Zombie Party is a retro rampage of fun and over-the-top action, while still giving the players a deep and engaging Action-RPG Rogue-like experience! Go on a time traveling adventure, or delve deep into procedural dungeons full of gold, loot, and secrets! Online and local multiplayer!
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Release Date: Jun 10, 2016

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June 3

*Huge Online Update 10.1*

Hey guys!

I've got a bunch of big news!

First off, I spent a few weeks entirely reworking the networking code and the online play is nearly perfect now! No more lag, graphical glitches, and networking crashes! I need your help this week to test out the online and find bugs. Let me know anything you find!

Second, after nearly a year in Early Access, Zombie Party will be leaving Early Access next Friday (June 10th)!!!! As this is an exciting time, it does not mean that develepment for Zombie Party will stop. The game is at a good size with hours of content, and there's still a bunch of stuff im excited to add to the game! This will mainly allow me to move forward with bringing ZP to consoles!

I need help this week finding all the bugs! Ill be releasing frequent updates and working with you guys to get things compeletely stabalized. Thanks for your patience!

Major notes from 10.1 -
+ HUGE Networking overhaul - online play is 1000x better / lag-free.
+ Play with 4 people online seamlessly - with full controller support!
+ Graphics quality option - use low graphics to get better FPS.
+ Tutorial option is hidden from main menu, once played thru.
+ Left bumper now used to cycle item quickslots.
+ Tons of online fixes and enhancements, let me know what you think!

Major notes from 10 - (never had a formal announcement)
+ Huge graphics overhaul!
+ Pets! Rescue them from bosses, or find them in the dungeons!
+ Dogs, Cats, Faries, Elephants, Pigs, Birds, Robots, Porcupines, Snakes, Jellyfish, and more!
+ Pet Sanctuary! Relax, play with your pets, and check their stats!
+ Randomized Potions!
+ Procedural Melee weapons! Sometimes infused with magic!
+ Thrown weapons - grenades, bombs, firebombs, mines, stickies, etc...!
+ UI redesigned!
+ Funny drinks!

Thank you for everything guys!

This year has been incredible!

Ill soon be releasing a more focused list of the remaining features/content I plan to be adding to zombie party. Stay tuned!! n_n

Also, Check out Zombie Party from 1 year and 6 months ago -
http://www.peachpieproductions.com/games/ZombieParty/index.html

Check out some of these old screenshots!






That was where it all began! :)

Ben

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May 23

PETS FIXED! *pun not intended

Hey guys,

A few people were having issues with the pet system. I got all these issues fixed and the game should be in a completely stable state.

let me know if you run into any more issues!

Thanks for your patience guys! n_n

Ben

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Reviews

“Zombie Party looks fantastic...If you enjoy twin-stick shooters, get it as soon as possible.”
Hardcore Gamer

“A nice way to break up the usual rut of shooting zombies with your twin-sticks...a lot of fun.”
Co-Optimus

“A lot of fun weapons and powerups.”
3rd Strike

About This Game


Zombie Party is a retro rampage of fun and over-the-top action, while still giving the players a deep and engaging Action-RPG Rogue-like experience! Go on a time traveling adventure, or delve deep into procedural dungeons full of gold, loot, and secrets! Unforgiving boss fights that challenge the players skills and abilities! Upgrade your guns with loads of gun mods and artifacts, find magic spell runes, potions, items, melee weapons, explore 10+ unique biomes each with its own enemies and bosses, discover 150+ unique guns and weapons, launch teddy bears that explode into fire, blow up your friends with heat-seeking missiles, and get to the final zone and try to kill the Dance King.


  • Travel through Time and different Dimensions in Adventure mode!
  • Online Multiplayer! Play with your steam friends!
  • Procedural Dungeons and Caves to explore with secrets to find!
  • Battle Hordes of Enemies and Fantastic Challenging Bosses!
  • RPG Leveling and permanent stat progression!
  • 150+ unique guns to discover! Every gun is unique.
  • Animal AI companions! (to love and help you fight)
  • Items, Potions, and Melee weapons!
  • Rainbow blaster, huge energy beams, incendiary teddy bear launchers, grenade shotguns, and triple-fire rocket launchers!
  • Mod and Customize your guns using a modular weapon builder to create unique weapons of destruction!
  • Full Procedural Magic System with Elements! (used along side weapons)
  • Steam Leaderboards!
  • Full Controller Support!
  • Overwhelmingly Fun Multiplayer Experience!
  • Profile System that allows for tracking of Stats, Global Gold, Unlocks, and Custom Load-outs!
  • TONS of fun content to unlock - Characters, Guns, Hats, etc...
  • Procedurally generated Levels with Destructible Environments!
  • Intense Gameplay that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and keeps you coming back for more!
  • Loot! Get all the Gold you can! Buy all kinds of upgrades and unlocks!
  • Hidden Easter Eggs and Interactive Environments!


  • 5+ total dungeons with big boss fight at the end! (3 Dungeons Currently...)
  • More PVP modes!
  • Achievements!
  • Story elements!
  • Supergun Creator!
  • More characters, more gun mods and artifacts, more hats, a little more everything!



Hey guys, I want to make Zombie Party the best game I possibly can, and your support makes this all possible.

You guys are amazing!

NOTE: If you suffer from epilepsy or are sensitive to flashing lights, please be careful when playing Zombie Party--we have a lot of them!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 Ghz or faster processor
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Sacrilege | GameCynic.com
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
This is a text version of the full GameCynic.com review

If Smash TV and Loaded had a baby, it’d be Zombie Party: a punishing pixel shooter that demands constant attention.

Top down pixel shooter Zombie Party is a throwback to the late SNES and early PlayStation era of mayhem, when blowing off steam meant blowing off the heads of countless foes. Offering multiple modes of play and surprising depth, the game — from one man developer Peach Pie — is a fun diversion for those looking for immediate action.

Zombie Party offers a few different modes of play. Adventure is a standard wave clearing mode with progressively more difficult hordes of enemies, followed by boss battles which are surprisingly tough. Different locations during adventure mode offer a solid variety of foes to take on, with suitably thematic boss types. Dungeon mode generates a procedural layout of floors to explore and conquer, although each playthrough felt a little too similar.

Arcade mode is a simple task of killing 10,000 zombies in a five minute window; sounds easy, but it’s extremely punishing and you simply won’t manage to clear it without grinding out and unlocking very powerful characters. Finally, deathmatch mode is a four player kill or be killed survival-thon, with the goal of killing the others more than they kill you, and offers AI players if you’re unwilling or unable to bring a few friends in.

Five different characters are available to choose from, with dozens more available to unlock, each with slightly different initial stats and starter weapons. Stats are mostly self explanatory — strength increases weapon damage, speed boosts movement rate, etc. — but characters typically start with very low stats.

Each kill made slowly racks up both XP and gold, with experience resetting on game-overs while gold is persistent. Levelling up during game modes allows stats to be boosted at will, which is essential for taking on the ever increasing swarms of enemies flooding the screen. Gold, however, has a number of uses. A shopkeeper appears between rounds in adventure mode, offering a huge variety of weapons, though gold is perhaps better spent outside of matches in order to unlock new characters to play as.

Zombie Party has an impressive array of insane weaponry, ranging from simple assault rifles and mortar launchers to rainbow-spewing death lasers and teddy bear launchers. Weapons can be further customised with mods, acquired from drops or the shop, resulting in a rich system of personalised weaponry. Want a minigun with exploding homing bullets? No problem.

Each mode in Zombie Party can be played with other people, and the game offers online servers which you can host or join; the game also offers split-screen local co-op. As of this review, the online portion was difficult to experience fully; connections were unstable and often failed to work at all. This is most likely a limitation of the Game Maker engine on which Zombie Party is built, and it’s unclear whether this can ever be a portion that will work fully without the developer starting from scratch with another engine.

Ultimately, Zombie Party is a solid title. If you want to sit down and annihilate legions of mindless undead for a few minutes, this is a great pick-up; those looking for more depth or cohesive online play may be better served elsewhere.
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Snuggles The Suicidal Pupper
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is the game for someone looking to get away from other more stressfull games.
Hence why I personally love this game. Takes your mind off of the terrible in the world.



10/10 would let Mr.Frosty sit on me again
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WBot3000
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Contra Zombie Shooting is much fun with robots and old people. Also Illuminati Pyramid.
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[2To4]MrBeats
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
Pixel dodging/firing/modding action at its finest. The gameplay is tight and captures that 'just one more' arcade vibe perfectly. The modding system for your weapons is fantastic, there was one that shot rainbows. Tons of enemies on screen plus bullets flying everywhere leads to a great time. My one criticism is that most enemies are simply texture swaps of each other: the zombies are the same as the aliens are the same as the skeletons. Definitely not a deal breaker though, this is well worth your time.
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Usagi
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
Zombie Party is a pixelated shooter filled with bright colors and chaos. The game offers single player action but it’s best played with friends either locally or online. The game is currently in the Early Access stage and the developers listen to the community on what to improve. If you’re into games with a retro feel and a lot of fast-paced excitement then this title is for you. However, in its current stage of development there is no story mode. You can play the game with your keyboard and mouse, or with a game controller, which seems like the best option. The main draw of the game is the gun customization which offers a wide variety of ways to make your weapon special.

The game offers four modes of play: Adventure, Dungeon, Arcade and Deathmatch. In Adventure mode you’re tasked with defeating monsters in waves until you reach a boss monster. You’re given breaks between waves to heal and upgrade your weapons or stats. Dungeon mode tries to offer a more structured gaming experience as you travel through a map and kill monsters while collecting goodies. It tries to offer an RPG or rogue-like experience but it really doesn’t hit the mark. Arcade pits you against a large number of enemies and gives you a small frame of time to defeat them. Deathmatch might be the best mode, it plays like Super Smash Brothers in the sense that you’re fighting four other players, be it living or AI, and you go through a mass shooting spree. Random bonuses are dropped as well like new guns and such and there is a time limit, whoever makes the most kills wins. There is also a pet feature, however, I couldn’t really get it to work for me so I won’t factor that part into this review.

If you enjoy pixel graphics then this is right up your alley. Everything is pixelated, however, I personally found this just made things harder to see. When the bullets start flying, the screen turns into a confusing mess. I found this most notable when I played Deathmatch mode and four people were all shooting at the same time. Others may not share my opinion on the graphics, they are cute and retro but because everything is so small it became a blob of flashing colors to me while playing. Audio-wise everything is fine, the music matches the retro feel of the game and the sound effects are fine.

In my honest opinion I really did not like this game, however, that does not make it a bad game. The game is great at what it offers, a wild shoot ‘em up experience with a great variety of weapons and characters. There are Steam leaderboards as well that adds to the multiplayer aspect of the game. While single player can get a bit repetitive, this game is good to enjoy with friends and does offer excitement in that regard. It currently does not have Steam trading cards or achievements, however the developers are working on adding some as well as more fun features.



Lunar Productions
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Heyasuki
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
This game is AWESOME! Both myself and my wife love the ♥♥♥♥ out of it. The game has zero hand holding so it's up to you to discover and figure everything out.
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Koji
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Let the power of the Rainbows and Teddy Bear cannons shed the blood and entrails of your enemies to clear the path to Salvation.

Decent amount of quirky colorful guns, overpowered gun mods and artifacts, and tons of enemies to use it all on. Features a rogue-like system to build your character to be an unstoppable force of annihilation. Pure online multiplayer chaos.

And cats to help kill ♥♥♥♥ for you :3
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334
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Playing the hell out of this game right now. But barely any real server host, it's disappointing (Region Separation?).

Insane killer game.
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golden.chris
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Zombie Party is the best game I've played so far in 2016. I don't need to tell you why. Play the damn game.
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Ghost
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
I was gifted this game as part of a giveaway, full disclosure, etc. But dont let that fool you. This a great game and I would have bought it if I knew just how awesome it was. It feels familiar, like some old school galliga, but with some serious teeth. This game is tough as nails. You'll progress slowly and play the same levels again and again, but that's fine with me because what makes this game so much fun isn't just the level design (which for a retro style game is pretty great all things considered) it's the unique enemies that instantly get harder and harder with each passing second and the seemingly endless types of weapons you are given to dispatch them. But the makers of the game don't make it easy on you because they limit ammo and health is the rarest of drops. Despite its simplicity, I keep coming back to it to play for about ten to fifteen minutes at a time. This game is worth your time.
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Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
This is a text version of the full GameCynic.com review

If Smash TV and Loaded had a baby, it’d be Zombie Party: a punishing pixel shooter that demands constant attention.

Top down pixel shooter Zombie Party is a throwback to the late SNES and early PlayStation era of mayhem, when blowing off steam meant blowing off the heads of countless foes. Offering multiple modes of play and surprising depth, the game — from one man developer Peach Pie — is a fun diversion for those looking for immediate action.

Zombie Party offers a few different modes of play. Adventure is a standard wave clearing mode with progressively more difficult hordes of enemies, followed by boss battles which are surprisingly tough. Different locations during adventure mode offer a solid variety of foes to take on, with suitably thematic boss types. Dungeon mode generates a procedural layout of floors to explore and conquer, although each playthrough felt a little too similar.

Arcade mode is a simple task of killing 10,000 zombies in a five minute window; sounds easy, but it’s extremely punishing and you simply won’t manage to clear it without grinding out and unlocking very powerful characters. Finally, deathmatch mode is a four player kill or be killed survival-thon, with the goal of killing the others more than they kill you, and offers AI players if you’re unwilling or unable to bring a few friends in.

Five different characters are available to choose from, with dozens more available to unlock, each with slightly different initial stats and starter weapons. Stats are mostly self explanatory — strength increases weapon damage, speed boosts movement rate, etc. — but characters typically start with very low stats.

Each kill made slowly racks up both XP and gold, with experience resetting on game-overs while gold is persistent. Levelling up during game modes allows stats to be boosted at will, which is essential for taking on the ever increasing swarms of enemies flooding the screen. Gold, however, has a number of uses. A shopkeeper appears between rounds in adventure mode, offering a huge variety of weapons, though gold is perhaps better spent outside of matches in order to unlock new characters to play as.

Zombie Party has an impressive array of insane weaponry, ranging from simple assault rifles and mortar launchers to rainbow-spewing death lasers and teddy bear launchers. Weapons can be further customised with mods, acquired from drops or the shop, resulting in a rich system of personalised weaponry. Want a minigun with exploding homing bullets? No problem.

Each mode in Zombie Party can be played with other people, and the game offers online servers which you can host or join; the game also offers split-screen local co-op. As of this review, the online portion was difficult to experience fully; connections were unstable and often failed to work at all. This is most likely a limitation of the Game Maker engine on which Zombie Party is built, and it’s unclear whether this can ever be a portion that will work fully without the developer starting from scratch with another engine.

Ultimately, Zombie Party is a solid title. If you want to sit down and annihilate legions of mindless undead for a few minutes, this is a great pick-up; those looking for more depth or cohesive online play may be better served elsewhere.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 27, 2015
** Key was provided by developer for review purposes **
*This review is of the 6.4 version of the game*
I used a controller and keyboard to play through this game

Zombie Party

Zombie Party is a very fast-paced 2D bullet hell game where you fight zombies, demons, ice shards, and even pyramids. Currently the game is in early access but it seems to be going in a good direction. I will add a TL;DR at the end.

Gameplay

In Zombie party there are currently three game modes to try which include Adventure, Survival, and a Dungeon Beta. In Adventure mode you start at a forest stage after choosing your character and kill everything plus one boss to advance to the next zone and so on. In Survival you select a zone and you fight in it as more and more enemies spawn and you have to try and survive (you do not advance to other zones). In the Dungeon Beta you fight through a dungeon and try to find the exit of the floor you are currently on as you go through chests and fight the enemies in your way. The fun of getting a super weapon in either of these game modes is amazing, you can get a turret launcher, rainbow gun, coin launcher, flamethrower etc. Definitely a good game to play if your bored or just willing to tear through enemies and then die to one stupid zombie... Anyway the overall gameplay is highly enjoyable and good to pass the time.

Features

Zombie Party has some fun features to behold such as:
- 16 characters to play
- Tons of guns
- Relics and upgrades which can be applied to your 5 base weapons
- Magical runes to crush your enemies with
- A upgrade system for individual characters and skill points
- A shop during games where you can change your 5 basic guns and buy health, relics, and runes
- Controller Support
- Multiple zones and super weapons
- Hats
- Destructible environments
- Different enemies and interesting bosses
- RPG system
- Local co-op

And more to come

Graphics/Sound

The graphics and sounds are very retro like and I'd say that's part of this games charm. The music matches very well with the style and helps set you right into the game. My personal favorite enemy to behold is the pyramid boss.

Pros/Cons

Pros

+ Addictive
+ Fun with both keyboard and controller
+ Many features
+ Music
+ Easy to get into and good replay value
+ RPG type system

Cons
**Note that since this game is currently in early access that most of these issues will be fixed when the game is done**

- Controller buttons showing when using keyboard
- Bit slow at moments
- No explanation at beginning regarding what your doing, the different guns, the system, relics, and the enemies

Suggestions

These are my personal suggestions to the game that I feel will change the game for the better. (If already listed in planned features it will not be shown here)

- An encyclopedia for enemies, guns, relics, and runes.
- Themed Characters

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this game and cannot wait for online multiplayer to be a feature. This game is very well done so far and I look forward to playing it's final copy. This game just appealed to me with almost everything and I'm happy to have reviewed it.

TL;DR

Zombie Party is a 2D pixelated bullet hell game where you fight skeletons, zombies, demons, etc. You get to choose from 16 characters to play Adventure, Survival, or the Dungeon Beta. There are 5 basic weapons plus a lot more. You also use magic alongside your armory to fight off the huge waves of enemies and fight off bosses. I'd say this game is very fast-paced and easy to get into. The game is very well done so far and If you like the trailer of the game or games similar to it I would suggest checking Zombie Party out as it was highly enjoyable in my time playing it. Just in case you can check the features list to see if anything has been added since the time of this review.

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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 10, 2015
Zombie Party is a very fun and challenging game but has a few problems due to being early access. It is worth the £2.79 it costed. This game will probably have it's few problems fixed when released but if you want to support the developer the go ahead and buy it.

Pros

  • Very fun
  • Multiplayer only local co op so far but online should be coming.
  • Lots of weapons
  • Lots of powerups
  • Will be updated every week
  • Bought for only £2.79
  • YOU CAN GET A RAINBOW CANNON!!!

    Cons

    • Only 30 fps and the speed of the game is based on the frame rate.
    • The slow mo powerup lowers the fps to 20 and is very noticeable
    • Only shows xbox buttons and not keyboard when controller is plugged in. You also can't changed controls yet.
    • Early access.
    • The resolution makes the screen have black borders with a 1080p monitor and there is no way to change the resoluion yet.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 10
Why this name?
This game has a lot of potential and i can't wait to see what is going to happen in the future. I opened it without knowing the fun i was about to have and with only one question in my mind: "why party?"
Well, you're in a retro world running away from zombie-like-mushrooms and sometimes you're shooting rainbows at them because you're trying to survive. I don't know about you but that's what i call a party.

My thoughts about this game:
Don’t be like me and think that it’s a 2d version of a “walking dead” kind of thing, yes there are many creatures trying to kill you, but you won’t be bored with old-fashioned zombies saying "Braaainns" and running against you. It was pretty fun for me to shoot things without even knowing what they were (they were so weird but funny), they just keep coming at you and they drop coins and weapons to help you on the way.

It's a basic game, but like many things in life it's awesome because of it. The controls are very easy to learn, there are many weapons to choose from and you feel like a kid again when you were playing with your "game boy" when times were simpler. I know that a “retro game” it’s nothing new but i am happy that i tried this one. I don’t usually like the menu or the music but this time was different, you don’t need to change the sound volume to keep on playing (you can concentrate for real).

I don’t think that i mentioned other important things: blood and explosions made of pixels! A large arsenal of weapons to play in different game modes and a nice retro highscore page! Personally, i would add some trading cards to this game because i really want to have a badge (maybe foil) of this game in my Steam profile. I know that this is an early access review and “Zombie Party” is still unfinished but it’s amazing how much fun you can have with a game like that when there are so many completed games without this type of quality.

Conclusion:
Sometimes i want to give a game to my friends and i don't know if they will like it. "Zombie Party" will be the answer from now on in a future Steam Sale. 10/10
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
As of May 19th 2016, I recommend. Lots of replay value.

Zombie Party over all was a nice bullet chaos with RPG elements and chaos as a middle name. And you can you will be able to share it with your friends! There are more weapons and extra abilities than you can wrap your head around. There are 4 game modes (Adventure, Dungeon, Arcade & Deathmatch) so its your choice what you feel like. Set your pace with Dungeon mode or if you want a chaos filled flying bullet nightmare check out the other three modes. Plenty of entertainment if this is your flavor of game.

My opinions here are spent on Dungeon and Adventure mode as Arcade felt impossible alone. Out of maybe 10 tries my best was 2,000 of the 10,000 kills needed to advance. When I tried Deathmatch it was a blast but it was so busy I didn't even know which person was me most of the time ːDː

Like:
  1. Weapon selection is insane and you also get Mods. You start with a basic Pistol, SMG, shotgun, Assault Rifle, and a Launcher. When you use the shop in Dungeon & Adventure mode you will find there are several upgrade options to choose from. Your only limit is purchase cost. Then you can put up to 3 weapon mods on all the weapons and 1 artifact on all put the Pistol. I suspect cause its endless ammo. But a pistol with +dmg, ricochet and spread was absolutely insane in Dungeon. Another beautiful thing is that you can swap them at any time among all your weapons.

  2. Quick Slots & extra abilities are given as melee weapons, ranged magic runes, potions or even explosives. You can hold up to three at a time and easily switch between them by pressing Q. These items can be obtained in chests or from killing monsters but they add so much more to the game. It feels like an endless possibility of various effects and stats.

  3. Selling things is important. I can't express the joy that emptying my inventory of unwanted goods is as simple as right click unwanted item, anywhere, anytime.

  4. Destruction! You can destroy everything on the map. ːDː I had much satisfaction with grenades, bomb & proximity mines loaded up in my Quick Slots in Dungeon mode. But not enough patience to try and level an entire floor.

Dislike:
  1. While in Dungeon mode...what is this thing that never misses, leaves a giant hole and has happened 4 times on a single floor!? Im not a fan. I can't even tell if its a projectile coming off a mob, the sky, the ground...should be able to see and counter or dodge this.

  2. Also progress resets in Dungeon & Adventure are a huge put off. I feel like there should be some kind of check point or save to make this more worthwhile. Could even be x gold to continue since it seems its currently only used in this Pet Sanctuary. But starting over at the very beginning is just antagonizing to me. And while still fun to get some shoot em up action...replaying the same beginning 20+ times does become kind of blah.

  3. Currency feels like it could use a boost. In general feels slow and a little frustrating. I feel like the best bet to currency is selling drops. Since the drops are completely random (might get some, might not) frustration comes into play cause you need to buy HP but haven't gotten drops to do so.

  4. I think this game would be oodles of fun with friends. Unfortunately multiplayer is very displeasing at this time. The MP was introduced in March from the news announcements, but has a beta disclaimer next to it in game, so a work in progress.

    As of May 18th my experiences have been being booted with 'Couldn't connect to server, Try again' after already being in the game. Either walking in place, or skipping across the map. Also being told that im picking up items that I still see on the ground. Loaded one game and the grass texture did not appear to finish loading. And in the join delay I died 5 before I even knew what was going on.
    Here's a screenshot of the death screen seconds after I joined.
    http://i.imgur.com/D8E4hGR.jpg


Date: May 19, 2016
Rating: 9/10 only because the multiplayer still has some hiccups and I feel like this would be much more fun with friends than alone.

Key provided by Peach Pie Productions but does not influence my review.
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Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
24.2 hours already.... well.. where do I start?
Alright.. first..
This is a wonderful Earlly Access game that's already completed.
Only reason it's in earlly access is some more wonderful content is being added!
A shoot them up bullet hell game at it's very core that provide you with many different guns, magic and upgrades.
Very simple to learn and play yet have some good depth if you want to do good in it.
Though 20 hours of play the best i can do is reaching around rank 20 on steam leaderboard. I am sure i can do better...
Just gota remember to jump those laser beams from disco zombie map...

There are also quite a few different game mode that's fun to do.. like a dungeon crawler.. a time attack etc.

You also can raise a zoo of pets that each have different ability to help you in dungeon.

Pros:
Lots of fun guns to use.
Lots of great gun upgrade combinations.
Nice simple controls.
Very smooth game play.
More content to be added!!!
and reasonable game price!

Cons:
Coops is very chooppy and laggy at the moment.. recommending fixes before release to the public.
some of the maps jumps is important. but it's hard to read depth.... maybe better shadowing to show the landing better?
Some minor glich such as pass though walls.
some minor gun glich that make it hard to see (like using a weapon that fire bright color bullets but with 3 growth/size up gun upgrade.. you cannot see where you going since bullet u fire is too big).

I highly recommend this game as it's really hard to put it down.
Score: 8.5/10

Source of consideration: Peach Pie Productions
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 13
disclaimer, key was provided to review the game, however it did not change my opinion of it
Zombie Party is a lot of fun to play, and here is why.

Good parts
+A simple controlled twin-stick shooter with the basic idea of mouse to shoot and wasd to move and others.
+I like this game design idea, looks colorful and brilliant.
+There are 4 fun modes.
Adventure Mode : Which is waves of survival with a boss at the end of each stage and a shop to buy and upgrade.
Arcade Mode : You get limited time to kill a 10000 zombies, no shops or upgrades, just shoot for highscore.
Dungeon Mode : My favorite one, a randomly generated dungeons, with similar style to Nuclear Throne.
DeathMatch : Pins you and your friends in a small level and start killing each other PVP style.

+A huge selection of weapons and super weapons that are fun to use, you can change your weapons by buying them from the shop, upgrade them by equipping each one with 3 mods and 1 artifact that actually changes how it shoots and becomes powerful.
+Gold used to buy weapons, artifacts, hp, upgrades, mods in-game Or upgrade/unlock characters from the selection screen.
+The game difficulty feels fair and not overpowered, the boss fights are good, the level designs and variety is great.
+You can play it with 4 friends locally or can add bots to help you in your adventure, I think the bot thing is a lovely addition to the game.

Bad Parts
- its capped on 30 fps and for some reason if you press numpad+ it goes to 60fps but 2x speed, not really complaining about the cap but pointing out a bug "I think"
- The HUD is a bit dull and they should explain some more points on the tutorial to make it more clear.
- It gets repetitive after a while since dungeon mode feels "Endless" they should add level map "1-1, 1-2" etc.
- hoping they add bindable keyboard buttons, pressing Y to open the shop or inventory is annoying.
- The game feels unpolished "yet" in a lot of ways, keep in mind its in alpha stage, they however, promised to improve all those parts.


+ Developer's seems active and the game gets updated frequently, looking forward for the online coop update and all whats coming next.
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Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
(for Build 10.1)

This rogue-like shooter game with a spark of RPG elements that steals your attention... at least for a while.

You have 4 modes to play in. Adventure which throws waves of enemies at you with boss wave at the end, then you go to the next level. Dungeon mode, which is more relaxed and most interesting out of all the modes. You descend levels in order to advance and fight tougher enemies as you go. Walls are destroyable, so it gives you a nice way to strategize your moves. In both of these modes, there are also shopkeepers that let you buy more stuff. Then there is Arcade mode which is more like challenge mode where you need to kill a certain amount of enemies in a particular period of time given. And as last there is Deathmatch which takes players (or AI bots) against each other to decide who is better in head-to-head.

Choose and customize your own character. You have coins which you earn by playing the game and you can either buy stuff for every next run you play (much like Rogue Quest) or you can buy weapons and ammo through shopkeepers during an ongoing run to get bigger chances current playthrough. On the way, you'll discover cages with pets and you can release them and making them helpful. Each pet has different ability and sometimes they are just that tiny help you need in tough situations.

Weapons is where this game shines the most. The number of ways you can use attacks and combine them to build your own tactics is astounding. If you had enough Strength, it felt overpowering using just default weapon with spread and piercing mods + laser beam magic, you wouldn't need anything else until boss arrived. Combat seems fluid except few early hiccups where you need to get used to some game mechanics. And sometimes when there are too many enemies and other stuff you lose sight of things like crosshair etc., but that's expected in bullet hell types of games. Enemies are acting in simple attack patterns which will hopefully get more advanced in future updates.

All in all, this game is on a good way to become whole package really soon. I would even say it might be ready to come out of the Early access in a month or two. And with friends, you'll have plenty of entertaining moments with this solid title.

Rating:

7.8/10

Pros:

  1. Very high replayability - Especially Dungeon mode utilizes this nicely.
  2. Characters - lots of them and you can choose hats.
  3. Quickslots for extra attacks/magic - Who doesn't love magic.
  4. Piles of weaponry - Plus modfications, special weapons etc.
  5. Pets - They are useful and it's always nice to have a helping buddy.
  6. Possibility of multiplayer
  7. Early Access - Bunch of things will probably be added in future updates.

Cons:
  1. Framerate slowdown - There is apparent slowdown sometimes (about down to half of the normal speed), especially when the map is big and there are many enemies. Probably needs optimization in that area.
  2. AI behavior - Basic movement pattern of AIs when attacking. Most of the enemies do a simple straight line.
  3. Bosses - Bosses don't have much of unique strategies also, they all act mostly same. I would appreciate some variety
  4. Early Access - Still few minor things to iron out before the release.

Hardware Information

HardwareType
MonitorSamsung 40 LED 3D TV
KeyboardC-TECH Nereus
MouseGenius NX-7000 Red
SpeakersCreative Inspire T5400 5.1
MotherboardGA-A55M-DS2
CPUAMD Athlon II X4 651K
GPUGigabyte Radeon HD7770 OC
RAM8 GB RAM (Kingston)
OSWindows 10 Professional (64bit)
HDDSSD Samsung 850 Evo 250GB

Game was provided by Peach Pie Productions but it didn't influence my review in any way.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 10
DISCLAIMER: The game was given to me by publishers. Nevertheless, my opinion about this game is not influenced in any way. Keep in mind that this is an early access review.

First of all, don't get fooled by those numbers in "hours played". I've played Zombie Party for about 10 hours at the time of writing this but unfortunately there is some weird blackscreen bug on Windows 10 and you cannot launch the game via Steam (if you have similar problem, just set the compatibility mode to Windows 8 and launch the .exe file). Therefore, Steam did not count my hours. Anyways, let's start with the review.

Oh boy, I did not expect this. Even though I'm a fan of the genre, I thought that it's gonna be just another boring RPG with rogue-like elements. Thankfully, I was wrong. Horribly wrong. First thing you're going to notice in this game is that you have many options to choose from, whether we're talking about characters, weapons, gamemodes or even hats. Yes, you read that right! Zombie Party has hats! I know you already want to buy this game but stick with me for a little bit longer. Honestly, my mind was blown from all those options. Not gonna lie, I came across a new type of weapon even after 7 hours of playing. So yeah, you don't really have to worry about lack of weapons. Neither you have to worry about characters. And neither you have to worry about paying real money unlocking them. That's right, no microtransactions, even though you (as well as me) might have expected them. You also get to customize your weapons a bit, so no playing session is the same. Talking about changing their stats more than changing the visuals (even though you can change visual side of bullets through artifacts that drop from treasures/crates). Moving on to the gamemodes... I have tried to play all the available gamemodes but only two of them took me - Adventure and Dungeon mode. I'd say these are also the main and obviously the best gamemodes. However, there were some problems in Dungeon mode for me. Massive FPS drops in some of the floors, don't really know why. Other than that, the game runs smoothly. It's missing online CO-OP, few settings here and there (for example resolution settings but devs are working on it already IIRC) but overall I had fun times playing it.

Pros
+ a lot of content for an Early Access game
+ no microtransactions
(I can't believe I'm writing this here but you know how money hungry can devs be these days)
+ every playing session is different
+ customizable content
+ the best possible mix of genres

Cons
- no Windows 10 support
(black screen issue)
- no online CO-OP
- few settings
(no resolution settings)
- FPS drops
- mediocre soundtrack


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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Game is fun, fresh and enjoyable. What is not fun is frequent crashes anytime you join online and intermittantly during transitions to new sections in the game.
The gameplay is some of the most fun my friends and I have had in a long time, just very depressing to have to constantly restart the game.
Boom line, would I reccomend this game...
YES - Fresh fun whith a very lighthearted feel. Super crazy bullet hell game, just be prepared to struggle with crashes until some more of the bugs get worked out
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