Friday, 28 November 2008

Spongebob Squarepants: Once Bitten - Random Zombie Appearance

I love Spongebob, and today I saw a zombie themed episode, woop!

In 'Once Bitten' Squidward gets bitten by Spongebob's pet Snail Gary - who had been acting strangely. Patrick identifies Gary as having mad snail disease, and tells Squidward that anyone bitten by the Snail will turn into a zombie. Gary wanders off, and soon is biting people in the town left right and centre.

Hysteria ensures as everyone bitten, and a vast majority who haven't start to think they are zombies. Soon the survivors are all holed up in the Krusty Krab.
Spongebob, pursued by zombies led by a zombie Squidward manages to get there as well.

While the Krusty Krab is under siege by the zombie hordes the survivors start to doubt whether they themselves are not zombies and just haven't realised it.

It all comes to an end when one of the survivors steps forward and introduces himself as an expert on Snail diseases. He explains there is no such thing as mad snail disease, and that Gary had been biting everyone as he had a splinter in him. Realising this the zombies all turn back into their normal selves.

Was a fun little episode.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Zombie Smashers X4 Guitarpocalypse! Review

This Xbox 360 community game goes to show that not all zombie games are good. Calling this game a Zombie one does Zombies a diservice anyway, as Zombies only feature as a power up.

The game is basically a Smash Brothers clone. You can choose one of about 10 characters, all who have a guitar they can attack with, as well as the usual punches and kicks. Upto 4 players can fight at once. The Zombies as said before only appear as a special move, so not worth getting at all! Boring!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Dead Set (2008) - Zombie Series Review

I got the DVD of Dead Set in the post today, this was a good end to a bad day. The DVD has good presentation, and the episodes are easily selectable.

The extras are tied to each episode which is handy, rather than having big chunks. I love extras in small slices. It is for this reason I shall never watch the Lord of the Rings extras, there's just too much of it. Here the extras are all short at a few minutes long each.

The extras are split between interviews with the cast, special fx reveals, and deleted scenes. The interview with Charlie Brooker is absolutely hilarious and essential viewing!

Dead Set: Episode 5 (2008) - Zombie Series Review

Whew, just seen the last episode of Dead Set, it was fantastic! I knew what happened in it, as a friend had explained to me in detail as I was unable to see it on the Friday it showed. The episode was everything I had hoped it would be. For once I wont ruin much, other than to say it is possibly the best episode of the series!

It is a fantastic end to a series that seemed to arrive completely out of the blue. I knew about it about a week before it began. I had no interest until I discovered I now have E4. Damn worth getting on DVD.

Monday, 3 November 2008

The Last Stand - Zombie Horror Videogame Review (PC)

The Last Stand is a fantastic flash web based game in which you play as a survivor of a zombie apocalypse. You stand behind a cruddy barricade on the right of the screen and must use the mouse to shoot zombies advancing from the left until daybreak comes. The zombies come at various speeds, mostly walking, but some sprinting. If your barricade breaks before daylight your dead.

Daylight takes place on a stat screen. You have 12 hours to which you can allocate to different tasks - repair the barricade, search for survivors, and search for weapons. This cycle repeats until you inevitably get eaten. A really fun, surprisingly gloomy quick game, though not too much to it.