Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a classic arcade adventure that sadly never saw a true sequel. Fans have held this title close to their hearts for years, and for good reason. Campy horror tropes were paraded around in this game like it was a D-list horror film. If it ever appeared in a horror movie, it was in Zombies Ate My Neighbors, or a facsimile making fun of it did (such as the 50-foot-tall baby). Now some enterprising fans have put together a sequel of their own for this game. If companies won’t do it, fans will, as is the case with Zombies Ate My Neighbors: The Sequel.
If you are in the mood for 54 new levels of overhead action adventuring based around what seems to be every horror themed movie set ever, then get to that download link below. What is even better, you don’t have to have mastered the original 54 levels to enjoy the ones remade here.
Zombies Ate My Neighbors was originally released in July 1993 to critical acclaim by critics and fans. The campiness, the homages to horror tropes, the overall fun that just grabbed gamers by the hair and would not let go. The two versions (Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo) were fundamentally the same with some minor differences. The Super Nintendo version was full screen while the Sega Genesis game featured a large black information bar – making it not full screen.
Here is a breakdown of what is in this fan sequel:
54 completely new levels, made from scratch
A side quest for completionists
Reverse item cycling
A friendly Non-Player Character to help you
A custom loot table
Custom background palettes and sprites
A lot more than I can list here
Head over to ROMHacking.net to grab the patch for Super Nintendo. Sorry Sega Genesis fans, this hack is only for the SNES.
For a direct comparison between the SNES and Genesis versions of Zombies Ate My Neighbors, check out our first issue of Retro Gaming Magazine.