Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo
1993

You always secretly knew that your neighbors were useless… even before Lucas Arts and Konami confirmed it. In this run and gun game you control Julie or Zeke, armed to the teeth with unconventional artillery such as water pistols, weed-eaters, tomatoes, soda pop cans, crucifixes, popsicles, fire extinguishers and other implements of destruction. Even the kitchen sink is raided, supplying dishes and cutlery for the arsenal.

Based on classic horror flicks from the past, this game really gives props and a nod to Universal’s classic monsters while incorporating more modern fare like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and others that shared the silver screen. A predictable mad scientist named Dr. Tongue has fashioned an array of timeless monsters to stalk the neighborhood which include vampires, space aliens, giant creepy-crawlies, possessed dolls, demonic babies and the title’s namesake, zombies.

Can you rescue your neighbors before their backyard barbecues are ruined? Furthermore, you must save your teachers, cheerleaders and helpless babies before night falls or they may fall prey to the tourists passing through that shape-shift into werewolves. Get that silverware ready!

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The Super Nintendo version features the bonus flamethrower weapon not seen in the Sega Genesis version.

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Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. In print, he authored Downright Bizarre Games, and has contributed to nearly a dozen gaming texts. Michael’s historical columns have been distributed in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has written business plans for several vendors and managed a dozen game-related retail stores spanning three decades. Michael consults for multiple video game and computer museums and has worked on nearly a hundred game titles on Atari, Coleco, Sega and other console platforms. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records declared that Thomasson had “The Largest Videogame Collection” in the world. His businesses sponsor gaming tradeshows and expos across the US and Canada.  Visit www.GoodDealGames.com.