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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.
16th Feb '15 11:03:25 AM Rotpar
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* AbnormalAmmo: Where else can you kill a giant worm with kitchen plates, or destroy a UFO with soda cans?
** One gun from Ghoul Patrol gives you homing energy or spirit bullets.

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* AbnormalAmmo: AbnormalAmmo:
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Where else can you kill a giant worm with kitchen plates, or destroy a UFO with soda cans?
** One gun from Ghoul Patrol ''Ghoul Patrol'' gives you homing energy or spirit bullets.



* AncientTomb
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Two words: Titanic Toddler.
** Also Giant snakes boss, Dr. Tongue's Giant spider form, and the level where giant ants are the normal enemies.
** Each and every boss of Ghoul Patrol counts, from a monster Robocop thing to a giant, flying samurai, knight and pirate. They also animate in Mode 7 and look pretty cool when you destroy them.
* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever

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* AncientTomb
AncientTomb: At least one level was a massive Egyptian pyramid full of mummies.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: AttackOfThe50FootWhatever:
**
Two words: Titanic Toddler.
** Also Giant snakes boss, Dr. Tongue's Giant spider form, and the level where giant ants are the normal enemies.
** Each and every boss of Ghoul Patrol ''Ghoul Patrol'' counts, from a monster Robocop thing to a giant, flying samurai, knight and pirate. They also animate in Mode 7 and look pretty cool when you destroy them.
* %%* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever



* BubbleGun

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



* ClownCarGrave

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* ClownCarGraveClownCarGrave: Some levels have open graves that spew zombies.



* ContinuingIsPainful: Passwords don't preserve your weapons or lives.
** There's at least one [[GameMod ROM hack]] that tries to alleviate this by making starting equipment dependent on the RandomNumberGod.
* CoolShades: See RuleOfCool

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* ContinuingIsPainful: Passwords don't preserve your weapons or lives.
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lives. There's at least one [[GameMod ROM hack]] that tries to alleviate this by making starting equipment dependent on the RandomNumberGod.
* CoolShades: See RuleOfCoolZeke wears old-fashioned red and blue 3D glasses.



* [[DecoyDamsel Decoy Neighbors]]: In some levels the neighbors who look like a pair of tourists will turn into werewolves when approached.
** In fact, these tourists still count as victims. Generally, saving tourists before they turn into werewolves is a TimedMission.

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* [[DecoyDamsel Decoy Neighbors]]: DecoyDamsel: In some levels the tourist neighbors who look like a pair of tourists will turn into werewolves when approached.
** In fact, these tourists still count as victims.
approached. Generally, saving tourists before they turn into werewolves is a TimedMission.



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombiesEverythingsDeaderWithZombies: As a big B-movie loving video game, of course the zombies get the title.



* GuideDangIt: Some weapons are obvious choices for certain enemies. Some - like the Bubble Gun vs. Giant Ants - not so much.
** Although the manual does point this out and many other monster weaknesses, so it's mostly ReadTheFreakingManual. The best weapon in the game, the Flamethrower, is a GuideDangIt in itself since it's in a very obscure place and can be LostForever if you bypass it. (And it's only in the SNES version).

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* GuideDangIt: Some weapons are obvious choices for certain enemies. Some - like the Bubble Gun vs. Giant Ants - not so much.
GuideDangIt:
** Although the manual does point this out and many other monster weaknesses, so it's mostly ReadTheFreakingManual. The best weapon in the game, the Flamethrower, is a GuideDangIt in itself since it's in a very obscure place and can be LostForever if you bypass it. (And it's only in the SNES version).



* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw
* 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.]]
** It's worth pointing out that 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.

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* HockeyMaskAndChainsaw
HockeyMaskAndChainsaw: Par for the course, Psychos are a hybrid of Jason from ''Film/FridayThe13th'' and Leatherface from ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacre''.
* 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.]]
** It's worth pointing out that
]] 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 ''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 (''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.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Flamethrower. Able to quickly destroy just about any monster. [[GuideDangIt Good luck finding it in the one level it's located in.]]
** Playing the Genesis version? Yeah, you won't find the flamethrower period.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Flamethrower. Able to quickly destroy just about any monster. [[GuideDangIt Good luck finding it in the one level it's located in.]]
**
]] Playing the Genesis version? Yeah, you won't find the flamethrower period.



* LightningBruiser: The giant babies.
** Just the giant babies? Half the enemies in the game are lightning bruisers! Werewolves, spiders, evil dolls, the squidmen when they're under water, all the bosses, the vampires, even the damn MUMMIES are surprisingly fast and can make getting to certain victims nearly impossible.
* LostForever: The Flamethrower. (In the SNES version. In the Genesis version...the item doesn't even exist.)

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* LightningBruiser: The giant babies.
** Just the giant babies?
Half the enemies in the game are lightning bruisers! Werewolves, spiders, evil dolls, the squidmen when they're under water, all the bosses, the vampires, even the damn MUMMIES are surprisingly fast and can make getting to certain victims nearly impossible.
* LostForever: LostForever:
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The Flamethrower. (In Flamethrower is easy to miss on the one level it appears on, it's also only in the SNES version. In the Genesis version...the item doesn't even exist.)version.



* [[MarsNeedsWomen Mars Needs Cheerleaders]]
* MonsterMash

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* [[MarsNeedsWomen Mars MarsNeedsWomen: Apparently the reason the martians arrived. The level that introduces them is called "Mars Needs Cheerleaders]]
Cheerleaders".
* MonsterMashMonsterMash: A whole gang of movie monsters terrorizing your hapless neighbors, including: vampires, werewolves, killer dolls, and of course zombies.



* NightOfTheLivingMooks

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* NightOfTheLivingMooksNightOfTheLivingMooks: Armies of zombies compose the weakest enemy hordes in the game.



* [[RuleOfCool Rule of]] TotallyRadical: Zeke inexplicably wears a pair of 3D glasses throughout both games.

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* [[RuleOfCool Rule of]] TotallyRadical: ReadTheFreakingManual: Some weapons are obvious choices for certain enemies. Some - like the Bubble Gun vs. Giant Ants - not so much. The manual has a handy list explaining weaknesses.
* RuleOfCool:
Zeke inexplicably wears a pair of 3D glasses throughout both games.



* SprintShoes

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* SprintShoesSprintShoes: Often crucial for saving neighbors, especially the damned tourists before night falls.
* TheresNoBInMovie: Pretty much the premise of the game.



* TookALevelInBadass: Zeke and Julie in Ghoul Patrol. The monsters are far more demonic and take more hits before going down, so they switched the squirt guns for infinite crossbows, repeat-fire rifles, homing energy guns and hot lasers (but no bazooka for some reason).
** The zombies themselves in Ghoul Patrol count. They're considerably stronger and scarier looking and take four shots to go down as opposed to being weak as water in ZAMN.
* TheresNoBInMovie: Pretty much the premise of the game.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Zeke and Julie in Ghoul Patrol. ''Ghoul Patrol''. The monsters are far more demonic and take more hits before going down, so they switched the squirt guns for infinite crossbows, repeat-fire rifles, homing energy guns and hot lasers (but no bazooka for some reason).
**
reason). The zombies themselves in Ghoul Patrol count. They're as well, they're considerably stronger and scarier looking and take four shots to go down as opposed to being weak as water in ZAMN.
* TheresNoBInMovie: Pretty much the premise of the game.
ZAMN.
6th Feb '15 7:55:36 AM Prfnoff
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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 ''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 called ''VideoGame/HercsAdventures'' as well as the XBox 360 game ''MonsterMadness''.

''VideoGame/MonsterMadness''.

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