Thanks to Technology, a totally awesome Wii Game has been ported to Mobile Devices!
And that game is House of The Dead Overkill. Is it any good on mobile devices? Let’s find out.
GAME: House of The Dead Overkill: The Lost Reels
PLATFORMS: iOS, Android (Game was played on a Samsung Galaxy Note II)
SELLER / DEVELOPER: SEGA of America / magic pockets
PRICE: $4.99, with In-App Purchases
GRAPHICS: If you’re expecting the same graphics from the PS3, or even Wii Version, look elsewhere. It uses most of the same models from both versions, but the nice effects are gone. I’m going to assume that this is because the game is to run on a vast array of devices. Fair enough, still looks decent.
GAMEPLAY: Plays like the Wii/PS3 version except there are less chapters. Each Chapter has 4 Stages, and a boss fight at the end. You can upgrade and unlock new guns, and you can also buy power-ups like combo extenders, what not. Not enough money, you can always buy some more through in-app purchases. You can even unlock all of the upgrades for every gun. I think that kinda takes the fun out of the game, but it’s there for those who want it. The controls could be better. You pick between using your devices gyro sensor (Which doesn’t work well), or you can control the crosshair through a virtual D-pad. Works decently.
SOUND: This is actually a persona preference. As a fan of the original game, I loved the soundtrack, and even the corny, extremely vulgar dialogue. Not all of the tracks are in the game, it seems, and the cutscenes and dialogue have been replaced with still images. Again, this may not be a problem for everyone, but it bugged the hell out of me. I’m guessing that this is because it’s on a mobile device, and to keep the file size small, they had to cut plenty of audio.
OTHER THINGS: Why pay $4.99 for just two chapters, and $2.99 for the 3rd? Doesn’t make sense to me. Why only half the games story? Shit, speaking of which, why call it a side-story, when the first chapter is exactly the same as the Wii/PS3 version? Doesn’t make sense.
3/5: It’s fun, I’ll give it that. It also doesn’t force you to buy in-app purchases, either. If you’re a fan of the original House of The Dead Overkill, you may be a little disappointed. If you’re new to the series, you might like it.
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