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Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies vs Pandas

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...vs your affection for Angry Birds

Pirates vs Ninjas vs Zombies vs Pandas Review

by on January 21, 2011

Yes, we know, it’s an Angry Birds clone, but give PvNvZvP a chance. First off: watch the intro video. It’s clever and funny in a cutesy, Gorillaz-music-video kind of way and explains neatly how the factions get caught up in all-out warfare when a boatload of pirates arrive on a tropical island (in search of booty, yargh!) and accidentally chop down all the pandas’ bamboo, squash the ninja’s sacred flower and knock the lock off the island’s crypt.

So, all four sides suitably riled up, it’s time for the game to start. Each faction has their own set of levels you unlock one at a time, the first having you bash pandas out of their bamboo fortress by loading little pirates into cannons and blasting them into walls like a tragedy at a travelling circus.

You win when all the pandas are.. well, dead, and you lose if you run out of pirates or accidentally kill one of the pirate hostages scattered as obstacles in the pandas’ enclosures. A nice addition is a visible cross-hair from the previous shot, allowing you to better judge the next barrage when the difficulty ramps up early on. All the levels, whichever two factions are involved, follow this formula.

PvNvZvP also offers unique classes of ammunition to mix up the levels a litte (see the burning pirate, who spreads fire that eats through bamboo), but overall the litmus test for PvNvZvP is that if you like Angry Birds you’ll like this, and if you haven’t played Angry Birds then the solid formula of cutesy cartoon violence and physics puzzles won’t be detracted from by the slight deja vu of knocking over pigs with birds. Sorry, pandas with pirates.

Yes, we know, it’s an Angry Birds clone, but give PvNvZvP a chance. First off: watch the intro video. It’s clever and funny in a cutesy, Gorillaz-music-video kind of way and explains neatly how the factions get caught up in all-out warfare when a boatload of pirates arrive on a tropical island (in search of booty, yargh!) and accidentally chop down all the pandas’ bamboo, squash the ninja’s sacred flower and knock the lock off the island’s crypt.

So, all four sides suitably riled up, it’s time for the game to start. Each faction has their own set of levels you unlock one at a time, the first having you bash pandas out of their bamboo fortress by loading little pirates into cannons and blasting them into walls like a tragedy at a travelling circus. You win when all the pandas are.. well, dead, and you lose if you run out of pirates or accidentally kill one of the pirate hostages scattered as obstacles in the pandas’ enclosures. A nice addition is a visible cross-hair from the previous shot, allowing you to better judge the next barrage when the difficulty ramps up early on. All the levels, whichever two factions are involved, follow this formula.

PvNvZvP also offers unique classes of ammunition to mix up the levels a litte (see the burning pirate, who spreads fire that eats through bamboo), but overall the litmus test for PvNvZvP is that if you like Angry Birds you’ll like this, and if you haven’t played Angry Birds then the solid formula of cutesy cartoon violence and physics puzzles won’t be detracted from by the slight deja vu of knocking over pigs with birds. Sorry, pandas with pirates.

Buy this app: PvNvZnP for iPhone

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