Neighbours from Hell
|a game by||JoWood Vienna|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||8.5/10 - 12 votes|
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|See also:||Point-and-Click Quests|
If you have ever had to actually live next to Neighbours from Hell you will find this game very therapeutic. This is a fun game to play if you are looking for something a little kooky and different from the norm. This game was released well over a decade ago on various platforms, but it was on the Nintendo GameCube where I originally played the game. This was a bit of a cult hit, so much so that this along with its sequel were repacked as Neighbours Back from Hell and released on platforms such as the Nintendo Switch.
Woody Is The Man!
The story of the game has a fair bit of charm to it. Our main character and the guy we play as is called Woody. Woody is a pretty average guy and he is happy living his best life. His life is turned upside down when an annoying neighbor called Mr. Rottweiler moves in next door to him and drives him insane. The premise of Neighbours from Hell is a lot of fun and it gets even more fun.
Woody is at his wit's end so he calls in a TV crew and they start a TV show that showcases just how bad a neighbor he has and it is up to Woody to show how bad he is and to play pranks on him to make sure the show has good ratings.
Teaching Him A Lesson
Neighbours from Hell is played from a kind of 2D perspective, but you can move into and out of the foreground. You need to sneak around Mr. Rottweiler’s house and play tricks on him too annoying him. Which the TV viewers will watch and applaud. These range from messing with his TV reception to putting an iron on his phone so get gets burnt when he answers it. In many ways, this is kind of like a puzzle game as you need to figure out what objects mix with what to make a prank.
Mr. Rottweiler, his dog, and his parrot need to be avoided. You do this by hiding under the bed, in a closet, and so on. You can also cause distractions that will make him go to one part of the house so you can work in another. If you get caught, you get beaten up and must repeat the whole thing again.
I Saw You On TV!
They do a really good job with the presentation in Neighbours from Hell. For a game that is a few generations old. Thanks to the animated TV show style they went for it has actually aged quite gracefully, my only complaint is that things can be a little dark.
The cut scenes are hilarious and very well done and the voice acting that is here feels very fitting to the premise of the game.
It was a real blast from the past for me to go back and play this. I had a lot of fun with it when it was first released and I do feel it holds up fairly well to this day. However, I have to be truthful and say that rather than going and playing Neighbours from Hell on Game Cube, Xbox, or whatever. You would be far better skipping over this and playing the newly remastered version of the game Neighbours Back from Hell which is a much better game in pretty much every regard.
- I liked Woody as a character
- The whole premise of the game is a lot of fun
- The game has aged pretty well graphically
- Pulling off pranks is a good time!
- It can be frustrating when you get caught
- The new Neighbours Back from Hell pretty much makes this version obsolete