Zombie Match Defense is a Match-3/Lane Defense game. Yes, that's a really weird mash-up of two very popular genres that don't seem like they would work together. This game is actually the result of a bet to do just that, but that's a story for another time. The point is, they DO work well together. Scroll down to see the award(s) we've won and read some quotes from websites you've heard of!


- New tactics on top of familiar match-3 gameplay. Stop the zombie progress by matching the brain they're munching on.

- All the action takes place in the match field, no filling mana bars or missing action happening elsewhere.

- No time pressure, play at your own pace. The encroaching horde of zombies is very polite and only moves after you do. Take time and think tactically.

- Deploy bonus items to your team so they can stave off any zombies you couldn't remove by matching.

- It's really silly. One of the items is a frozen drink that gives the zombies brainfreeze.

- For less than the price of some lives in another game, you can own this one and play it forever! No additional IAP.

- It's got zombies! Zombies aren't played out yet, are they? Right? Guys? Crap.


***WINNER*** - Pocket Gamer's Very Big Indie Pitch (San Francisco, 2015)

***RUNNER-UP*** - My mom's favorite game (She really likes solitaire)


"The idea of making 'Plants vs. Zombies with match-3' is so clever I can't believe nobody has done it before." - TouchArcade

"Zombie Match Defense is a Match-3 Game That’s (Wait for it) Legitimately Interesting"
- 148Apps

"Zombie Match Defense a fun, bright, enjoyable game already, with a quirky visual humor." - Cult Of Mac

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings
37 Ratings
MistakenIdentity ,

Addictive but gets repetitive.

It's always thrilling when someone introduces a new idea into a genre. The game kept me addicted until the end of all the rounds, introducing new zombies every few levels. I couldn't stop playing (and luckily, I was on a long plane ride).

After that I completed the levels the just cranked up the difficulty by adding more zombies, which felt a bit lame.

Hopefully, more ideas can be introduced since the unique match 3 mechanism is really cool.

nixallover ,

Goofy and addictive!

Zombie match defense is the best match-three puzzle game I've played in a while! The mechanics are deceptively simple so it's easy to pick up, but don't be fooled by that, you'll definitely need to do some quick thinking once you get 4 or 5 zombies out. Also, to my relief it is not like a majority of games in this genre that are designed by marketers to drain money from your wallet. Overall, a really fun, juicy game!!

ken12345678 ,

Great game

I took a gamble buying this game after reading this guy's AMA on Reddit, but this is actually a great puzzle game that I highly recommend to anyone. It's extremely slick, and thoughtfully made. The difficulty ramps up at a perfect pace as new elements are introduced that require more and more thoughtful execution of your moves. Love it, very addictive; I look forward to future releases.


GameClub Inc.
197.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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