High Voltage Software, creators of the mobile hits Conduit HD and Le Vamp, are celebrating Cinco de Mayo a bit early with the release of an action-filled game for iPhone and iPad starring adorable Mexican zoo “animales” and a healthy dose of blood and gore. In addition to unforgettable undead characters, Zoombies: Animales de la Muerte! includes novel gameplay that allows players to demolish beastly zombies by tracing a line for their weapon to follow before it boomerangs back.
“The game mechanics are deceptively simple to learn and very challenging to master, but it’s the wild characters that make Zoombies drop-dead funny and fun to play,” says Eric Nofsinger, High Voltage Software’s Chief Creative Officer. “Don Eduardo, the zookeeper, constantly encourages our heroes and arms them with ridiculous items, like a kid who can be shot from a circus cannon, while each of the seven species of Zoombies has its own dangerous design.”
The game’s humor, effortlessly mixing cartoony and gruesome elements, is on display through multiple weapons, upgrades, costumes, and characters. More importantly, notes the Zoombies development team, the game provides an answer to the age-old question: what will happen if the zombie apocalypse begins in a Mexican zoo?
Armed with Aztec hatchets, roman candles, and even a trained chupacabra, players take control of either Marco or Maria, two rowdy school kids unusually skilled in the mortal arts, to rescue the remaining animals from the zoo before their brains are eaten by the Zoombies. Each of the 45 levels requires timing, strategy and precision to complete 225 Sugar Skull Missions, while collecting golden pesos to earn “Especiales” upgrades, weapons, and outfits.
* English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
* iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (4/5 Gen)
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular
* iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 86.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Zoombies: Animales de la Muerte! is available now worldwide for $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) through the iTunes App Store in the Games category.