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An incoherent mash-up of kitsch noises.
Much like the game's breathless take on b-movie releases from the '50s to the '80s, the music to Lucasarts’ 16-bit monster shooter is an unapologetic mess.
Composed by cult game composer George 'The Fat Man' Sanger, it's an incongruous musical patchwork capable of radically changing style every few seconds, and sounding frequently like a '50s drive-in movie shown in a circus tent. In Hell.
Without the soundtrack’s schlocky, off-kilter, fairground creepiness, Zombies Ate My Neighbors would have been just another cartoon horror game. The music lifted it to a different level, creating an authentic exploitation movie tribute cleverer than the sum of its parts without being po-faced.
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