Zombies Ate My Neighbors
SNES game, 1993
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a cult classic action game developed by LucasArts and published by Konami. Known for its quirky humor, eccentric level design, and cooperative gameplay, the game has garnered a devoted fanbase over the years. …read more
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a cult classic action game developed by LucasArts and published by Konami. Known for its quirky humor, eccentric level design, and cooperative gameplay, the game has garnered a devoted fanbase over the years.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors drops players into a world where their neighborhood and beyond have been overrun by a legion of horror movie-inspired monsters, including zombies, mummies, werewolves, and more. Players assume the roles of Zeke and Julie, two intrepid teenagers who take it upon themselves to save their neighbors (and themselves) from these bizarre threats.
The game is a top-down shooter with simple but engaging gameplay mechanics. Players navigate through a variety of levels – from suburban backyards to shopping malls and even haunted castles – with the goal of rescuing their neighbors before the monsters get to them. Once all neighbors are saved (or unfortunately eaten), the exit to the next level opens.
The game eschews traditional weaponry for more humorous options like water guns, soda can grenades, and weed whackers – all effective against the supernatural menace. In addition to weapons, players can find and use various items like health packs, keys for unlocking doors, and clown decoys to distract enemies.
Today, Zombies Ate My Neighbors is remembered fondly by retro gaming enthusiasts and is celebrated for its creativity and charm. It stands out as an example of how video games can successfully blend humor, action, and cooperative play, all while paying homage to the classic horror films of yesteryear.
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