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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.


Clock Tower SNES Bedroom
Clock Tower WonderSwan Main options menu
Clock Tower WonderSwan Title screen
Clock Tower SNES Horror!

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Promo Images

Clock Tower Screenshot
Clock Tower Screenshot
Clock Tower Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Clock Tower: The First Fear" -- PlayStation title
  • "Clock Tower for WonderSwan" -- WonderSwan title
  • "クロックタワー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The deadliest game of hide and seek you'll ever play. SNES Kaddy B. (796)

Critic Reviews

1UP! SNES Oct 31, 2009 93 out of 100 93
Sharkberg SNES Oct 13, 2015 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 / SNES Jan 05, 2008 79 out of 100 79
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Jul 31, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Planet WonderSwan WonderSwan 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
Just Games Retro SNES Oct 30, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) PlayStation Aug 05, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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Dan Barrows

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.

Jennifer Simpson

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.

Unofficial translation

While only released in Japan, the SNES version has since been translated into English by fans.

Information also contributed by Little Yoda

Related Web Sites

  • The Barrows Mansion (French) (fan-site including detailed history of the series, scans, movies, music, and walkthroughs (archived - 2019))
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