Deadly 30 is a delightful throwback to the
older side scrolling games, when gaming was simple and yet so freaking
addictive. From the looks it seems to be an alternate reality of World
War 2, either that or the soldiers involved in the game somehow have
gotten transported to another reality, a reality with mutated zombies.
Moving along in this side scroller, you can move your little soldier
dude along to either side of the screen and travel back and forth
between different environmental levels. Though the main purpose here is
The game also sneaks in elements of a tower
defense in regard to having to defend the little shack of a base and the
generator that runs it. The game is for the PC and may be available on
STEAM and other download sites; it was unclear at press time if this was
the case, though everything seems to point towards that for this
surprisingly fun game. Just drop all your troubles and jump in with no
pre conceived expectations other than surviving 30 nights!
Protecting the base and keeping the fences repaired is very important.
The fencing buys you time when the hordes are coming from both sides of
the screen. If both fences go down and they are coming from both
directions you can get over run easily and itís game over man.
Further if the place gets run over, the
nastyís will come right after you, so going up to the second floor only
buys you a few seconds, these mutant zombies use doors and will come up
Defending the base and keeping yourself alive for those 30 nights is
paramount, leaving the base during the day and going forth to forage for
scrap metal and materials will keep the base going for another night.
Scrap metal is like currency in this game, the more you find the better
because you use it to build extra defenses, get more ammo, and even
build more gun types as you level up and find blue prints for new
weapons. There are twelve gun types in all ranging from machine guns to
shot guns, to a surprising alien technology weapon.
For a side scrolling game, there are some nifty environments, they are
just aesthetic and other than the general looks, just seem to serve the
purpose of changing the scenery. But like old school gaming it serves
the purpose and only seems to add to the quaint attraction to the game.
The further out the player explorers the more resources they will find,
though also the game ratchets up the dangers the further out you go as
There is a time effect in the game
represented by a round clock like object at the top of the screen, as
the game goes on, it changes showing how much daylight or night you have
Advancing in the game there are other soldier survivors from different
armies and the player can switch control between the characters they
pick up, just in case they need a human touch to the tactics being used
in a situation. Though the other survivors defend against the zombies
very well on their own.
Deadly 30 is the perfect retro game to unwind with after a long day,
when you just want to shoot crap and defend your base. I say the
business is a killing mutant zombies, and business is good!
Have fun play games.
Edwin Millheim Impulse Gamer.