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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 In game
Monster Bash DOS First level
Monster Bash DOS "I want candies!"
Monster Bash DOS Title screen

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* (37744) unrated
This Nightmare is like a Dream emmamomocat (30) unrated
Cool game. Damn right. Tomer Gabel (4394) 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

Like most Apogee platformers Monster Bash! is actually a trilogy. The first part of the trilogy came in two versions: a shareware version and a commercial version. The other two parts were released as commercial games only. The names of the three episodes are:
  1. Monster Bash! Part 1
  2. Monster Bash! Part 2
  3. Monster Bash! Part 3
They sure didn't put a lot of thought into the names this time :->

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Monster Bash (DOS) on Mar 08, 2000
Other platforms contributed by menschenfeind (3391)