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Old 02-04-11, 06:01 PM
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Hmm, someone has read our 6 Horror Games We Want to See on the Big Screen breakdown.

This sounds like it's a bit too early to report on - as the rights for the property are not even fully secured and the financing hasn't been locked in place - but filmmaker John Darko is trying to get an adaptation of the video game Zombies Ate My Neighbors! off of the ground.

The title was made popular on the Sega Genesis and Super NES systems. The thrust of the game is you run around killing, at first, zombies in suburbia until you move on, level to level, acquiring sundry weapons and taking on familiar horror monsters.

First Showing broke the news about Darko's project, which is being co-produced by April Wade and Ahmed al Baker. The site says they're borrowing "a bit" from the video game but Darko hopes to craft his own "coming of age" zom-com.

Is this the way to do it? The indie way with elements of the game? Yikes. You can't downplay the scope of the game.

Go big or go home, is what I say.

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I think it will be virtually impossible to capture the essence of this game without a massive budget. It still stands as one of my favorite games of all-time. I remember busting out my Game Genie to finally make it through all 99 (?) levels. In fact, this news make me want to bust my SNES out of storage and start water-pistoling zombies again.

For those who need a refresher:

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Old 02-04-11, 06:06 PM
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I hope the freaking movie ending is better than the games. Can't be much worse.
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Refresh my mind, what happened again?
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Refresh my mind, what happened again?
Winner!
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The infamous "Winner" Screen, after 48 stages! This game was a blast though.

Jump to around 1:40.

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^ Ha. I just watched that before you posted it. I had forgotten how lame it was.
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I never beat the game and now I'm glad I didn't. I would have been fucking pissed.
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this game is literally in my FC twin (snes/nes clone) as we speak
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I never beat the game and now I'm glad I didn't. I would have been fucking pissed.
Even doing it with the Game Genie would have felt like a waste of time.

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