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August 25, 2014

Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ-Zombie Art at It’s Finest

Decaying Logic

I played one of Decaying Logic’s other games and it was a thumbs down resounding “No”. I was really crossing my fingers the second time around wouldn’t be that bad.

Decaying LogicThis time, I’m playing Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ also by Decaying Logic. UndeadZ is a puzzle game that includes a small amount of top down shooter skills to stay alive and complete each level.

At its core, UndeadZ is a game against yourself to see how fast you can put a puzzle together. The added twist is a lane at the bottom of the screen that you have to keep an eye on in case zombies appear. It makes the game decidedly harder, because there are times where you have to take care of zombies instead of completing the puzzles.

The puzzles themselves are beautiful. They are all hand drawn and can proudly be a part of the growing genre of “zombie art”.

You have the option of turning the zombie part off and just playing a zombie puzzle game. I love zombies so I would never do anything like that, but I respect you if you do.

In my opinion, to actually enjoy UndeadZ, you have to like putting jigsaw puzzles together. The top-down twist doesn’t offer enough incentive to play the game otherwise. If you do like to put puzzles together, these are legitimately hard with puzzles ranging from 60 to 350 pieces. The notches also stray from the norm which adds a new dimension to the game.

Does UndeadZ offer redemption for the catastrophe of a game I played earlier? No, not really. However, I don’t have any complaints about the game. I think it’s a cool concept and the top-down twist gives you an extra reason to buy the game.

You can find Pixel Puzzles: UndeadZ on Steam.  And while you’re at it, check out the other ZOMBIES! games. 

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