Endless Zombie Rampage
May 22, 2007 9:20 AM   Subscribe

Damn. I meant to say [reprise]. Oops.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:21 AM on May 22, 2007

Oh god how I love zombies. Thanks!
posted by the dief at 9:30 AM on May 22, 2007


Now I have another option when I've burned up KoL adventures and UrbanDead action points.
posted by SentientAI at 9:31 AM on May 22, 2007

SentientAI - what, not on Nexus War yet?
posted by Artw at 9:45 AM on May 22, 2007

The Last Stand. Similar, but side-view.
posted by Happy Dave at 9:45 AM on May 22, 2007

This is fantastic.
posted by pookzilla at 10:20 AM on May 22, 2007

I came across this the other night. It's great for a while, but the endgame needs to be balanced. After you start getting the highest level of guns you can just mow them down.
posted by TungstenChef at 10:40 AM on May 22, 2007

Last stand is way better. Once you get the laser cannon and the powerup that grants you extra XP for maximum damage, the game is over. Or, rather, never over.
posted by Krrrlson at 10:49 AM on May 22, 2007

O man, this is exactly what I needed after staring at performance reviews all day.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:09 AM on May 22, 2007

This is good, thanks!
posted by blahblahblah at 11:27 AM on May 22, 2007

This was a great way to waste several hours. Like TungstenChef said though, once you've managed to get the best stuff it takes no skill and has no challenge.

I still played long past that point anyway though.

FUCK zombies.
posted by Stunt at 11:31 AM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]

If you can get the laser and the "1 XP for every point of damage over the zombie's max HP" powerup, then you can quickly buy anything else you want.
posted by revgeorge at 11:55 AM on May 22, 2007

That was fun! I would pay money for a 4-player console version of this. Actually it would work well as a DS/Wii link-up game, where you select your weapons and can see your health/stats on the DS, but control the guy on the main screen.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:06 PM on May 22, 2007 [1 favorite]

Well anything with "zombie rampage" 'endless zombie" or "endless rampage" in the title has to be good. It's scientistically proven!
posted by Mister_A at 12:08 PM on May 22, 2007

Artw - Thanks for sharing Nexus War with me. I'm a bit slow when it comes to certain things.

Hell, I'm just now thinking about buying a copy of Guild Wars--the original. Yeah, really.
posted by SentientAI at 12:30 PM on May 22, 2007

EndsOfInvention I demand you produce that immediately.
posted by Skorgu at 12:48 PM on May 22, 2007

Hmm, The Last Stand was good too, but way easier.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:55 PM on May 22, 2007

Same style but better IMHO: Boxhead: More Rooms, and Crimsonland
posted by anthill at 1:46 PM on May 22, 2007

Oh yes this is just what I needed. Thank you for this I love killing . . .zombies.
posted by nola at 1:46 PM on May 22, 2007

I was going to say that, anthill; this zombie game was fun but basically a crimsonland ripoff down to the upgrade names.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:04 PM on May 22, 2007

Crimsonland is indeed good and from an indie developer which gives it bonux points, but unfree, and not playable while you're at work (not that I'd ever do such a thing, perish the very thought!). So, yeah.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:08 PM on May 22, 2007

what an awesome little game. thanks.
posted by dozo at 9:21 PM on May 22, 2007

I must be missing something, some strategy.

I never make it past the first hour of the second day.

My exp points grow so slowly that the best weapon I've managed so far is a MP5. If I try to save up exp, then I get slaughtered. But then I never save up enough to get a better weapon.

What am I missing in this game! ARGH!
posted by killThisKid at 2:51 PM on May 23, 2007

I find the G36 the best first weapon, then double your damage and clip size with the Famas. From there you need to save money for the laser and the movement speed upgrade. (After that, take Overkill if you feel like being invulnerably rich.)

As for basic tactics, try to move around so that enemies are lined or bunched up in your line of fire, and aim deep. When there's not many on the screen, don't worry about misses so much, just keep firing.
posted by Tzarius at 1:44 AM on May 24, 2007

More tactics: when you're being overwhelmed by enemies from all directions - prioritise. Fast zombies, fat white and purple zombies and those tentacled things need to die first. if there's lots of the fat slow ones, alternate your shots between them to keep knocking them back.

If the base is getting swarmed, pump bullets into the zombies actively attacking the base and ignore the ones following you for a moment.

Tzarius' method - G36 then FAMAS then Laser & Overkill is a good one, although my base did get down to 3HP at one point so I wasted some money on repairs. It's probably worth increasing base HP by 25 at some point.

Then once you get the Laser & Overkill, one round will net you enough to buy everything. So buy everything and have some fun with the Pancor Jackhammer - holy crap, that thing is actually easier to use than the Laser.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:08 PM on May 24, 2007

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