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Zombies Ate My Neighbors

aka: Monsters, Zombies

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In Zombies Ate My Neighbors, the player takes the role of a male or female protagonist (Zeke or Julia), fighting vampires, mummies, zombies, and other horrifying creatures. The goal is to destroy these monsters, survive the 50+ levels (not including secret ones), and rescue the neighbors that have survived the onslaught.

There is a defined number of neighbors who can be saved on every level. When they are all rescued, an "Exit" door opens, and the player advances to the next level. The levels range from mall and grocery store to beaches and football fields. Using different weapons such as bazooka or water gun, Zeke and Julia have to kill regular enemies and bosses (huge babies, dragons, ants, and others) at the end of the levels. Despite the horror theme, the game's setting contains humorous elements as well. A two-player cooperative mode is available.

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Credits (SNES version)

23 People

Game Design by
Lead Programmer
Game Engine Programmer
Additional Game Coding by
Maps by
Lead Animator
Assistant Animator
Additional Game Art by
Music Produced by
Music Composed by
Music Support by
  • Team Fat
Sound Engine by
Testing by



Subject User Date
robot game = Metal Warriors? Marauder^ (87) 2007-10-21 22:37:30


1001 Video Games

Zombies Ate My Neighbors appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bonus level

At the end of the game there's a special credits level called "Monsters Among Us" in which you walk around in the LucasArts headquarters. The game developers are sitting at their desks or just hang around and when you approach them they will tell you who they are and what their role in the development of the game was.

Some bits of trivia regarding this credits level:* George Lucas welcomes you at the door tells you to get back to work. * A woman at a desk says: "watch out for our boss Kelly Flock". * Steve Purcell, of Sam & Max fame, is dressed up like Indiana Jones. * The purple tentacle from Day of the Tentacle is one of the monsters in this level. * A guy at a desk says: "I cannot wait for the robot game" ("Metal Warriors" for the SNES, which was the next game done by the same team.)

Want to play this level? Take a look at the Tips & Tricks section.

European version

The American SNES version of the game suffered a bit of censorship at the hands of Nintendo, which was nothing unusual at the time. The red blood in the game over screen was changed to purple from the Mega Drive / Genesis version.

In the European version, the enemy representing Jason Voorhees (from the Friday the 13th film series) was given an axe instead of a chainsaw. And the blood in the game over screen was changed again, now to green.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • August 1993 (Issue 49) - Game of the Month (SNES version)Information also contributed by Toshiyasu Morita

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  • MobyGames ID: 6966


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by POMAH.

Wii added by Charly2.0. Antstream added by lights out party.

Additional contributors: Macintrash, Roedie, Sciere, Alaka, Pseudo_Intellectual, JudgeDeadd, Neville, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added July 19th, 2002. Last modified April 12th, 2023.