Splatterhouse 3

aka: Splatterhouse Part 3
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It has been a while since the escape in Splatterhouse 2 and Rick is slowly regaining his sanity. At night, he is still haunted by nightmares from the place. Rick has married Jennifer and they have a son, David. In the final chapter of this horror trilogy, Rick finds out that an entity called The Evil One has kidnapped his beloved family members. He has no choice but to wear the demon mask with the supernatural powers to save Jennifer and David from the demon-infested Splatterhouse.

The third title in the series builds upon the gameplay of its predecessors. The game consists of six consecutive levels in a huge mansion. In a race against time, you have to wipe the demons from each room and find the quickest path to the boss area. After clearing a room, you can use an in-game map to decide upon the quickest route. Improvements over the second title include moving between rooms in multiple directions, multiple endings based on your performance, special moves for Rick and crisper graphics.

It still has a horror theme and maintains the same level of gore and violence. You can collect weapons such as a skull-smashing baseball bat, an ax and cement blocks. If you get knocked down, a ghost will try to snatch your weapon and drop it in another room of the house. Other collectible items include extra lives, health meat or orbs. These orbs build up a power meter. Upon completion, you have the ability to transform into a berserk mutant for a short time. The cutscenes feature real actors who act out the characters.

Spellings

  • スプラッターハウスPART3 - Japanese spelling
  • 스프래터하우스 3 - Korean spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

28 People (23 developers, 5 thanks) · View all

Directed by
Creature Design by
Programmed by
Designed by
Produced by
Character Designer
  • Gyoee! Miyazaki
Background Designer
Assistant Graphic Designers
  • K. 327
  • Senpuuki
  • Kunfu Man
Assistant Programmers
  • Hey!
Special Visual Effects
Composed by
Sound Designed by
Sound Supervisor
Voice Makers
Special Make up Artist
Director of Photography
Cast of Video Graphics
  • Psychic [Rick the Monster]
  • Pascal [Jennifer]
  • Mikurin [David]
  • Hiroshi Ozaki (Oja [Rick the Human])
[ full credits ]

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 74% (based on 15 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 25 ratings with 1 reviews)

best. oldschool. ever.

The Good
this game was extremely fun and was just amazingly cool. It has great acting and a great story, and it has the best gameplay and graphics of the series. The music is also really good.

The Bad
The A.I. could have been a bit more polished and there is no saving, only passwords. Other than that, it is perfect.

The Bottom Line
Either buy it or get the ROM for an emulator. It is worth it. You will have hours of fun with this.

Genesis · by vorathil bikeson (1) · 2005

Trivia

Cover art

The cover art depiction of Rick Taylor's terror mask looks less like a hockey mask as it had on the previous covers of the games in this series. This was most likely done to diffuse the comparisons of Rick Taylor to Friday the 13th's Jason Vorhees.

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  • MobyGames ID: 13689

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Game added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Depeche Mike, Alaka, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Rik Hideto.

Game added June 19th, 2004. Last modified August 17th, 2023.