One phenomenon that won’t seem to go away is the whole Crossy Road thing. I think this just might be worse than the Flappy Bird phenom. I’m fine with it, but it’s starting to get overdone. That’s pretty much what I expected this game to be from the screenshots, another Crossy Clone. Luckily I was wrong.
Bring in Last DriverZ………….
Last DriverZ is indie developer, Marc Grabow’s (42 Bytes) second game on the App Store. The story goes, “Your team survived the zombie apocalypse. Now you need to get supplies to stay alive. Only the best Last DriverZ will make it very far on the zombie road.” Yea, I know what you’re thinking. “Yet another endless zombie game”, but this one is actually pretty unique.
The game has you driving down an endless road filled with zombies, overturned vehicles, zombies, and some more zombies. The object is to get as far as you can without hitting obstructions in the road while trying to hit as many walking dead that are stumbling all over the place. There are all kinds of different power-ups like missiles or the ability to make your vehicle indestructible or smaller to help you along your way.
What’s unique about it is that while on your run, you can pull over in designated areas and stop to get supplies. You and your passenger will get out of the car and your partner will run inside buildings and scavenge for supplies while you protect the car and pick off any zombies that come at you guys with your weapon. Once your partner has enough supplies, you can get back on the road until the next stop.
Killing zombies and collecting supplies all earn you coins to be used for upgrading or buying new weapons, purchasing new and stronger vehicles, and buying new characters. All weapons/vehicles/characters behave differently when in action, so it’s not purely cosmetic. Prong did a pretty good job with balancing. You can earn coins at a pretty decent clip. Of course, there are IAPs for the impatient though.
Last DriverZ isn’t the best game on the App Store. It’s a little rough around the edges with trying to figure out what’s going on in the upgrades screen at first and I feel like it could use a few more vehicles/weapons to add to the longevity of the game. Those issues shouldn’t steer you away from checking out this hidden gem though.