928006_3There may be rhythm games on the App Store already where you can pretend you're singing, playing a guitar, rocking out on the drums, or even spinning turntables, but all those pale in comparison to beat matching to slay an endless supply of zombies. In Zombeat [App Store] you play as Zeke who according to the in-game character bio has given up a life as a biker to start a new career in zombie mass murder.

The game comes loaded with tunes from APM Music, and while it doesn't include any tracks that I was able to recognize, with the optional 99¢ holiday song pack there are 22 total songs available. Gameplay consists of standard beat matching with blocks that must be tapped as they come flying down the screen. The unique twist in Zombeat is that with each beat you match, Zeke shoots a gun, swings a chainsaw, or uses one of many other attacks.

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Depending on your performance, bombs that clear the whole screen when tapped and weapons that can be equipped appear on conveyor belts. The game is over when you miss enough beats for Zeke to get overwhelmed by zombies, but if you succeed in surviving through a song your score is uploaded to an online leaderboard.

Zombeat isn't a particularly amazing game, it just does a good job in combining a rhythm game with zombies-- Which likely will be more than enough for some people to slam their mouse down on the "Buy" button in iTunes. Watching the river of zombie blood as you do well in the first few songs you play is highly entertaining, but aside from that, Zombeat doesn't really do anything that Tap Tap Revenge 3 [App Store] isn't already doing for free.

...But, Tap Tap Revenge 3 lacks the killer feature of, well, killing zombies.

App Store Link: Zombeat, $2.99

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  • Klemens

    After i saw the first Picture of the game, i bought it xD

  • Klemens

    After i saw the first Picture of the game, i bought it xD

  • Chad

    Those notes look suspiciously like Rock Band notes.

    • Martin C

      That's what I came to say. Is it really that hard to create a unique looking note? What a rip.

    • bravetarget

      Who cares if it resembles rock bands notes?

      I prefer they use something that works, then something that doesn't.

      Personally, i think tap tap revenge 3 notes are terrible, i wish they took a more conventional approach.

      • Chad

        You sound like one of those horrible me-too developers.

      • Brendan

        And you sound bitter.

  • Chad

    Those notes look suspiciously like Rock Band notes.

    • Martin C

      That's what I came to say. Is it really that hard to create a unique looking note? What a rip.

    • bravetarget

      Who cares if it resembles rock bands notes?

      I prefer they use something that works, then something that doesn't.

      Personally, i think tap tap revenge 3 notes are terrible, i wish they took a more conventional approach.

      • Chad

        You sound like one of those horrible me-too developers.

      • Brendan

        And you sound bitter.

  • Tom Homely

    That game looks funny as hell. Having said that, I don't think I would actually buy it. Not interested in the game play. I do like the idea of going with more indie music on some of these rhythm games. There has to be tons of great original stuff out there that small studios can pick up on the cheap.

  • Tom Homely

    That game looks funny as hell. Having said that, I don't think I would actually buy it. Not interested in the game play. I do like the idea of going with more indie music on some of these rhythm games. There has to be tons of great original stuff out there that small studios can pick up on the cheap.

  • gamedev

    Yo team! Congrats!!

  • gamedev

    Yo team! Congrats!!

  • Honest Bob

    Looks cool, but the one thing is that will you, as the player, probably won't notice all the cool zombie slaying at the top since you're so focus on hitting the notes.

    When I play games like guitar hero, I hardly ever notice what's going on outside of the notes. Sure it's good eye candy for on lookers and people that are waiting their turn to play, but it truly goes unnoticed when you're in the zone.

  • Honest Bob

    Looks cool, but the one thing is that will you, as the player, probably won't notice all the cool zombie slaying at the top since you're so focus on hitting the notes.

    When I play games like guitar hero, I hardly ever notice what's going on outside of the notes. Sure it's good eye candy for on lookers and people that are waiting their turn to play, but it truly goes unnoticed when you're in the zone.

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