“Shaq Versus Evil Mutant Zombies!” Best. Tagline. Ever.
Are you tired of the whole zombie craze yet? What if those happen to be mutant zombies in a post-apocalyptic wasteland? What if the protagonist hero in this whole mess was, oh, I dunno, 7’1”, 325-pound former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal?
Yes, someone on this earth is conceived not only this, but he managed to produce it, even going so far as to get the man of steel himself to lend his voice.
Is the first exit ShaqDown One Entertainment releases. Its business model is apparently building mobile games around celebrities, and we will see three more by the end of the year, according to the website of a spear.
The game is simple and immediate, and, frankly, much nicer than I thought it would be, given the nature of the material. As Shaq, or the Bringer of Justice as it has referred, in the game players through a three-lane canyon, scrolling up or down to toggle between the three, for better or avoid overwhelm the three types of mutant zombies. Players can choose from history or survival mode. The story consists of just three levels, however.
The zero standard mutant zombie poses a threat to the mighty Shaq Diesel – can be easily plow through. Zombies mutating, moreover, should be avoided, or extracted with an attack. Yes, even the mutant zombies can mutate – is a scientific fact. You can dodge or even sliding or down at the time before colliding with barbed mutant zombies for windmill uppercut or through them, respectively. Tap the right side of the screen to shoot the free throw (I’m not kidding), they fall these mutant zombies allow them to be lazy and rushed. The third variety, the armored zombie can only be frustrated with a super attack, which the Bearer of Justice can be done only if you have enough meters, obtained by removal of the other two types of zombies. Otherwise, these giants must be dodged. A collision with a mutant or armored zombies and you have to restart the level from the beginning. Each level also has a boss.
All art and sprites in the game were illustrated by UDON and Capcom artist along Vo, notable for being the lead designer sprite of Super Street Fighter 2: HD Remix.
As ridiculous as the game could be really fun. You will be absorbed by the fast-paced game, with playback devices such as inductors usual unlocks, achievements, and the currency in the game, “Shaqra” which players can use to buy upgrades jersey that affect the gameplay.
If I have one complaint, it’s that playing on an iPad 4, Shaq’s position on the screen makes it a little difficult to slide quickly with the left thumb, unless you have Shaq digit size. Hey, it’s a better game than Shaq-Fu, at least. Available for iOS and Android.
Not to be confused with the little fishy things Shaq.