I always talk about how I think I'd be pretty good at surviving the zombie apocalypse, so much so, that I really do want it to happen. Really. I do. I've seen enough zombie films in my time, so I know how they move and what they feast on. How to get rid of them? Well, I've practically grown up playing video games, so obviously I know to aim for the head. My youth was training.
The flat I'm currently renting seems to be perfectly designed against the undead horde, too. Firstly, I'm on the 2nd floor in this house. Second, the narrow entrance to our flat acts as a brilliant choke point. Thirdly, my cupboards are well stocked with baked beans and green herbs. And lastly, I own a shotgun.
Okay, well I might have embellished that a little bit.
I actually live on the first floor.
What I would be very rubbish at though, is evacuating a whole city. I can't stand middle management, you see. Unfortunately for me, this would be the goal of the next game on the list: Atom Zombie Smasher.
It's the 60's. The city of Nuevos Aires is overrun with zeds. El Presidente has called me by name. I tell him that I can only do this if there zombies are random, permadeath mode is enabled and if its hardcore. He says, "put 'No Quarter' on, and its a deal."...or something like that. I don't speak Spanish.
|Conditions are perfect.|
January 1961 - First day!
Porto Ryeza - Pop. 125
Alright, alright. Simple one first. Just rescue 10 people. The yellow dots are citizens, who need to cheese it quick smart. I place my helicopter landing pad and click start.
|3rd Place! Yeah!|
Keleyao - Pop. 125
Snipers deploy! Wow...they shoot pretty slowly. Which is not great for high pressure zombie extractions.
March 1961 - "BICHO PREGUICA"
Excellent, this is exactly what I need. Slower Zeds, for my slow snipers. Easy town. Where to next?
|The likely lads.|
Keleyande - Pop.125
April 1961 - Out of Office - Training
May 1961 - "FIRECANE"
Right. So I've read the manuals. Dealt with the tricky problem solving exercises involving boats, animals and farmers. Got the GNVQ. I'm now ready to save some people.
|Excellent. It was going a bit too easily, after all.|
La Dameboso- Pop.125
|I thought I ticked Permadeath?|
June 1961 - "MIDNIGHT SUN"
|Ok cool. Should be fine. Maybe|
De Ipifro - Pop.125
|I HATE YOU GAME.|
August 1961 - "SOLSTICE"
|Clocks go back. Or is it forward?|
El Dorirava - Pop. 250
So how is Nuevos Aires doing?
New Zombies: 919
|Yellow. Good. Purple/Pink. Bad.|