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Gaming Nexus (Nov 18, 2008)
The brilliance of a game like Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ isn't that it's incredibly deep or features hundreds of hours of gameplay. Instead the game works because it takes a tried and true old school theme and flips it on its head. You have never played a 2D vertical shooter like this before, which is really saying something when you consider the thousands of 2D vertical shooters that have been released over the years. This game manages to offer us something new, all while giving us a compelling shooter that you'll want to go back and play over and over again. It's not perfect, but I cannot think of a better old school shooter released in the last few years.
IGN (Oct 24, 2008)
Overall, I really like Zombie BBQ's art style, sense of humor, and solid shmup gameplay. Publisher Destineer was wise to pick this one up. Like all games in this genre, the appeal can be limited -- you shoot and dodge, that's about it. But those of us that get it, get it. If that's you, you should get Zombie BBQ. Where else are you going to find a sexy Little Red Riding hood murdering her zombified grandmother with a shotgun?
GameZone (Nov 30, 2008)
Nintendo designed the DS with unique, original games in mind, and Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ sure fits the bill. While it’s only developer EnjoyUp’s second project (after the Europe-only shooter Chronos Twin), the game boasts more style, energy, and charm in its first level than most other DS games ever do. It’s a goofy, over-the-top game with a wacky premise to draw you in and the gameplay chops to keep you there.
Worth Playing (Dec 03, 2008)
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is one of the most bizarre games in recent memory that I've had the chance of playing. It's fairly well-designed and manages to stick with its premise throughout the entire game. If you were to replace the characters with fighter jets and war-torn environments, nobody would even give this game a second glance. The incredible concept and execution really make this a unique game that plays really well. If you like shmups, need a hearty laugh, or just feel the need to blow up some zombies, you really can't go wrong by dropping $20 on this title.
That Gaming Site (Nov 15, 2008)
For such a small price ($20) you would be crazy not to pick up Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ (especially since it's got the longest title in history). Being a great on rails shooter, fans of both shooters and zombies will enjoy the twist of fairy tale characters being zombies. The game does have it’s share of minor problems, but nothing that ruins the gameplay. The biggest problem I had was being killed multiple times by bosses and I don't view difficulty as a flaw.
Budget Nintendo DS games can either be fantastic or the worst games ever created. In this case Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is terrific. For only $20 you get the gameplay of old school games, something that is lost in most modern games. If you can find this game then pick it up, zombie fans should make this game a mandatory purchase.
Nintendo Life (Apr 10, 2009)
Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ may be a rather simplistic shooter, but the game offers plenty of depth. While serious shooter fans will not be spending much of time with this game, everyone else will likely get some good playtime out of it. For a budget title, Zombie BBQ is a steal that deserves to be kept from sinking into obscurity.
Modojo (Dec 24, 2008)
Despite its unconventional title and content, Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is probably destined to be a big sleeper hit for the Nintendo DS. With off the wall characters, lots of shooting and amusing takes on old fairytales, this game belongs in your collection.
Tech-Gaming (Nov 08, 2008)
Little Red Rising Hood’s Zombie BBQ is a competent shooter with a well-refined play mechanic. Its hand-drawn artwork is some of the best to be found on the DS system, and complements the action expertly. However, a lack of depth hurts the long-term value of the game- the title is a bit simplistic to keep gamers shooting once it’s been completed. Still, we encourage all players to at least give the title a try- this is one BBQ that everyone deserves to taste.
Gamervision (Nov 19, 2008)
Overall, Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is a very enjoyable game, with quirky characters, interesting level settings, and a great sense of humor. However, it doesn’t take long for the gameplay to get a little stale, especially when the game slows down when a large amount of creatures are onscreen at once. It’s worth playing, especially for fans of the genre, but not everyone will find it as amusing as I did.
NintendoWorldReport (Jan 26, 2009)
So here I’m left with a final thought on whether to recommend this game or not. I can guarantee you that you won’t see another like it for a while, because this isn’t your typical game pitch to a publisher. Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is a competent - if not exceptional - exemplar of a bygone era in game design.
60 (Jan 03, 2009)
Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is one creative idea that suffers from lack of follow through. If you want to make a shoot’em up action game, then why do you need to reload every three seconds, why doesn’t the game keep track of my score, how come there is no grade at the end of each level, and why is there no co-op play? This is one game that could have been so much more if these few gameplay elements were implemented into the final product.
GameSpot (Dec 02, 2008)
While there's no denying that Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is an occasionally fun shooter with a good sense of humor, its low replay value, finicky controls, and frequent slowdown may make it a more frustrating than pleasurable experience.
1UP (Nov 20, 2008)
Great boss battles can often salvage a mediocre game (see: half of Treasure's games), but in the case of Zombie BBQ, it's just not enough. People who like deliberately campy, cheesy premises (like a Tarantino film) might find some subversive pleasure in this unique-yet-half-baked effort, but those looking for a little more depth would do well to pass this one by.
GamesRadar (Nov 25, 2008)
In an arcade-style game, anything that requires the player to take a break from shooting is a questionable call. We’re okay with reloading, but handicapping us with awkward controls is just uncool.