Friday, April 18, 2008

SplatterHouse- tb16/Genesis

These three games came out in the early 90's by Namco, and they were kick ass. Each game had a very strange soundtrack that eeirly fit each game and the graphics were very good and gory for the time.

The first game hit arcades and later was ported over to the TurboGrafx 16. Unfortunatly the violence was tonned down and also suffered from the turbografx not being able to render the picture and sounds as nice as its arcade predecesor. Still the gameplay remained the same and it was still a great buy!

So get this> Your girlfriend has been kidnapped by monsters in a crazy mansion and Rick (you) must battle your way deep into said mansion to save her. Your weapon..... your fists. That's right... when a monster pops up punch that fucker right in the face! Awesome.

Your fists arn't your only weapon. You'll find 2x4's, machette's, shotguns, baseball bats, and other kinds of blunt objects to beat your way through piles of monsters.

Some of the stages are just downright disturbing. For instance Stage 6 in the first game has you fighting in "The womb" where you punch your way through fetus monsters and egg... things. One stage has you battle your girlfriend who turns into a really ugly monster.

The game also pays tribute to some great old horror films as well (The Deadly Spawn, Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, and Re-Animator, just to name a few.)

The first two games were pretty straight-forward in their gameplay but the third one really took the fighting to a whole new level. SplatterHouse 3 had a very different combat system and also had a map and different routes

to take to save your family. In my opinion it just wasn't as good as the first two, but still well worth playing.

The second game in the series was my personal favorite and here's hoping it sees a release soon on the Virtual Console (since the first one already found it's way on there.)

Splatterhouse- 7.5/10
Splatterhouse 2- 8/10
Splatterhouse 3- 7/10

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