While I’ll open by admitting that, in general, any game with the word Pinball in the title gets my attention, in the case of Zombie Rollerz there’s so much greatness here it had no need to tap into my silverball nostalgia to make me happy. Original, smart, loaded with nuance and depth, this bizarre mix of pinball, roguelike concepts, diverse power-ups, and action is thoroughly satisfying and absolutely one of the best games on Switch I’ve played yet this year. While at first the ball moving slowly down the flippers really bothered me since it detracts from the “pinballness” of the experience, once I got spoiled by how that opens the door to very precise aiming and control to hit distant targets to trigger events or go to hidden playfields I got over it quickly. I will say, it pretty much drops you into things and you’ll need to acclimate at first to everything, and struggle to figure out which power-ups will work together to suit you best, but even ramping up is fun and then when you attack the game with your full knowledge it’s a big bucket of win!
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [9.0]