Zombie High Dive
Jump from high platforms, spin with accuracy and fall into the oil pool perfectly to impress the judges.
Pursue your diving career in the Underdog League competitions
Train to be a dive master in the Ladder Dive campaign
Compete with Facebook friends in the weekly tournament
Dive and smash things in the special Boss battles
Aug 7, 2014
Zombie High Dive is a weird yet charming arcade game that exposes one thing we’ve never known before: zombies can dive. And they have one unique advantage – even if they have some accidents like heads or limbs off, they can’t die again. Dive with grace and smash with violence – you can expect both from Zombie High Dive.
In the game you play as and control a broken zombie named Hubo who seems uncertain about his diving career based on his “fright of height” bubble thoughts every now and then when he stands high in the platform alone. But he can always gather himself together and make his leap, spin and fall. Anyway, he does not have a choice and he is your puppet. And playing Zombie High Dive is like playing a string-puller to certain extent.
The control is simple but requires some practice of get the hang of it. To plunge, you first pull back Hubo as do in Angry Birds series and release to jump, and then press anywhere on the screen & release to spin completing the required front- or back-flips before landing into the pool of oil. The angle and strength of pulling decide the diving projectile and affect the landing into the pool, which is the basis of getting scores. And how skillfully you spin directly influences whether you can complete the required tricks and how straight you land.
Zombie High Dive teaches the controls in a tutorial diving lesson. After that, you start your career in the Mine Cup competing against opponents in the Underdog League in matches. But these opponents only exist in the background; the career is still the old same solo campaign where you try to beat the level goal: get x points in 3 dives. Three judges will give you points primarily based on the completion of tricks and the dive-in angle – of course, you should firstly land in the pool. If you fail to meet the objective, you can bribe the judges with Biscuits, one of the three in-game currencies, for an extra jump.
The solo campaign is the first step in the diving career. As you win more matches in it, you unlock several other modes. Join the daily challenge for growing prizes, train harder in the Ladder Dive completing multiple platforms consecutively, and log in to Facebook to participate in weekly Friend dive for special bonuses. These modes play similar to the career campaign. What differs from them is the Boss Battle, which focuses on smashing things instead of performing tricks. In this mode you try to bump into the planks, bottles, pots and all other objects around the platform and pool smashing them while landing in the oil barrel.
Regardless of modes, every dive in Zombie High Dive costs one ticket to join. You have only four to start out with and can get an extra one if you purchase full refill with Brain Cakes. So this free-to-play game gets a timer and does not let you play as much as you want unless you want to pay up. And the IAP offers different packs of brain biscuits and brain cakes with prices ranging from $2.59 way up to $64. 99. Are they fairly priced? Well, count it by yourself. $6.49 gets you 85 Cakes, which equals 35 extra tickets.
Zombie High Dive has a detailed world and a charming art style in the surface and a smooth physics-based diving beneath. While the diving is fun at start, the game is repetitive in nature. Combined with the usual IAP, it is likely to be a quick download and a quick delete as well. [iTune Link]