mairie;;redhead redemption;;app;;ios;;android;;running;;9gag Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen Men use AXE deodorant to get girls running after them. All a girl needs is red hair….. and a baby with a gun?! Oh wait, those guys running after me are not that attractive after all, they are not even alive! OMG F*CK! Those are no hunks, they're hunks of undead meat...they're ZOMBIES... RUUUUUUUUNNNNN!!!

REDHEAD REDEMPTION

By Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen on March 4, 2015

Men use AXE deodorant to get girls running after them. All a girl needs is red hair….. and a baby with a gun?! Oh wait, those guys running after me are not that attractive after all, they are not even alive! OMG F*CK! Those are no hunks, they're hunks of undead meat...they're ZOMBIES... RUUUUUUUUNNNNN!!!


The well-known website 9gag.com launched the game Redhead Redemption at the end of 2014 for all mobile platforms. The secret behind what makes this a really fun little game is that it is easy to understand and very, very addictive. The only thing you have to do it either tilt your phone to the left or right, or tap on your phone to move the running girl towards either side of your screen.

Each level is basically the same; you have to make sure you escape from the zombies without getting eaten. This is however, easier said than done. You have to shoot all the zombies or other creatures that are chasing you. Luckily, your “cute” baby brother carries out this task for you. With his gun at the ready, he aims to shoot all of the zombies before they catch up to you. Unfortunately, he is not that good of a shot (probably because he's still a baby), so the aiming part is up to you. You have to place yourself directly in front of a zombie in order to hit them. The gun shoots automatically which in my opinion is a bit of a disadvantage at times. I would have preferred to be able to choose when to shoot, mainly because reloading can sometimes cost you precious time. And although you may run out of time, you can thank God (if you're a believer) for the fact that you never run out of ammo. Your baby brother can blast away like a little infant trigger-happy madman, without worrying about ammo consumption.


And, oh yes! I almost forgot the maybe single most important part, you have to kill certain zombies to obtain packages called intel. One specific type of zombies carries them on its back and you have to shoot them in order to obtain these packages. In each level, you need 5 of these intel packages to be able to proceed the next level. Besides this sorely needed intel, there is another type of zombie to keep your eyes out for. This zombie carries a big green backpack. By killing them you will get bonus items, such as an extra speed boost, extra health or a teddy bear that ends up being a bomb. But be careful, these two types of zombies will run straight past you when they have the chance, instead of jump onto you as the others do. So shoot them before get come too close (this tip also applies to every other zombie, but for different reasons...).

Every time you “kill” a zombie (even though they are effectively already dead, which I know, you have to kill them once more) you get coins which you can use to buy improved versions of your previous weapon or buy a complete new one. Only down-side to this is that it takes a long time to collect you get the necessary coins, which makes it increasingly difficult to complete later levels. It would be nice if you would get coins more easily or if the price of buying an improved version was a bit lower. Now I was mostly stuck with 1 or 2 guns that are just not good enough to make it through the levels in one go.


Being a 9gag enthusiast, I really like the fact that some of the most famous memes are integrated into the game play. As a non-9gag person you will not notice them and so they won’t bother you. But if you are in fact, a 9gag person, you will most certainly appreciate them. Overall, Redhead Redemption is a fun game that will get you hooked in no time at all. The fact that there are many different types of zombies, werewolves and other ghosts and ghouls makes it even more fun to play. I personally can’t wait for the next 9gag game to come out. But for the time being, I will run my ass off like there's no tomorrow! Run Redhead...Ruuuuun!


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December 25, 2014 (Android) TBA (iOS)