A year ago, Southpeak Games released Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia for the XBOX 360 and PC systems to a less than stellar welcome. The game had a few flaws in controller scheme and a weakness in story that made for lackluster gameplay. Hoping to remedy the situation, Southpeak went back to the drawing board and revamped the title, updating the control scheme and rereleasing a port onto the Playstation 3, Monster Madness: Grave Danger.
Monster Madness has a great concept for top-down, button-mashing fun. You are thrust into a city gone mad with a myriad of monster movie creatures and more zombies ambling around trying to stop you than you can shake a plunger at. You control one of four teenagers (Zack the nerd, Carrie the goth girl, Andy the skater dude, and Jennifer the cheerleader queen) as you battle your way through 20 levels of zombie-filled streets and crazy-clown covered mall (or maul) corridors, all the while trying to discover what happened to your quiet little town and why everyone and everything you know has turned undead. Each player has their own melee weapon preference to help you beat back the brain-dead zombies.