Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition is a shooting game which out of the minds of Bandai Namco Games comes the idols from the Jpop band AKB48 to the arcade, it’s a light gun shooter, where players have to take on hoards of these Zombie Schoolgirls to save them from a fate worse than death. The game features seven members, including Yuko Oshima, Mayu Watanabe and Yuki Kashiwagi, instead of killing the girls though players save them by shooting vaccine bullets to rescue the zombified AKB48 members. All of the zombie faces for the character models were made by scanning facial data from the AKB48 members so players get the fun of saving all the members of AKB48, these zombies are super cute and full of spunk!
When the game starts and before players head out to on players's mission players pick one unzombified AKB48 member as a partner. Players can choose from Ryoka Oshima, Mayu Watanabe, Yuki Kashiwagi, Rina Kawaei, Anna Iriyama, Haruna Kojima, or Miki Noshino to help them save the other girls from their zombified states. There are built in dance numbers in the game that are built in at certain stages. The Sailor Zombie: AKB48 Arcade Edition have a rhythm portion with four songs including Flying Get and Gingham Check where the Sailor Zombie idols dance for players when players reach certain stages of the game.
Machine design with a theater sit-down cabinet, and the light-gun shooter game design for two players, the game is played in a cabin featuring a large screen and a 5.1 sound system.