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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 2.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.9
Overall User Score (15 votes) 2.7


Critic Reviews

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Questicle.net (Mar, 2014)
And all will know that Zombie Nation is the greatest shoot-em-up/Rampage combination to ever be created, either on the NES or any other game system, both great and small.
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The Video Game Critic (Oct 29, 2013)
The degree of destruction you can unleash is truly awesome as you obliterate buildings that instantly go up in flames. Even the game itself struggles to keep up with the carnage, causing your head to flicker badly as a consequence. Take extra care to avoid the laser beams, which pretty much drain your entire life bar. Even those that appear to be in the distance are deadly. The graphics - especially the city skylines - look pretty spectacular. You only get one life, and novice players will find themselves staring at "game over" after just 5 or 10 seconds. You can select among four stages and two difficulty levels. Zombie Nation really took me by surprise. This shooter is so weird, crazy, and downright stupid that I can't get enough of it.
81
1UP! (Aug 08, 2008)
Si la difficulté ne le rend pas, il faut bien l'avouer, particulièrement abordable, qu'il aurait sans doute aussi mieux valu diviser les niveaux et laisser le choix de ceux-ci permanent, Abarenbou Tengu n'a cependant rien d'un mauvais jeu. Son principe délirant, comme une rencontre de Rampage et R-Type dans une maison de thé japonaise, est enchâssé dans une réalisation finement travaillée de shoot'em up plus sage, qui le met à l'abri des critiques qui auraient voulu tirer parti de sa marginalité pour se moquer de lui sur d'autres points. La preuve indiscutable de son succès, qui ressemble plus au fin mot d'une bonne blague, est qu'un titre comme lui soit sorti aux Etats-Unis, certes quelque peu remanié mais pas autant que pouvait le laisser penser le contenu.
80
The player is only given a single life per game, but thankfully there are several continues available to give the player at least somewhat of a chance in this weird, action-packed shooter.
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Defunct Games (Aug 16, 2009)
The truth is, if it wasn't for some weird control issues, I would say that this is one of my favorite NES games. As it is, many of the good ideas found in Zombie Land are marred by the way the game feels. Thankfully you can get over that and enjoy a truly original game, but it's a shame that nobody thought to tighten up the gameplay before shipping it to stores.
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Hey Poor Player (Jun 06, 2016)
The ending of Zombie Nation was very fitting and capped off an extremely odd game perfectly. I had a hell of a time my first playthrough of the game because I didn’t read over the manual, but once I was able to look it over, my enjoyment increased dramatically. If you fired this up on an emulator to see what an extremely expensive game played like and you were immediately turned off by what you experienced, I implore you to give this one another go. Just remember to check back here and go over the health and weapons system and I think you’ll be surprised to find yet another fun title in the NES library.
58
Four stages of zombie-zapping action await in this weird action thriller from Meldac.
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Gamervision (Jan 11, 2008)
Zombie Nation is a cruel joke filled with repetitive game play, poor translation, and will definitely leave you thinking, "WTF?"


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