Juliet Starling is an athletic, attractive, high school cheerleader, who spends her 18th birthday hack-and-slashing through writhing throngs of hungry zombies. She is the hero of Lollipop Chainsaw, a post-modern horror-action game from Suda51 and his Grasshopper Manufacture. Echoed by the juxtaposition in its title, the game combines two disparate libertine attractions: a firm-fleshed young woman in graceful motion and the gas-powered massacre of splatter-y undead mobs. Juliet acrobatically outmaneuvers attackers, and fights back with her oversized chainsaw blade.
Often outnumbered, Juliet's cheerleading skills allow her to leap about and kick foes into place, setting up gratifyingly gory finishing moves that cut down the whole gang. Her now-zombified classmates remain organized by social groups, and Juliet must defeat increasingly difficult rock & roll-themed cliques of zombie teens as she progresses through the adventure. Not completely alone in this endeavor, she travels with her boyfriend, Nick -- or, Nick's chatty severed head, at least -- to provide supernatural assistance and foul-mouthed comic relief. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide
|Feature 1||Hack-and-slash post-modern comedy-horror action, from enigmatic developer, Suda 51|
|Feature 2||Super-cute cheerleader with an attitude slices through throngs of creepy undead|
|Feature 3||Use acrobatics to knock zombies down, then chop 'em up with your giant chainsaw|
|Feature 4||Battle through cliques of high school student zombies, organized by rock music genres|