Call of Mini: Zombies

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Zombie killing game that kids may want but shouldn't have.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Virtual analog sticks move you back and forth, but you'll need to flick the screen to change the area at which you want to fire. The virtual stick used to control weapons only helps you aim at what's on screen. It is, in essence, a game that's perfect for people with three hands. 

Violence

Players use guns, chainsaws, and other weapons to kill the undead. The characters are not lifelike, but when you kill one, blood puddles on the floor -- and when you're attacked, the screen splashes with blood. 

Sex
Language
Consumerism

The main menu screen has a blatant ad for another game by the developer. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Call of Mini: Zombies is a knock-off game riding the coattails of the more popular Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies. The game is an escalating series of levels where you're tasked to kill or be killed as waves of zombies lumber toward you. Using a series of progressively more powerful rifles, machines guns, and shotguns (and the ever-present chainsaw), you kill the undead, releasing a river of blood. Given the somewhat cute appearance of the zombies (they appear almost Lego-like), kids might want to try the game, but it's much too violent for them. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysnowedindenver September 30, 2014

Lots of "killing"

My son's friend came over with his Ipod and soon the boys were playing together in a Call of Minis world. While I prefer they play games where they can pla... Continue reading
Adult Written byHonestreviews48 April 20, 2013

9+!!!!!

This is the least violent zombie game on the App Store it is just fine for kids 9+.
Teen, 13 years old Written byDrayoc December 8, 2011

Fun but violent

The point of the game is to kill zombies, that's all it is. So naturally, there is blood. When you kill one, they collapse into heeps of limbs, and splatte... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bySirSubby February 4, 2015

Great game, a bit violent, but nothing too serious.

Yes the game is a bit violent, but nothing an 10 year old couldn't take. 16+ is really harsh for a game rated 12+ on the app store.

Is it any good?

CALL OF MINI: ZOMBIES certainly offers players plenty of options in terms of firepower and characters, but ultimately it's another "me too" title that cribs the gameplay style of another title. The juxtaposition of the grim-faced but toy-like characters (and zombies) with the copious amounts of blood feels like the old Joe Camel ads -- something that's meant for an older audience that's being targeted at kids. Even for older players, though, the game falls flat, with no co-op or multiplayer mode -- and just two maps that you explore again and again. In an overcrowded genre, this app really fails to stand out. 

App details

For kids who love action and arcade games

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