Review: Zombies Ate My Neighbors and Ghoul Patrol – A Classic That Deserves Better

Zombie. Zombie. Zombie. Compilation.

Well, this has been a long time coming. Lucasarts’ beloved top-down ghoul-‘em-up Zombies Ate My Neighbors has finally come to Switch, missing in action since its release on the Wii Virtual Console back in 2009. And this time it’s brought its follow-up, the somewhat-maligned Ghoul Patrol, in a reasonably-priced little double pack from Dotemu. Would it be too fussy to wish they’d included spiritual successor Herc’s Adventures, too? Probably, but we’ve brought it up anyway.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors is somewhat akin to the Midway classic Gauntlet, offering lots of levels of blasting action as hordes of creatures from almost any given B-movie archetype (Zombies! Mummies! Evil dolls! Pod people! Werewolves!) are out for both your blood and that of the titular neighbo(u)rs, whom you must rescue before one of the many enemies reaches them.

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