Being a sequel can be pretty tough, especially when you happen to be the second installment of MY favorite browser game of all time. Toge Productions could have broken under the pressure, but fortunately they did not. I’m happy to report that Infectonator 2 not only brings back the incredibly addicting zombie contagion themed antics of the first game, it also made me think about how important it is to wash my hands after using the restroom.
For those of you that have not played the Infectonator series, it is a game about spreading an upgradable zombie virus throughout the world. It feels very sim-like as you have little direct control over how each scenario plays out outside of the placement of the initial infection as well as the special super zombies that you can earn during the course of your apocalyptic shenanigans. One thing you can control, however is whether or not you wash your hands thoroughly after playing the game. Your keyboard is a hotbed for germs, germs that could mutate into a virus like the one seen in Infectonator 2.
The best part of the game is watching the destruction of society from the vantage point of what I believe is a hot air balloon or zeppelin. Once the initial virus and the other supplemental items are placed on-screen, chaos breaks out and one can’t help but giggle as their zombie army wreaks havoc on the screaming masses. No one will giggle, however if you don’t wash your hands before preparing a meal for a group of your friends. This lethargic approach to hygiene could cause stomach cramping, diarrhea or even death should your hands be coated in toilet related grime while you hand-mix bread crumbs into your meatloaf.
While it is always a bit difficult for me to be the “villain” in a game and zombie lords tend to be more closely affiliated with the bad guy spectrum, it was hard not to enjoy the many different ways I could upgrade my zombie army. I could improve the spread of the infection, the speed of the zombies it spawned and even give it the ability to pass through walls and people. By the time I’d gotten pretty far into the game, my virus was quite capable of making a huge mess of things. Speaking of messes, I got the flu one time after shaking hands with an unclean person. This caused me to literally poop and vomit at the same time. Don’t make me ruin more pants, just wash your freaking hands if you have the flu or something like it.
I’m sure you’ve got a few moments to check this game out and I would recommend you do so. It is simple fun but be warned, it’s a tough one to put down. You may recommend this to a friend and they might appreciate the recommendation so much they shake your hand or give you a high-five. Make sure that before this potential exchange of polite gesturing occurs, both you and your friend’s hands are clean. Good night and good luck!
Cheap and Dirty Gamer – Being cheap used to be an insult, but with the economy in the dumps it’s now a survival skill. Being dirty also used to be an insult, but that changed after Christina Aguilera’s song came out. Not all gamers have the funds to play full priced games, but that doesn’t mean that gaming quality has to suffer. There are good free and cheap games everywhere, games specifically made for the sexy survivors among us.