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Ghost House (SEGA Master System)

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Written by  :  gametrader (233)
Written on  :  Nov 05, 2004
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Fun little platform action game

The Good

It's cute and simple and fun to play. The music is catchy. The Sega games that came out on a card were a cool idea also.

The Bad

The levels are a bit repetitive. Controls are a bit hard to get used to and it is possible to get stuck while getting attacked and you can do nothing about it.

The Bottom Line

This is your basic 8-bit action platform game in one of it's millions of incarnations. It has a spooky haunted house with vampires theme. You have to destroy a set number of vampires. You must kill a few things until you find a key. Then you must find a coffin and open it and kill the vampire. Your main weapon is a punch but you can power up to a sword for a limited time. This means less hits are needed to kill the vampires. When you open a coffin you have to avoid getting hit by the vampire but you must hit it to kill it so it gets a little tricky. If the vampire touches you then you freeze and get knocked back for a bit and loose some energy. The strategy involved besides finding all the coffins it to find the best spot to run to when you are attacking the vampires. You don't want to run off screen because then he goes back to his coffin. Jump into a light and you freeze the enemies for a bit. Jump past candlesticks on the wall and a sword comes shooting out at you. Jump on it and you get to attack with it for a few hits. Walk past a fireplace and an arrow comes shooting out at you. Jump on it for points. One good hidden power-up is to repeat this 10 times without missing. The screen flashes and you become invincible for a little bit. You need to time your vampire kills in later levels with the power-up and freeze to be able to kill the vampires.