Any game with gore and zombies in the title is enough to make me want to check it out, and Minigore 2: Zombies delivers high scores on those two important aspects. A sequel to Mountain Sheep’s Minigore, players can expect boat loads of customization to keep you coming back for more.

Minigore 2: Zombies packs receptive dual-stick controls, allowing easy maneuvering of your character, John Gore, and easy dismemberment of the creatures pining for your brains. The set-up to each level is simple: John has to fight his way through endless waves of zombies, and as long as he has even the tiniest piece of one of his three hearts left, the fight continues. The goal is to kill as many critters as you can, surviving for as long as you can. An auto-aim option is available, making it easier to target enemies, but making it harder to choose specific foes to take down.

However, like many iOS games, it doesn’t take long for feelings of repetition to sink in, but that’s where all the different customization options come in to play. There are 20 different characters to play as, including other members of the Gore family, a Ninja, Zombieville Guy, and Enviro-Bear. Enviro-Bear was my first pick, and let me just say, it’s hella fun watching a bear chainsaw an evil, gun-toting Santa Claus.

Speaking of chainsaws, there are a wide variety of upgradeable weapons to choose from, including shotguns, machine guns, sheep launchers, axes, and swords galore. Different weapons will spawn throughout the level, allowing you to mix up your attack mode continuously and never constraining you to a pre-determined loadout. The downside is that, should you find your most beloved weapon, you know it’s going to be a fleeting affair because eventually you’ll run out of ammo.

Despite there being numerous levels to play, the layouts don’t really fluctuate, but most of the time the screen is so full of evil creatures that it doesn’t matter. Everything in this game wants your blood, from Grim Reapers, orange cats, Santa Claus, killer penguins, little potato pigs armed with pitch forks, giant lumberjacks, rabbits and, of course, zombies.

Mountain Sheep isn't stingy when it comes to giving you the sweet loot you’ll need to unlock the slew of weapons and characters. Coins accumulate at a nice pace in game, and things are priced appropriately compared to your rate of income.

Have I raved about Minigore 2: Zombies enough? While the unremitting stream of shooting and slashing can potentially get old, there are enough characters and weapons to use that the gore stays fresh even after days of blood-spattered fun!


App Store Link: Minigore 2: Zombies for iPhone & iPad | By Mountain Sheep | Price: $1.99 | Version: 1.0 | 47.1 MB | Rating 9+

8.5 out of 10 arcade sushi rating