Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Silly name aside, this is one of the most creative action 2D shooters I have seen in a long time.
  2. 86
    Overall, I really like Zombie BBQ's art style, sense of humor, and solid shmup gameplay.
  3. Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ will draw you in with its awesome premise, but it keeps you interested with its excellent shooting action. It’s a quirky, challenging, fun game that’s the DS’s sleeper hit of the season.
  4. Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ may be a rather simplistic shooter, but the game offers plenty of depth.
  5. The incredible concept and execution really make this a unique game that plays really well. If you like shmups, need a hearty laugh, or just feel the need to blow up some zombies, you really can't go wrong by dropping $20 on this title.
  6. 80
    Despite its unconventional title and content, Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is probably destined to be a big sleeper hit for the Nintendo DS. With off the wall characters, lots of shooting and amusing takes on old fairytales, this game belongs in your collection.
  7. Although Zombie BBQ is not one of the best action games of Nintendo DS, it is indeed a good option within the DSiWare portfolio.
  8. Overall, Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is a very enjoyable game, with quirky characters, interesting level settings, and a great sense of humor. However, it doesn’t take long for the gameplay to get a little stale, especially when the game slows down when a large amount of creatures are onscreen at once.
  9. If you are a shoot-em-up fan, you won’t leave this game disappointed.
  10. Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is a shooter set in the world of fairy tales. The title is now available in Europe the game has as DSiWare at a cost of only 800 Nintendo Points. This shooter has quite familiar environments, which encourage us to explore, and an original structure. To be reported against a system of precise control, but in the long tiring, a certain amount of repetition and a level of difficulty that isn't properly calibrated. Zombie BBQ is a shooter so discreet that deserves a little thought in its PAL (same but cheaper) DSiWare exclusive, but probably not worth the cost of imported game for those without a DSi.
  11. Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is one creative idea that suffers from lack of follow through.
  12. Pesky controls and irritating slowdown curtail the fun you'll have in this zombie shooter.
  13. Call it a fractured fairy tale with guns and flamethrowers. [Dec 2008, p.94]
  14. 42
    People who like deliberately campy, cheesy premises (like a Tarantino film) might find some subversive pleasure in this unique-yet-half-baked effort, but those looking for a little more depth would do well to pass this one by.
  15. In an arcade-style game, anything that requires the player to take a break from shooting is a questionable call. We’re okay with reloading, but handicapping us with awkward controls is just uncool.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. KyleM
    Dec 19, 2009
    It's a brilliant game - combining some of the best elements from fairy tales with one of the best from gaming...zombies. The fact it is in fact a budget title eliminates any whining about the controls, which are average at best. It's just good fun. Full Review »
  2. tonyg
    Dec 21, 2008
    great shooter in an old school way! ... got that one more time addictivness..great buy at 20 clams
  3. Deerock
    Nov 26, 2008
    Don't listen to the naysayers! This game is great from the word go, and slowdown in shooters happen in even the best Treasure games, so that's hardly a reason to dock it! Its an instant cult classic. Full Review »