Zombie Puzzle Panic APK is Candy Crush Saga with the accoutrements of the apocalypse replacing sweets.
There are a few additions here and there, and the odd tweak to the match three formula, but all the bits of Kings match-stuff formula are firmly in place.
So there are levels where you need to clear goo from the screen by matching symbols in the right place, and levels that see you trying to clear a set number of objects before you run out of time or moves.
Its all well put together, its all reasonably entertaining, and it inevitably squelches to a halt when you run out of retries.
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The objects youre swapping are the bit-and-bobs you might need in a zombie outbreak. There are helmets, bottles of water, cans of petrol, and tins of food.
When you consider that buying another 30 seconds of time in a game costs 10 coins, they do look a little miserly.
You can also earn extra goes by watching videos.
Popping a chain of three items scores you points, but it can also kill any zombies in adjacent squares. Its here that Zombie Puzzle Panic is at its most innovative.
There are levels that see you trying to keep scientists alive. You need to kill zombies before they get too close, and shift the terrified humans before they get eaten.
You also get bodyguards, who shoot zombies when theyre within range. But if theyre reloading, they become vulnerable to undead attack.
Power-ups let you snipe squares, drop grenades, or chuck more burly bodyguards in to the mix. You earn these by completing levels with three stars, but when theyre gone you need to pay for more.
Theres an energy system that takes lives away from you when you fail levels, and a currency that lets you extend your goes by a few seconds to try and complete a level.
Most of the time it feels like the game is having more fun than you. Youll often set off a big chain and then sit back as more blocks cascade in and burst.
Zombie Puzzle Panic is a solid but unremarkable twist on an old theme. It uses its zombified setting reasonably well, but once the IAPs start barking at you, its unlikely youll be interested enough to fork out.