I am not a gamer at all. If I spend more than 10 minutes playing anything….its too much time wasted ;). But on those rare occasions that I do feel like passing a bit of (non-productive) time, I typically play Words With Friends with my peeps. That said, my father was a C-130 pilot in the Air Force way back in the day, so when I saw Zombie Gunship it peeked my interest to splurge and spend the buck to give it a try.
The premise behind Zombie Gunship is that you are in the gunner seat of a heavily-armed AC-130 ground attack aircraft. You surgically fire its powerful guns/cannons to ‘slay endless waves of zombies and protect the remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse!’ Keeping the zombies from reaching/entering the last surviving stronghold of mankind and assisting human survivors to make it to safety.
The dark figures are the zombies and the illuminated ones are the humans you are suppose to protect (aka not kill or allow them to be killed by zombies). If you accidentally kill three humans in your zombie slaughtering the round is over.
The AC-130 gunship has some pretty cool weapons:
- 25mm Gatling gun
- 40mm Bofors auto-cannon
- 105mm Howitzer cannon
My favorite weapon is definitely the 105mm howitzer cannon. Its blast/shock wave and kill radius are impressive; as are the zombie body pieces flying about. The ‘3D night vision display with motion blur’ graphics are very nice and make game play even more fun.
As you assist humans into the stronghold and kill zombies, you earn gold coins. The money you earn enables you to fund weapon upgrades to more effectively slaughter zombies thru faster fire, greater blast radius, quicker reloads, etc. Bottom line, the better your weapons, the more fun you have.
Zombie Gunship is a universal app for both the iPhone/Touch and the iPad as well. It is definitely worth $0.99 and is a great way to waste a bit of time especially if you enjoy killing zombies (and who doesn’t :)).