EA Unleashes 'Zombies & Me' on iPhone

8 lb Gorilla, a new Electronic Arts studio focused enitrely on "bite-sized iPhone games," today released its first iPhone and iPod Touch game through the iTunes App Store.

Priced at $0.99 and 6.2 MB in size, Zombies & Me has players herding wave after unending wave of the undead away from Granny's house and into the paths of falling bombs. Fortunately, "mindless Zombies can't help but stare up at the incoming bombs." nope

As players tap the screen to guide their character around, good old Granny will impart some wisdom, such as "no pie for you young men," "I miss Mr. Shingles," and "in my days, zombies were less horrid." The iTunes listing further promises "endless zombies to EXPLODE! EXPLOSIONS! More EXPLOSIONS!!! 3 unique ways to die!"

I took the game for a quick spin, and while it's not the most engrossing experience on the iPhone, there's certainly an addictive pick up and play feel to Zombies & Me. As with other casual games, I have to wonder how long I'll keep coming back to it, but hey, the "Loooading..." screens don't last too long on the old iPhone 3G, so that's nice.