Life is about the simple things, eating out with friends, going to certain event’s with friends, attending church with friends, but making friends is not easy when your the Grim Reaper. You tend to gain a bad reputation by delivering death. Grim has decided to make his own friends Bonesack, Stencher, Creep, and Lazybrain. Stencher gets his name from his ability to fly. Yup if you fart hard enough it produces propulsion.
Deadlings The Good
Deadlings introduces you to each zombie one at a time and allows you to get comfortable with the ability’s of each character before introducing you to another.
Bonesack runs and jumps. Stencher flies by means of self propulsion. Creep is able to stick to walls. Lazybrain moves slowly and carefully.
The first few levels are reminiscent of platform games but soon the maze/puzzle quality of Deadlings shines through. At level 15 you’re really having to plan out your path.
Selecting the right zombie for the job is also an important aspect of the game.
The sounds the zombies make as they zoom around the board fit the style of the game nicely. I especially enjoy the sound Bonesack makes as he leaves the starting position.
I also liked the Jokes between levels. They are the kind that are so stupid that they are funny. I looked up from my game at one point and asked a friend “Why do zombies like to eat hipsters.” “Because they have excellent taste!” I went back to playing Deadlings and ignoring the crazy look I received.
The gameplay is fun and will keep you entertained!
Deadlings The Bad
I started playing Deadlings with Bonesack and the first thing I did was run into a wall and explode. I didn’t realize that there is no mechanic to turn the zombie around and the game is made that way be design, for the puzzle aspect I’m guessing. Their was no indication that the wall was dangerous as there are spikes on some walls hinting that they would be more dangerous. Poor Bonesack can’t touch any walls. It makes me wonder why the game was not designed so that he would just turn around and head in the opposite direction. I think it would have made for more interesting level designs.
The characters in this game are cute especially Stencher. If you are looking for a puzzle game that is both fun and challenging Deadlings might be the game for you.
Deadlings is available on iOS and Android. It will definitely make you smile!
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