IMG_0267In late October of last year we first posted about Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Team's Pro Zombie Soccer, a game which seeks to merge the internationally popular game of soccer with the even more internationally popular pastime of killing zombies. We got our hands on the game this evening, and can safely say that Pro Zombie Soccer will likely quench the zombie slaughtering urges of all soccer fans.

In Pro Zombie Soccer, you play as Jax, a soccer fanatic who is now homeless following an embarrassing performance at the tryouts for the local super-team thanks to a wicked hang over. While digging through the trash one day he was bitten by the mysteriously zombified Julinho, the star player of the aforementioned team. Apparently transmitted through the bite, Jax inherits all of Julinho's soccer prowess.

Also, being fully aware of how zombie bites work, Jax also realizes that he doesn't have much time before he too is turned in to a zombie. So, he does the next logical thing and decides to grab the soccer ball out of Julinho's bag and murder as many zombies as possible before then.

Pro Zombie Soccer has simple single-thumb controls. You drag your thumb up and down the left side of the screen to aim your kicks, and by holding down your thumb longer before releasing it you can power up your kick-- A necessary technique to take out some of the stronger zombies in game.

As you slay zombies, a bar on the top left corner of the screen slowly fills up. Once full, you can tap an, on-screen button that illuminates to select one of three available power-ups: A lightning ball which seems to move much faster, a ball which cuts through multiple zombies instead of bouncing off them, and last but certainly not least, kicking your ball in to a satellite which fires a massive laser killing everything.

These power-ups can be seen in the following gameplay video:

Pro Zombie Soccer is still in development, but even this limited demo was a ton of fun. The animations are incredibly detailed, the game premise is ridiculous, and the gameplay itself is simple yet incredibly rewarding when you manage to unleash a massive satellite strike seconds before being overwhelmed by an entire screen full of zombies.

For more information on the game, check out the developer's web site or the thread on our forums.

  • Mac

    when's this coming out?

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    And this whole time I thought there was actual soccer game play... A bit disapointed really. Perhaps an unfortunate name choice seeing the game looks at least mildly entertaining, there really isnt any soccer at all >:(

  • Beezy

    I agree with moist, I was hoping for a 'mutant league football' kinda game. Also the zombies look very similar to the ones from plants vs zombies.
    However, the game looks great and I cant wait to try it out.

    • Ingwersen

      If you guys had looked at ANY other thing/article/comment than just a single screenshot as a base of your idea of the games concept, you would have realized this is in the tower/castle defense genre.
      There's been plenty of press, articles and forum posts on this one :-)
      anyhoop, this looks to be an awsome game and yes, it is the artwork of Enrique who also did the brilliant artwork for PvsZ!

      Insta'buy for me, if I hadn't allready won it in the script contest here on the forum ;-)
      come on, be done allready.... I wanna play too!

      • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

        I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of "soccer" enthuseists that grab this game and be a bit puzzled if not disapointed.

        People take information they see, you cant blame the consumer when "soccer" is the title of the game...

        Still looks like some fun.

  • blistering

    OMG! Looks like tons of fun, love the art and music too! Have to play this one NOW! ;-)