(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

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The neighbors are just dying to meet you!

Hey, where's that scary music coming from? Yikes! It's Zombies Ate My Neighbors, where you appear in every demented horror flick ever to make you hurl ju-jubes.

What are two teenage stars doing in a 16-bit game like this? Trying to save the nice neighbors, cheerleaders and babies from a fate worse than polyester!

Who could put this slice of suburbia in such goose-pimply hysteria? Zombies, relentless Chainsaw Maniacs, Mummies, Evil Dolls that just won't die, Lizard Men, Blobs, Vampires, Giant Ants, Martians and more.

Where else will they turn up? Find your way through 55 horror-filled levels like a grocery store gone bad, a shopping mall awry, a mysterious island and your own back yard. Don't miss "Weird Kids on the Block," "Mars Needs Cheerleaders," and "Dances With Werewolves."

Will these crazy kids survive the night? You can fend off the freaks with a virtual candy counter of weapons like uzi squirt guns, exploding soda pop, bazookas, weed wackers and ancient artifacts. Also grab power ups-o-rama like secret potions and bobo clown decoys. Use your victim radar viewer. Does this game ever end!?

Play Zombies Ate My Neighbors. But don't be surprised if your friends are missing when you hear the sound of a chainsaw hissing!

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

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User Comments (30)

Bass_X0

#2

Bass_X0 said:

Would have liked all the previous comments for this game on here to have been retained from when it was previously rated but I guess that was too much to hope for.

KeeperBvK

#4

KeeperBvK said:

Sure would have been nice to see all the old comments. Should've been well into the three digits. ^^

Kevin

#5

Kevin said:

All right! Looks like we're finally getting this amazing game after all! Hopefully this is the start of a future Maniac Mansion VC release announcement and other license companies jumping aboard.

astarisborn94

#7

astarisborn94 said:

This should give hope of an Earthbound VC release. If LucasArts can do licensed games, then Nintendo can certantly bring out Earthbound.

Chances of that game releasing on the Virtual Console is more likely and Zombies Ate My Neighbors is guarantee.

Kevin

#9

Kevin said:

The SNES version had split screen multiplayer? I remember the Genesis version didn't. Probably another reason why I prefer the Genesis version. That and I hate the purple blood game over screen in this version. Always thought it was ugly unlike the Genesis' one with red blood comin' down which looks awesome.

deadly_by_design

#10

deadly_by_design said:

@Kevin - Nope. The SNES didn't have split screen. By limitations, I just meant the hassle of having to stay together in the single screen ratio. It felt like tug-of-war on occasion, but it's not a real complaint.

I think the Genesis version sounds terrible, so I can live with purple blood. I usually don't like Genesis versions anyway, due to sound quality... or lack thereof. Some people are the exact opposite though, and I won't hate on their nostalgia. Different strokes, different consoles, different folks. Most of us were limited to only having one system back then, so it's not a big deal. (as long as they don't put the Genesis version on the VC) :p

WanderFan91

#11

WanderFan91 said:

Well, I'm sold. Having read RVGFanatic's review of it gave me a good impression. Having watched the video just now, it gives me a good impression. I think I'll try this someday, and maybe the sequel Ghoul Patrol (if at all the sequel to this game is good). :)

Bass_X0

#13

Bass_X0 said:

If LucasArts can do licensed games, then Nintendo can certantly bring out Earthbound.

No it doesn't. Star Wars belongs to LucasArts so its not licensed to them from somebody else. Plus this has no bearing on other games from other companies. What one company may be able to do with one licensed game doesn't mean all licensed games are potentially available. Whether a game gets released or not is up to the individual companies involved.

JaredJ

#14

JaredJ said:

I own the Genesis version and the sound really doesn't bother me. I also actually like the black bar on the side with the map, weapons, and life info. Didn't like all that stuff on the actual playing screen in the SNES version.

mylon323

#15

mylon323 said:

Yeah Nintendo good job. Step in the right direction for sure, we've been waiting for this one. This would be good for the haloween season, or for christmas. I hope it happens this year

DreamWatcher

#16

DreamWatcher said:

Oh ho ho YES! I sooo want this. I'll wait no matter how long to be able to play this again. ^^

cheetahman91

#17

cheetahman91 said:

This is a pretty good game. Unless NOA does the usual, this should come out on the week of Halloween.

ICEknight

#21

ICEknight said:

Please release the (faster and less censored) US version in Europe...

By the way, Ghoul Patrol isn't a "real sequel". The original ZAMN team had nothing to do with its development, and it wasn't even going to feature the same characters, originally.

mickywill

#23

mickywill said:

My kids and I had a great time playing it. The chainsaw guys got a few screams from my 13 year old daughter. Cool sound effects and music, a perfect game for Halloween.

Caliko

#24

Caliko said:

Nice to hear MickyWill!

I remember being disapointed at first when my dad brought this home for me he was like "This was on sale at Wal-Mart!!"
I was thinking "oh geez, a cheesy zombie game with a bland corny title."

I COULD NEVER THANK MY FATHER ENOUGH for introducing me to such a fun challenging and creative classic!!

MarioFan1985

#28

MarioFan1985 said:

I have recently bought this game in VC. Though, it was not a complete waste of my Wii points, but it is quite confusing to play as it has a difficult continue feature, and this game is suoppseoed to be humorous because it is a comedic take on bad horror movies from the 50's, I did not find anything humorous in this game. Though I liked the idea of using ordinary items (such as dinner plates and a squirt gun) as weapons.

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