Shadow Zone

Shadow Zone by NewGround is a turn based strategy game set in 1986 when Chernobyl’s 4th block has an accidental nuclear explosion and the area is sealed off. This game boasts 40+ hours of game play so it’s definitely not a short game you’ll be done with in a couple of hours. I actually stumbled onto this game looking for something completely different but I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

This game has a lot of features:

  • Seven precisely balanced missions in campaign mode with more than forty hours to finish all tasks.
  • Eight skirmish maps to fight against one up to three opponents.
  • Graduate technological development of player and enemy forces during campaign.
  • Seven types of game world terrain. Each type has defined cost of passing through and additionally can increase/decrease some abilities of the character staying there.
  • Four types of buildings with various meaning in the gameplay.
  • Player and enemy have ability to occupy buildings in order to gain additional resources.
  • Twelve types of battle units including commanders (Stalkers) with different abilities.
  • Each battle unit has five major abilities allowing a variety of strategic decisions during the battle.
  • Experience of each battle unit increases during fighting.
  • Hot keys to acquire operative tactical data about all units on the map.
  • Mini map to depict all units on the map and all buildings.
  • Save game feature with three slots to store game at any time when player need this.
  • Extraordinary graphics and game atmosphere
  • Marvelous music and sound effects
  • Cutting edge, precise and intuitive user interface

You control all your units doing your actions in each turn including combat. So far I’ve enjoyed this game since I’ve installed it. There is a free and a Pro version available, the only difference between the two is the free has ads but you don’t even see the ads until you exit the game or go to skirmishes, otherwise there are none anywhere else that I’ve seen. You can use either the on-screen controls or the trackball (or both which is what I do) to move and select actions.

I’m going to dive into this for a bit longer and post a review about it, probably within the next 12 hours so expect to see that up and available shortly and most likely a guide of some sort shortly after that.

Until then you can pick either the Free or Paid version of it off the Android market. The QR Code below is for the free version but definitely buy the paid one if you want to support the developer.

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Developer Website: NewGround Mobile

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