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1. Posted: Tue 18th Oct 2011 12:36 BST
The Retro Dungeon of Halloween Horrors!
Any of these Scararific Retro Horrors ring a Spooky Belmont Bell?
Halloween is among us, the bats are in full force, the demons are being summoned, zombies have awoken, and I'm SURE many of you have a couple or so Spooky little titles lined up to rock your haunted Halloween candy infested house of horrors. That aside, this thread is about the horror titles you have played and remember, OR plan on playing for this Halloween. Be it on the Nes, Genesis, SNES, Atari 2600 ect ect. And not 'horror' as in horribly shocking scary bad like Super Man 64 or E.T for the Atari which would both be an incredibly stale and 'beaten to death by a raging mutated Goblin horse' answer anyways.
I'm going to start out with a more obscure ghoulish Nes title that hasn't exactly garnered a solid reputation(And for good reason) but I'm sure it left a teeny weeny little spooky dent in a few of our fragile little early 90's Krang brains.
And that horrific little pile of ghoulish demon poop is none other than.....Ghoul School!
All I remember was hating this little frustrating monster infested school wromp with a passion....Not only will the main dreaded School Hallway theme fry your brains with blistering Fry guy repetition, but the sloppy controls, grating and unfair wonky combat and boring as hell bare bones gameplay will throw you off the Captain Hook deep end.
You play as some Punk named Spike O'Hara, who's boasting some sloppy controls in an unfun draging, tedious chore-trip through this Demon infested School of hell. I don't think I made it too far in this one, but it was hands down one of the worst NES games i ever came across....Curse that creepy radically awesome NES Box Art in the rental NES section at my Local Video store for fooling me!
Back in the day, when you rented a game you just hoped for the best. You couldn't go online to check for reviews, either you saw the commercials, had a subscription to Nintendo Power or maybe watched GamePro TV. In this case, well....I didn't know, and I hoped for the best...At least it's not as bad as Home Alone.lol
Here's the plot just for kicks. Which I actually find to be pretty hilarious(the school name is too awesome) and is another pure example of a funky plot that you just can't find on games in this day and age, yet on the NES stuff like this was in full force.
"While taking the usual shortcut home through the cemetery from Cool School High, Senior Spike O'Hara found a strange, glowing skull. He put it in his backpack to show to his anatomy teacher the next day which happened to be Halloween Eve. When Dr. Femur wanted to keep the skull for a special study, Spike was concerned because it appeared that the skull was bigger than it was the day before. Little did anyone know that the skull had begun transmitting its message to the realm of the dead. The ghouls had begun their assault...
Ghosts/demons have taken over Cool School High. They have turned the teachers and football team into demons. To make matters worse, they have kidnapped Samantha Pompom, the head cheerleader. The player assumes the role of Spike O'Hara as he tries to defeat the ghouls and rescue Samantha. He will have to explore more than 200 rooms and defeat a large number of enemies. There are items and weapons throughout the game that O'Hara can find to defeat the ghouls, though many of these items are well-hidden."
So yup! What scary hair raising spookAlicious Retro beasties do YOU guys plan on playing this Halloween? On Another note, I shall now leave you with some Halloweenish Genesis 16-bit tunage! muhahahahahahaa
Edited on Wed 19th October, 2011 @ 09:08 by WaveBoy
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2. Posted: Fri 21st Oct 2011 22:25 BST
Damn, this thread is getting too many bodacious mecha mega epic hits to handle, it's getting overloaded with mother brain juice! Where's the Halloween Retro spirit!?
As for me, I've got these 2 retro baddies lined up, plus I'll be playing Ju-On: The Grudge for the Wii........
Halloween Retro Horrors! Castlevania - NESGargoyle's Quest - Game Boy
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Edited on Sat 22nd October, 2011 @ 00:15 by WaveBoy
3. Posted: Fri 21st Oct 2011 23:47 BST
Lovin' the collage of the Halloween inspired spooky-style spine-tingling retro classics of our childhood!
So now that I have moved on from The Battle of Olympus, I fired up the great Castlevania III for a few minutes of free time on the VC last night and bloody hell, its hard! But what's worse is how it looks on the VC. Full of yucknees to the oh so dim and depressing colors of the VC. When in doubt whip the original out. You cannot have a proper Retro Dungeon Halloween of Horrors on the VC (except for Rondo of Blood); it would be like going to a haunted house with the lights on! Anyway, last time I left Trevor alone was at Drac's Main Hall and didn't get past the Reaper. I will have to give it another go here pretty soon though among playing maybe some other Castlevania's and other jeepers-creeper kinda games.
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4. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 05:02 GMT
Thanks dude! I haven't been cruisin' NL for maybe around a week-ish or so now and I'm pretty hung over from last nights crazy Halloween party where some busty 70's dressed 43 year old milf was hitting on me for hours while her husband was akwardly staring at me across the room as if he wanted to crush my head in with a Donkey Kong Malllet.lol , but now I'm back and it's sad to see that this thread isn't getting any Hungry Hippo lovin', where's the Retro radical Halloween spirit? Whatever!
And Ryno you play your Wii on an LCD right? well to fix the ugly dark colorless Picture quality of NES VC games all you need to do is amp up the mondoness of your LCD. Set the Color to 100/MAX, set the Color Gamut to WIDE, Set the Dynamic Color to HIGH and if you've got an expert mode or anything that lets you boost or tinker with the color management options then boost the colors to the max in those as well, plus have the contrast set to max and amp up the brightness until the Black levels start taking a hit, and you will get colors that my even Beebop-beat your actual NES cartridges.
That aside, I'm semi bodaciously Rocksteady Bummed since my copy of Ju-On:The Grudge for the Wii didn't make it in the mail in time for Halloween, PLUS I maxed out my Credit card so Gargoyles Quest is a banana ramma no-go as well unless my last payment transfer makes it in time for tomorrow.
Instead I might be playing Ghosts 'n Goblins for the Nes or Arcade VC, with a splash of Castlevania and maybe something else on the flippity flip side.
last Halloween, i played and ended up beating the radically oh so tough Ghouls 'n Ghosts for the SNES which was pretty damn great! Hopefully the two games aren't too simular. I mean I haven't played Ghost 'n Goblins on the NES OR Arcade in Chuck E Cheese centuries!
And I know what you mean about not playing the actual NES cartrdiges on the NES, but if you don't have those spooky retro cartridges sometimes you gotta resort to a little Virtual Console Action Smatishfaction. BUT i do have a copy of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse for the NES, so I'll most likely fire that one up for Halloween as well.
CIII was a beast! Incredibly tough towards the end......That Final Clock tower with the over populated amount of devilish frighening 8-bit Maduessa headed beasties was enough to rip my Lucas 'The Wizard' Mullet out! I really want to play it again, but ONLY as Trevor Belmont this time around.
Edited on Mon 31st October, 2011 @ 21:33 by WaveBoy
5. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 05:16 GMT
I've got a couple awesome games lined up for my Halloween gaming fix! One Retro and another not quite as retro but still an underrated gem. I'm playin me some Symphony of the night and Eternal Darkness! Oh yeah!I'm gonna keep my sanity meter low on ED for that extra spooky experience and the lights are stayin off.Mwa ha ha ha ha!
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6. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 21:31 GMT
Sounds awesome Link! Eternal Darkness based on what I played was quite the semi-mind tweakage. And you can't go wrong with SOTN if Metroidvania is your twang thang'
As for me, I've figured out my final 3rd Retro(Then again...Retro it tis' not) Empty Bonk' Spot which inspired me since i got my Indigo Purple GameCube in the mail today. I've had a black GCN for years now, and the Indigo GCN blows it away in the looks department. But Yup! To go along with my grapey gorgeous purple Gamecube I'm going to be playing....Dun Dun Dun DUN!!!
Nintendo SpOoOOoOoky. The first GCN game and my favorite GCN game goes to Luigi's Mansion. I doubt I'll finish it, but since I'm more RETRO, Ghosts 'n Goblins and Castlevania will be taking the main spot light.
The question is, should i get the Arcade version of Ghosts 'n Goblins or the NES version? I hope it's not too simular level design wise to Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
7. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 22:12 GMT
I would play Luigi's mansion but I just went through that again last month. Still one of my favorites and I can't wait for the new one!
8. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 22:16 GMT
I haven't played Luigi's Mansion since it's Launch on the Gamecube. So for me it will definitly feel a bit more fresh. Knowing me I'll probably play it for a couple hours just for kicks.
9. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 22:19 GMT
Going to Play Thru Costume Quest and Alan Wake tonight. Playing Avenging Spirit right now.
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10. Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2011 23:42 GMT
Playing Resident Evil 2. Don't plan on finish it tonight though.Too scary ;___;
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11. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 01:03 GMT
i watched a whole play of Night Slashers from DeceasedCrab and Madamluna for Halloween, just what i wanted to do.
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12. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:23 GMT
My Halloween is officially being extended for the next few days haha. I've got too many horror movies to watch on DVD that i bought for Halloween, plus i need to give Ghosts 'n Goblins a go tonight. Once I'm done with the movies and the 3 games, I'll be taking down the Halloween decorations and gradually amping up for Winter Wonderland Christmas.
13. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:35 GMT
I'm still not even out of the Police Station in Resident Evil 2. :/
14. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:40 GMT
Good sweet Hershy kisses lord, you won't be done for a week. I haven't even fired up any of the 3 games i had planned for yesterday night, since Horrror MovieNight took over. Ended up watching House II, Night of the Demons and The Bad Seed. Much more to go! And i need to stock up on Halloween Junk food since i'm totaly out!
15. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:47 GMT
Retro_on_theGo wrote:I'm still not even out of the Police Station in Resident Evil 2. :/Good sweet Hershy kisses lord, you won't be done for a week. I haven't even fired up any of the 3 games i had planned for yesterday night, since Horrror MovieNight took over. Ended up watching House II, Night of the Demons and The Bad Seed. Much more to go! And i need to stock up on Halloween Junk food since i'm totaly out!
I knew it was going to take a while. Wasn't expecting Pokemon length though. Oh well, it's fun and the first week of November is pretty Halloween. LolHave fun with the movies and game. Watch Evil Ed if you get the chance.
16. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:05 GMT
I'll never play through RE2 ever again. I'd rather be strapped to a chair being spoon fed rotten cherry spooky pop tarts than go through that tedious zombie infested romp fiesto. lol Don't get me wrong it's a great game, but it's the type of game I never want to experience again. I think the Police station just bumbs me out, i MUCH prefer the original RE and RE3: Nemesis hehe.
Plus the combat in traditional RE games has become a bit dated, then again i still have a decent to good time plowing my way through RE Zero a few months or so ago.
Now, it's time for a little RetroER SpOoOoky Halloween action! And that's Halloween for the Atar 2600!
At this point I realllly want to get myself an Atari. The retroness of the enchanting quirky bleeps and bloops seems surreal if you were to play it at night while hearing crickets chirp in the midnight background.lol Has anybody experienced Halloween for the Atari? If so, do tell as it seems to be one of the worst ghoulishly bad Atari 'so bad it's rad' non-classics.
Now, to leave you with something too scary, too spooky, too frightening and too ultra zombified that it may even break the Drac-barrier on Nintendo Life..................The Pumpkin ZoOoOOoOone SpoOoOOoOoOoky lol
Edited on Tue 1st November, 2011 @ 22:17 by WaveBoy
17. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:15 GMT
All I know about that game is the info the Nerd gave us on it. From the gameplay though it really just seems like a high score game with a Halloween theme.
18. Posted: Tue 1st Nov 2011 22:39 GMT
I'll be taking down the Halloween decorations and gradually amping up for Winter Wonderland Christmas.
last year i beat Earthbound for nes during Thanksgiving and Christmas so...Earthbound snes here i come!
Edited on Tue 1st November, 2011 @ 22:40 by ogo79
19. Posted: Wed 2nd Nov 2011 07:23 GMT
Waveboy: Glad to see you are still with us man. I would hate to have found out that you had become Turtle Soup! Probably can't blame the lady for wanting to ride the Wave though. Oh and dude, I have my original 2600 back when I thought Pole Position just meant an Atari game with the whole 70's sleek lookin' wood grain with a stack of games all at my parents house still! I don't have Halloween, maybe 2012...
Retro_on_theGo: It took me awhile to get out of the Police Station too in RE2 so don't sweat it. Also, the great thing is that you get to go back to the Police Station when you are playing as the other character!
So its past Halloween and I did not really dive in head first in the way of spookyness style retro treats but tonight I lit a torch and started up Shadowgate. This is my first time playing it and two quick things (look for some more in depth analysis later); its hard and took me forever to get past the first hall and second the main theme is StarTropicesque awesome! I would compare it to Mozart meeting 8-bit chip tunes. Not quite Beethoven but pretty dang good nonetheless!
Edited on Wed 2nd November, 2011 @ 18:42 by Ryno
20. Posted: Wed 2nd Nov 2011 22:35 GMT
@RynoI'm not going anywhere, unless i manage to get draged down to Wave World by Dr.Wily's evil Aquatic Robo Henchmen. And I ended up leaving the IGN forums a couple of years ago due to way too much negativity towards Nintendo, plus ignoring all of the trollish 9-year old stinky locker room talk back in the Article sections is a must.
As for the Atari 2600, my dad & uncle had one but i never exactly got to play it back in the day aside from one game which i can't remember the name of that used to scare the hell out of me.lol. Instead i was introduced to the Commodre 64 and Coleco vision, they were pretty shnazzy in their own way but for me paled in comparisn to the awesomeness of the NES.
And I realllly want to get Shadowgate CIB, i don't think i EVER made it passed the 2nd hall when i was a kid haha.It does indeed rock some brilliant iconic chilling tunes, which definitly spooked me out as a youngster!...Well Death did anyways! Shadowgate was the first videogame to ever scare me, while Splatterhouse 3 was the first to ever disturb me with it's morbid dark cut scenes.
Edited on Thu 3rd November, 2011 @ 04:13 by WaveBoy