The once-popular Swamp Attack game is back with part 2 of the series. Swamp Attack revolves around the story of a scowling guy with a big belly but loves country music – Redneck is trying to protect his house from ferocious swamp monsters. The game plot is straightforward. There is not much to mention because, with a successful game, the gameplay is the critical factor.
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Taking the famous defense of Plants vs. zombies senior, the Swamp attack 2 takes players into a tough battle between Redneck and ferocious mutant beasts. However, in contrast to Plants vs. Zombies’ tactical gameplay, Swamp Attack makes the player have to act more.
Indeed, you do not need to worry about building a reliable stronghold. Players need to click on the screen’s enemies to fire the correct shotguns and wait for the ammunition to be fully loaded, preparing for those the next attack. It sounds simple, but the enemy’s story is exceptionally crowded, and limited ammunition also makes the player frantic.
Enter the zombies. However, this time, they are zombie reptiles and insects – all sorts of swamp wildlife seem to have gone crazy. They came in hordes, slowly advancing, but lethal. Their gazes are fixed and reflect nothing but the apparent hunger for blood. At some point, our guy has to confront the UFO, which must be responsible for zombifying the animals in the first place.
To reduce the difficulty, the game provides you with handy auxiliary items such as explosives or gas bombs, etc. These weapons cause extensive damage that will help players breathe easier in front of the class of enemies coming.
The zombie wildlife comes in great variety – alligators, huge turtles, raccoons, armed rats, giant venom-spitting mosquitoes, UFOs, and big ugly slobbery bosses with lipstick-painted lips. Even though they approach at a steady slow pace, the guy needs time to shoot and reload his shotgun, so at some point, the ghastly reptiles get to him. Luckily, the developers made it look like the monsters chew at the porch steps while, in fact, they are chewing the guy’s feet. Why would his energy bar sink at the same time, otherwise?
The more he kills the creatures, the more rewards he gets, and the more golden coins he collects. Rewards come in great variety – dynamite, Molotov cocktail, potions, and other boosters that can make an excellent swamp barbecue of alligator steak.
The gameplay is overly enjoyable and quite addictive, yet challenging. Only the first few levels are a piece of cake, so you’ll have to load the guy with ammo and defensive structures after the introduction.
Of course, diamond cuts diamond, and Swamp Attack 2 offers a wide range of weapons from shotguns, uzi guns, six-barrel machine guns to atomic bombs. These weapons will be unlocked gradually during the game with the money you earn. Besides, players can also upgrade their ammo base as well as firepower at the store. Similarly, you can also earn more money by participating in the quick mission (Quick Mission) scattered in the game.
There are four episodes with 78 levels in total. At the end of each episode, the guy has to confront a boss. There are a few instances of UFO attacks across each episode. Those are different because the flying saucers take away all his additional ammo, leaving him with nothing but his shotgun. He has to take down the saucers to recover some of his power-ups, fighting off the raccoons and rats at the same time.
The Shop offers several departments for weapons, defense, explosives, and perk packs, such as double coins or reviving potions. It is possible to play without paying (IAPs come a bit on the expensive side), provided you are ok with a bit of grinding. Luckily, you can go back to any level or play a quick mission to earn some coins.
The controls are simple – you just tap on the monsters, and your guy shoots them down. The shotgun has its peculiarities, though, and you can’t just keep on tapping like crazy – give him time to reload. UZI does quick rounds, but it’s less powerful, and the ammo runs out quickly. You will tap the gift boxes, coins, rubber ducklings for power-ups; applying a power-up requires you drag it on the critters.
Overall, Swamp Attack 2 is a thoroughly enjoyable time-killer with a peculiar American charm, if there is such a thing.