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Henry's House

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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4.5
Commodore 64
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2.9
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Description

In this platformer, the player has to guide Henry through the numerous rooms of his house. Each room is a screen-sized level filled with deadly household-items such as toothbrushes, teapots, flying toast or coffee machines. Touching one of these objects or falling from too high kills Henry. The goal of each room is to reach the exit, however, before the exit opens up, Henry has to collect a key and all items that are spread throughout the level. In order for a key to appear, Henry usually has to collect a special item that sometimes adds more obstacles to a room.

Screenshots

Henry's House Atari 8-bit Sixth Room - The Bedroom
Henry's House Commodore 64 After collecting the peg, water is let out of the bathtub revealing a key
Henry's House Commodore 64 Room 03 - Watch out for that teapot
Henry's House Commodore 64 Room 01 - avoid the giant shoes

Alternate Titles

  • "Home Sweet Home" -- Working title
  • "Henry's House: Starring Little Henry" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Retro Spirit Games Atari 8-bit Jun 17, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Retrogaming.it Commodore 64 Mar 19, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Sales

As a sneaky way of boosting the game's sales, Chris Murray would move them to the #1 positions of shop's in-store charts. Whether this helped or not, Murray received £1 per copy on the full-price C64 release and 10p a copy of on the budget Atari release, but made more money from the Atari version (which usually sold at least 5,000 copies a month, perhaps benefiting from a relatively starved market by 1987).
Contributed to by Kabushi (122503) and Mobygamesisreanimated (10788)