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Neighbors from Hell (Windows)

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Written by  :  MasterMegid (897)
Written on  :  Sep 24, 2006
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

"Revenge Is Very Good"

The Good

In 2003, I had the chance to play a little, almost indie, game called Neighbors From Hell. From JoWood, a small company that lately has been making a name for itself. It is a strategy game, but one unlike any I and most people have ever played.

In Neighbors From Hell, you are Woody. He has a problem, he lives next door to a jerk or a neighbor. He gets his chance for revenge when, a T.V. game show recruits him to take out his frustrations of his crude neighbor. And get on T. V. at the same time. So naturally he can not refuse.

So every episode, you must sneak into the neighbors house, and play tricks on him. Tricks range from putting glue of his binoculars, to replacing his whipped cream topping, with shaving cream. And many other hilarious gags. There are too many list here. But they are all fun and funny. You can rating points for pranks pulled off. And can gain a bonus if you can pull of several in succession. And keep the neighbor enraged. The goal is to finish each episode, with ratings as high as possible.

Do not be caught! Or the neighbor will rearrange Woody’s face. How refreshing is a strategy with out war, collecting resources, and all that…very!

The Graphics are very good. Nice looking 2D all around. The reactions of the Neighbor are always well animated and hilarious.

The sound department excels here as well. The yells of the neighbor are great.

The Bad

This game gets very tough later. Making finishing the game quite a challenge.

The Bottom Line

This game hearkens back to the day of simple games. Yet challenging enough for newer tastes. It is very refreshing to see such as fun and original game.