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Chiller (Amstrad CPC)

Chiller Amstrad CPC Title screen and credits

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Description

Whilst trying to reach the haunted mansion in which your kidnapped lady is held, your car runs out of fuel. As a result, you must progress on foot to reach her.

The areas you must travel through include the forest, cinema, a ghetto and the graveyard. All are filled with ghouls, zombies, ghosts or bats, all ready to drain your energy. To complete each screen you must collect the five blue crosses. Once you reach the mansion and find her, you must escort your girlfriend back through the same territories, switching between characters to collect the blue (him) and red (her) crosses as quickly as you can, still not safe.

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Chiller Amstrad CPC Intro to the ghetto level
Chiller Amstrad CPC The haunted house
Chiller Amstrad CPC Intro to the haunted house level
Chiller Amstrad CPC Intro for the forest level

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Trivia

Chiller

This game is in no way related to the controversial Chiller coin-op by Exidy.

Copyright infringement

Initial copies of the C64 version were withdrawn from sale due to an unlicensed sample of Michael Jackson's Thriller on the title screen.

Inspiration

The locations of the game - the woods, the cinema, the city, the graveyard and the house - are taken from Michael Jackson's Thriller music video.

Sales

According to the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #1), the game was Mastertronic's #10 best selling game (280.173 copies).

Information also contributed by Andrew Fisher and Silverblade
Kabushi (122912) added Chiller (Amstrad CPC) on May 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63130), festershinetop (9480) and koffiepad (10010)