Monday, October 26, 2009

Just in time for Halloween: Zombies Ate My Neighbors (finally) hits the Wii Virtual Console

Have you been searching for a spooky game to play this All Hallow's Eve? Well, you can stop--the cult classic LucasArts title, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, has (finally) hit the Wii Virtual Console service for the oh-so-accessible price of 800 Wii Points.

What? You've never played the game? After slapping yourself until it hurts, read the following description (courtesy of Nintendo of America's PR folks):

You will play the game as one of two brave kids: Zeke or Julie. Both kids use the same control scheme and have the same characteristics. If you're playing in two-player mode, each player must pick a kid. You can't have two Zekes or two Julies. Each player starts with three lives. When your life bar runs out, you lose a life. There are hidden 1-Up bonuses in the game. You may also earn bonus lives if you have 10 victims left when you finish a level. Get ready to conquer 48 levels of giant ants, mad scientists and big babies. Find seven bonus levels (look for the question marks), earn points and stockpile your water pistols and other weapons.

Actually, forget that description. It sucks. Instead, check out the game's Wikipedia page or, better yet, check out a few YouTube videos of the game in action--like this one, or this one.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

You know, I laughed when I saw that description on the Wii Shop Channel. HOW LAME! Who talks about the controls and limitations in the PITCH blurb? Seriously! I played this game a hundred years ago when it was relatively new...I remember it being BRUTALLY hard.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sadly, the folks in charge of Nintendo of America's press releases can be a bit lame, if you ask me. (Sorry guys!) Hopefully people will pick up the game regardless--and hopefully they're up for a challenge! Like you said, it's tough! Much easier if you play with a friend, though that isn't often an option for me these days.