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Monster Bash (DOS)

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Description

The evil Count Chuck has kidnapped all the world's animals in order to turn them into soldiers in his dark army. Johnny Dash's dog, Tex, has been captured along with the other animals, and it's up to him to enter the Night World and save him!

You use a slingshot to combat the ghastly enemies, which include skeletons, zombies, and severed hands. You can collect power-ups to increase your slingshot's power (only for a limited number of shots, however), candy for bonus points, hearts for health, and Johnny-shaped voodoo dolls for extra lives.

On each level, you must find all the animals in cages and shoot the lock on their cages, freeing them. Only then will the exit to the next level open. At the end of each of the three episodes, a boss awaits.

Screenshots

Monster Bash DOS "Help me, I have been turned into stone!"
Monster Bash DOS Part 2 title screen
Monster Bash DOS Title screen
Monster Bash DOS First level

Alternate Titles

  • "Monster Bash! Starring Johnny Dash" -- In-game title
  • "Graveyard" -- Working title

User Reviews

Monster Bash is like a summary of old school Apogee titles WJAndrews (32) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
28 levels of monster-bashin' action *Katakis* (37818) unrated
Hidden Gem Christopher Elmy (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
This Nightmare is like a Dream emmamomocat (30) unrated
Cool game. Damn right. Tomer Gabel (4388) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
I like it. Attila (496) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Retro Spirit Games Nov 02, 2013 6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars 65
PC Joker Oct, 1993 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Monster Bash "Lite" 2.1 was released on July 27th 1993. This was simply a 3 level shareware (As opposed to the regular 10) episode released due to the thought at the time that a 1 meg zip file was too large for people to download. :) This version was since removed from distribution.

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Monster Bash (DOS) on Mar 08, 2000
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