Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ Review

Developer(s): EnjoyUp, Gammick Entertainment

Publisher(s): Destineer, Gammick Entertainment

Platform: Nintendo DS

Release Date: October 21, 2008

Genre(s): Action, shooter

Player(s): Single-Player

Rating: T for Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, and Mild Suggestive Themes

-Phoenix Robbins

In this game, you have the choice to play as either Little “READY TO ROCK” Red Riding Hood or Momo “PeachBoy” Taro.  Little Red is now much older and much more scantily clad.  She has Mega Bombs and a never-ending-ammo Machine gun for her basic weapons and  she can perform moves like “Red Dash” and “Sexy Dodge.”  Momo Taro  on the other hand, is a character from classic Japanese folklore, who was born from a giant peach.   He is fitted with endless Ninja Stars and a grenade launcher as his basic weapons and he can perform “MomoDash” and “MomoDodge.”

The game can be controlled with just the stylus but this can prove to be a bit frustrating.  You move and shoot by touching the stylus to the screen and reload by releasing which means in order to move left and right, you will have to stop shooting.  It’s much easier to shuffle her back and forth using the D-pad so you can leave the stylus for nothing but zombie kills!  

Another issue was the double-tap to shoot missiles.  I very frequently shot them by accident.  When lifting and pressing down to shoot, sometimes you make the mistake of double tapping and sometimes you’ll waste your missile on a weak character.  If you pay close attention, you should be able to avoid this most of the time.

The story begins with the invasion of Fairy Tale Land by hordes of ravenous zombies.  Little Red must fight her way through the graveyard plagued with the living dead in order to get to Grandma’s house.  When she gets there, Grandma is not herself.  She is now a vicious, wolf-controlling, furniture-throwing, brain-eating monster and sadly, Red must defeat her.   

The game doesn’t stop there!  Grotesque aberrations of your favorite fairy tale characters such as Pinocchio, Santa Claus, and the Three Little Pigs have come (back) to life and Little Red (or Momo Taro) must defeat them!  

At its core, this game is a simple “point and tap” shooting adventure.  In order to move forward, you must shoot down the creatures in your path using grenades, machine guns, flame throwers, lasers, etc.    It’s not as easy as it sounds.  You can get bombarded with many enemies at once and the main fairy tale characters have a whole lot of fight in them.  

The story doesn’t make sense but it’s silly and you get to kill zombies.  Pair this with some cool 3D and 2D graphic, a decent soundtrack, and some classic point and shoot elements, and you’ve got yourself Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ.

Pros:

  • It’s a game with scantily clad “Little Red” using machine guns, rocket launchers, grenades, flame throwers (and more) to kill zombie-fied versions of the world’s favorite fairy tale characters.   What’s NOT to love?
  • I bought it for $4, so it’s a great game for a great price.

Cons:

  • You have to play through the game several times in order to unlock all of the modes.
  • Although the sound effects aren’t bad, it’s not something to write home about.  
  • This game is rare therefore can be hard to find.

Verdict:85%

“Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ” Trailer

This game has gained a cult status. Are you one of the people that love this game? If not, are you willing to give it a try?