Alien Zombie Megadeath is a gloriously intense platform shoot-em-up!
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Mostly Positive (54 reviews) - 70% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 18, 2011

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Alien Zombie Megadeath is a gloriously intense platform shoot-em-up! You are the lone Spaceman, doing boring space work on a random space platform in deep space when suddenly a huge, relentless, alien force attacks! However these are not your normal everyday aliens...these are alien ZOMBIES! Even through his protective helmet, Spaceman is sickend by their smelliness.

For the sake of humanity... and Spacemans nostrils... you must take control of the ill-fated Spaceman and fend off the alien zombie hoards. Alien Zombie Megadeath is an oldschool 2D platform shoot-em-up with enemies coming at you from all sides, in all shapes and sizes. You MUST blast them all to smithereens!

Key features:

  • Intense arcade action!
  • 80 levels, each with their own high score table.
  • Lots of game types, including: Survival, Adventure, Baby Rescue, Bomb Disposal, Jet Pack and Decoy pods
  • Local Multiplayer
  • 280 challenge medals to earn
  • Space suit unlockables
  • Steam Achievements
  • joypad support

System Requirements


    • OS:XP,Vista,7
    • Processor:1.6GHZ or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible Shader 2
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible


    • DirectX®:dx50
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 10, 2013
Despite the cringe inducing title and painful art style this game provides a solidly put together run-n-gun platformer with surprisingly tight controls. Worth playing if you have somehow found this in your library without a clue how it got there (like myself) and are wondering whether to install.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
Pom Pom, does know how to make good old school shooters. AZM plays a bit like the old Spectrum game Jet Pac with waves of enemies spawning to testing your twitch reflexes as you chase a high score. While the presentation is only passable it plays rather well, though the high intensity of the game means it is best enjoyed in small doses.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2011
A lot of fun. Great retro game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
This game is a masterpiece. I'm a gamer since the Atari days and while I still play a lot, the fun I get is obviously not the same of when I was young. Well, this game succeded in re-creating the same pure joy I was experiencing back then. The graphics are frankly unattractive and the user interface is a bit amateurish but the core gameplay...that's distilled fun for you to enjoy. Last time I liked a game so much was with Trolls and Tribulations for the Commodore 64...
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
69.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
There's nothing quite like playing as Santa Claus with Laser Gun fighting Aliens on what appears to be a floating Musical Staff. If you haven't experienced it, be sure to try out AZMD. While not the greatest survival sidescroll shooter, it is definitely one of the most unique. Very straightforward and easy to pickup and put down at any time. The levels get progressively much more difficult, but it's well worth unlocking many of the UFO's and extra spacesuits.

That being said, I will add that the achievements in this game (particularly 'All the Medals') are insanely hard to get. I am less than proud to say that I endured to earn them after countless hours of gameplay and testing. The reward was definitely not worth the time invested as I feel that they were made unnecessarily difficult. In particular Leves 24-Alpha and 31-Alpha have boss count achievements that are horrendously tested/scaled. I walked away feeling less achieved and more unnerved that I'd lost so much time learning to do something completely pointless.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
It's not bad, but it's not good either. Yes, it has a 'retro' feel about its simple gameplay and yes, it has good controls, but it's just too bland to be fun. You shoot things left and right (literally), gather crystals and sometimes carry things to a gathering point. There are platforms, but they are just horizontal lines that stretch through the whole 'level'. You get weapon upgrades and unlock spacesuits over time. That's the game. It's very repetative and while that was fun in Pang over 20 years ago, it just doesn't hold up today (plus Pang at least tried to put some effort into giving you some motivation).

If you look for a very simple shoot 'em up this might be for you, but in general I think it doesn't offer enough to hold your attention for more than 15-20 minutes.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2015
This is a really fun bullet-hell platformer game. You need quick reactions to jump out of the way of multiple enemies at once, and almost lighting reflexes to kill them all without dying while also building up your score for extra medals.

What really makes this game even funner is the local co-op. You can have a blast playing with your buddy while you shoot off a few hours smashing aliens working for high scores.

I probably wouldn't recommend people went out their way to play this. but if you can pick it up in a bundle it is well worth your time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2012
It's an ok action 'platformer'. Not really a platformer in the traditional sense, but you have multiple platforms that you can jump on. It's limited to one, full, screen and it's not a sidescroller. While jumping around you have to kill enemies, collect crystals, defuse bombs and save children. Might be fun in small doses, but it's not exactly groundbreaking.

[Rating: 67/100]
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2011
Really tight, fast paced and well done arcade shooting. If you like what you see in the promo vid, pick this one up.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2013
Alien Zombie Megadeath is a 2D game with a very simple concept and controls, mostly requiring only that you move vertically between long platforms, weaving between traps and destroying alien zombies with your blaster along the way.

There are many (very short) missions on the map with objectives ranging from destroying all the baddies, endless survival mode and rescuing space babies before the zombies eat their brains. Along with the handful of Steam achievements there are in-game unlockables to earn such as medals and different spacesuits.

True to its arcade-like nature temporary power-ups frequently drop and of course there are multipliers, high scores and leaderboards. Also includes gamepad support.
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Posted: August 19
A quality arcade shooter which I recently re-discovered.
With tight controls, loads of levels, a fun aesthetic and simple to learn, hard to master gameplay, it walks the fine line between challenging and frustrating. Its got that "just one more go" vibe that will keep you playing for quite some time and with so many levels (some with different game types) it wont get boring fast.

I don't remember what I paid for it, but I have a feeling it wasn't enough.
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4.5 hrs
Posted: March 30
Very simple mechanics, but creative dinamics. It's a funny game
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0.7 hrs
Posted: January 13
Alien Zombie Megadeath is a throwback to the simply-premised arcade games of yore. You've got a blaster, things want to kill you, kill them first. Difficulty and strategy enter the picture as platform layouts on each level increase in size and complexity, new obstacles enter the mix, and (of course) more and more waves of aliens get lobbed at you. There's not much in the way of depth here, but Alien Zombie Megadeath doesn't really need it. The game straddles the line between survival drive and score chaser, and is better off for not deviating from it.

There's a fair amount to do in Alien Zombie Megadeath even with the rather basic concept, with a huge pile of levels to plow through, and some new outfits to unlock as a reward for your efforts. It's also really easy to just pick up and play here and there, be it as stress relief or to knock your friends down a few pegs on the leaderboard.

Alien Zombie Megadeath may not look like much, especially for 2011 (I honestly thought it was older), but it's still pretty fun and worth snagging.
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Morton Koopa
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 23, 2015
I guess this game would be fun if you only had a tablet and you were stranded.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: June 15, 2015
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0.2 hrs
Posted: May 31, 2015
it sucks, dont bother.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: November 30, 2014
Scales up to the DIAS level far qucker than I like.

Can't set the controls any easier.

It was fun while it lasted.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: September 10, 2014
Why I bought the game: Bundle

What I liked about the game: Donkey Kong meets Space Invaders, quick gameplay involving a lot of up and down movement and blasting aliens from the left or right. You get powerups occasionally, the game modes are simple alterations of up down and left right shooting, while sometimes moving things (babies and bombs).

I forced myself to play this game because it was on my list, I had fun - but wouldn't go out of my way to buy it, as a bundle game I enjoyed it very much. Would make an awesome quick game to jump on with a controler and kill some time.

What I didn't like about the game: Not much to dislike

Would I buy at current asking price of 4.99? Nah

I would like to state all changes made by the developers of the game after this review could potentially make this entire review irrelevant.
The current date of review 11/11/14.
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