Like Zombie Games??? Yes? Then Here is the game for you!
Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
Originally developed by LucasArts, Konami picked up this title and released it for the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo amidst a glut of platformers and fighters and, at the time, it was a refreshing change of pace. Designed to be a parody of the horror and sci-fi films from the 50s to the 80s, ZAMN pits- either you alone or with a partner-against hordes of zombies, mummies, ax tossing dolls, poisonous weeds, forty foot babies and chainsaw maniacs sent out by the evil Dr. Tongue to take over the world.
Zombies Ate my Neighbors sets you in the shoes in the average teenage girl (Julia), or average 3d movie glasses wearing boy (Zeke) of your choice to go up against an entire world full of Zombies. You'll find yourself in backyards, neighborhoods, malls, underground caves, rocky dessert landscapes, castles, football fields, factories, and tons more. You'll also encounter many different and quite original baddies, not like your average zombie game. Of course there is your occasional zombie, that will blindly come after you, ever so often break out of a grave to surprise you; but that's not all, this cast includes a slew of enemies: chainsaw massacre guys, the Tommy doll (which breaks out of cereal boxes while you are in the mall level), aliens, undead quarterbacks, giant babies, mutant worms, underwater lizards, giant ants, mad scientists, and definitely many more. The premise of the game is to simply save your near by neighbors before they get taken out by these zombies. Which you think you'd need some pretty heavy firepower in doing so right? Actually no, they decide to use an arsenal of squirt guns, 6 packs, popsicles, or your occasional fork and knives (since when did dinner wear become so popular?); also for weapons too, just ridiculous amounts of them.
The presentation in Zombies Ate My Neighbors was of the best SNES graphics and sound at it time. With bright and well animated cartoon like overhead styled graphics, that really brings out the comical parts of throwing 6 packs of soda like a hand grenade at packs of vicious zombies. The sounds of the game really bring this all together too, each enemy has its own grunts, screams, hysterical laughs, or even the classic chainsaw sound effect. All of which will scare the ba-jesus out of you, for most of the enemies, just hearing them coming let's you know they are after you and they're coming fast, enough to scare anyone considering the difficulty of the game. The music is the final element that brings the game together as a real, B-movie, cartoon, zombie killing adventure. With the most eerie, and one of the most well produced musical scores you'll hear in any game, even with its 16bit nature.
The tunes in ZAMN are clear and pay homage to the spooky, over the top music found in old, scary flicks. The sound is equally impressive. Everything from the buzz of chainsaws to the shrill of victim's screams as they're overcome by the monsters are crisp and well done. The difficulty level is about average and shouldn't be too tough for casual gamers. The four character password is manageable and only forces you to play through about five levels or so to advance.
The game also offers a co-op multiplayer mode that shall not be forgotten. It is all the fun of Zombies Ate My Neighbors, but now two can enjoy! The multiplayer mode the same game as the single player but enemies become slightly harder to kill, and the game just becomes more enjoyable in general.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is one to be remembered by everyone, not just fans, but anyone who owns an SNES. The time and effort put into crafting enough weapons and enemies to keep the game fresh and new for over 50 levels is unmatched by any game. With picture perfect execution, this game is apart of the top elite with the SNES, and should last you years to come.