Dustoff Z for the Nintendo Swap is a non secular sequel to 2018’s Dustoff Heli Rescue II. I loved that sport, regardless of a couple of flaws, and was excited to see what a zombie-themed model of the helicopter sim might carry to the desk. I’m joyful to report that this sport is simply as enjoyable because the earlier iteration, with fewer flaws and total tighter gameplay.
The premise is easy—your world has been overrun by zombies. As a helicopter pilot, your position is to finish 30 missions to assist rebuild society. The missions contain rescuing civilians, defending convoys, or defeating outsized zombie bosses in side-scrolling ranges. They’re brief and candy sufficient to make this the right sport for on-the-go play.
There are three problem modes that may be modified on the fly earlier than beginning every mission. So, if there’s a very onerous degree, you may lighten the load for your self to maintain progressing. You may all the time return and take a look at once more on a more durable grade. Completion of ranges earns you as much as three stars, every of which equates to money or meals rewards. These stars are primarily based on the time taken, variety of casualties, and truly ending the extent.
These bonuses are essential; they can be utilized to improve your weapons and helicopters, bettering your stats and providing you with an edge in opposition to the undead. For instance, you may take two passengers with you in your missions, who act as snipers to guard you. You unlock extra of those gun-toting folks alongside the best way, every with totally different stats for accuracy, price of fireside and injury. This provides depth to the gameplay, permitting you to decide on your shooters and copter, and work on strengthening them.
It’s this further depth that helps Dustoff Z shine in comparison with its predecessor. The controls are higher, too. For instance, now you can management your individual capturing, one thing that was oddly missing in Dustoff Heli Rescue II, and was unclear as a first-time participant. It’s far more apparent in Dustoff Z. In reality, the intro mission can be a tutorial that spells out the gameplay nicely, and I’m glad this suggestions was taken; it makes it a lot simpler to get into the sport proper from the start.
The sport’s problem will increase as you progress. Fortunately, save factors are dotted alongside the best way that replenish your provides: ammo, gas and well being. This helps make the sport fairer while you attain these trickier ranges; it could possibly get fairly frantic, nevertheless it’s additionally enjoyable. Persevering with after failing a mission can be attainable, however on the expense of a few of your in-game money.
The soundtrack consists of rocking tracks that match the cartoony army-style aesthetic. It’s like a generic model of the music in Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing. The graphics are additionally an enchancment from the earlier title; they’re nonetheless intentionally blocky, nevertheless it appears extra polished and fewer grainy. The cartoon violence may also be additional tamed by turning blood off within the settings—a pleasant contact.
Total, Dustoff Z is a enjoyable helicopter sim that improves upon the earlier sport within the sequence by including a extra sturdy menu, improved graphics and enjoyable new zombie theme. In the event you like capturing zombies, this can be a title you would possibly wish to think about testing.