What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the free app Whack Zombies is a tiny-screen version of the whack-a-mole style arcade games. Players try to clear the zombies popping out of coffins within a set time limit (30 seconds at first), and lose time if they hit an angel by accident. There's a bleeding zombie on the main screen, but no blood during gameplay -- when hit, zombies lose their eyes rather than bleed.
Is it any good?
WHACK ZOMBIES has the strange-looking cartoon zombies, silly spooky music, and free status going for it. But it can be really frustrating for younger kids whose fingers cannot move quickly or accurately enough to hit the right little coffin to whack the right little zombie. Even for older players, the fun of real-life whack-a-mole style games just doesn't translate well to the small screen in this case.