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ESH Podcast # 314: Will The Death Star Get Big Round Ears

D-E-A-T-H S-T-A-R It is so hard to cover ever awesome thing that happens in the nerdverse, but our lovable sistahs do it with as much class and sass as they can muster. Panda spent some time with real people this week as she wandered again into the world of Table Top Gaming. Cards Against Humanity […]

ESH Podcast Episode 307: Nintendo Wants to Own Every Core Suffix

Wanna hear the girls talking the WiiU? You’ve come to the right show. This monday brings a gadget intensive episode of the ESH podcast.The hottest news last week was the reveal of the WiiU release date and confirmed price point. During the WiiU press conference news about some anticipated titles were also revealed. The Sistahs […]

The Undead Take Flight In "Zombie Ace"

 

First you couldn’t escape from them on the ground. Then you couldn’t swim fast enough from them underwater. Now they’ve taken to air travel in Hothead Games’ latest title Zombie Ace.

Released for iPhone and iPad (with a Google Play version coming soon) Zombie Ace is a touch-based game that has you take control of a plane under the influence of zombies. As the pilot of your undead plane it is up to you to take out enemy aircrafts, collect zombie coins, and land at various spots such as San Francisco and Washington, DC to spread your virus across the country.

In order to fly in the game you simply touch the screen to soar high, and then lift your finger up to glide down. When you come across an enemy aircraft you touch it and launch as many zombies as you’d like at it to take it down. Be careful: you’ll lose a zombie if you don’t recollect him after taking down the plane.

Throughout Zombie Ace you will also earn upgrades that will help you through your travels such as Auto-Pilot (which will start you off at a city you’ve already infected), Well To Hell (launches unlimited zombie robots to take down enemies), and Magnet (attracts coins and zombies throughout your current area). These upgrades can be earned by gliding towards a toxic waste truck, or by collecting Brain Scratcher lottery tickets. You can also upgrade your plane’s biggest necessities (fuel, speed, flight height, zombie capacity & passenger style) with the zombie bucks and brains you’ve collected, as well as earn better pilots and aircrafts. However it will take time to upgrade to the highest capacity, as the prices do skyrocket after the first leveling up.

As an iPhone/iPad game Zombie Ace entertains as much as all the other big app games such as Angry Birds and Death Rally, and its cartoonish look is very easy on the eyes. Hothead Games is known for creating some funny titles like Swarm and the DeathSpank series, so it’s no surprise that their humor is still intact here in Zombie Ace. The goofy look of the zombies will put a smile on your face, and the overall gameplay aspect will have you in stitches.

PROS:

  • You will believe that a zombie really can fly!
  • Touch screen controls respond quickly
  • Great sense of humor

CONS:

  • Upgrades take some time to earn

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Zombie Ace succeeds in doing what it sought out to accomplish: helping the undead fly and the gamers smile as they cause anarchy throughout the American skies. You can expect a lot of hours clocked into this game as you try to earn all the upgrades and spread your zombified love across the good ole USA. Oh, and did I mention that this game is free?

FINAL GRADE: 9.0 (out of ten)

Episode 288: We Haven’t Quite Put Our Finger On It, but Something Different’s Going on Here

Something seems off… The sistahs suffered facets of PAX POX…so this is what you’ll get while they heal. Panda always told Ninja they should have a White Mage go with them to these events. Ninja never listens! This special episode is very “Ninjasistah” intensive –and it’s about time, since Pandalicious has been bulldozing her lately. […]

PAX East News: Max Payne Mobile

20120406-135833.jpgIt should be no surprise that Rockstar Games is focused on introducing (and re-introducing) the Max Payne franchise to gamers new and old. What is surprising – at least to me – is that part of the Payne universe is extending to mobile.

Rockstar announced earlier today that the original title Max Payne will be released on for both iOS and Android based devices on April 12th and 26th respectively. The Rockstar team promises, “the full classic Max Payne PC experience… optimized for both iOS and Android devices,” so players should expect some amped up graphics – especially on HD capable devices – “user-customizable controls” and Rockstars’ Social Club connectivity.

The iOS version of Max Payne Mobile works on the 3GS, 4, and 4S iPhones, the iPod Touch 4, and all versions of the iPad, including the new iPad. At the time of writing this article, a list of supported Android devices had not yet been released.

Siri Unofficially Ported to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch

Every since Sire, the personal assistant voice feature on the iPhone S was released, attempts to port it to the iPhone 4 and Touch have been almost successful. But it looks like it’s finally been pulled off! Moments like this make me glad that I didn’t purchase an iPhone 4S. I decided to stick with […]

Apple Announces iOS 5!

Apple recently announce some of the new features that we’re getting in iOS 5. For the first time in a long time…I’m actually excited about this firmware update! Last week, Steve Jobs and other Apple executives once again took the stage at the WWDC to present the next evolution in Mac OS and their mobile platform, iOS […]

Jailbreak iPhone 4 App, RecognizeMe Brings Facial Recognition

What’s that yo say? The passcode lock on your iPhone isn’t enough security for you? Well check this out. How about a facial scan?? RecognizeMe introduces biometric facial recognition, thanks to Jailbreak app developer, Apocolipse. Using the iPhone 4’s front facing camera, users can unlock their iPhone using facial recognition technology for added security. Here’s […]

iOS 4.3 Hits The Scene

Apple has finally graced us iPhone and iPad users with their latest firmware update, iOS 4.3, which brings some pretty cool enhancements to the devices. Our very own personal hotspot (an out of the box feature on Verizon’s iPhone), iTunes Home Sharing, and new AirPlay features are just a few of the goodies available to […]

Possible iPhone 5?…Here We Go Again…

iDealsChina has posted of photo of what they are claiming is the next “iPhone 5”.  Anyone having deja vu? OMG! We JUST got the iPhone 4 and people are already chomping at the bits for the iPhone 5! OK it’s a great phone. It revolutionized the cell phone industry. BLAH BLAH BLAH. But seriously people, […]