The bad news is, the zombie apocalypse has returned. The good news is, so have the strangely charming, incoherently jabbering, self-sacrificing heroes who saved mankind the first time around. The team at DreamGate Company brings us the sequel to their original entertaining and ruthlessly addictive action puzzle platformer with Mad Bombs 2, and it's chock full of as much zombie-exploding goodness as its predecessor.
The controls are very straight-forward. Light the bomb's fuse using a torch or hanging lantern, then help him scurry and babble his way across the stage using the arrow keys to run and [spacebar] to jump. You have only seconds before everything goes ker-blammo, indicated by the number above the panicking bomb's head, so you'll have to be fast to ensure the little fella's sacrifice isn't in vain. Position the ticking bomb near a zombie to destroy him directly, or use the environment to your advantage by setting off chain reactions of TNT, or even launch cannon balls to do the dirty work for you. You have a limited number of bombs per level, indicated at the top left corner, and, for some of the later levels, you'll need them all.
The controls do sometimes feel a bit unresponsive and as if they're working against you at times, especially when you accidentally miss a jump or push a box just a tad too far to complete a level, making the game slightly less casual and a bit more keyboard smashable. The puzzles are smartly done, however, and become increasingly complex as you play due to the addition of deadly pitfalls, spikes, fiery rain, and physics elements like springboards. This prevents any of the 30 levels from ever feeling repetitive and ensures you'll have to pause and use your braaaaaainnns (I'm sorry) to clear the undead from some of the later trickier stages. The payoff is well worth it, though. Successfully completing a level is incredibly satisfying, especially when you finally get to watch those smug undead jerks shatter into a million pieces. They'll never get the deposit back from whatever pro-zombie costumes shop they rented those outfits from now!