While Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst (see full review) has mutant freaks, Zombie Defense from Rush Forward has plain old zombies. The Windows Phone 7 game has you defending your neighborhood from a parade of the living dead.

The multi-level tower defense game offers ten types of zombies to defend against and three different tower weapons. Zombie Defense is an entertaining game for the Windows Phone but to see if it's worth the $.99 price tag, you'll have to follow the break.

The Living Dead

The game concept is simple. Set up defensive towers along a pathway to prevent an invasion of zombies from making it from one end of the screen to the other.

When you first start the game, you have fifteen star coins that you can use to purchase defense towers. Once purchased, you can plant your weapons towers along established points along the path. You have an arrow tower, flame tower and brainsicle tower (freezes the zombie). The towers are on automatic pilot in that they will shoot at any zombie that comes into range.

Tower placement is key to success with Zombie Defense. You can only place a tower where the lighted dots are along the pathway.  At all possible, the towers need to be placed with a little overlap to help double your firepower.

As you wipe out zombies, you'll earn more coins and be able to purchase more towers.

While the game was entertaining, game pace is a little on the slow side which may not appeal to everyone. Once you set up your defenses, you simply sit back and wait for the zombie attack to either be defeated or overtake your defenses.

Zombie Defense ran smoothly with on bugs, glitches or crashes experienced.  Graphically, Zombie Defense is well represented with the cartoonish zombies.

To help keep things interesting, there are nine levels to Zombie Defense. The different levels offers a change in background, difficulty, as well as zombie type. The levels are accessible by choice at the beginning of the game or you can advance through them with game play.

Overall Impression

Zombie Defense is a fun game for your Windows Phone but the slower game pace may not suit everyone's fancy. Because of that, it lacks that addictive quality that keeps you coming back for more.

Set your defensive towers in the right places and the game basically runs itself. If the zombies could attack your towers that may add some spice to the game.

Don't get me wrong. Zombie Defense is an entertaining game with a bit of potential but I can see it growing old quick. There isn't a trial version but with the full version priced at $.99 it's not going to break the bank.

You can find Zombie Defense here (opens your Zune desktop) at the Marketplace.