Ghoul Patrol was marketed as a sequel to Zombies ate my Neighbors, and though the gameplay, music, and overall style are quite similar, it was actually intended as a completely unrelated game. As "Zombies" designer Mike Ebert explains:
"What happened is they had another game that was kind of lost and struggling, so they changed it into "Ghoul Patrol" and called it a sequel to ZAMN in hopes that it would actually sell. It really never was supposed to have anything to do with Zombies Ate My Neighbors. I was shocked when I first saw it in the test department and the characters looked like the Z.A.M.N characters". Add
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Some of the designs for the game did not come from the original for example Zeke had blonde spiked hair with a skull on his shirt and Julie had a red hat in Zombies Ate My Neighbors now when you take a close look on the cover Zeke has his Glasses but not within the game, Julie doesn't have the hat as now on Zeke's head being red and no black shirt so if you look closely there's a skull on Zeke's red hat and on the cover you can't see his hair color but it's brown in the game which is a design mistake it was blonde in the original game. Add