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->1999. What appeared to be a harmless meteorite crashing in the Nevada desert has turned out to be [[BigBad Darc Seed]], an evil alien creature with horrible powers. By shooting strange magnetic rays, Darc Seed had turned the helpless nation into zombies and had brought the Statue of Liberty to life to do his dirty work. These rays had also given him control over many deadly weapons, but none were more powerful than the legendary samurai sword, [[MacGuffin Shura]]. When the [[IncrediblyLamePun great head]] of the samurai, Namakubi, heard that the sword had fallen into evil hands, he set off immediately for the United States. For only he possessed the strength and knowledge needed to recapture the magical sword and free the U.S. from the evil clutches of Darc Seed.
-->-- Intro to ''Samurai Zombie Nation''

A 1990 NES game developed by [[Creator/{{Kaze}} [=KAZe=]]]. ''Samurai Zombie Nation'' chronicles the epic struggle of one man's giant head against an army of zombie ninjas, whom he must kill with {{Eye Beams}} and acid spit, and eat the corpses for extra points.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AbnormalAmmo: Namakubi fires his eyeballs and ''vomit'' at enemies.
* AlwaysNight
* BattleshipRaid: Stage 3's boss is quite ''literally'' one of these.
* BigBad: Darc Seed.
* BilingualBonus: "Namakubi" literally means "severed head" in Japanese.
* ChasingYourTail: Boss of stage 4.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The original Japanese title was ''Abarenbou Tengu'' = "Hooligan Tengu"; more on that below.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: Again. Stage 3's boss.
** In the manual: he's called "Atlas". May also double as ThatOneBoss as he can kill you [[{{OneHit Kill}} instantly on contact]].
* CulturalTranslation
* TheDragon: The Statue of Liberty.
* DeathtrapBoss: Boss of Stage 3.
* DestructiveSaviour: Namakubi.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies:
* EverythingIsSmashableArea: All the buildings and certain mountains can be blown apart spectacularly.
* FlunkyBoss: Stage 3 once again. I'm beginning to think the developers really liked this guy.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: This game rates up there close to MonsterParty.
** Also, the manual makes no mention of the more disturbing elements in the game like your means of attacking. In the manual, they also HandWave the fact that you're playing as a severed head by saying it's "[[{{Bowdlerize}} a violent holographic projection of Namakubi's head]]".
** In the original Japanese version you play as a giant Tengu mask (and the story says so, too.) Not that it makes any more sense...
* KonamiCode: Refills your lifebar.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The ''HEAD'' of the legendary samurai.....
* MindScrew: Look back up at the description and tell us if anything makes any kind of sense.
* LosingYourHead
* NintendoHard:
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Apparently they are able to man heavy machinery, use weapons, and are created by exposing human beings to '''magnetism'''.
* PaletteSwap: Namakubi encounters blue-tinged [[EvilTwin clones]] of himself near the end of the second stage.
* ScoringPoints: Done in an odd way. This is the only way to not only get extra lives, but ''heal yourself'' as well. Can also be considered PinballScoring due to how easily and quickly you can rack up points.
* StationaryBoss: This applies mostly to Darc Seed himself, but could also apply to Stage 1's boss the Statue of Liberty.
* WeaponizedLandmark: The Statue of Liberty, who can use her torch as a flamethrower and has snakes for hair.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The manual makes mention of a sword that fell into the wrong hands, but it is never seen or mentioned again.
* ZombieApocalypse: And how!
** Also, [[MemeticMutation Naked Zombie Sean Connery]].
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