Leisure

Comedian Adam Blank and his guests reminisce about their favourite retro video games

February 16, 2021

Remember The Game #136 - Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Zombies Ate My Neighbours has been one of the most requested games for us to cover on the show over the last couple years. I never played it back in my youth, and honestly, I kinda wrote it off. I thought it looked generic. One of those games that ended up selling for $19.99 after the console generation was coming to an end.
 
But then I played it. 
 
This game kicks ass. It's tough, but fair(ish). The combination of 'easy to learn, tough to master' mechanics and randomly generated item drops keeps you coming back for one more game, and every time you get past the level that beat you on your last attempt, you feel rejuvenated and want to keep going. 
 
I like Zombies Ate My Neighbours now. My guest, the incomperable Thaddeus Archer the Third, has always been a fan. We finally put our heads together and had a nice chat about saving BBQ'ing weirdos and cheerleaders from demon baby dolls, and you can listen it on it this week.
 
And of course, before we talk Zombies, it's the Remember The Game Infamous Intro! 
 
This week, we look at the best retro gaming soundtracks, and retro series we'd like to see continued (a discussion sparked by Streets of Rage 4). We also look at the possibility of Nintendo 64 games coming to Switch, and if they do, whether or not we'd like to see Nintendo release N64 controllers for the Switch like they did with NES and SNES controllers.
 
Plus, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time, it's the 'retro halloween-y games' edition, featuring Zombies Ate my Neighbours, Splatterhouse 2, and Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts!
 
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
 
0:00 - Intro 
 
2:50 - Initial self-indulgent rambling & 'Expansion Pass #46: Play One/Remake One/Erase One - Hot Dog Edition' Clip
 
10:40 - 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions)
 
23:50 - 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
 
32:30 - What have I been playing?
 
34:45 - Listener's 'Zombies Ate my Neighbours' Memories
 
37:20 + Zombie Talk!
 
Enjoy the podcast!

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