Zombies are everywhere! I mean literally everywhere on the app store. This theme is one of the most used themes outside of birds and fruit. Most of these games try and recreate the thrilling claustrophobia of being chased by zombies. Even those games where you take on the role of a zombie are filled with blood and guts and end up begin a hack ‘n slash fest. Brainsss is… a bit different.
In Brainsss, you are the zombies and you must grow your horde to accomplish a series are missions from capturing scientists, to surviving for a certain time. When you select and move your zombies, they will attack near by people. Some people run or stand there in fear, while others fight back. You will find though that you will be able to take on more motivated people like police and military if you have a large mob of zombies before hand. There is where the strategy comes in. You are given a bird’s eye view of the action, and this allows you to avoid be spotted by the boys with guns until you have superior numbers.
The controls are somewhat of a challenge at times as I found myself selecting or deselecting units are accident instead of moving them. There are times when a missed move ruins your timing and puts you in an unfavorable position. Luckily Levels can be played over to get better scores for which you are given a rating of one to three stars. Level difficulty starts off fairly easy and then has a nice progression up to insanely hard levels.
I think Brainsss has a few too many S’s because it is so silly. If you came to see guts and blood well you are looking at the wrong game. What you will find is a great timing/puzzle game that is silly and playful, while offering a significant challenge. There is room to expand with this game, and I think this app will appeal to all those fans of Flight Control or other similar games. It is currently $2.99 on the app store and for that price I don’t think you will be disappointed.
We rate this app 4 out of 5 stars.