by Damien McFerran 26/3/2013
Product: Zombie Minesweeper
Developer: Octo Industries
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Here's a fun fact for you - if you were to add up all the man hours that have been wasted playing the version of Minesweeper that came bundled with Microsoft's Windows operating system you'd be able build a full-sized Eiffel Tower 50 times over. Out of rice.
Okay, that might not actually be true, but it's certainly the case that the preinstalled time-waster has sucked away more of mankind's time than it had any right to.
While the same doesn't apply to Zombie Minesweeper, it's a mildly diverting attempt at updating the concept for a new undead-obsessed generation.
Putting you in the shoes of a young girl trying to make her way to a romantic dinner date with her boyfriend, the game is part puzzler, part action title - and it's positively packed with shambling corpses of all shapes and sizes.
The concept behind Zombie Minesweeper looks better on paper than it is in practice. The action here is too repetitive and shallow to maintain your interest for very long
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