Many years ago in the small town of Spirit Bay, there lived a mean old man named Zacharey Graves. Old man Graves was not a very well liked person. He rarely left the old mansion and spent most of his like brooding about the decaying house. When he died, the house was condemed and locked up.
The townspeople claim that old man Graves knew the whereabouts of a magic urn that was a family heirloom of the first family of Spirit Bay. It seems that the mansion was the family's first home and that magic urn, which broke into several pieces during the earthquake of 1890, is still in the house.
To this day, no one has had the courage to go into the mansion to search for the pieces of the urn. It is common knowledge that the ghost of old man Graves still haunts the mansion. Some of the neighbors claim to have seen lights flickering in the windows. Some say they have heard eerie sounds, door slamming and heavy footsteps. Some even claim to have seen shadows running through the mansion. The mysterious mansion has many rooms connected by corridors and staircases. Some of the rooms have been locked for over 50 years. There is supposed to be a master key hidden somewhere in the mansion. Without the key, it may be impossible to travel from room to room. There is an ancient sceptre hidden in the mansion. Old man Graves always carried this sceptre. He believed it scared off evil spirits.
Now that you know the story, ACODERS is unlocking the entrance to the HAUNTED HOUSE and letting you test your bravery. Do you dare enter the frightening old mansion? If you do, remember to carry matches; the HAUNTED HOUSE is very dark.
The objective of the game is find the 3 pieces of the magic urn and get out of the mansion before you are scared to death.
The pieces of the urn are randomly scattered around the mansion, and some doors are locked.
Finding the urn wouldn't be so difficult, except the mansion is dark. To enable you to see your way around, we have provided an unlimited supply of matches.
Now that you know you can use matches, we want to warn you abou the creatures you'll encounter as you stumble through the mansion. Be prepared to see a Vampire Bat, hairy Tarantulas and the ghost of old man Graves himself. Everytime on of these creatures touches you, you will get a fright and get closer to being totally scared to death. ( 9 times ).
Contributed by Xoleras (66117) on Nov 04, 2004.