Undead Clicker, available for iPhone and iPad through the Apple iTunes App Store, is an interesting mix of genres that provides a unique entertainment experience that is well worth a few hours of your time.
The game is essentially a combination of a lightweight RPG game and an arcade style button, or this case screen, masher. The idea is to travel 1000 miles across a hostile landscape in order to complete the game, and along the way you must fight a lot of enemies, by tapping on the screen. Each tap does a set amount of damage, which you can buff in a number of ways.
The most important way is to level up some of your travelling companions, or to hire some more. Levelling up seems to be the most efficient way, and it has an obvious and direct effect on your damage per second, or DPS. You can also buy a variety of items, effects and buffs to help you out, using gold that you earn from beating enemies, and crystals that you can choose to buy with an in-app purchase.
Certain allies that you can hire can obtain more gold from fallen enemies, but often at a cost of DPS, so the skill of the game lies in learning to balance the DPS of your party with the gold income of your monster slaying.
Talking of monsters, the designers have really gone to town with some of the enemies here. Yes, there are your standard undead foes, but there are also some great characters, such as a mummified TMNT warrior, a zombified Smurf and even an Elvis impersonating imp.
The graphics are really sharp, and I was pleased to see the backgrounds change as you go deeper into enemy territory and explore more lands to get to the 1000 mile mark. Getting there is going to take you quite some time, and you are going to have to do a lot of tapping to get to fight the last dragon.
If I had one criticism of the game it would be that it is a little too easy to progress in the first few miles, so I would like a little more difficulty early on. Aside from that, there is very little wrong here. The screen tapping element goes along well with the grind for items and miles, and the RPG elements are not too intrusive.
With some great bosses and sharp graphics, this is one button tapping RPG that has a lot of miles left in it.