Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ

'Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ' (NDS) Coming to Europe. The game was released in North America a year ago--long before this blog came into existence--and I thought I'd give it a post at least since I admit that video games using fairy tales fascinate me, even though I am not a gamer.

Our story begins with the invasion of this fairy tale land by hordes of ravenous zombies. And they won’t stop at anything: from the succulent legs of ham of the Three Little Pigs to the sawdust brain of Pinnochio, they are all tasty morsels for the living dead. Grotesque aberrations plague the enchanted forests. Prince Charmings wake up Sleeping Beauties with a real love bites and ferocious wolves die when they attack abandoned little girls. Only one heroine can stop this babbling army. Her name is Red, Little Red Riding Hood, and now she’s armed and dangerous!

But she will not be alone: Momotaro, the peach boy who’s recently arrived from Japanese folklore, will join her on this dangerous crusade. But… what powers and secrets does this legendary character hold?

Zombie BBQ is a really fun shooter for NDS, where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the great arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies. Shoot, blast, massacre, bombard and burn your enemies to the bone with a simple touch of your stylus on the console screen. Can you save fairy tale land or will you let its creatures live an unhappy-ever-after-life?

You can view the game trailer on YouTube here. I'm not embedding it since it is rather more graphic than I usually show here without warning.

You can also read more about the game on Amazon at Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ. Alas, it is only available on Nintendo's DS platform.

And, yes, Little Red Riding Hood makes the rounds in the video game world. She's in Fairytales Fights, The Path and this one. If she were real, she'd be rich with how often she appears in products. She's rather the publicity hound of the fairy tale realm.

And what is up with the zombie trend these days? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith or The War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies by H.G. Wells and Eric S. Brown? I can understand the vampires and werewolves more--at least they converse--but zombies, well, they are just icky. I do understand the humor, but I cannot imagine this trend going on as long as the others.

I infinitely prefer steampunk which I am just beginning to delve into myself. More about that soon, too.

1 comment:

  1. I bought this for my brother because he loves zombies, but am still hoping I can borrow it. ;)