When you look at the lineup of iPhone games in the App Store you will notice a few genres that seem a little crowded. One of these is castle defense type games, so I was kind of surprised to see a developer working on one to join the ranks of the many other castle defenders such as the highly detailed 2D Knights Onrush [99¢] and Gameloft's 3D Castle Frenzy [99¢].

Gamedoctors, an independent developer form Germany, is hard at work putting on the finishing touches on a game they call, ZombieSmash! In an effort to have their game standout they’re using the strangely popular (and arguably overdone) theme of zombie killing to draw gamers in.

After watching the trailer you can see the game has cartoony look and some amusing killing methods. ZombieSmash! also includes something they're calling the "splatter engine" that is powering the zombie ragdoll physics and excessive amounts of blood spewing everywhere. Gamedoctors is trying to get people to call it a survival comedy, but we’ll have to wait and see if that sticks.

The game should hit the App Store in March for $1.99.

  • araczynski

    looks fun, still wish there was a gun to use in there, from the window.

  • araczynski

    looks fun, still wish there was a gun to use in there, from the window.

  • http://www.mrbaconpants.com Jason Mosley

    If you check out the other screenshots on their site you will see one that has a gun you can buy. Not sure how its used in the game but might be what you looking for.

  • http://www.mrbaconpants.com Jason Mosley

    If you check out the other screenshots on their site you will see one that has a gun you can buy. Not sure how its used in the game but might be what you looking for.

  • Mr. Crazy

    I beta test this game and it's just so awesome, i can't put it down.

  • Mr. Crazy

    I beta test this game and it's just so awesome, i can't put it down.

  • http://zombiesmash.gamedrs.com Matthias

    Here is the link to the forum if anybody is interested in the community feedback on the game so far:

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=21240

  • http://zombiesmash.gamedrs.com Matthias

    Here is the link to the forum if anybody is interested in the community feedback on the game so far:

    http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=21240

  • Cameron

    I think I'll stick to Plants Vs. Zombies

  • Cameron

    I think I'll stick to Plants Vs. Zombies

  • Symbolist

    Castle Frenzy is having severe bugs since its release months ago. They never will become patched. Game is unable to remember archievements and stats correctly. You loose them again and again. This happens every game. Not worth a penny.

  • Symbolist

    Castle Frenzy is having severe bugs since its release months ago. They never will become patched. Game is unable to remember archievements and stats correctly. You loose them again and again. This happens every game. Not worth a penny.

  • TheFamousEccles

    There can't be too many zombie games, the question is if there are too many castle defense games.

    • ralph

      I got to the point where if it has any zombies in it I don't bother with it all. I'm so sick of these zombie games (plants vs. zombies is an exception).
      I think developers think if they make something with zombies today that it will sell. the thing is there game might do better if it stands out from the crowd
      **almost 500 zombie (going by keyword in search )games popped up in the app store

  • TheFamousEccles

    There can't be too many zombie games, the question is if there are too many castle defense games.

    • ralph

      I got to the point where if it has any zombies in it I don't bother with it all. I'm so sick of these zombie games (plants vs. zombies is an exception).
      I think developers think if they make something with zombies today that it will sell. the thing is there game might do better if it stands out from the crowd
      **almost 500 zombie (going by keyword in search )games popped up in the app store

  • Rob

    There are not many good castle defense games. For me only Knights Onrush.

  • Rob

    There are not many good castle defense games. For me only Knights Onrush.

  • xFinch713x

    Ok yeah, awful review/preview on Jason's part. This has a lot of unique gameplay elements that no one but the testers (myself and others) have seen, so don't be too quick to judge. Check out the forum before making your decision.

    • Mr. Crazy

      Agree, he didn'y even post a link to the forum thread, and i agree, all the beta's been saying this game is just so awesome, i can't put it down.

  • xFinch713x

    Ok yeah, awful review/preview on Jason's part. This has a lot of unique gameplay elements that no one but the testers (myself and others) have seen, so don't be too quick to judge. Check out the forum before making your decision.

    • Mr. Crazy

      Agree, he didn'y even post a link to the forum thread, and i agree, all the beta's been saying this game is just so awesome, i can't put it down.

  • festivak

    Funny...Touch Arcade complains about the Zombie Theme...BUT HEY YOU GUYS ARE FEATURING EVRY ZOMBIE GAME SINCE THE APOCALYPSE ...:-)

    The Gfx of the this featured game looks nice..BTW.

  • festivak

    Funny...Touch Arcade complains about the Zombie Theme...BUT HEY YOU GUYS ARE FEATURING EVRY ZOMBIE GAME SINCE THE APOCALYPSE ...:-)

    The Gfx of the this featured game looks nice..BTW.

  • stan

    i'm so done with castle defense games. gfx looks great, though.

  • stan

    i'm so done with castle defense games. gfx looks great, though.

  • http://www.AppPromos.com DieMonstersDie

    I'm a developer and I beta tested this. It's really great. The best part for me is the sandbox where you can launch a bunch of zombies and then unleash all the different weapons on them. The splatter engine and physics are amazing. It's not your typical castle defense game or zombie game. I'm actually surprised it's priced at $2. It's easily a $3 game if not more.

  • http://www.AppPromos.com DieMonstersDie

    I'm a developer and I beta tested this. It's really great. The best part for me is the sandbox where you can launch a bunch of zombies and then unleash all the different weapons on them. The splatter engine and physics are amazing. It's not your typical castle defense game or zombie game. I'm actually surprised it's priced at $2. It's easily a $3 game if not more.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    Im sorry but you cant compare Zombie Smash to Knights Onrush and Castle frenzy, Zombie smash is in a leauge of its OWN, abit to QUICK to judge i think, the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" will fit nicely here.

    Zombie Smash Best of of 2010 in my opinion, buy it on release.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    Im sorry but you cant compare Zombie Smash to Knights Onrush and Castle frenzy, Zombie smash is in a leauge of its OWN, abit to QUICK to judge i think, the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" will fit nicely here.

    Zombie Smash Best of of 2010 in my opinion, buy it on release.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    *Zombie Smash Best game of 2010 in my opinion, buy it on release.

    • Cilo

      Best game of 2010 when it's only March? Really? And wtf is up with the Zombie craze on the app store? It's catching up with the ridiculous amount of WW2 games on consoles.

      • Mr. Crazy

        After playing the beta i agree with him (so far, it's only march like you said).

      • Crazyfruitgal

        Lol I said in MY opinion.

    • PromisedPlanet

      Your opinion is that you know there won't be any games you like more than this one, over the next nine months?

      Weird.

      • Crazyfruitgal

        well if the rest of 2010 is anything like the 2010 so far where 5star ratings are tossed around like sweets then yes i KNOW ZombieSmash for ME is going to be the best this year. what i mean by that is im sick of going to the app store or forums and im seeing 5star ratings and everyone going crazy for a game, so i go with the hype and buy the game only to find that theres tons of glitches, bugs and crashes, fair enough the developers can update these problems but the problem is so far every game i have bought so far this year the games have been updated by adding new features but they havent actually sorted out problems that needed sorting.

        (by games in refering to Zombie and Castle defence Games not all genres)

        im beta testing Zombie Smash at the moment and all i can say is WOW, to me its got everything a Zombie and Castle Defence game should have, and its EXACTLY the game ive been looking for, so YEAH i know its going to be the best game of 2010 for ME.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    *Zombie Smash Best game of 2010 in my opinion, buy it on release.

    • Cilo

      Best game of 2010 when it's only March? Really? And wtf is up with the Zombie craze on the app store? It's catching up with the ridiculous amount of WW2 games on consoles.

      • Mr. Crazy

        After playing the beta i agree with him (so far, it's only march like you said).

      • Crazyfruitgal

        Lol I said in MY opinion.

    • PromisedPlanet

      Your opinion is that you know there won't be any games you like more than this one, over the next nine months?

      Weird.

      • Crazyfruitgal

        well if the rest of 2010 is anything like the 2010 so far where 5star ratings are tossed around like sweets then yes i KNOW ZombieSmash for ME is going to be the best this year. what i mean by that is im sick of going to the app store or forums and im seeing 5star ratings and everyone going crazy for a game, so i go with the hype and buy the game only to find that theres tons of glitches, bugs and crashes, fair enough the developers can update these problems but the problem is so far every game i have bought so far this year the games have been updated by adding new features but they havent actually sorted out problems that needed sorting.

        (by games in refering to Zombie and Castle defence Games not all genres)

        im beta testing Zombie Smash at the moment and all i can say is WOW, to me its got everything a Zombie and Castle Defence game should have, and its EXACTLY the game ive been looking for, so YEAH i know its going to be the best game of 2010 for ME.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    I said that was my own opinion.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    I said that was my own opinion.

  • sk8erdude50

    this is definitely going to be the best castle defender game when it hits the appstore because I beta tested it and it was awesome with great developers. The thing that kept me coming back was the amazing physics and sandbox more, where you can just create a custom wave of zombies and unleash and unlimited amount of weapons on them- definitely not your ordinary castle defender :)

  • sk8erdude50

    this is definitely going to be the best castle defender game when it hits the appstore because I beta tested it and it was awesome with great developers. The thing that kept me coming back was the amazing physics and sandbox more, where you can just create a custom wave of zombies and unleash and unlimited amount of weapons on them- definitely not your ordinary castle defender :)

  • Crazyfruitgal

    I do agree there are too many zombie and castle defence games but how many of those can u actually say are worth buying? I have only found a few games which in opinion were worth buying, one of the top ones in my opinion is plants vs zombies, I actually love Zombie Smash more than PvZ, yeah PvZ brilliant but it's a port of the Pc, been there done that and bought the tshirt and getting boring, Zombie Smash is new, fresh and something different. To me it's got that wow factor and anyone that's looking for that decent and different zombie or castle defence, Then here it is, you won't be dissapointed.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    I do agree there are too many zombie and castle defence games but how many of those can u actually say are worth buying? I have only found a few games which in opinion were worth buying, one of the top ones in my opinion is plants vs zombies, I actually love Zombie Smash more than PvZ, yeah PvZ brilliant but it's a port of the Pc, been there done that and bought the tshirt and getting boring, Zombie Smash is new, fresh and something different. To me it's got that wow factor and anyone that's looking for that decent and different zombie or castle defence, Then here it is, you won't be dissapointed.

  • Mtec

    A castle defense, with zombies?! Wow, thats what i call original.

    • http://zombiesmash.gamedrs.com Thomas

      We started ZombieSmash! over 1 year ago. At this time there was no defend your castle style game and only very few zombie games in the appstore.

      Today that has changed. But I think it was worth to put more time into this game.

  • Mtec

    A castle defense, with zombies?! Wow, thats what i call original.

    • http://zombiesmash.gamedrs.com Thomas

      We started ZombieSmash! over 1 year ago. At this time there was no defend your castle style game and only very few zombie games in the appstore.

      Today that has changed. But I think it was worth to put more time into this game.

  • Symbolist

    Yes. How can they dare to bring this zombie TD to the universes spring of innovation, the App Store!
    What is wrong with you people?
    Is there any type of game which has not been reanimated a hundred times in app store? Is there any special reason to mob this game? If you all feel the need of being picky suddenly just look at a the stuff you have already bought and soon deleted and weep into the mirror.
    I will buy and download this game.

  • Symbolist

    Yes. How can they dare to bring this zombie TD to the universes spring of innovation, the App Store!
    What is wrong with you people?
    Is there any type of game which has not been reanimated a hundred times in app store? Is there any special reason to mob this game? If you all feel the need of being picky suddenly just look at a the stuff you have already bought and soon deleted and weep into the mirror.
    I will buy and download this game.