Glu Mobile (makers of Bonsai Blast and a slew of other games) has treated Android users to another gem, combining powerful samurai, devilish zombies, and a stylized, adorable art style to make Samurai vs Zombies Defense.

Samurai vs Zombies is reminiscent of tower defense-style games, centering each level around defending a gate. Instead of simply setting up turrets and guns, however, SvZ allows players to go mobile, running toward packs of zombies and attacking them with typical sword swipes or special powerups. Players can also unlock other characters (which are the equivalent of new turrets) to aide in the fray.

The only negative point I can find with this game is its automatic-attack gameplay dynamic, in which moving close to a zombie causes your character to automatically slash the zombie. This is a minor complaint, especially given the availability of powerups and special characters, but I think a bit more attack control would be awesome.

A major plus, in my book, is SvZ's art style. The environments are thoughtfully designed, and the overall aesthetic is not only cohesive, but pleasing. The environments also have a nice amount of detail without being too distracting.

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Overall, Glu's latest entry to Android's gaming portfolio is a fun, well-styled adventure that's great to pick up and play when you have a few spare minutes. Best of all, the game is totally free at the Play Store. It's worth noting beforehand, though, that SvZ requires a secondary download, causing the game to finally weigh in at a plump 149MB. Just hit the widget below to grab the download.

Developer: Glu
Price: Free+