The Tempura of the Dead Adds Purpose To Zombie Head Juggling

By Spencer . November 28, 2010 . 3:26pm


The Tempura of the Dead is a throwback to the ’80s with pixel art and cutscenes like this…



You can switch between two characters, a samurai with a sword and a dude armed to the teeth with a machine gun, grenade launchers, and laser gun. Both characters can juggle zombie heads. There’s actually a good reason for this in The Tempura of the Dead, its how you trigger Tempura Fever mode. In this state, players earn extra lives by pulling off zombie head combos. Take a look.


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  • Fun times for 3$! Great soundtrack.

  • Code

    rar, he’s not just some dude with machine guns! He’s the president with machine guns >w<~!

  • thaKingRocka

    I downloaded the demo last week, and I really liked it, but I found it a little too difficult to juggle. I haven’t deleted the trial. I keep going back on forth on whether or not to buy it.

    • It’s quite difficult later on in the game. Actually, it’s mostly the bosses – oh snikes, the bosses…

  • Alexisonfire

    This is on my “Buy a point card and buy all these fantastic indie games already” list already. It’s quite fun.

  • This game is right up my alley. It’s gets difficult at parts.
    See the hearts at the top of the screen of the video? You actually have to buy those from “Zom’s Shop” (he’s a pretty cute zombie). I believe you start the game with about three. At any rate, I ranked up the Lefts(?) and bought as many hearts as I could to get to make it easier to kill the second boss, and even then it was a close call.

    Plus, the opening to the game is amazing:

    Part of the fun of XBLI games! Also, the people/person behind the game mentioned on their Twitter (!/wo60000) that they patched something, but I haven’t noticed anything major.
    If I have one gripe it’s that when you save you have to exit the game. That’s a bit of an inconvenience for someone like me who *has* to save after a cruel, long battle.
    Also, if you liked the game it looks like the developers also created PC games that are free to d/l at their site if you want to check them out:

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