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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 PlayStation 3 and Android have "Grave Danger."


This game provides examples of:

  • All Just a Dream: Or Was It a Dream?
  • Ancient Tomb: Level 14.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes - You can unlock 3 extra clothing options by getting all the characters' Tier 2-3 weapons, every melee weapon, and beat the game on a certain difficulty, except Zack who you just need to complete the Bestiary and Jennifer where you need to S-Rank the game on Madness. The PlayStation 3/Android version has you doing various missions and mini-games.
  • Affectionate Parody: B-Movies, of course.
  • Attack of the Killer Whatever: Spiders, cats, snakes, you name it.
  • Bad Bad Acting
  • Big Bad Ensemble Larry Tools. and the Lord of the Demons, whose presumably Satan.
  • Big Foot: A standard enemy who likes to kick boulders.
  • Blood Knight: Billy. He has no alliance, he seeks revenge against the universe, he just waves his chainsaw around until it runs out of juice then he punches everything until his, or the universes', temporary defeat.
  • Classic Cheat Code: By pausing during game play you can enter the Konami Code to access the cheat menu in the 360 version.
  • Chainsaw Good
  • Chupacabra: An interesting result of monster splicing.
  • Creepy Cemetery: Level 12.
  • Dead Weight: Fat Zombie.
  • Enemy Summoner: Captain Bones can only be defeated by the heads of its conjured allies.
    • When a Harpy dies it'll lay an egg that'll hatch into another Harpy if you don't crack it fast enough.
    • Witches can drop black cats.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies
  • Evil Counterpart: The Ghoul Squad, Death has summoned a rag-tag bunch of concentrated evil based on the fears and dislikes of the Heros.
    • Anthony: A hard working, shotgun wielding, country boy with a raccoon eating his head. Andy's long torturer.
    • Butch: Mean, stupid, and strong as Hell with a minigun in tow. Death's "gift" to Zack.
    • Clarisse: Just a demon who exists, with nothing worth noting, no special powers, no special looks, just a demon. This boggles Carrie's mind to no end.
    • Kelly: A rich, once beautiful, cheerleader whose face was destroyed by a mad plastic surgeon, now devoid a mouth and lips and a chip off her shoulder. Jennifer doesn't care much.
  • Expy: Mr. Huggles has no relation to a large purple dinosaur.
  • Face Heel Turn: Andy attempts one, but Larry shoots him down. Also, Mr. Huggles when the monsters catch him. Jennifer is upset about having to kill him, as she was a fan of his show when she was younger
  • Feather Flechettes: The Harpy, naturally.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell
  • Gag Boobs: There's a cheat which increases Jennifer's bust.
  • Hate Sink: You're not going to like the leprechaun that shows up throughout your adventures.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: The Ghoul has one, Mr. Griswold, sewed to its back. Griswold can even stun and blind you with a camera flash.
  • Haunted Castle: Setting of the final Chapter.
  • Heel Face Door Slam: Inverted, Andy tries to side with Larry Tools following The Reveal, but suffice to say he won't let him.
  • Heel Face Turn: That Billy
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Billy, doubles with Freudian Excuse.

  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.
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