Review by RHunter

"Good Sequel to ZAMN"

Ghoul Patrol, a 1994 shooter/multi-scroller from JVC, is very similar to the highly acclaimed Zombies Ate My Neighbors. This is a good thing, a very good thing. Ghoul Patrol is a good game.

The story goes as follows - you get plopped into a horrifically fun world with a 3/4 overhead view. One or two players can play as the returning two kid heroes - Zeke and Julie. You get to save the world from a demon by battling hordes of ghouls and ghosts.

There are five multi-stage levels, spanning different times and even dimensions. You must recuse ten trapped victims in each level, and then face a boss at the end. Before that, you get to fight skeletons, imps, the un-dead and more. You take care of these baddies with Plasma Guns, Lobbing Smash Guns and others, although ammo is limited.

The controls are really crisp and easy to master, although it can be really tedious to cycle through your gear and remember what's in your possession every few minutes. The graphics are really well done; very detailed. The sounds are well done too, with funny sound effects and enrapturing music.

If you liked Zombies Ate My Neighbors, you'll love Ghoul Patrol. If not, it's still probably worth a look.

(All ratings are assigned as if they had been given when the game was first released)

Graphics: 9
Sound: 8
Gameplay: 9
Replay Value: 7

Reviewer's Rating:   4.0 - Great

Originally Posted: 11/01/99, Updated 11/01/99

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