Zombieville USA is a 2D, side-scrolling arcade game in which you use a variety of firearms to kill an endless supply of zombies across a series of increasingly treacherous levels. The running, zombie-killing part of gameplay is very straightforward: you tap on arrows on the right and left side of the screen to move, and you tap the bottom of the screen to shoot, occasionally ducking into houses to avoid zombies and collect money and ammo. Even with its cool, cartoony graphics (including some whimsical gore, of the flying-eyeball and bits-of-brain variety), Zombieville USA can get a little repetitive--especially playing the lower levels--but the game's main challenge is resource management: you have to decide what weapon to shoot and when, against three kinds of zombies, and how to allot your resources at the end of each level, when you can buy health and better weapons (from a humble shotgun on up to rocket launchers, chainsaws, and flame-throwers). Thankfully, three levels of difficulty have been added, which is perfect if you're more interested in zombie massacre than ammo conservation.
Tech to make part of your St. Patty's Day festivities
St. Patrick's Day, is right around the corner. Whether you plan to celebrate by baking Irish soda bread or tossing a few back at your local pub, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some fun tech to help you enjoy the day.