Jennifer and her friends are adopted by a nice lady named Mary one day. They expect to be going to a wonderful new home, at the Barrows Mansion. There they will live with Mary and Mr. Barrows. Unfortunately, something goes terribly wrong and Jennifer's friends are showing up dead one by one. While this is happening, Mary is missing and Jennifer ends up being chased by a crazed psychopath known only as...Scissorman.
Now she must survive and get out of the mansion in this point-and-click horror adventure... Being a teenage girl, you have no special abilities at all, just your wits and your will to survive, there are a few enemies that can kill you instantly, but Scissorman is the true horror that will give you trouble.
- クロックタワー - Japanese spelling
Credits (SNES version)
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Dan Barrows, a character appearing in one of the game's climatic fright scenes, returns in the sequel as the main antagonist. His physical form is greatly changed in the sequel. The PlayStation release of the original Clock Tower attempts to explain this transformation in a cutscene.
The game's heroine, Jennifer Simpson, apart from sharing her first name also bears some physical resemblance to actress Jennifer Connelly. Connelly starred in the 1985 horror movie Creepers/Phenomena which is said to have provided several horror motifs used in Clock Tower.
While only released in Japan, the SNES version has since been translated into English by fans.
Information also contributed by Little Yoda
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The Barrows Mansion (French)
fan-site including detailed history of the series, scans, movies, music, and walkthroughs (archived - 2019)
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Game added by leon101.
PSP, PS Vita, PlayStation 3 added by Fred VT. Wii, Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Windows added by Hitman23.
Additional contributors: Apogee IV, Corn Popper, Hitman23, monkeyislandgirl, formercontrib, Patrick Bregger.
Game added December 21st, 2005. Last modified April 3rd, 2023.