Alda Games unleashes the dead in this new action game. Zombero: Archero Killer combines strategy with fast-paced running and gunning. You’ll fight through levels filled with unique zombie monsters and challenging traps.
The game has similar structure and controls as Bow Land. One-handed controls move your character through the level. When you stop moving, your character attacks anything in close range. Dodging enemy attacks becomes more difficult with the added dangers placed in the levels such as spike traps and moving blades. Top-down camera angles allow you to see the entire stage of the level, each of which is separated into 40 different stages or rooms. The large amount of stages makes each level take a while to complete. This can be annoying if you end up dying and have to start all over, which is nearly guaranteed to happen. The stages get progressively harder as you go but can also randomly jump up in difficulty.
Upgrading your gear and character are necessary to progress. Gear is upgraded using coins and duplicates of the item you want to improve. Getting better gear increases your Absolute Power. The higher your Absolute Power is, the easier it will be to kill the enemies and get through the stages. Besides upgrading your current weapon, you can also loot new weapons, and some are rarer than others. You can find weapons in chests that you unlock through gameplay. The nicest feature in the character tab is the ability to compare weapon stats without having to check each one. The stats of the unequipped weapon will appear green if they are higher than the one you have equipped or red if they aren’t.
King of the Zombies
Graphics in Zombero: Archero Killer are 3D. While this might sound nice, the levels are small making the 3D graphics pointless. It’s hard to see them at this size. The worst thing about the size of the game is that the zombies are very difficult to see and most are hard to identify. The speed of action makes things even harder to spot. Only the bosses take advantage of the 3D graphics because they are larger than the character. The different levels themselves fit nicely into the atmosphere of the game, which makes the player feel like they are in a zombie apocalypse.
Along with gear, you can also get minions that will follow you during levels to attack with you. This is an interesting feature to aid you during battle. However, minions have their own abilities that can be unlocked during gameplay. Each time you level while playing, you get randomly generated options for upgrading. These abilities can go a long way towards your success in the levels. The addition of minions increases the total number of abilities in the game and decreases the chance that you’ll get an ability that you need or that will be useful. So, you might not get a HP boost when you need it or higher damage when it would be useful.
Aim for the Head
Zombero: Archero Killer manages to put a unique spin on this style of game without losing the aspects that make gamers play them in the first place. Rip-off versions of Archero have been filling up the Google Play store, but Zombero manages to stand out on its own. However, the difficulty between stages isn’t balanced. You could be breezing through the stages and the next one might be too difficult to beat without any warning. Aside from boss battles, stage difficulty should rise gradually, but this title doesn’t have that necessary slow progression.
Zombero: Archero Killer provides an addictive action-packed adventure that offers easy controls and fast-paced level progression. Despite the randomly increasing difficulty, each level offers new challenges that bring unique monsters and environmental hazards that keep each run-through fresh and original.