Haunting Starring Polterguy (Genesis)

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The ghost of a teenager seeks revenge against a snobbish family. Your job is to scare them out of their house(s). They can't see you so your only means of scaring them is by possessing various objects throughout the household. For example, possessing a piece of furniture would cause something to fly out from it and possessing an object would make it come alive in some way or another. You need to act quickly because you have something called "ecto" which acts as the fuel that allows you to roam the real world. You're awarded more ecto each time a family member exists the room. The more scares you did, the more ecto you gain. Losing all ecto sends you to the underworld where you have to regain your ecto to full capacity in order to go back into the real world.


Haunting Starring Polterguy Genesis Polterguy serves a bloody surprise.
Haunting Starring Polterguy Genesis The game has a short, non-interactive tutorial.
Haunting Starring Polterguy Genesis All members of the Sandini family have a short introduction.
Haunting Starring Polterguy Genesis

Alternate Titles

  • "The Haunting" -- Common Name

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User Reviews

Straight forward, yet surprisingly innovative game from EA, which sees you taking on the role of an angry poltergeist. Nick Drew (370) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Not fully realized, but still a unique and fun little game! Kadath Bird (753) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Ghosts, Ghouls...and a turd throwing Goblin!? Big John WV (25494) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

High Score Jan, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Game Freaks 365 2004 8 out of 10 80
SwankWorld 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Players Oct, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 7.8 out of 10 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Video Games Dec, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Sega-16.com Jun 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Oct, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Retro Spirit Games Jun 25, 2013 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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Juan Ramirez (95) added Haunting Starring Polterguy (Genesis) on Jan 22, 2003