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Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16)

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Splatterhouse is the second game in the series (after Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti on the NES) which was later continued on the SEGA Genesis.

Rick and his girlfriend Jennifer enter West Mansion (known as Splatterhouse) to study Dr. West's parapsychology teachings for a school project. After a flash of lightning and a scream, Jennifer is gone, and Rick is left wearing the Terror Mask, which gives the wearer great strength.

Rick must survive seven blood-soaked levels full of corpses, demons, and other disturbing creatures in this arcade side-scrolling beat-em-up. Several weapons are at Rick's disposal throughout the house, such as a meat cleaver, a two by four, and a shotgun. If Rick wants to find Jennifer alive, he must move quickly through the floors of the mansion.... as a happy reunion is not always guaranteed.


Splatterhouse TurboGrafx-16 The only reason a 2D game has mirrors is to fight a reflection
Splatterhouse TurboGrafx-16 Sewer monsters
Splatterhouse TurboGrafx-16 Stage 2-- watch out for the deadly vomit
Splatterhouse TurboGrafx-16 Stage 4 boss-- a series of severed heads revolving around an upside-down cross

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User Reviews

The Original Horror-Fest. Guy Chapman (1746) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jun 05, 2001 A 100
1UP! Oct 31, 2010 84 out of 100 84
SwankWorld 2004 8 out of 10 80 Jan 22, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den Apr 24, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Jan 06, 2006 7.6 out of 10 76
Lens of Truth Nov 21, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Jul, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 31, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Mar 09, 2010 12 out of 20 60


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The "Hell Mask", (also known as the "Terror Mask" or simply "The Mask") despite looking like a hockey mask, is intended to be an Aztec sacrificial mask, like the one in the anime/manga Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

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Guy Chapman (1746) added Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16) on Jan 26, 2005
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