It’s time for some spooky shit. Yeah, you all know it, you all may or may not like it, it’s Haunted House. Basically Haunted House takes the gameplay format of Adventure and makes it spooky. I had originally planned to review Haunted House on Halloween, but as you can see that didn’t happen, instead I reviewed Star Fox which is scary for an entirely different reason. Your objective is to simply recover three pieces of an urn and leave the house, you will be harried by ghosts and ghouls but running away is always the answer to that problem. You have matches that you can light up to see the urn pieces, you can use as many as you want but using them raises your score, and you want the lowest score possible. Making contact with an enemy, will take one of your nine lives, you can avoid being hit by enemies by holding the scepter of apathy, when holding the scepter of apathy the enemies will do nothing to you because they couldn’t care less. Haunted house has some decent difficulty variations, especially in games 3-9 when locked doors are introduced, later difficulties will have the walls be invisible, or introduce more monsters in the hunt for your eternal soul. I haven’t really mentioned the graphics, mainly since they’re extremely basic and not really worth mentioning, they are serviceable at best. Haunted house is one of the most common games on the 2600, if you can’t find one in the wild then you’re doing something wrong, on Ebay I’m seeing loose copies for as low as $5 free shipping, and boxed copies as low as $9. It’s a fun game go get it and inject a little bit of spooky into your lives.