Nowadays, nothing stays dead. Zombies are so prevalent in modern culture that I half expect my chicken burger to shamble out of its bun, inch slowly up my arm, and start gnawing my incredulous face off.

Ignoring that horrific thought for a second or so, I feel it's my duty to inform you that Lavafish Studios (the team behind the ingenious Squirmee) has teamed up with Coding Design to present iPhone gamers with its own take on the zombie formula.

In Lavafish's Zombie Bunnies, you are cast as the evil Dr. Hare, a once-benevolent scientist who has had his mind corrupted by an experiment gone awry. When will these scientists learn?

After taking to the streets in your flying Bunny Ship (of Evil), you must wipe out the unsuspecting townsfolk by shooting them with a large gun loaded with undead rabbits. As you do.

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The more havoc you wreak upon the town and its citizens, the more violent the population's resistance will become. Throw a near-infinite selection of dynamically generated levels into the mix and the scene is set for a bloodbath of epic proportions.

There are four different types of puff-tailed ammunition to unlock and command, with each variation of flesh-eating bunny bringing its own unique attributes and abilities to the fray.

With disgustingly appealing cartoon visuals, 99 levels of difficulty, Game Centre support, and upgrades and achievements galore, this colourful celebration of slapstick gore could be just the thing to ressurect your interest in the zombie genre.

Zombie Bunnies is available now on iPhone from the App Store, priced 69p / 99c. Be warned, though: it's only compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and the fourth-generation iPod touch.