Review from Yang Zhao
Best "Twitch Puzzler" yet Puzzle games with elements of fast-paced play are oft-tried but just as often fall victim to becoming an action game with subpar puzzling, or too frustrating of a puzzler due to its over fast pace. Zombie Minesweeper is a rare gem that actually manages to strike a good balance. Seasoned Minesweeper players must unlearn some habits to maximize their scores (unflagged mines do not count towards points) but will immediately feel at home once familiarized with the controls. The action game side of the equation cannot be ignored, however, as players must make split second decisions on what items to use and when, which path to take, and how much risk to take at every turn. Overall aesthetic is charming and the attention to detail is obvious. The UI can sometimes feel clunky, but such is the nature of touch. The Combo Score overlays can feel annoying at first, but remember that you're not racing the clock. One complaint is that entropy can sometimes get in the way of getting all Mines Flagged bonuses despite perfect play, but the flaw is not fatal. If you love Minesweeper and blowing up zombies, this is a game not to be passed on.
Fun, doesn't last The premise is great, and it's fun for a few rounds, but I lost interest quickly. New weapons / tools are introduced over time but that's it. I would have expected there to be some sort of leveling system or metagame, but nope... Just the same game round after round.
More of a shooting game then Minesweeper If your interest is minesweeper, then forget this game. Here, the focus is more on blowing up zombies. The part of reasoning about spotting mines if too easy. What I find annoying is that you don't have a choice of just playing the puzzle part. Zombies will come to hunt you and you spent most of the time running around the board to find a way to blow them up. I wish there was a free trial version, this will prevent me from wasting money.
Ok Game is fun until enemies spawn right in front of you and kill you within a millisecond. Great great concept, poorly executed.
I gotta say The price was ambitious but in turn you provided an enjoyable take on minesweeper. Who would ever think to just add zombies to a classic to reignite interest in the people. A 5* success on its own. Not the best zombie title.
Endless fun Fast paced, zombie critter killing fun. I love the little details likes the zombie cat stopping to clean himself. So much fun, and kinda hard at times. I like luring them to the mines to make huge combo deaths. I have to agree with others about the placement of the flag button. A double tap on a space our long hold maybe could be a good way to place and remove flags.
Frustrating The concept of the game is quite good, taking basic minesweeper and adding a level of intensity to it. But, in practise, this falls short. Difficulty curve is too steep, too many enemies that move too fast, controls are lacking, having you repeatedly walking on mines as you're trying to rush to flag them (should make flag button bigger and lower). Overall, game began as fun and ended in just being unbearable and frustrating.
1.6.11: Support more screen sizes, so you can click on all levels on the map now.
1.6.10: Another new version to help with crashes and compatibility and minor fixes!
Should now work on all Nexus 10, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III, and more!
Explore the antique mysteries and challenges of a minesweeper puzzle game!