Zombie Mosh on Facebook: A quickly corroding concert
Taking a cue from the recent resurgence in America's love for everything undead, Atlanta, Ga.-based Menue has created a never-ending, rotting mosh pit in Zombie Mosh for Facebook. As a newly awakened zombie rescued by Darcy, the daughter of Death, it's your job to keep the cadaverous concert going strong by fueling the crowd with new zombies. And what else would you do with these zombies other than mosh? Zombie Mosh is a charming take on the property management genre of social games, but that charm decomposes rather quickly.
Find more of our impressions of Zombie Mosh after the break.
After moshing with your first zombies (and creating your zombified self), which is nothing more than clicking on one and watching the two jump around, you'll have to plant more graves to bury the living that wander into the show. After grabbing a grave from the market and throwing a hapless soul inside, you're next zombie will be ready in anywhere from a few minutes to hours depending on the grave you planted. Once it rises, you can mosh with the zombie for experience points and coins to level up, buy more graves and continue moshing. Of course, most of these actions cost Energy, which will fill back up through gaining levels and buying it with Bones.
This is the game's paid currency used to buy premium decorations and more Energy. Honestly, this is about all there is to how Zombie Mosh is played. Mosh with zombies, dig some graves, throw some living folks inside, wait, harvest and mosh some more. Oh, and buy some decorations and more Energy in between. There aren't any quests, goals or achievements to look forward to--just more moshing.
However, it appears that Menue made liberal use of local Atlanta rock and metal bands to serve as the game's music, which I can't help but have respect for. (Granted, some of which are horrific.) Unfortunately, the music comes through in mono rather than stereo, drowning out most of the bands' otherwise impressive tracks. Zombie Mosh definitely has a charm about it, playing to the metal head (and local, indie music lover) in many of us, but falls short with shallow, unchanging gameplay and muffled tunes. Regardless, Menue scores major brownie points for supporting local music.
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