Parents' Guide to

Battleground Z

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Zombie-themed StreetPass game has cartoon bones and blood.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2015
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Battleground Z follows the StreetPass Mii Plaza game formula established in 2012 by Mii Force, only instead of blasting aliens in a spaceship, players spend their time whacking zombies on city streets. As in Mii Force, the weapons each Mii avatar offers up depends on the color of the shirt their human creator chose for them to wear. Completing bonus objectives -- such as finishing a stage without damaging your weapon -- grants players additional points and coins. And players can view a leaderboard that shows their ranking on each stage compared to those of other Mii avatars they've met. It will all be very familiar to anyone who played Mii Force. The largest problem with the game is that it's just not very substantial; though it's fun for a few minutes, after a few rounds you're quickly wanting more -- more depth, more content, more of anything else to sustain and expand the gameplay.

That said, Battleground Z ends up being a little more entertaining. The zombie combat is actually a lot of fun, the weapons are meaningfully different from one another (the short-range, broad-angle flash camera feels nothing like the Wii Remote weapon), and the setting and story are surprisingly engaging and effective. It's about as close as StreetPass Mii Plaza has come to giving players a traditional action game.

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