Zombie Trailer Park review
If you have time to kill, and you want to spend that time killing zombies, Zombie Trailer Park may be the game for you. Who doesn’t like to free the world from the tyranny of zombies? This is a browser based game, and is very simplistic in its approach to the zombie killing genre. You are some sort of red neck leader, who has fortunately avoided the zombie plague that has affected the city, because you live outside in a caravan. When the zombies start to emerge from the city, it is up to you to build your army of red necks to stop them. I am probably giving the game too much of a background, but Zombie Trailer Park is essentially a simple resource management game where you face hordes of zombies and other evil un-dead creatures. You need to create buildings to give you income, to house your army, and to build new units to combat the flow of zombies and to ultimately destroy the zombie base.
You cannot control your army directly, they tend to charge headlong into the zombie horde. All you can do is hope that you have amassed enough people to destroy the horde without too many of your men being killed. You were never very sympathetic anyhow! Your army can consist of your basic redneck with a shovel, a farmer with a shotgun, a survivalist with a machine gun, up to a priest who can convert the hordes. Don’t become too attached to your men, as they routinely get mowed down as fodder for the zombies. You need to protect your caravan which sits from across the bridge.
The game consists of 4 levels of ascending difficulty. The zombies themselves get harder as each level progresses, starting with the bog standard zombie, up to some jumping zombie, a screaming banshee, and a giant zombie. Occasionally you can call on an angry mob, or a harvester to give yourself some timely respite while you are building you base and your army. I found the graphics bearable – all 4 levels look precisely the same – the music unfortunately is a bit repetitive, and if you end up playing the game for long, you will end up with the song lulling you to sleep. The controls are very simple to learn, and the game easy to pick up.
The first 3 levels are very simple, and I am yet to beat the forth, as it turns out to be a bit teeth gnashingly frustrating, yet curiously addictive. There are many holes in the game – such as the complete lack of story line, but the whole game is fairly tongue in cheek, and I am not expecting a in depth story. It would be nice to be treated to a few new locations, and some difference in the game play on all 4 levels. Ultimately, if you have some time on your hands, and you aren’t looking for much cerebral input, then Zombie Trailer Park could be your game. If only you could blow up that bridge!