Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Liam Dowds (51)
Written on  :  Nov 25, 2003
Platform  :  Genesis
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Undead Fun

The Good

Zombies Ate My Neighbours or Zombies as it was called in the UK is one of the most original & playable games that Konami made. You play as two teenagers who find their neighbourhood infested with Zombies and many other terrifying members of the undead.

Played at an isometric angle you must go from level to level saving the neighbours, whilst picking up an array of weapons ranging from bazookas to knives and forks to holy water pistols. There are also several types of item which can be picked up and used, but as in any good game timing and care are the key to success here. use the wrong item or weapon at the wrong time will make things difficult. For example using the speed shoes on a level with floor spikes is not a good idea.

This is a game which can be played at a frantic pace or slowly & methodically. Whichever style suits you best, both are equally rewarding.

The most benefit from this game is found in its two player mode, although it does work a as a solo experience. But playing alone will make this a difficult game to conquer.

The makers of this game have squeezed elements from as many B Horror movies as they can as a base for this game and it works very well, as the variety of levels on show mean you will not get bored quickly.

The spooky music is also top notch in this game, as it is the perfect compliment to the action on the screen.

Great graphics, very accessible gameplay & lots of levels make this a must have game.

The Bad

It can get very difficult after the first 20 levels or so. Although a password system is in operation, you lose your items after resuming via this function & that can prove frustrating.

The Bottom Line

A game that is fun for all, but best in two player. Konami on form.