise, but the lack of collision detection make the game playable only to a certain extent. There were numerous times where I would try to jump on or hit an enemy, but was injured because the game did register the hits. Frustrating gameplay, it is the killer of many, many solid games.
Over the 12 levels available at the time of this review, you will run, jump and smack only a handful of different enemies. The only fulfilling part of the game is when you are on the brink of rescuing the oft captured wizard. I won’t spoil how it turns out if you do decided to play Medieval Zombies Premium, but it is a great throwback to the old-school games.
Another platformer, some more onscreen controls. The jumping and swinging mechanics trigger fine, but if you can’t hit anything accurately, why even have them? Music is also in the same vein of mediocrity. There is also a gem system, but it doesn’t seem to have much effect on the game, just more achievements to unlock via Game Center.
With many issues including lackluster zombies and level design, and not fun or challenging boss battles. Medieval Zombies just feels out of place on a platform with a ton of other games that are worth your buck. Yes, this is a short review, but for a short game that feels like it lacks content, there is not too much to say. Take your time elsewhere, Medieval Zombies Premium does not live up to its name and needs to stay in ancient times.