As a child of the 1980s, VHS tapes are no stranger to me. Little did I know that they also… well, you’ve read the title. You know what’s going on: in Demons Ate My Neighbors!, courtesy of a cursed VHS tape, Fairweather Valley has been overrun by monsters straight out of classic horror films, and only you can stop them. Time for some classic twin-stick shootin’.
So, first of all: anyone still remember 1993 (or 1994, for those in Europe)? That was, after all, a rather important year for Demons Ate My Neighbors! as that was when Zombies Ate My Neighbors, a clear inspiration for more than the title of this upcoming throwback, saw the light of day. But if you gotta borrow ideas from another game, always best to pick a classic, which they most certainly did here. Good stuff.
When a cursed VHS tape transforms Fairweather Valley into a den of horrors, April and Joey forgo their dreams of laid-back summer.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait a bit before getting to splash holy water on Vampunks, Zombos, and… wait, what? Oh. Right. Video game. Anyway, water guns! HOLY water guns! Awesome. No better way to deal with demons – and other totally-not-real-at-all creatures. I am a tad puzzled as to why players are actually given the option to “DAMN or DELIVER citizens and bosses who turned evil”, although it seems that’ll actually play into which paths open up as well as equipment availability. Interesting.
Damn them all, I say. Damn them to heck! Oh, and bring a friend, because it’s definitely dangerous to go through this new Fairweather Valley alone.