A friend of mine asked me to try out his new app, a game called Operation Smoochy, named for his hunk of canine adorableness, Smoochy, a spunky and lovable Boston Terrier, who is the star of the game.
I was surprised at first at the concept -- Smoochy has to kill zombies. Well, you don't kill zombies because they're already dead, but that's a technicality. Smoochy has to rid the world of zombies to save the cute little puppies, who are also walking around in the game. Nothing bad really happens to the puppies, you just have to make sure not to hit them while you're zombie hunting.
I can get behind this, I thought. I love dogs and I'm a fan of the show, Walking Dead. And when I say fan, I mean "nail-biting-obsessively-waiting-for-the-next-episode-going-to-cry-because-the-season-is-over" type fan. A dog killing zombies? Yes!
Because I'm older than 9 (yes, it's true) I had a bit of a learning curve, but the game is easy when you get the hang of it - easy to maneuver, not easy to hit the zombies as the levels and obstacles increase, but that's the challenge.
I can see that there's an "Act 3," which looks like Frankenstein-type monsters, but I'm not there yet. I'm trying to earn all three stars on each level, because I have a feeling that there's a reward in that, I'm just not sure what it is. Oh, an as an aside, the music and sound effects are really cute, but you can turn them off if you like. I turned off the music after a while (I do with all games), but kept the sound effects.
At .99 cents, Operation Smoochy is a bargain, a great distraction, and something that will keep you occupied for a while and feeling good about yourself that you're helping Smoochy keep our streets zombie-free and safe for puppies everywhere. You can find it in the App Store.
From the website:
Whether it's power-ups, like the triple barreled biscuit shotgun, toilet paper catapult, tennis ball gatling gun, exploding dog food can blaster or other cool weapons; the ability to unlock bonus levels for superior gameplay; thirty collectibles; more than twenty achievements; or leaderboards, Operation Smoochy offers hours of replay value!
★ OPERATION SMOOCHY FEATURES ★
- Controls that allow users to tap ANYWHERE on the screen to fire
- 60 action-packed challenging levels
- 30 puppy crates to rescue
- 23 unique and entertaining achievements
- Leaderboards to compare scores vs. your friends and players throughout the world
- Well-polished graphics and an original soundtrack
For our game trailer and pictures and videos of the real life Smoochy, please visit us at facebook.com/OperationSmoochy. Also, follow us on twitter @OpSmoochy.