History VideoGame / ZombiesAteMyNeighbors

23rd Aug '16 4:56:49 AM tmustard
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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular [[FleshEatingZombie zombies]] to stock [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaw maniacs]], and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on Myth/ClassicalMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.


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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular [[FleshEatingZombie eponymous[[FleshEatingZombie zombies]] to stock [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaw maniacs]], and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on Myth/ClassicalMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.

17th May '16 9:45:07 PM ZAMNPlayerD
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* NintendoHard: One of the ROM hacks of the game decided you need between 1-3 tourist couples that each turn into a pair of werewolves 15 seconds after the start of the level in most of the levels. Have fun with those speed shoes.

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* NintendoHard: One The game has [[LightningBruiser Fast, Tough and mean enemies,]] [[RespawningEnemies Many of which respawn infinitely.]] Add a few [[ScrappyMechanic Scrappy Mechanics,]] and a [[ContinuingIsPainful password system that resets your item and weapons,]] you have a game that is well-deserving of the title.
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of the ROM hacks of the game takes this UpToEleven and decided you need between 1-3 tourist couples that each turn into a pair of werewolves 15 seconds after the start of the level in most of the levels. Have fun with those speed shoes.



* SequentialBoss: The final battle with Dr. Tongue has him first transform into a spider, then a giant head.


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* SchizophrenicDifficulty: So many examples... Such as it's easy for early players to run out of ammo battling [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] [[BossInMooksClothing Maniacs.]] They appear on the 4th Level. [[SarcasmMode Enjoy.]]
* SequentialBoss: The final battle with Dr. Tongue has him first transform into a spider, then a giant head.
3rd Dec '15 7:28:22 AM FF32
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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular [[FleshEatingZombie zombies]] to stock [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaw maniacs]], and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on Myth/GreekMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.


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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular [[FleshEatingZombie zombies]] to stock [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaw maniacs]], and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on Myth/GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.

22nd May '15 10:07:21 PM Fyrmer
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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular zombies to stock werewolves, mummies, chainsaw maniacs, and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on Myth/GreekMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.


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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular zombies [[FleshEatingZombie zombies]] to stock werewolves, mummies, [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], [[HockeyMaskAndChainsaw chainsaw maniacs, maniacs]], and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on Myth/GreekMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.

22nd May '15 9:58:24 PM Fyrmer
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Squirt guns, dinner plates, cans of soda, fire extinguishers, weedwhackers, tomatoes ... all of which are [[LethalJokeItem surprisingly effective, too]].


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* WeaksauceWeakness: Many of the monsters have a particular weapon type that is exceptionally lethal to them, allowing you to OneShot some enemies with the appropriate item. For example, Tomatoes are extremely toxic to Martians.
5th May '15 4:53:42 PM nombretomado
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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular zombies to stock werewolves, mummies, chainsaw maniacs, and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on GreekMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.


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''Zombies Ate My Neighbors'' is your classic Zombie game created by Creator/LucasArts and published by Konami. Scores of B-movie monsters, from the titular zombies to stock werewolves, mummies, chainsaw maniacs, and even weirder and more obscure beasties, have overrun suburbia, and two ordinary teens must race through maze-like levels to rescue all the neighbors before the monsters catch them. Huge levels, lots and lots of enemies, creative weapons, and tons of B-movie references abound. This game is basically a parody of ''Devil World/Dark Adventure'', a previous Konami arcade game, and in turn had a Spiritual Successor in the form of ''Ghoul Patrol'', which was significantly less popular. Also inspired a later game loosely on GreekMythology Myth/GreekMythology called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.

13th Mar '15 8:00:59 AM erforce
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* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: Par for the course, Psychos are a hybrid of Jason from ''Film/FridayThe13th'' and Leatherface from ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacre''.

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* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: Par for the course, Psychos are a hybrid of Jason from ''Film/FridayThe13th'' ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' and Leatherface from ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacre''.''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''.
7th Mar '15 10:12:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlobMonster: Recurring monsters. They’re weak against [[KillItWithIce popstickels]]. An obvious ShoutOut to ''Film/TheBlob'' films.

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* BlobMonster: Recurring monsters. They’re weak against [[KillItWithIce popstickels]]. An obvious ShoutOut to ''Film/TheBlob'' films.''Film/TheBlob1958''.
16th Feb '15 11:06:15 AM Rotpar
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* InNameOnly: ''Ghoul Patrol'' was reworked into a sequel for ''Zombies'' to cash in on the game's popularity. It ended up [[FranchiseKiller killing the franchise.]] Ultimately, ZAMN was not an immediate success in the first place and, like the cult movies that inspired the game in the first place, it's popularity had to build over time. ''Ghoul Patrol'' gets a lot of shit for what it is, some of it more justified than others, but calling it a franchise killer isn't really accurate (''Ghoul Patrol'' wasn't even advertised as much as the first game itself). It would have had to come out in the early-to-mid 2000s and disappointed everyone before it could've really killed the franchise.
** There is also a song called ZAMN on the radio. Sadly, no video game references.
** A metalcore group named themselves after the game as well.

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* InNameOnly: ''Ghoul Patrol'' was reworked into a sequel for ''Zombies'' to cash in on the game's popularity. It ended up [[FranchiseKiller killing the franchise.]] Ultimately, ZAMN was not an immediate success in the first place and, like the cult movies that inspired the game in the first place, it's popularity had to build over time. ''Ghoul Patrol'' gets a lot of shit for what it is, some of it more justified than others, but calling it a franchise killer isn't really accurate (''Ghoul Patrol'' wasn't even advertised as much as the first game itself). It would have had to come out in the early-to-mid 2000s and disappointed everyone before it could've really killed the franchise. \n** There is also a song called ZAMN on the radio. Sadly, no video game references.\n** A metalcore group named themselves after the game as well.
16th Feb '15 11:04:49 AM Rotpar
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* BubbleGun: The Martians shot ray guys that trap the victim in a bubble.

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* BubbleGun: The Martians shot ray guys that trap the victim in a bubble.
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