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Samurai vs Zombies Defense

By Glu Games Inc.

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Optimized for the iPhone 5!


Play as the heroic Samurai and defend your village against hordes of attacking zombies! Recruit allies and build defenses to stop them!

set up your defenses against hordes of zombies!

get some help in the store with farmers, warriors, archers and much more!

play Pachinko to earn rare items!

UPGRADE YOUR SAMURAI: Become more powerful by acquiring better weapons, defenses and magical abilities!

Samurai vs Zombies Defense is free to play, but you can choose to pay real money for some extra items, which will charge your iTunes account. You can disable in-app purchasing by adjusting your device settings.

What's New in Version 3.4.0

Bug fixes and other improvements to game performance


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Customer Reviews

Terrible, Just Like the Sequel

It would seem that the first game is even worse than the sequel. The enemies are insanely overpowered, your units are extremely underpowered, and the enemy gets the advantage in every situation. For example, I'm currently stuck on an impossible level in the Zombie Rising campaign. Why? Because the enemy uses the formation of a Super Shield Soldier, a group of soldiers, a Priest/Monk, and then behind that it just spams riflemen. This formation is impossible to beat because the troops at the front line never die, and it's impossible to just go around to kill the priest yourself, because not only does he just heal himself (which should have never been allowed), but the spammed line of riflemen behind him mow you down in a second or less. And coins come in far too slowly to justify the difficulty ramp. Not to mention that all upgrades past a certain point cost gems. So you're pretty much screwed. Overall, this game and it's sequel are fun until you realize how completely insane the difficulty ramp is, and how weak your character is, even though he's supposed to be the strongest character on the battlefield. This games are honestly a disgrace. They had the perfect setup, but the developers just ruined it. So in other words, this game and the sequel need to be fixed. MAJORLY.

Fun! If you like losing and spending tons of money...

This was fun when I got it and in the same day I started hating it... First of all the upgrades cost a ridiculous amount of money compared to how much money you earn a level. Your troops are also EXTREMELY underpowered and the enemies are EXTREMELY overpowered! One of the wheel zombie enemies can take forever to kill and can take down ALL your troops no matter how many you have or what level they are in a few hits. That's just one of the EXTREMELY overpowered enemies... The zombie campaign is even worse! Your units are even more underpowered and can be killed by a FARMER in 1-2 hits! Also the rate at which you accumulate points to summon troops is so slow that I a will be surprised to see anyone summon more than 5 units at once after level 20 or so. Some upgrades require gems right off the bag and ALL upgrades require gems after a while. Completely pay2win unless you put a TREMENDOUS amount of time into this game without buying anything with your own money. I'm extremely disappointed as this game could have been good. Don't waste your time with this unless you are willing to pay ridiculous prices for gems or spend an ENORMOUS amount of time on this game. ūüĎéūüĎéūüĎé

Difficult and fun

This is a side scrolling tug of war game with a hero and summoned troops where you have to protect your base for about 5 mins each round. It is very high quality. It looks nice, it plays well, the balance seems good to keep it difficult but doable. It's really nice that the hero auto attacks so there's not spam clicking required. The upgrades are plentiful and significant.

What others have said about the requirement of paying to get past a certain point is not entirely true. You can earn gems through regular play but the difficulty becomes so great around wave 40 that it becomes nearly impossible to win without paying for more upgrades. I'm sure the devs intended this and it's a bit disappointing but the game is still great for what it is. If you enjoy it enough to play that long then you probably owe it to the devs to pay for the game at that point.

Samurai vs Zombies Defense
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4.0
  • Size: 277 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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