At first the game seems easy, but its a pretty good puzzle game that revolves around the use of magical colored lanterns to open secret doors and find levers. Not a long game, but hunting all the treasures which do nothing may be of interest? The goal is to save Grandpa!!! The bad part of the game is that the lanterns run out which can leave you trapped unable to complete a level, luckily their not long though so restarting isnt a big deal. Poor instructions means going old school when getting into fights, just figuring out how to beat a boss, or an enemy, such as the last boss where you just drop a bunch of Holy hand Grenades, yep those are in the game, its fun. Later levels are very dark testing your memory, providing a good challenge. magical weapons in the game are a few, if you put them down they only reappear randomly once, so carry those through the whole game, except that eye of horus it appears a few times.
nostalgia: Game is based on a very old atari 2600 cartridge which was played in a console that looked like it was made of wood, everything back then had wood grain. In the original haunted House you ran around as a set of eyes with a light, they pull off the update nicely. To check out the old game with all its classy Atari EXPLOSION sound effects because haunted houses are hardcore check out this link: http://www.gamesloon.com/free-arcade-3/retro-games-8/haunted-house-atari-54815.html
Rating: 8/10 Value: $7.99
Posted: December 20th, 2013