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Monster Bash

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3.7
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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 "Help me, I have been turned into stone!"
Monster Bash DOS In game
Monster Bash DOS Part 1 title screen
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 DOS WJAndrews (32)
28 levels of monster-bashin' action DOS *Katakis* (37844)
Hidden Gem DOS Christopher Elmy (3)
This Nightmare is like a Dream DOS emmamomocat (30)
Cool game. Damn right. DOS Tomer Gabel (4374)
I like it. DOS Attila (496)

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Retro Spirit Games DOS 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 DOS Oct, 1993 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Monster Bash "Lite" 2.1 was released on July 27th 1993. This was simply a 3 level shareware (As opposed to the regular 10) episode released due to the thought at the time that a 1 meg zip file was too large for people to download. :) This version was since removed from distribution.

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Contributed to by menschenfeind (4487) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2146)