Release Date: April 21, 1990
Genre: Beat ’em Up/Platformer
Rick and Jennifer, two young parapsychology students, set out to investigate the infamous West mansion. The couple is suddenly caught in a rainstorm and is forced to flee into the mansion where Jennifer is abducted by monsters. Rick, who was mortally wounded, is revived by the mysterious Terror Mask and sets out to rescue Jennifer, thus beginning his adventures in Splatterhouse. This game features seven stages full of gory monsters that Rick must punch and kick into oblivion. Every stage hosts a boss at its end that must be defeated to move onward.
Players will occasionally find special weapons that range from Two-by-Fours to Shotguns. Splatterhouse only provides players with three lives and five continues before the game ends, but Rick can take up to five hits before dying and will have some of his health refilled when he defeats a boss. Overall, Splatterhouse is fairly short and can be finished in a single sitting.
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