The original Hardland threat, and the main antagonists from the first Minigore, have made their return in Mountain Sheep's sequel Minigore 2: Zombies [$1.99]. Yes, those lovable, cuddly, but oh so deadly Furries are the newest enemy to be added to Minigore 2 in the game's latest update. And, not to be forgotten, a new Zombie Merchant makes his debut as well.

The Furries and Zombie Merchants also come bearing a new level, the Desert Arena, which reminds me of some sort of gladiator arena. The enemy waves come fast and plentiful here, and it's an excellent place to earn lots gold and experience quickly. Also, since it's an arena style battle, there's a counter up top that keeps track of your number of kills, and next to that is the kill count for whatever friend is above you in the global Game Center leaderboards. Once you've set a high score for the Desert Arena you'll need to exceed that to again start chasing leaderboard folks. So you've always got a nice competitive goal to shoot for in the Arena, I love it.

Oh, and did I mention that a Furry is the new playable character in the game? Because yeah, you can actually be a Furry with a chainsaw. It's great. You'll need to be at least a Level 23 to unlock him (or her?), though. There's also a new weapon in this update, the Super Shotgun, which puts out a huge amount of damage.

The content of this update is solid, but the actual update itself may not be. After a buggy version of the update was accidentally uploaded and approved, which caused the game to not spawn any enemies at all, a fixed version was rushed through submission and is now the update that is currently available on the App Store. At least through that bungle we learned that Minigore without any enemies is the most boring thing of all time.

However, even this updated update seems to be causing some weird issues for people in our forums, and some people even lost all of their progress by deleting the game and trying to reinstall it in an effort to fix the first bugged update. If that was something you did, then I regret to say your progress is gone unless you have a recent backup and feel like restoring your device from it.

Anyway, if you're the cautious type you might want to give it a couple of days before updating to make sure no other issues arise. On the flip side, the new content is sweet and the problems I've seen reported seem to be of the minor variety. It's your call, but I for one am having a blast with the new goodies in Minigore 2's newest update and haven't noticed any problems on my end, for what it's worth.

  • mrTofu

    I'll wait a bit before updating, but yea, always a fav on my ipod.

  • Eli Hodapp

    Someone post the dog.

    • Danoman


    • Danoman

      Take 2.

  • agentblank

    So much money on the new map!

  • JPhilipp

    I'm selling a time machine cheap so you can escape the zombie fad. Message me for details.

    • Greyskull

      As long as it doesn't send us back in time to the Twilight Saga. I wish there were just one giant robot game for every 50 games which feature zombies.

    • Zeldaniac

      This is one of very few good zombie games. 99% of them are garbage though. No iOS games from here on out should have:

      IAP Currency
      Angry Animals
      Blatant PC fame copies

  • OneBagTravel

    What ever happened to their "Hard Gore" game they promoted years ago?

  • doublezz

    They did it again. In the previous minigore 1 they had a similar accident that released a version that delete all the scores.