zhde_iconThe original Zombie Highway [Free / Free] was an easy game to love. It nailed the short-session pick-up-and-play thing that works so well on mobile devices, it leans on a racing mechanic which almost always pairs perfectly with tilt controls, and they use zombies in an interesting way. In the original, you drive along a road, zombies hop on your car, and you've got to get them off in order to survive and see how far you can go.

Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed is very similar, to the point that if you played the original you can just hop right in and skip the tutorial and be right at home. Aside from being a fun game, it's a great sequel too in that it takes everything that was good about the original and fleshes it out further with a new objective system, all sorts of upgrades, and a super-sophisticated world-building algorithm which developer Kevin Pazirandeh is super proud of as it provides totally procedurally generated content with neat set pieces to make every run feel totally different.

Here's out first ten minutes with the game:

We'll have a full review of the game when it launches, and the release date is currently slated for September 5th. It's going to be 99¢ out the gate, and as far as we can tell IAP is extremely limited to things like buying more cash (Which the game doles out very generously anyway.) and a cash doubler, which I always pick up in these sorts of games.

Look forward to more coverage on Zombie Highway: Driver's Ed as we get closer to the 5th.

  • Eseres

    This one seem to be slower than the first one...

    • renderpaz

      It is a bit slower... to start (to help beginners get started). After a few upgrades you'll be flying (with awesome engine sounds too!)

      Also keep in mind, Eli is good. This game's course is quite a bit harder than the original, so the speed has been balanced for the new difficulty. In the original you could almost survive 3 mi without turning!

      • BillyAStrother

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  • Peter Bohanna

    Question- should i delete original and replace it with this one?

    • EscortGamer

      Why not have them both simultaneously?

    • TheGrimCreeper

      Why not both? *Mexican Music*

  • EscortGamer

    I can't wait for the new game. Looks cool with a great title.

    • renderpaz

      Great to hear, I think you'll love it!

  • Peter Bohanna

    Does this one have the guns in it like first?

    • Peter Bohanna

      any guns in this? or do we need to wait til ZH 2 comes out? also, are there any different terrain in this?- in first one there was winter terrain along with dry roads

      • havilor

        From the original video and description, it only has one weapon: The Popper.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    After watching the video, I must say the first one seems much more fun and with the muuuch better atmosphere. This game looks quite "dry".

    • renderpaz

      Bummer to hear that, it can be challenging to make an "open desert" look rich, but I assure you, this game is on a completely different level graphically. That doesn't mean it will suit your tastes of course, but I think it looks awesome :)

      I'd post the game trailer but TA comments don't allow links. Search for the trailer of YouTube if it at all interests you.

  • http://www.acceleroto.com Bryan Duke

    Looks awesome, can't wait!

    • renderpaz

      Thanks Bryan! ;)

  • JohnnyJ301

    These guys are great developers, all iOS gamers should get this one to show their support.

    • renderpaz

      Wow! Thanks for the kind words.

  • Kane

    I still need to unlock the Gold gun in the first installment :) will pick this one up too!

    • renderpaz

      Awesome! :)