One of the coolest games ever. Go get the ROM now, or suffer the consequences.
Basically, you control a guy in 3-D glasses with a squirt gun. The object is to make your way through a maze filled with monsters and “neighbors”. In order to finish a level, you have to rescue all the neighbors, or let them get slaughtered by the monsters, then proceed through the magical exit-door.
The weapons are just hilarious. Instead of nukes and shotguns, you get squirt guns, soda cans, and silverware. Nothing is cooler than taking down a Jason-wanabee with a rotten tomato. The only REAL gun you get is a bazooka, but that’s mostly used to blow down walls and doors. Also, you get neat items such as decoy clowns (distracts the enemy), magic potions (a variety of different effects), and pandora’s boxes (damages enemies at random).
And the monsters rock. You face every b-grade horror monster imaginable, from zombies and werewolves to evil lumberjacks and giant babies. They all act somewhat differently; zombies pop out of the ground and follow you, mummies exit their crypts and stalk around, and evil dolls throw axes at you. And zombies easily add twenty coolness points, so don’t forget that.
The only problem I can give the game right away is the length. It’s too damn long (nearly 55 levels if you get all the secret ones), and the design of the later ones is simply insane. Not only that, but you’ll often come across a neighbor, only to see a lumberjack kill them before you can even get within twenty feet of them. And of course, the US got the better deal; we got chainsaw-wielding maniacs instead of lumberjacks. (And that’s why I’m proud to be an American).
Anyway, check the game out now, kill zombies, then have sex with the nine million cheerleaders you saved.
The problem with Ghoul Patrol was that it was both no where near as long as Zombies Ate My Neighbors and no where near the difficulty level. Zombies Ate My Neighbors was just hard enough to make me keep wanting to start from the beginning and try to beat it all in one playthrough but not too hard as to make it infuriating. I actually have the old SNES cart back at my house somewhere- I’ll probably dig it out and play it again on my SNES some time.
Zombies ate my neighbors is a true classic, up there with SNES multiplayer games like Contra 3. The only tough part was scrolling through your 8,000 items to find the right one for the charging monster. We always tried to split up the items and give one guy all the bazookas, one guy all the silverware, etc. That game rocked.
Originally posted by Ren I remember I could only reach level 20 (snakeioids) then I got stuck in a door for which I couldn’t find the key. A friend of mine reached level 60.
And I thought there was like only 10 and that I was good by reaching the 7th o.O
I still have this game, I got it when I borrowed the SuperNES system from my cousin. Games like that always piss me off and easily generates enough anger for me to flip off the screen by the 2nd level cough
And 2 player was pure hell when I played it the first time (played 2p the first time I played the game) and we got to Weird Kids on the Block
“Which one is you? And which one is me?”
“Just shoot everything, you can’t kill me… I think.”