Alive 4-Ever

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Alive 4-Ever
Alive-4-ever title screen.jpg
Developer(s) Meridian Digital Entertainment
Platform(s) iOS
Release date(s)
  • NA August 6, 2009
Distribution Download

Alive 4-Ever is a video game for iOS developed by Meridian Digital Entertainment. Players control one of the last human survivors of a worldwide zombie outbreak.

Gameplay[edit]

The game has been described as Left 4 Dead for iOS,[by whom?] with players able to move their character and fire weapons independently. In addition to surviving waves of zombie attacks, the player must complete objectives such as defeating a fixed number of zombies or rescuing survivors and escorting them to an extraction zone. Medicine for healing, ammunition for weapons and money are scattered throughout the game's levels.[1] Money is used to upgrade the sisteen different weapons available to players.[2]

Four players can play the game via Bluetooth, allowing them to coordinate an assault on the undead. Four characters are available for play, each having unique strengths and weaknesses, characters can be improved by spending the experience points accrued during levels.[1]

Reception[edit]

Spanner Spencer of Pocket Gamer praised the game overall, but stated "The focus on multiplayer means the single player game suffers from a frustrating and often insurmountable level of chaos."[1] Despite this, he added "it's hard to criticise an action game for being too action-packed, particularly given its strong command of the genre."[1] GameSpot's Andrew Podolsky was also very positive, stating "The game has pretty much everything you'd want in an iDevice action game where you're fighting off an army of zombies."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Spencer, Spanner (2009-09-03). "Alive 4-ever - A shooter with brains, braaaaaains". PocketGamer.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  2. ^ Denlinger, Derek (2009-10-07). "Review ::Alive 4-ever:: Version 1.1 $1.99". iPhoneGameoftheDay.com. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  3. ^ Podolsky, Andrew (2009-10-07). "Alive 4-Ever Review - Alive-4-Ever is one of the finest two-stick shooters on iDevices.". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-12-20.