Alien Zombie Megadeath is a gloriously intense platform shoot-em-up!
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Mixed (54 reviews) - 68% 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

    Minimum:

    • 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

    Recommended:

    • DirectX®:dx50
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Overall:
Mixed (54 reviews)
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AN
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Very simple mechanics, but creative dinamics. It's a funny game
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nekobun
( 0.7 hrs on record )
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 on record )
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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Manta
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15, 2015
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boy better know
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31, 2015
it sucks, dont bother.
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TeamTom
( 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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Seneschul
( 0.9 hrs on record )
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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Gastel
( 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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m6ko
( 5.1 hrs on record )
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

**Disclaimer**
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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TheCyberDruid
( 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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AlexARGold
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2, 2014
Personal Rating: 6/10
Genre: Straightforward Arcade 2D Arena Shooter with Power Ups

Take a simple shooter game like Mega Man, place him in a single room with multiple platforms to run on and throw endless waves of enemies at him and you have Alien Zombie Megadeath. Your character can jump, shoot and collect power-ups that enhance your weapons. It has a bit of a bullet hell feeling to it to go along the mindless blasting. There are variations of game types, but they all feature shooting aliens and avoiding their bullets. Good game for when you no want to thinky too much.
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Videogamevegas
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31, 2014
WOW! What an amazing game!!! At first it reminded me of Xenophobe! And on its surface it does. But the game play is much more fast and frenetic than the aforementioned title and I find it very satisfying! DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!
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SyntaxErrorReady
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25, 2014
The difficulty is way to high, the hard part of the waves are very often at the end of the level, so you have to replay the boring non challenging part hundreds of times.
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CptnWaffles
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9, 2014
Terrible game with no thought, depth, or creativity put into it. Just a time-wasting device.
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Tuong
( 235.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18, 2014
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!
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Kindred Hunter Xo
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3, 2014
It looks like it was made in 1993

10/10, would bang
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N!
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2013
1/5

A thoroughly by-the-numbers platforming shoot-em-up.
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Doktor Egg
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2013
Alien Zombie Megadeath doesn't feel old, it actually strikes me as fairly modern and a product of its time. The only thing it about it that is old is the way it makes me feel. Just the name of the game makes me feel old. It is so desperately trying to be cool by throwing tired tropes in a way that it perhaps hopes is ironic. The claim of being “old school” is just another sort of pretension. It wants to re-create the simple colourful joys of past, when a plot was a one paragraph intro before the shooting started but while it throws the story out the window what is left doesn't measure up to the old classics it is trying to ape.

I'm struggling to place AZM in a genre. It feels half way between a platformer and a twin stick shooter. It plays most like a twin stick but your little spaceman is affected by gravity (which is odd if you think too much about it) and so can only run along the platforms but each level is made up a half dozen or so liner platforms, all of the same length, stacked above each other so it is like jumping about on some sort of shelving unit. You can also only shoot left and right which makes dealing with the enemies that attack from above and below a pain in the neck and ♥♥♥♥ respectively and deaths to them just feel rather cheap. It is a twin stick that robs you of the freedom of movement and attack, the joy of which is the joy of twin stick shooter. It all just feels, well very busy but not very exciting. Very rich and colourful and full of features but not much fun. It just doesn't feel quite right to me and so I struggled to have fun with it and I don't feel I can recommend it. On the other hand if you enjoy the feel of it then there is certainly a lot of it in terms of content. Utlimately though, If this is old school then I think I am ready to embrace progress.
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Sucram
( 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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TheCrankyOldGamer
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 30, 2013
It's...uh. Cute? Nothing you should spend money on, but it's not a BAD game. Very retro arcadey. Just kind of jump and shoot in a static arena, with aliens spawning on either side of you. You can only shoot left or right, and jump between tiers. Meh.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2012
It gets more and more addicting by time.

Pros : Unlimited enemys to kill
Variety in kinds of enemys
Multiple game modes ( Survival , UFO , Bomb Defusal , Baby resque , Jetpack)
2 player game feature
Chalenging stages so that its hard to earn medals.
Cons : Somewhat tiny weapon pick-up duration
Limited customization depending space suits
13 Achivements
Medium graphics for its type of game while released in 2011

I can give it 75/100 something that i dont do easily.
If its worth the money ? Yes . Dont be unsatisfied with the first look and go for a second round if you are the average 10year old graphics boy.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2012
A game that is fun despite itself. Name is awful, gameplay is competent (has some hitbox issues like mad as you go on). If you like score-attack titles this one will win you over with its medals and opening new challenges in earlier levels. The problem is a lot of it seems randomized to some degree and can be the difference between a new record or "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥IT HOW AM I SO MUCH LOWER THAN LAST TIME?!".

Also basically any mission involving the words "bomb disposal" or "space babies" are the dumbest ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ things.
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
It looks like it was made in 1993

10/10, would bang
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2012
Excellent game!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
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 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
Terrible game with no thought, depth, or creativity put into it. Just a time-wasting device.
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11 of 28 people (39%) found this review helpful
Recommended
235.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
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!
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2012
The only thing I found exciting about this was the title.
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
it sucks, dont bother.
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