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Hugo's sweetheart Penelope has vanished after visiting a haunted house on a babysitting job. In order to save her, Hugo must explore the area around, within, and beneath the house and solve its mysteries, while surviving its many perils.

Hugo's House of Horrors is a graphic adventure game, controlled with a combination of the arrow keys for movement, and typed commands such as eat steak to interact with the environment. Some challenges are puzzles which must be solved by clever use of items found in the house, while others require quick and careful movement, or test the player's knowledge.

A shareware title, the full game may be distributed freely, but the registered version includes a hint book and an automatic solver which plays the game like a movie.


Hugo's House of Horrors DOS Ways to die in the House of Horrors # 142 : Get zonked by your local Mutt
Hugo's House of Horrors DOS The beginning - This is where Penelope was last seen!
Hugo's House of Horrors DOS About Hugo's House of Horrors
Hugo's House of Horrors DOS Inside the House of Horrors!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hugo 1" -- Informal title

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A cult classic DOS Terry Callahan (67)

Critic Reviews

Adventure Classic Gaming Windows Jun 28, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 03, 2009 3 out of 6 50
Adventure Gamers DOS Apr 23, 2010 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
100 aktuelle PC-Spiele DOS 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Huh? 10 Rwolf (13135)
Feb 10, 2017
Hugo's House of Horror Trilogy 20 Rwolf (13135)
Feb 07, 2017



According to this interview the original DOS version of the game was programmed in C using Microsoft QuickC. The later Windows version, which included a new point and click interface option, was programmed using Microsoft Visual C++.

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