posted by @HeyItsKamo
Zombies have taken over and destroyed the Metropolis – luckily you were never much for city folk. But now the zombies have turned their sights on your trailer park! Manage your economy and train fighting units to defend your trailer park. Gather ‘Yee-Haw’ power to activate super weapons. Submit and share your best stage times with your friends. Here come the zombies! Go go go!
Hi. Sick of zombies yet? I hope not, because I need to tell you about one of the coolest smart phone games ever made- Zombie Trailer Park!
The people over at NinjaKiwi decided to listen to our demands for a different type of zombie game. It’s really more strategy than the shoot-em-up, arcade style rampage titles that we’re used to (Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil) but that doesn’t make it any less fun.
Basically, you control a trailer park and your last line of defense from the infected undead are, well, the rednecks who live there (who better, though, right?). Your trailer park and the area the zombies stagger from each have a set amount of health- once all the health is gone from one, the other wins the stage. There are four stages, each with increasingly more difficulty added to them. Once you beat all four stages… that’s it. Game over, pretty much. I mean, you can try and beat your previous time for each stage, but that’s really the one draw back of ZTP: there’s no update or anything to continue the carnage into more stages or different locations.
I’m not saying this game isn’t awesome though- it fucking rules. There’s a lot more strategy involved than you would think from a title like Zombie Trailer Park, and it leads to a pretty fair amount of re-playability. So the game works like this: you earn money from salvage yards that you can create ($500 a piece), so your best bet is to max those out as soon as possible. From there, you can gain more money from the salvage yards, which you use to create more buildings that create the fighters you unleash against the zombie horde. You can have five units out at a time, or five more for each Trailer that you create ($250).
Shovel Men are the weakest units you can have- they are normal guys with shovels that just sort of hack away at their enemies. Creating a Farm House yields shotgun wielding Farmers- a Still creates the utterly ridiculous Moonshine Bombers (yep, you guessed it- they throw exploding moonshine jugs at the monsters). The best unit by far is created at the Garage. If you have $900 you can make the “Survivalist”, a truck with a .50cal gun on top. It mows down enemies and can take a lot of hit points, so it’s really just silly to not try and get as many of these fuckers out there as you possibly can.
You can also create a Chapel, where Preacher Man units can be made. I usually don’t bother with these, as all they do is convert the enemies into joining your side and attacking their comrades. This is only helpful if you can get them to convert the more powerful enemies, and there’s a good variety to choose from. You have your regular walkers, which are the weaker of the units. Next come these weird kind of monkey guys that leap around and slash with their long claws. Then come the screaming lady zombies that run fast as shit and do double the damage that the monkey guys do. Lastly, you have the big, fat zombies that smash the fuck out of you with their giant
As you mow down more and more zombies, you earn Yee-Haw points, which you can spend on one of three units: The Angry Mob gives you a mix of Farmers and Shovel Men, the Harvester is a giant harvesting machine that cuts down the zombies with a giant saw blade on the front, and the Air Strike is… just that. Apparently Cousin Earl made it into the Air Force, so if you have 5k Yee-Haw points you can call in some jets to bomb the fuck out of those damn flesh eaters.
I’d be hard pressed to find a better mobile zombie themed game and can’t stress enough that you need to get your claws on this game. Do Dixie proud and protect your trailer!
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