When you think “Zombie game” everyone always cries Resident Evil. I know that Umbrella’s Corporations Civil Defense Zombie simulators are exciting pieces of work, but for my money (about $9.45) you can’t beat Konami’s Zombies Ate My Neighbor for the Sega Genesis.
What other game lets you run around killing the forces of evil with water pistols and a bazooka? What about finally getting an opportunity to kill a giant, evil baby?
What I love about Zombies Ate My Neighbor is that it didn’t focus exclusively on our undead, shambling friends – spread throughout the 50 levels you’ll find dragons, ants, vampires, mummies and an entire menagerie of equally unpleasant villains. You also have two characters to choose from (Zeke or Julia) and can play cooperatively.
Back before Max Brooks trekked across the wilderness to bring us tales from the front, and before the Umbrella Corporation starting doing their good works, the only chance of surviving the Apocalypse was to get really good at Zombies Ate My Neighbor.
Well, at least that’s what I told my family.