Ghoul Patrol

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Ghoul Patrol
Ghoul Patrol
Cover art
Developer(s) LucasArts
Publisher(s) JVC, LucasArts, Victor Entertainment (Japanese release)
Platform(s) Super NES
Release date(s) Super NES
  • NA November 1994
[1]
  • JP May 26, 1995
Wii Virtual Console
  • NA January 25, 2010
  • PAL May 14, 2010
Genre(s) Horror
Run and gun
Mode(s) Single player, Coop

Ghoul Patrol is an overhead action game produced by LucasArts for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994 that serves as a sequel to Zombies Ate My Neighbors. It was re-released digitally on the Wii Virtual Console in 2010. A Genesis version was under development as well, but was never released.

Summary[edit]

The game stars Zeke and Julie, the characters from Zombies Ate My Neighbors, who must travel through five worlds to save their town from a horror exhibit come to life.

According to Toshiyasu Morita, a programmer and technology manager at LucasArts during the mid-1990s, this sequel was made by a third party that licensed the use of the Zombies Ate My Neighbors engine for this purpose.[2]

Reception[edit]

GamePro commented that "Ghoul Patrol is the closest you can get to the acclaimed Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and it's a worthy successor." They particularly praised the "outrageous 360-degree shoot-em-up action" and detailed, cartoony graphics.[3] Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 7.8 out of 10, calling it "A worthy sequel to Zombies Ate My Neighbors" and "A great salute to old, late-night horror movies."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20060623025112/http://www.lucasarts.com/20th/history_2.htm
  2. ^ "Interview: Toshiyasu Morita at Sega-16.com". Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  3. ^ "ProReview: Ghoul Patrol". GamePro (64) (IDG). November 1994. p. 148. 
  4. ^ "Review Crew: Ghoul Patrol". Electronic Gaming Monthly (65) (EGM Media, LLC). December 1994. p. 38. 

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