#754 – Zombie Nation


                                                                                                                “Hey ladies!”



                                                                                                      So it’s come to this.





GENRE: Shoot-em-up

RELEASE DATE: September 1991


Namakubi, the decapitated samurai zombie head star of Zombie Nation, is the wind beneath our wings. He spews rivers of vomit upon creatures of the earth. Endless waves of eyeballs shoot from beneath his skull at the creatures of the air. Buildings, machines, even thick mountainous terrain crumble before his acidic eruptions. Though helicopters, planes, zeppelins, tanks, zombie snipers, and other miscellaneous buffoonery try to shoot him down, Namakubi subsumes their projectiles into his decaying flesh. Only highly charged bursts of energy, such as lightning or poisonous smog, can deplete his strength. And what should happen if Namakubi’s strength fails him? Will he not rise again? He will lay his enemies to waste in waste, while saving those who cry out for his help. When his zombie brethren scream for aid from beneath the rubble of the destroyed landscapes, he will snatch them into his greasy locks of hair and they will be saved. Once Namakubi and his brethren are one, they will imbue him with greater powers. And he will consume all who oppose him with torrents of vomit and eyeballs. The Statue of Liberty will be cast down. A buff, axe-throwing, loincloth-wearing Sean Connery shall be humbled. And all will know that Zombie Nation is the greatest shoot-em-up/Rampage combination to ever be created, either on the NES or any other game system, both great and small.




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  • Dude. You made it. Let me be the first to congratulate you on a Quest completed. Slayed. Conquered. Destroyed. Etc. So happy for you.

    • DylanCornelius

      Thank you sir.

  • matthewconway83




    • DylanCornelius

      *nods approvingly*

  • J. Parish

    Now for Famicom あ to ん, I presume.

    • DylanCornelius

      I'd make it to Ai Sensei no Oshiete before I threw in the towel.

  • Matt Reynolds

    Congrats man! I know its been a long, arduous journey. I've enjoyed it all. Thank you…but our princess is in another castle, haha. SNES next?

    • DylanCornelius

      The SNES will have to wait. But there is another quest to come. Stay tuned!

    • Wizdumb

      Damnit Matt, I posted that not seeing that you beat me to the punch.

  • It's been a blast to follow. Your dedication is impressive.

    • DylanCornelius

      Thanks Beau! I really appreciate and respect all the comments you've made. You know your NES library, that's for sure.

  • Wizdumb10

    🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊Way to go dude!!!, Alright! ( thrusting my hat in your direction a'la dumb guy from tremors who tries to hide in a tire)
    Hope you start another retro odysey.
    Sorry Cornelius, but our princess is in another castle.
    Keep going.

  • clumsy_outhouse

    Congratulations! You've critiqued the venerable NES Library and saved the universe. Consider yourself a hero.

  • stevo

    You where a bad enough dude! How about a hamburger? Ha ha.

  • DylanCornelius

    Thanks everyone!

  • Walters

    I'm definitely gonna miss checking for new posts each day. Not sure what your second quest is gonna be. But I do hope at some point you get around to the American SNES games. There are some gems and steaming plastic crap piles for that system that I'd be curious to see how you'd rate. Anyways, thanks for doing all these reviews. They've been enjoyable to read. And have brought back memories of a lot of mid-80's Christmas mornings, thumb blisters, and blinking power lights.

  • Wow you did it! Amazing job! Very impressive! A Winner is You!

    Good thing this isn't Ghosts n Goblins or you'd have to start over a 2nd time. Or 8 times if our Princess was in another castle. Although you might be able to use warp zones to go from 10 Yard Fight to Zombie Nation.

  • ben m

    Congrats man!! Your reviews were always top notch and fun. 🙂

  • Arcane

    Congratulations! I discovered this blog/quest when you were around the halfway mark, and I must say I've enjoyed reading it and getting a non-biased view/second opinion on several of the games. That being said, I think I'll be around for 'The Second Quest (Hell, everyone else is using NES-game-terms here; just thought I'd add my two Rupees lol),' while still catching up on the reviews I missed the first time around.

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  • Bardoly

    Good job, man! Keep up the good work in your next quest… (Dare I hope for TurboGrafx-16?)

    • DylanCornelius

      I would love to explore the Turbo library at some point. Perhaps a side-quest?

  • fishwithfeet

    Great Stuff. Hard To Believe It Was From Researching Super Glove Ball That I Stumbled Onto The Quest. Definitely Interested To See What's Next

  • fishwithfeet

    As Bad A Game As It Was, It Led Me To Hours Of Enjoyment Reading This

  • Thank you Mario… umm… Dylan!
    Your quest is over.
    We present you a new quest.
    Push Button B to select a platform.

  • Rom Woodhouse

    This has been an awesome read! Shame all the best NES quotes are taken. Wish I could find a clever way to work in “I am Error.”

    Congratulations on reaching the end – what a mammoth achievement. I’ll be sure to recommend Questicle (and beyond) to the ardent Retro Gamer readership – hopefully that will generate some new traffic for you.

    See you over at Sega Does…

    • Thanks Rom! I’ve enjoyed reading all of your comments thus far.

  • bringjoy

    You are an awesome reviewer Dylan Cornelius.

    • Thank you, Bringjoy!

      • bringjoy

        Be an original. Always be you.