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Game #3555
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Zombie Smashers X    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Indie Underdogs
Action   Military shooter

Rating: 8.81 (43 votes)

Zombie Smashers X box cover

Zombie Smashers X screenshot
If you liked River City Ransom, don't bother reading this review. Just download this shareware demo and play. Ditto if you're a fan of B-Movies and like the idea of:
  • Jump kicking a zombie, exploding its head.
  • Throwing a trashcan at a zombie, exploding its head.
  • Hitting a zombie with a wrench, exploding its head.
  • Maxing out your power bar, punching a zombie, and exploding its head.

Not just that, either. The characters (10 in all) have special moves. So you can pick up a prone zombie and backbreak, or come up behind a kneeling zombie and break its neck, or pick up a zombie and spin it round, or rip out a zombie's heart and eat it (which gives you health, hurrah). There are shops that are a lot like River City Ransom's, similar weapons - even the tire - and tattoos replace books to give you new powers. And to add wonder to the awe, there are editor programs for creating new maps to add to the game, or to create custom games.

Conceding to a reviewing convention, I had a friend play the game with me. His normally placid face was cracked with glee as we dispensed head-bursting justice to the risen dead with metal bars, and we cheered every time I leapt over a zombie and used my backbreak skill to produce a realistic skruk. We didn't rise up from our session of fighting to exhume corpses and kickbox with them, even though this game is excessively gore laden (and therefore mind twisting to us young, impressionable folk, right?). We did, however, have a lot of fun.

Jim Silva has given us a great game. Support his genius with the paltry $10 fee to get the full version.

Reviewed by: Schattenjไger
Designer: Jim Silva
Developer: Totally Screwed
Publisher: Totally Screwed
Year: 2002
Software Copyright: Totally Screwed
Theme: Shareware
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:   Official site
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If you like this game, try: River City Ransom, XEvil, Time Slaughter

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