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Apr
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Bomberman vs Zombies by Contlex Labs, which spent "24 weeks in the list of top 10 BlackBerry games," has come to Android, bringing endless zombies and explosions to the palm of your hand.

BvZ should look extremely familiar to fans of Bomberman, or those who remember the rendition we saw a few months ago for Android, but Contlex's creation offers clean, pleasing graphics which can be enjoyed on smartphones and tablets alike, and a somewhat unique gameplay dynamic.

Bomberman vs Zombies pits the player as the heroic Bomberman, who is charged with the mission of eliminating zombies from the planet before they "realize their dark plans" of taking over the Earth.

Adding a unique edge to gameplay, BvZ offers two different control schemes – one based on swipe or "slide" control, and one which relies on on-screen buttons (which can be implemented in either large or small form). Players must blast through crates and clever AI zombies in order to escape through a hatch found in each level. Throughout the game, players can gather bonuses (or "antibonuses"), utilize different types of bombs, and fight off zombies, bats, skulls, and coffins.

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Bomberman vs Zombies looks to be just as fun as its BlackBerry counterpart and offers a familiar gameplay style which fans of classic Bomberman games will certainly enjoy. The free edition of the game is supported by large in-game banners, but an ad-free version can be purchased for a paltry $0.99.

If you're itching to explode some zombies and save the planet, hit the appropriate widget below to grab Bomberman vs Zombies.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    The slide controls are totally unusable - they lag like mad. The arrow controls are a lot better - but they still leave something to be desired. The game is awesome though, I just wish there was multiplayer and more variations.

    • Abhishek

      Will love to have a virtual joystick infact!! :)

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    FYI, the HD version is strictly for tablets - the regular version is for phones.

    • Abhishek

      And Note sweetly gets recognized as a tablet for the HD version !! LOL

    • Ryan

      That's weird because the HD version says Android 2.2 and up. I'm guessing that's just because some tablets run Froyo.

  • Joshua Banks

    No Galaxy Nexus support

  • VonLaserface

    The controls are lacking but it's not impossible to play. The HD version looks great on the Galaxy Note.

  • Brice

    How do they legally get away with this title? Just seems really shameless.

    • watson387

      I agree. Bomberman is a licensed property of Hudson. Although this Bomberman looks nothing like the REAL Bomberman, the gameplay is still the same. I smell a lawsuit.

  • OFI

    Tried the arrow controls, found it unplayable they lag too much.

    And unless the other levels differ it wasn't as bomberman as i'd like (single box between you and the enemy each time)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Check out the video, it shows quite a few maps which are vastly different.

  • darnit

    Unfortunately jumped the gun on this and paid for it.. Wish i didnt. Controls suck, maps have big spaces after you destroy a few boxes.

  • Chris

    Isn't Bomberman a copyright of Hudson Soft?

    • Adryan

      bobmerman is yes but not bombermanvszombies.

  • bomberman

    They've changed the controls again, interesting... Probubly they hear us))
    I like joystick the most, it's the best variant, probubly we can suggest them something

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