I’m sure you knew that the way to kill a zombie is with a head shot. But did you know that the way to kill a doodle zombie is to shoot it in the head with ink until its head explodes? I bet you didn’t. Well, it is in Zombie Balloon Heads. The basic story behind Zombie Balloon Heads is that a boy was stuck in summer school doing algebra and kept seeing zombies in his math paper. Well, clearly the solution is to shoot them in the head until their heads fill up with ink and they explode. That’s pretty much how you play too. Movement is done using the WASD keys, you rotate between 4 different styles of squirt gun with Q and E and aim and fire with the mouse. The zombies to be defeated get progressively harder as you make your way through the platformer style levels.
The graphics themselves are based on the story behind the game. You’re running around as a little stick figure on lined paper with the levels drawn on it. Dead zombies leave behind a little ink stain. Its very cute, really. You collect more ink to refill your squirt gun and gain experience to buy bigger squirt guns. And since you’re a stick figure, the doodle zombies can eat you. There are normal zombies, big head top hat wearing zombies, zombie dogs, giant zombie birds and all kinds of other hilarious zombies. Its a very creative game and I enjoyed it greatly.
The levels are interesting. Your object is to get from where you are dropped in to an arrow somewhere else in the level. This can be achieved by running all over the place, jumping with or without spring launchers, shooting zombies, sneaking around zombies, going up stairs or ramps, riding moving platforms or really anything else you can think of. My only complaint is that once you learn the layout of a level, the replayability is lost and it is very easy to learn the layout of all the levels.
And now, the rating. Zombie Balloon Heads is a cute, creative game that I was very happy to find. I like the way the backstory ties into the graphics and gameplay. The levels were challenging, even if they were only challenging the first time through. Over all, I award Zombie Balloon Heads with 3 out of 5 Hearts.
Zombie Balloon Heads can be found at http://www.addictinggames.com/zombie-balloon-heads-game.html