Zombies Ate My Neighbors Online
Release year: 1993 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by LucasArts
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (AKA Zombies in Europe and Australia) is a 2D top view run and gun video game developed by LucasArts and published by Konami for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1993. Every game console has that delightful anomaly. One such game for the SNES is this one. Enjoy!
This game goes for a horror movie theme and creates a game that is equal parts fascinating and perplexing. As testament to its unexpected popularity, it has recently been ported for use in more modern gaming systems. This review will take a look at the game that started it all, the Zombies Ate My Neighbors for the Super NES.
The goal in Zombies Ate My Neighbors is pretty straightforward: save your neighbors from actually being eaten by zombies. To do this, you will have to navigate maps, solve some puzzles, and take down zombies that get in your way. You will encounter different kinds of zombies, but you shall come fully armed to take them on. Your main weapon is a water pistol with holy water as its ammunition (yes, you heard that right), but you can stock your inventory with more powerful weapons. You can even transform into a monster for a limited period of time to take down all of your enemies!
Here is how you can sum up the gaming experience with this title: even considering the limitations of the 16-bit hardware, both the characters and the zombies are nicely detailed. The colorful game backdrops also add some more aesthetic appeal to the mix.
The gameplay combines elements of a classic beat-em-up game with some problem solving. The controls are straightforward, allowing for smooth movements right out of the gate. The increasing difficulty in each world will present a challenge to players of all levels, especially when it comes to searching for neighbors. It’s difficult enough to make you break a sweat.
Overall, it is not very surprising why Zombie Ate My Neighbors is considered as one of the must-have titles in the SNES platform. This is definitely not your typical action title, and it will constantly leave you at the edge of your seat. It is a game that is well-thought-out — everything from the gameplay to the characters is on-point. Only a few games of its time do it better than this one.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors game has been ported to SNES (this version), and Sega Genesis.