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Monster Bash (DOS)

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Written by  :  Christopher Elmy (3)
Written on  :  Aug 04, 2014
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Hidden Gem

The Good

For me this is the best platform game of the DOS era, but as an EGA shareware title released in 1993 (the same year as Doom) it didn't exactly set the world on fire. I picked up a demo disk at a computer fair in the early 90s and eventually purchased the complete game by mail order. It has a wonderful Hammer Horror and Universal Monsters style theme to it, with a little bit of Splatter House gore.

The Bad

Dos Box has horrible screen tearing.

This game deserved VGA graphics considering the quality of the gameplay.

The Bottom Line

A lost gem from a forgotten era. Apogee games were played by PC owners in the late 80s to early 90s, before PC gaming went mainstream upon the release of Doom. It's challenging. One of the last games I remember having a 'PC Speaker' sound option.