Trapped: Undead Infection
- Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Games
- Updated: 2009-06-24
- Current Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 7.40 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Com2uS Corp.
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
- © 2008 Com2uS
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EXPLORE SURVIVAL ACTION HORROR FULL OF SUSPENSE!!-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-Users who have already played this game think:“It’s too good to pass up.” – Chronodiem“This game is worthy of anyone’s iPod touch/iphone! Even if you don’t like…..
What's New in Version 1.0.4
- Updated for OS 3.0
- Minor sound bug fixed
Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
If Resident Evil and F.E.A.R. had a scary child, born on the iPhone.
Jon Lim - MustTap.com write:
Trapped: Undead Infection is a zombie-survival horror game from Com2uS.
You wake up to the smell of rotted flesh, it’s dark, and for some reason you have a pounding headache. Welcome to your worst nightmare: you are a scientist trapped in a huge bio-research facility, and for some reason it is swarming with zombies. You look around in your cell and you find a pistol, some ammo, and a whole lot of blood. Wait, why does a prison cell have a pistol with ammo? Better yet, why does this enormous bio-research facility have prison cells?
Welcome to Trapped: Undead Infection. You are indeed a scientist trapped in this facility, it is dark as hell, you are surrounded by zombies, and you are trying to escape alive – with a headache thrown in for good measure! You start the game off with very limited munitions, something like 15 bullets, and it takes just about 7 or 8 shots to put down a zombie. This of course means you are going to resort to using your initial melee weapon most of the time – a stun gun. The stun gun brings up one of my first big problems with the game: the melee system. You need to be in pretty close with an enemy in order to use this stun gun – I’m pretty sure they were able to lick me and determine my flavour before I could stun them – and it is a pain in the a*s for the first little while. Thankfully later on your melee weapons become more powerful and have a little bit of range behind them, but it takes a little while to find that iron bar.
Trapped: Undead Infection feels a lot like one of those side-scrolling action games I used to play on my Sony Ericsson S710a, and it probably was just a port from a project on a less refined mobile gaming platform. Although this may be the case, it doesn’t detract much from the game – aside from the control scheme of course. Normally I’m not averse to using an on-screen d-pad and buttons, but it really does feel sticky and clunky when you are trying your best to escape a room with four zombies and a crab-monster-thingy and your fat thumbs accidentally hit down instead of right, causing you to pretty much run face first into a bunch of hungry zombies.
Other than those two problems, the story of Trapped: Undead Infection has so far been decent, but it feels like other zombie-survival games due to it being a scientist being trapped in a bio-research facility with zombies crawling about. They recently introduced a little girl into the mix, so I’m pretty sure if Resident Evil and F.E.A.R. had some inhuman zombie love child and stuffed it into an iPhone, it would be Trapped: Undead Infection. I’m a huge zombie fan, so Trapped definitely kept me interested!
Trapped: Undead Infection is played isometrically, and your character can move up, down, left or right, but everything is pretty much 2D. The sprites have some good detail behind them and are well shaded. The darkness of the game is one of the key selling points because should you turn on the lights in a room, guaranteed every living zombie in the room is waking up and going to try to take a bite of your soft, delicious, human flesh. As mentioned earlier, Trapped is probably a port from less capable mobile gaming platforms and the graphics reflect that, but they did a great job with the ambiance created using the darkness.
The sound of Trapped: Undead Infection is what it is supposed to be: creepy as hell. There is a pretty spooky song going on during the main menu, but once you enter the game, it is pure silence. You will hear your own footsteps, the clicks of light switches, and the moans of zombies. This isn’t a very strong point of the game, but coupled with the graphics, the ambiance created is just downright creepy.
You may have wondered, after the Sound section, why is it just so creepy? Well, for starters, I played the game at just about 3am without any lights on and I kept looking around me to make sure that all the moans and groans were only coming from the game. Also, the game is genuinely creepy, from having a random body get up and start walking towards you to a random little girl appearing out of nowhere and just standing there, Trapped has its creepy moments.
I may have breezed over most of the game, but there is also a pretty great PDA system where you can select weapons, view items and clues, as well as view a map. That map has saved my butt more than a few times, and that PDA system is a must-have for any zombie-survival game.
I am a die-hard zombie fan. I loved Trapped: Undead Infection just because of that, but it did have its shortcomings – choppy gameplay, sticky controls, and a melee system that was very frustrating at the beginning. That said, it is a quality game that I wish they would re-make to fully take advantage of the iPhone’s capabilities, and you should really check it out. At least just to find out what that little girl is all about.
Resident Evil in the 16 bit era
First of all, bravo to you Com2uS. What a fantastic game! Among all the drivel that is out there on the iTunes store (especially at this price point), Trapped stands out among all of them as a high quality title.
If you have even a passing interest in the Resident Evil franchise (or any survival horror game), you owe it to yourself to pick this game up. It is well worth the $1 asking price; I'd pay considerably more.
The game isn't perfect but it does capture the dread and suspense of Resident Evil and other survival horror games well with well-placed creepiness and a pretty darn good story. If Capcom had made Resident Evil for the SNES or Genesis, this game would be it. This game would make the developers of Resident Evil proud.
Even true to Resident Evil are the controls (although, perhaps not purposely). The first several Resident Evil games (and most survival horror games) have been notorious for their clunky controls, and this game has them. But just like those previous classics, the controls don't get in the way of enjoyment. Every once in a while they become annoying, but you'll be able to look past them.
The simple graphics, sound effects, and music are spot-on. I just wish there was music playing throughout.
So if you're a Resident Evil fan, you must get this game. Even if your'e not, it's a solid game and a great value at only $1. I clocked near 7 hours with this game (not counting restarts from saves). You won't even get that with many expensive $10 games. Among all the games on the App Store, this one has to represent one of the best price-to-value ratios out there.
Note: The game can be challenging at times, but never frustratingly so. If necessary, Com2uS does run a little support/hint forum on their website.
Interesting game, should have been developed more.
Story: As for the story, the developers came up with an ingenious plot littered with twists and turns.
a rarity in $0.99 games. 5/5
Controls: The controls are easily maneuverable and are a breeze to learn, making it an excelent adventure game. 5/5
Gameplay: The gameplay is somewhat repetitive: kill a zombie, get ammo/keycard/key, open door, save, kill a zombie...etc, It has good maps though, a very long game it is.Yet it is somewhat a pain to do for hours on end. I recommend this as a casual time killer, not an epic game. 3/5
Graphics: The graphics are very good, well, for me at least, because it holds a very nostalgic old arcade look. If your that kind of guy. 4/5
Sound: Sound and music is high end, but can get irritating at times. 4/5
Overall: If your the kind of person that wants a cheap thrill, great time killing, and zombies (who doesn't), buy this game. Otherwise, forget about it. 4/5
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