SAS Zombie Assault 1
Old-school shoot ‘em up games like Doom and Duke Nukem were wildly successful and thought to be groundbreaking titles in their day, and help to establish the shooter genre as one of the most profitable – and popular – video gaming segments in the marketplace. Today, there are all kinds of the of games out there that put you in complete and total control over a digital war machine, allowing you to duke it out on digital battlefields against the computer, your friends and family members, or even complete and total strangers. However, few of them have been able to capture that “old school” arcade feel quite the same way that SAS Zombie Assault I has. It’s a throwback game for sure, but that’s why it’s quickly become one of the most popular flash and mobile games on the planet today.
Essentially putting you in control of a single Special Air Services (United Kingdom) special forces soldier, you’ll be tasked with dropping into a number of different maps and waging war against evil zombies that are hellbent on the destruction of the human race. Most of the time, you’ll have to run and gun through all of these levels all on your own, cutting down and eliminating as many zombies as humanly possible before you get to the end checkpoint (or the zombies have you for dinner) – collecting cash, power ups, and other unlockables along the way. However, you also have the opportunity of playing with your friends and family members (or three other complete strangers) in a four person squad and wreaking havoc in those same maps – though the stakes are usually going to be raised considerably when you have a little bit of extra help, and things really start to get a little bit crazy.
The graphics for SAS Zombie Assault I aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but they don’t have to be, either. Remember, this is a flash-based video game that has been ported over to the iOS and Android operating systems, so it isn’t exactly running on next generation hardware. On top of that, it is a “top-down” arcade style shooter, with some very cartoonlike special-effects – though none of that detracts from the overall experience (which is absolutely out of this world).
It’s difficult to describe the gameplay of SAS Zombie Assault I from an outside perspective, as it changes so wildly wild you’re right in the thick of it. Lumarama's Tenticle Wars is another fun game the kids and adults love to play. One second you’ll feel like you are completely and totally alone on a map, and the tension, stress, and pressure is absolutely palatable – and the next second you are in the middle of a firefight for your digital avatar’s life, reacting on the fly to threats in trying to eliminate as many of them as you can before they get to you. It’s a lot of fun!
As far as availability is concerned, you’ll be able to play SAS Zombie Assault I on any Internet enabled computer thanks to the fact that it is first and foremost a 100% flash-based video game. Also, you’ll be able to download standalone versions of this game to your mobile phone or tablet (so long as you are running iOS 4 Android), which means that you’ll be able to take SAS Zombie Assault I with you wherever you go.
At the end of the day, SAS Zombie Assault I is still a bit of a time waster – but we mean that in the very best possible way. This is the kind of game that you start up just to kill a little bit of time, but end up blowing in our or more with a smile on your face, never realizing that the time is flying by.