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The evil Count Chuck has kidnapped all the world's animals in order to turn them into soldiers in his dark army. Johnny Dash's dog, Tex, has been captured along with the other animals, and it's up to him to enter the Night World and save him!

You use a slingshot to combat the ghastly enemies, which include skeletons, zombies, and severed hands. You can collect power-ups to increase your slingshot's power (only for a limited number of shots, however), candy for bonus points, hearts for health, and Johnny-shaped voodoo dolls for extra lives.

On each level, you must find all the animals in cages and shoot the lock on their cages, freeing them. Only then will the exit to the next level open. At the end of each of the three episodes, a boss awaits.


Monster Bash DOS Intro
Monster Bash DOS In game
Monster Bash DOS Part 1 title screen
Monster Bash DOS First level

Promo Images

Monster Bash Screenshot
Monster Bash Screenshot
Monster Bash Screenshot
Monster Bash Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Monster Bash! Starring Johnny Dash" -- In-game title
  • "Graveyard" -- Working title

User Reviews

Monster Bash is like a summary of old school Apogee titles WJAndrews (35) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
28 levels of monster-bashin' action Katakis | カタキス (41891) unrated
Hidden Gem Christopher Elmy (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
This Nightmare is like a Dream emmamomocat (33) unrated
Cool game. Damn right. Tomer Gabel (4643) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
I like it. Attila (582) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Retro Spirit Games Nov 02, 2013 6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars6.5 Stars 65
PC Joker Oct, 1993 52 out of 100 52
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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In the game all the pets in the world have been taken away by Count Chuck including your dalmatian pet "Tex" whom you have to rescue. Frank Maddin, the game's creator, also had a dalmatian named Tex, whom reportedly served as the main inspiration behind "Monster Bash"

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2419) added Monster Bash (DOS) on Mar 08, 2000
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