Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I spent some time with Apocalypse Max, an upcoming side-scrolling shooter that tasks you with slashing, exploding, blasting the undead across a variety of gloomy locations. As you kill zombies and smash crates, you'll pick up coins that can be used to upgrade your equipment or buy new guns for future use.

We're digging Max. The production elements are off the wall good, which helps. But more importantly, we're clicking with its action. Solid pacing keeps you moving, while sharp level design keeps introducing interesting choices. And even though the game uses a ton of virtual buttons to control the action, each one feels pretty responsive. Neat, right?

Apocalypse Max is set to hit this Friday for iPhone and iPad, by the way. We'll have a lot more then.

  • Valois827

    I like how Brad skipped over the fact that he had the difficulty on "sissy.". ;)

  • http://twitter.com/fen0y Nestor Fenoy

    This game looks pretty good. Thanks for the video guys, I'll be picking this one up as soon as it's out!

  • Invold

    Nice) Waiting)

  • ducksFANjason

    Looks really good! The generous coin dispensing has calmed my IAP rage. Will almost certainly pickup at launch.

    On a sidenote, all the Simpsons games were fantastic! How dare you blaspheme them by calling it terrible!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.marroquin.106 Aaron Marroquin

    Which version are you guys playing in the video? iPhone 4S or iPad 2/3?

    • GSJ1977

      It's a 4:3 video you cretin.

  • Guillaume Merle

    Looks awesome, thanks for showing it. I'll buy it as soon as it hits the Appstore =)

  • Professionalbum

    So besides the four action buttons you have to swipe to use the knife? That's a busy screen-I hope it's universal.

  • Mrwubbs

    It kinda sucks how all the zombies have the same two death animations. One for guns and one for knife? Their heads should explode with headshots, especially with the shotgun. I hope they add that update.

  • iAmTheWalrus

    Tales from the Crypt is awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/JohannAffendy Joharn Orkslayer

    Looks promising. I'm up for a side scrolling zombie killing shooter. Instabuy!