HOUSE OF HORRORS
Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Educational
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: HOUSE OF HORRORS, Kay Less, £3.95
Compilation Release(s) : None
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : KAY LESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS. No further information.
Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00
Instructions currently unavailable.
Review (Electron User)
After climbing a rocky path to the old house you pass through the rusty gates and enter a creepy mansion. Your task is to recover the golden keys which are spread over the five floors.
The house is haunted by a variety of ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires and mummies. To make matters worse each floor is like a maze, with rooms, corridors, secret passages and rotten floorboards which collapse when you walk on them.
Each floor is drawn as a plan showing the rooms and corridors, the keys, floorboards, passages and the house's horrors. You start by the staircase and your task is to collect the two keys and return without bumping into any of the inhabitants. There is no time limit, so you can plan your route. If you succeed,
you move on to the next level.
The options available at the start are sound on/off, keyboard/joystick and start level. It is also possible to freeze the game at any point.
All the characters are single colour, user defined graphics characters. The monsters all move in fixed patterns and their movement is very jerky - one character position at a time. This gives the game an amateurish look.
I think you will be disappointed with HOUSE OF HORRORS and cannot really recommend it.
Roland Waddilove, ELECTRON USER 2. 8