Monster Madness

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Monster Madness, a top-down shooter affectionately parodying B-Movies, notably monster movies. It's very reminiscent of SNES game Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Artificial Studios and Immersion Games were the original developers while Immersion and Psyonix Studios handled the port, and SouthPeak Interactive was Publisher for both iterations. The Xbox 360 and PC versions have the subtitle "Battle for Suburbia", while the Polished Ports on the Play Station 3 and Android have "Grave Danger."

Tropes used in Monster Madness include:

Marked for a loser from birth, Billy was put up for adoption and was denied promptly for being totally boring, uninteresting, and a slightly scary child. Growing up, Billy had many pets... But none of them would play with him. This losing streak continued up to the current Monster Madness. Seeing an opportunity to fit in, he sided with the Monsters. Once again rejected, he now takes his frustration out on anything in his way.

Every couple of years, the residents of Halloweenville are called upon to vote for a new face to represent them during Halloween. Even though a certain skeleton had won the popular vote, Jack-O had more electoral votes and won the election.

  • Spiritual Successor: to Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Sprint Shoes
  • Standard Status Effects:
    • Slow and Disarm: Mummies have locusts and Undead Bikers use smoke grenades, Spiders can only slow. You and your teammates can lay down sticky glue
    • Stun/Freeze: Frankie shocks, Banshees scream, Fat Zombies fart, and Ice Demons freeze, Ghouls can blind and stun with a camera flash, Gremlins throw their wrench at you and take you stuff.
    • Fear: Cats, Zombie Dogs, and Undead Hands latch onto and make you run around all willy-nilly;
    • Lift and Drop: Ghosts and Harpies
    • Possess": Ghosts can do this, decreasing movement speed for the ability to spew a green goop that's potentially [split pea soup,
    • Burn: Imps and Fire Demons thrown fire balls while Zepplins, you, and your teammates throw Molotov Cocktails. In addition you and your team can use a flamethrower gun and robot arm.
  • Storming the Castle: Level 15.
  • Taking You with Me: When near death, or on fire, an Explosive Zombie will rig itself to explode and run in your general vicinity.
    • The Principle tries this when defeated.
  • The Engineer: Gremlins are a Type One with tennis ball turrets and that cursed wrench.
  • The Reveal: Larry Tools reveals near the end of the game that he had actually been using the kids to farm monster tokens and his real name is Lawrence Thompson.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: Zack's Character Select idle chatter has him humming to the music.
  • White Mask of Doom: Billy Wears a Hockey Mask.