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#1 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:18 AM

As we know the month of October brings one thing to your mind. Halloween, haunted houses, hayrides, and fall season. What games do you really enjoy playing during this time of the year? As for me I have a bunch. I enjoy the Castlevania series of course. The original is a true classic, Simon's Quest delivers a great RPG style adventure, and Dracula's Curse is my favorite of the series and my second all time favorite NES game. Castlevania 4 is another outstanding one. Splatterhouse on the TG-16 would be considered my favorite to play during this time of the year. It is an outstanding port of the arcade version, it truly is a Halloween themed game, and the haunting music and soundtrack really deliver. And for pre crash. I have to go with Haunted House for the 2600. It is best played with the lights out and truly gives an eerie experience. Share with us on which are your favorites?

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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:41 AM

Splatterhouse (TG16)

Dracula X (TG16 CD)

Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

Castlevania (NES)

Ghouls n Ghosts (Genesis)

Super Ghouls n Ghosts (SNES)



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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:48 AM

Faxanadu (NES)

Gahan Wilson's Ultimate Haunted House (Mac)

Castelvania (NES)

Simon's Quest (NES)

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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:08 PM

Haunted House on Atari 2600!



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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:35 PM

Does Maniac Mansion count?  More of a horror movie spoof than an actual Halloween theme, but I love that game.  I'm not really a big fan but Night Trap should probably be mentioned.



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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:38 PM

Ruiner Pinball for the Jag.



#7 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:39 PM

TCM for the 2600



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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:09 PM

The Resident Evil series will have to do for me.  But I would love to see a homebrew game of HALLOWEEN II for the Atari 2600, taking place in a hospital.



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Posted Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:21 PM

The Darkstalkers series...   Also Chiller the arcade despite it being incredibly violent for it's time. The level in the graveyard is straight up

Halloween-esque.

 

 

Also Ninja Kid for the NES has a bit of a Halloween vibe for some reason!



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Posted Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:54 PM

Transylvania for the Apple, or Atari 8 bit.

 

So, Transylvania is a graphic text adventure.  This is the one I usually recommend to people if they have never played this style of game.  It has a spooky werewolf, a vampire, a goblin... all of the halloween stuff.  This was my favorite computer game growing up, and I think it's one of the best graphic text adventures.

 

Don't watch too much... Spoilers!

 



#11 WispFollower OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:59 PM

Super Castlevania IV on SNES and Jeepers Creepers on Colecovision are the two which come to mind right away for me.

I can marathon play either one of these gems. The music alone in SC is amazing.

#12 Pixelboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:09 PM

Castlevania - Symphony of the Night! Plenty of ideas for Halloween costumes in that game! :D

#13 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:42 PM

For me, pretty much the Castlevania and Ghosts 'n Goblins series sum up Halloween for me. Splatterhouse is kind of obligatory as well.



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Posted Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:30 PM

I wrote a blog on this topic a couple years back; I still love all the games I talked about in that post, especially around Halloween (which for me is Oct.1-Thanksgiving :-D ). Although I can't get into Cauldron as much.

But this year (aka the last couple of weeks) I've been playing a lot of Ghosts 'n' Goblins on Commodore 64.



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Posted Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:59 PM

I would also suggest Dragon's Lair on Sega CD. Saw the ending of it the other night and thought that would be awesome to watch on Halloween night.







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