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''Sweet Home'' is a 1989 haunted house horror movie that would be another obscure piece of cinema sought by horror enthusiasts...if it weren't for the NES game of the same name.

Although it is an {{RPG}} with some AdventureGame elements, the game (made by {{Capcom}}) arguably [[TropeMaker set the stage]] for the SurvivalHorror genre. It is often credited for being one of the inspiring forces behind the original ''ResidentEvil'', which was the game that ended up coining the genre's name. (That game may have even drawn its English title from a line in this game; at one point, the Mamiya mansion is referred to as a "house of residing evil").

The story of both the film and the game centers around [[FiveManBand a five-person crew]] that ventures into the long-abandoned mansion of famed artist Mamiya Ichirou with the intent of filming a documentary while attempting to restore Mamiya's works. Upon entering the mansion, the group discovers that the ghost of Lady Mamiya (Ichirou's wife) haunts the place -- and they're trapped inside. The group must now attempt to find a way out alive...and possibly lay Lady Mamiya to rest once and for all along the way.

While the game [[NoExportForYou has never been released outside of Japan]], an excellent FanTranslation exists and is not difficult to find. (The film has also never been released in the States, though it is also similarly easy to track down.)

You can watch TheHappyVideoGameNerd review of the game [[http://retrowaretv.com/happy-video-game-nerd-sweet-home/ on RetrowareTV]].

This game/movie is not to be confused with ''ChisSweetHome'' (couldn't be farther from it, really).
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!! The game and film contain examples of:

* AccidentalMurder: Lady Mamiya accidentally [[spoiler:killed her baby by [[MurderByCremation turning on the furnace]] when he was playing inside it]].
* AdaptationDistillation: The game arguably does a better job of conveying a horror atmosphere (what with the constant tension of not letting your characters die and the emphasis on teamwork to survive) than the movie it is based on. The film fleshes out [[AllThereInTheManual the background for the actual characters]], however. Experiencing both, in either order, is necessary to fully appreciate the story. Since the trailer advertised both the movie and the game simultaneously, it's safe to say that this was designed as a cross-medium work, despite production on the game starting after production on the film did. Several events occur in a different order.
* AllThereInTheManual: It seems weird that Asuka brought a vacuum cleaner to a haunted house -- however, the film shows that she's a professional art restorer, and the vacuum is a precision item for cleaning neglected works of art.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: In the game, [[spoiler:this happens to ''someone'' in the ending where EverybodyLives.]] In the film, [[spoiler:this literally happens to Taguchi.]]
* AnyoneCanDie
* ApocalypticLog: The frescoes. [[spoiler:There are also the notes left behind by a previous group that never made it out of the mansion.]]
* BigBoosHaunt: The mansion.
* BittersweetEnding: The various endings obtained if anyone in your party died.
* BookEnds: If you saw the film first, you will know that [[spoiler:the memorial tower erected by the sole survivor -- yes, it is possible to finish the final boss battle with only one character alive at the end of it -- is just like the one that Taguchi knocks over in the film, starting all of the horror in the process; it is also where you later get the Low Key.]]
* BossBanter: The heroes and Lady Mamiya trade quips between hitting each other and [[spoiler:using items to send her back to the netherworld.]] Mamiya's banter is actually ''vital'' to winning the battle.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: When Lady Mamiya's spirit manifests herself in the film, Akiko throws a chair at her. Which just explodes upon impact.
* ChekhovsGun: The axe in the film.
* ChekhovsGunman: Yamamura in the film.
* DeathIsCheap[=/=]DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Averted ''hard'' -- if a character dies, you ''cannot'' bring them back to life.
* DeathTrap: Several, most of which appear as RandomEncounters in appropriate areas that can take away HP if not dodged correctly. A couple are automatically triggered at certain points, however, and can be Instant Death Traps.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In the film. [[spoiler:Before Taguchi's death, Asuka is cold and unresponsive to the group. After her DemonicPossession, she wants to leave the group before she causes any harm. [[HeroicBSOD But after Taguchi's death]], the next time the group sees her, she's literally molten.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Lady Mamiya]] possesses Asuka in the film. [[spoiler:After killing Asuka, she does this to Emi.]]
* DoorToBefore
* {{Doppelganger}}: [[spoiler:They appear in the final area. Notably, the path to the FinalBoss only requires you to fight Akiko, Taguchi and Asuka; Kazuo and Emi's doppelgangers are completely optional.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After Lady Mamiya was cornered by the townspeople when she was alive, she threw herself in the furnace that killed their children. Ichirou thought that that would stop the horror. [[ItGotWorse He was wrong.]]]]
* DroneJam: You can't stand on the same square as another player character unless you're forced to. Despite this, you can walk right through Yamamura. This is invoked with mice and cats in the room before the Jade Ring.
* EverybodyLives: In the game, this is the best ending. [[spoiler:This does not happen in the movie, though.]]
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Akiko is almost crushed by one when she sets out to rescue Emi.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: See {{Really Dead|Montage}} {{Cutscene}} below.
** In perhaps the most infamous scene in the game ''and'' the movie, [[spoiler:Yamamura's skin melts off, leaving only his skeleton behind. In the movie, even ''that'' collapses.]]
** Even though it happened before the events of the game/movie even take place, [[spoiler:innocent children being burned alive is hardly family-friendly.]]
* FinalDeath: In the game, any character that dies is dead ''for good.''
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: '''''Kazuo''''' - The leader of the crew of five who are creating his documentary. Has the highest HP in the game and good defense, and uses the Lighter, which deals fire damage in battle and burns flammable objects while exploring.
** TheLancer: '''''Asuka''''' - An art restorer/reporter. Has low stats in battle and uses the Vacuum, which cleans dirty frescos and removes glass-shards on the floor while exploring. Serves TheLancer role more obviously in the movie, being uncooperative with the group at first.
** TheMedic[=/=]{{The Smart G|uy}}irl: '''''Akiko''''' - A nurse. Is the weakest character in battle, and uses a Medkit, which cures any bad status aliments.
** TheBigGuy: '''''Taguchi/Taro''''' - The cameraman filming the documentary. Has the highest Defense in the game and good HP, and uses the Camera, which damages bats and ghosts in battle and reveals hints from frescoes while exploring.
** TheChick: '''''Emi''''' - Kazuo's daughter. Is the fastest character in battle, uses the Key to open locked doors while exploring. However, she is a bit of a {{Tomboy}} which shows when she is the only female character able to equip axes.
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:'''''Yamamura''''' - Introduced later in the game/movie and isn't trusted by Kazuo at first.]]
* FaceRevealingTurn: Done by certain enemies who turn out to be TwoFaced monsters. [[spoiler:Also happens in the ending where EverybodyLives.]]
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Definitely a major flaw in the movie, especially since -- unlike the game -- it actually gives CharacterDevelopment and [[AllThereInTheManual character background]] to the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment characters]]. Averted in the game, though.
* ForMassiveDamage: Many enemies take more damage if attacked with specific weapons or objects. While some combinations have a logic (like a camera flash on bats or ghosts and a mallet that shatters evil mirrors) some others are pretty obscure, like using a small lighter on hordes of bloodthirsty worms.
* GhostButler: Happens few times in the movie.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Despite not taking discretion in some parts, this happens during [[spoiler:Asuka's ShootTheDog moment]] in the film.
* HaHaHaNo: When Kazuo starts laughing about Akiko's worries in the film, she does this.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The "Zombie" enemy, as well as Kazuo and Taguchi's death scenes. [[spoiler:Taguchi becomes this in the movie, and in fact, ''becomes'' said enemy.]]
* HauntedHouse
* HauntedHouseHistorian
* HelpfulMook: Some enemies in the overworld will not attack you and will give you information.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Asuka in the film, shortly before being killed.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Yamamura in both the film and game. In the film, it is to save Emi from DemonicPossession; in the game, it is to unlock access to Lady Mamiya's room.]]
* HomicideMachines: The incinerator.
* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: The fountain of blood. Nothing's stopping you from [[WhatTheHellPlayer drinking it again and again]], though.
* IndyEscape: An Instant Death Trap found early on, complicated by how [[spoiler:the item that triggers the trap must be reached by laying down a series of rickety boards, which the player has already learned at this point will break after being walked over too many times or by too many party members. This means that your best bet is to send one member over alone, grab the item, and '''''run like hell'''''.]]
* InfantImmortality: In the film, {{Averted}}. In the game, [[spoiler:horribly {{Subverted}}.]]
* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: Because heaven forbid your characters step ''over'' the broken glass on the floor or those freaky looking shadows on the ground, despite easily treading into harmful thorns, rushing water, blood/slime, squirming corpses, or even raging fires.
* InventoryManagementPuzzle: Each character can only hold two items plus a weapon. Dropped items stay where they are forever, to be picked back up as needed, but the tricky part is remembering where you left everything.
** Each character also has a unique item (see FiveManBand) that can't be given to anyone else. Replacements/counterparts for these items can be found so that the player won't be completely stuck after losing somebody, but these still take up one of your two item slots.
* ItGotWorse: The film could be considered relatively family-friendly -- up to a certain point.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: To understand exactly ''what'' happened to Ichirou, you have to piece together the various bits of story from the frescos. [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Do so at your own risk]].
* KilledOffForReal: There's no way to revive a character who's been killed. [[spoiler:This is the fate of Taguchi, Asuka, and Yamamura in the movie. In the game, Yamamura dies as part of the plot.]]
* LetsPlay: DeceasedCrab has one, which begins [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIs5mAtJjHI&feature=channel_video_title here]].
* LivingShadow: How Lady Mamiya manifests herself initially in the film.
* LockAndKeyPuzzle: Both figurative and literal ones. The game ''did'' help inspire ''ResidentEvil''.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Invoked by Lady Mamiya, as she's the one haunting the mansion, except for one specific part of the mansion: [[spoiler:when the incinerator is located at the end of a hallway from the back door ''of the mother's room'', you've got a messed-up house even without a ghost.]]
* MamaBear: Both the game and movie show just how ''screwed up'' this trope can be. [[spoiler:To wit: Lady Mamiya wants to make sure her dead baby has "playmates" in the next world, so she kills a bunch of other children in the same way her child was accidentally killed (being burned in an incinerator). When someone digs up her baby's corpse, she returns as a ghost, terrorizing her mansion and brutally killing anyone who comes near.]]
* MookBouncer: Some areas have wispy blue ghosts flying past you or chasing after you. If they touch an ally, they get taken to another area of the mansion.
** Some random encounters have an attack that is basically an even more annoying version of this, where the destination is not always the same.
* MrExposition: [[spoiler:Yamamura]].
* {{MST}}: A hilarious one of the movie [[http://www.codiekitty.com/File/SuitoHomu/index.htm here.]] Warning: You may never be able to take the movie seriously again.
* MultipleEndings: There's five endings to the game, and each one is dependent on the number of party members still alive at the end of the game.
* NintendoHard: There are only twenty-one tonics in the game, and tonics are the only way to restore health points. Prayer points can only be restored through tonics, or one hidden late-game item. As stated several times before, if a character dies, '''they're not coming back'''. Oh, and the game has RandomEncounters (i.e. potentially infinite enemies) to go along with those extremely limited supplies. Have fun!
* OneWingedAngel: Lady Mamiya in both the movie and the game. [[BodyHorror And it's a rather horrific one too]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Kenji, Etsuko, Shogo, Takashi, and all of the undead monsters.
* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Lady Mamiya can only be defeated by using four special items in a certain order.]]
* QuicksandSucks: Several sand traps are found in [[spoiler:the dungeons]]. Anyone who falls in can be rescued with rope, but pulling off a successful rescue takes timing. [[spoiler:Naturally, the InfinityPlusOneSword is found at the bottom of one of these pits.]]
* {{Really Dead|Montage}} {{Cutscene}}: If one of the characters die, a short cutscene plays that drives home their death. Akiko, Asuka and Emi collapse into a spreading pool of blood, while Kazuo and Taguchi become [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Man They Used To Be]]. [[spoiler:Oh, and Yamamura ''melts''.]]
* SayMyName
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:The Memorial Tower where Lady Mamiya's baby is entombed is the only thing stopping Mamiya from haunting the house and continuing to kidnap babies.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheDog: In the film, Asuka has to do this to the zombified Taguchi -- with [[WrenchWhack a wrench]].]]
* SleepMask: Asuka is wearing one in the film when she is sleeping in the car.
* TitleDrop: In the film, one fresco says "Home Sweet Home" on it, and a song during the climax also does it.
* TooDumbToLive: Taguchi, for knocking over the memorial in the film. [[spoiler:He ends up dead.]]
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: We get a glimpse of Akiko doing this in the film.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Taguchi, in the film.]]
* TropeMaker: The game is arguably the precursor to the SurvivalHorror genre that was popularized/[[TropeCodifier codified]] almost a decade later by ''ResidentEvil''.
* TrueCompanions: {{Invoked}} in the game. You will have to learn to depend on your other characters and not to leave them for dead.
* TwoFaced: Ghost of Lady Mamiya appears like this in the film.
* [[UniversalPoison Universal Antidote]]: Akiko's Medkit can cure all of the various StandardStatusEffects. This makes some sense with things like poison, but what kind of medkit includes everything needed to dispell curses?
** The Pills, which are a replacement for the Medkit if Akiko dies, also count.
* {{Unwinnable}}: You can't beat the ''entire'' game with only one character alive, although it is possible to defeat the final boss if you're knocked down to one ''during'' the final battle.
** In places where you need to use Wood twice to get to: if you used up all your Wood/didn't know the blue wood is long-lasting/didn't know you can pick wood back up...
** Also, getting certain characters killed and not having their replacement item acessible can trap you in certain situations. The most obvious example would be by losing emi in the early parts of the game.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:A trippy, twisted pathway lined with doppelgangers of the five crew members]].
* WasOnceAMan: All of the undead enemies are the remains of people who didn't survive their trip to the mansion.
* WrenchWhack: In the film.

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''Sweet Home'' is a 1989 haunted house horror movie that would
You may be another obscure piece of cinema sought by horror enthusiasts...if it weren't looking for either:
* ''Film/SweetHome'',
the NES game of J-horror film
* ''VideoGame/SweetHome'',
the same name.

Although it is an {{RPG}} with some AdventureGame elements, the game (made by {{Capcom}}) arguably [[TropeMaker set the stage]] for the
prototypical SurvivalHorror genre. It is often credited for being one of the inspiring forces behind the original ''ResidentEvil'', which was the game that ended up coining the genre's name. (That game may have even drawn its English title from a line in this game; at one point, the Mamiya mansion is referred to as a "house of residing evil").

The story of both the film and the game centers around [[FiveManBand a five-person crew]] that ventures into the long-abandoned mansion of famed artist Mamiya Ichirou with the intent of filming a documentary while attempting to restore Mamiya's works. Upon entering the mansion, the group discovers that the ghost of Lady Mamiya (Ichirou's wife) haunts the place -- and they're trapped inside. The group must now attempt to find a way out alive...and possibly lay Lady Mamiya to rest once and for all along the way.

While the game [[NoExportForYou has never been released outside of Japan]], an excellent FanTranslation exists and is not difficult to find. (The film has also never been released in the States, though it is also similarly easy to track down.)

You can watch TheHappyVideoGameNerd review of the game [[http://retrowaretv.com/happy-video-game-nerd-sweet-home/ on RetrowareTV]].

This game/movie is not to be confused with ''ChisSweetHome'' (couldn't be farther from it, really).
----
!! The game and film contain examples of:

* AccidentalMurder: Lady Mamiya accidentally [[spoiler:killed her baby by [[MurderByCremation turning on the furnace]] when he was playing inside it]].
* AdaptationDistillation: The game arguably does a better job of conveying a horror atmosphere (what with the constant tension of not letting your characters die and the emphasis on teamwork to survive) than the movie it is based on. The film fleshes out [[AllThereInTheManual the background for the actual characters]], however. Experiencing both, in either order, is necessary to fully appreciate the story. Since the trailer advertised both the movie and the game simultaneously, it's safe to say that this was designed as a cross-medium work, despite production on the game starting after production on the film did. Several events occur in a different order.
* AllThereInTheManual: It seems weird that Asuka brought a vacuum cleaner to a haunted house -- however, the film shows that she's a professional art restorer, and the vacuum is a precision item for cleaning neglected works of art.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: In the game, [[spoiler:this happens to ''someone'' in the ending where EverybodyLives.]] In the film, [[spoiler:this literally happens to Taguchi.]]
* AnyoneCanDie
* ApocalypticLog: The frescoes. [[spoiler:There are also the notes left behind by a previous group that never made it out of the mansion.]]
* BigBoosHaunt: The mansion.
* BittersweetEnding: The various endings obtained if anyone in your party died.
* BookEnds: If you saw the film first, you will know that [[spoiler:the memorial tower erected by the sole survivor -- yes, it is possible to finish the final boss battle with only one character alive at the end of it -- is just like the one that Taguchi knocks over in the film, starting all of the horror in the process; it is also where you later get the Low Key.]]
* BossBanter: The heroes and Lady Mamiya trade quips between hitting each other and [[spoiler:using items to send her back to the netherworld.]] Mamiya's banter is actually ''vital'' to winning the battle.
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: When Lady Mamiya's spirit manifests herself in the film, Akiko throws a chair at her. Which just explodes upon impact.
* ChekhovsGun: The axe in the film.
* ChekhovsGunman: Yamamura in the film.
* DeathIsCheap[=/=]DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Averted ''hard'' -- if a character dies, you ''cannot'' bring them back to life.
* DeathTrap: Several, most of which appear as RandomEncounters in appropriate areas that can take away HP if not dodged correctly. A couple are automatically triggered at certain points, however, and can be Instant Death Traps.
* DefrostingIceQueen: In the film. [[spoiler:Before Taguchi's death, Asuka is cold and unresponsive to the group. After her DemonicPossession, she wants to leave the group before she causes any harm. [[HeroicBSOD But after Taguchi's death]], the next time the group sees her, she's literally molten.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Lady Mamiya]] possesses Asuka in the film. [[spoiler:After killing Asuka, she does this to Emi.]]
* DoorToBefore
* {{Doppelganger}}: [[spoiler:They appear in the final area. Notably, the path to the FinalBoss only requires you to fight Akiko, Taguchi and Asuka; Kazuo and Emi's doppelgangers are completely optional.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After Lady Mamiya was cornered by the townspeople when she was alive, she threw herself in the furnace that killed their children. Ichirou thought that that would stop the horror. [[ItGotWorse He was wrong.]]]]
* DroneJam: You can't stand on the same square as another player character unless you're forced to. Despite this, you can walk right through Yamamura. This is invoked with mice and cats in the room before the Jade Ring.
* EverybodyLives: In the game, this is the best ending. [[spoiler:This does not happen in the movie, though.]]
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Akiko is almost crushed by one when she sets out to rescue Emi.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: See {{Really Dead|Montage}} {{Cutscene}} below.
** In perhaps the most infamous scene in the game ''and'' the movie, [[spoiler:Yamamura's skin melts off, leaving only his skeleton behind. In the movie, even ''that'' collapses.]]
** Even though it happened before the events of the game/movie even take place, [[spoiler:innocent children being burned alive is hardly family-friendly.]]
* FinalDeath: In the game, any character that dies is dead ''for good.''
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: '''''Kazuo''''' - The leader of the crew of five who are creating his documentary. Has the highest HP in the game and good defense, and uses the Lighter, which deals fire damage in battle and burns flammable objects while exploring.
** TheLancer: '''''Asuka''''' - An art restorer/reporter. Has low stats in battle and uses the Vacuum, which cleans dirty frescos and removes glass-shards on the floor while exploring. Serves TheLancer role more obviously in the movie, being uncooperative with the group at first.
** TheMedic[=/=]{{The Smart G|uy}}irl: '''''Akiko''''' - A nurse. Is the weakest character in battle, and uses a Medkit, which cures any bad status aliments.
** TheBigGuy: '''''Taguchi/Taro''''' - The cameraman filming the documentary. Has the highest Defense in the game and good HP, and uses the Camera, which damages bats and ghosts in battle and reveals hints from frescoes while exploring.
** TheChick: '''''Emi''''' - Kazuo's daughter. Is the fastest character in battle, uses the Key to open locked doors while exploring. However, she is a bit of a {{Tomboy}} which shows when she is the only female character able to equip axes.
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:'''''Yamamura''''' - Introduced later in the game/movie and isn't trusted by Kazuo at first.]]
* FaceRevealingTurn: Done by certain enemies who turn out to be TwoFaced monsters. [[spoiler:Also happens in the ending where EverybodyLives.]]
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Definitely a major flaw in the movie, especially since -- unlike the game -- it actually gives CharacterDevelopment and [[AllThereInTheManual character background]] to the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment characters]]. Averted in the game, though.
* ForMassiveDamage: Many enemies take more damage if attacked with specific weapons or objects. While some combinations have a logic (like a camera flash on bats or ghosts and a mallet that shatters evil mirrors) some others are pretty obscure, like using a small lighter on hordes of bloodthirsty worms.
* GhostButler: Happens few times in the movie.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Despite not taking discretion in some parts, this happens during [[spoiler:Asuka's ShootTheDog moment]] in the film.
* HaHaHaNo: When Kazuo starts laughing about Akiko's worries in the film, she does this.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The "Zombie" enemy, as well as Kazuo and Taguchi's death scenes. [[spoiler:Taguchi becomes this in the movie, and in fact, ''becomes'' said enemy.]]
* HauntedHouse
* HauntedHouseHistorian
* HelpfulMook: Some enemies in the overworld will not attack you and will give you information.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Asuka in the film, shortly before being killed.]]
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: Yamamura in both the film and game. In the film, it is to save Emi from DemonicPossession; in the game, it is to unlock access to Lady Mamiya's room.]]
* HomicideMachines: The incinerator.
* [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: The fountain of blood. Nothing's stopping you from [[WhatTheHellPlayer drinking it again and again]], though.
* IndyEscape: An Instant Death Trap found early on, complicated by how [[spoiler:the item that triggers the trap must be reached by laying down a series of rickety boards, which the player has already learned at this point will break after being walked over too many times or by too many party members. This means that your best bet is to send one member over alone, grab the item, and '''''run like hell'''''.]]
* InfantImmortality: In the film, {{Averted}}. In the game, [[spoiler:horribly {{Subverted}}.]]
* InsurmountableWaistHighFence: Because heaven forbid your characters step ''over'' the broken glass on the floor or those freaky looking shadows on the ground, despite easily treading into harmful thorns, rushing water, blood/slime, squirming corpses, or even raging fires.
* InventoryManagementPuzzle: Each character can only hold two items plus a weapon. Dropped items stay where they are forever, to be picked back up as needed, but the tricky part is remembering where you left everything.
** Each character also has a unique item (see FiveManBand) that can't be given to anyone else. Replacements/counterparts for these items can be found so that the player won't be completely stuck after losing somebody, but these still take up one of your two item slots.
* ItGotWorse: The film could be considered relatively family-friendly -- up to a certain point.
* JigsawPuzzlePlot: To understand exactly ''what'' happened to Ichirou, you have to piece together the various bits of story from the frescos. [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Do so at your own risk]].
* KilledOffForReal: There's no way to revive a character who's been killed. [[spoiler:This is the fate of Taguchi, Asuka, and Yamamura in the movie. In the game, Yamamura dies as part of the plot.]]
* LetsPlay: DeceasedCrab has one, which begins [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIs5mAtJjHI&feature=channel_video_title here]].
* LivingShadow: How Lady Mamiya manifests herself initially in the film.
* LockAndKeyPuzzle: Both figurative and literal ones. The game ''did'' help inspire ''ResidentEvil''.
* MalevolentArchitecture: Invoked by Lady Mamiya, as she's the one haunting the mansion, except for one specific part of the mansion: [[spoiler:when the incinerator is located at the end of a hallway from the back door ''of the mother's room'', you've got a messed-up house even without a ghost.]]
* MamaBear: Both the game and movie show just how ''screwed up'' this trope can be. [[spoiler:To wit: Lady Mamiya wants to make sure her dead baby has "playmates" in the next world, so she kills a bunch of other children in the same way her child was accidentally killed (being burned in an incinerator). When someone digs up her baby's corpse, she returns as a ghost, terrorizing her mansion and brutally killing anyone who comes near.]]
* MookBouncer: Some areas have wispy blue ghosts flying past you or chasing after you. If they touch an ally, they get taken to another area of the mansion.
** Some random encounters have an attack that is basically an even more annoying version of this, where the destination is not always the same.
* MrExposition: [[spoiler:Yamamura]].
* {{MST}}: A hilarious one of the movie [[http://www.codiekitty.com/File/SuitoHomu/index.htm here.]] Warning: You may never be able to take the movie seriously again.
* MultipleEndings: There's five endings to the game, and each one is dependent on the number of party members still alive at the end of the game.
* NintendoHard: There are only twenty-one tonics in the game, and tonics are the only way to restore health points. Prayer points can only be restored through tonics, or one hidden late-game item. As stated several times before, if a character dies, '''they're not coming back'''. Oh, and the game has RandomEncounters (i.e. potentially infinite enemies) to go along with those extremely limited supplies. Have fun!
* OneWingedAngel: Lady Mamiya in both the movie and the game. [[BodyHorror And it's a rather horrific one too]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Kenji, Etsuko, Shogo, Takashi, and all of the undead monsters.
* PuzzleBoss: [[spoiler:At the end of the game, Lady Mamiya can only be defeated by using four special items in a certain order.]]
* QuicksandSucks: Several sand traps are found in [[spoiler:the dungeons]]. Anyone who falls in can be rescued with rope, but pulling off a successful rescue takes timing. [[spoiler:Naturally, the InfinityPlusOneSword is found at the bottom of one of these pits.]]
* {{Really Dead|Montage}} {{Cutscene}}: If one of the characters die, a short cutscene plays that drives home their death. Akiko, Asuka and Emi collapse into a spreading pool of blood, while Kazuo and Taguchi become [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Man They Used To Be]]. [[spoiler:Oh, and Yamamura ''melts''.]]
* SayMyName
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:The Memorial Tower where Lady Mamiya's baby is entombed is the only thing stopping Mamiya from haunting the house and continuing to kidnap babies.]]
* [[spoiler:ShootTheDog: In the film, Asuka has to do this to the zombified Taguchi -- with [[WrenchWhack a wrench]].]]
* SleepMask: Asuka is wearing one in the film when she is sleeping in the car.
* TitleDrop: In the film, one fresco says "Home Sweet Home" on it, and a song during the climax also does it.
* TooDumbToLive: Taguchi, for knocking over the memorial in the film. [[spoiler:He ends up dead.]]
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: We get a glimpse of Akiko doing this in the film.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Taguchi, in the film.]]
* TropeMaker: The game is arguably the precursor to the SurvivalHorror genre that was popularized/[[TropeCodifier codified]] almost a decade later by ''ResidentEvil''.
* TrueCompanions: {{Invoked}} in the game. You will have to learn to depend on your other characters and not to leave them for dead.
* TwoFaced: Ghost of Lady Mamiya appears like this in the film.
* [[UniversalPoison Universal Antidote]]: Akiko's Medkit can cure all of the various StandardStatusEffects. This makes some sense with things like poison, but what kind of medkit includes everything needed to dispell curses?
** The Pills, which are a replacement for the Medkit if Akiko dies, also count.
* {{Unwinnable}}: You can't beat the ''entire'' game with only one character alive, although it is possible to defeat the final boss if you're knocked down to one ''during'' the final battle.
** In places where you need to use Wood twice to get to: if you used up all your Wood/didn't know the blue wood is long-lasting/didn't know you can pick wood back up...
** Also, getting certain characters killed and not having their replacement item acessible can trap you in certain situations. The most obvious example would be by losing emi in the early parts of the game.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:A trippy, twisted pathway lined with doppelgangers of the five crew members]].
* WasOnceAMan: All of the undead enemies are the remains of people who didn't survive their trip to the mansion.
* WrenchWhack: In the film.
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21st Mar '12 1:24:17 AM erforce
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sweethome-title.png

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16th Mar '12 2:12:46 PM lebrel
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* SexyBack: We get a glimpse of Akiko's in the film.


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* ToplessnessFromTheBack: We get a glimpse of Akiko doing this in the film.
31st Jan '12 7:57:09 AM Bambooisgreat
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** Also, getting certain characters killed and not having their replacement item acessible can trap you in certain situations. The most obvious example would be by losing emi in the early parts of the game.
29th Dec '11 9:21:07 AM StevieWillShowYou
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You can watch TheHappyVideoGameNerd review of the game -- in two parts -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw06V-fcjfA on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNz93wC7W68 YouTube]]. Not to be confused with ''ChisSweetHome'' (couldn't be farther from it, really).

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You can watch TheHappyVideoGameNerd review of the game -- in two parts -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw06V-fcjfA on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNz93wC7W68 YouTube]]. Not [[http://retrowaretv.com/happy-video-game-nerd-sweet-home/ on RetrowareTV]].

This game/movie is not
to be confused with ''ChisSweetHome'' (couldn't be farther from it, really).
9th Dec '11 3:36:53 PM StevieWillShowYou
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''Sweet Home'' is a 1989 haunted house horror movie, which would be just another piece sought by horror enthusiasts if it weren't for the game with same name that was released alongside with it.

Although it is an {{RPG}} with some AdventureGame elements, the {{NES}} game made by {{Capcom}} arguably [[TropeMaker set the stage]] for the SurvivalHorror genre. It is often credited in particular for being one of the inspiring forces behind the original ''ResidentEvil'', which was the game that coined the genre's name. (That game may have even drawn its English title from a line in this game; at one point, the Mamiya mansion is referred to as a "house of residing evil").

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''Sweet Home'' is a 1989 haunted house horror movie, which movie that would be just another obscure piece of cinema sought by horror enthusiasts enthusiasts...if it weren't for the NES game with of the same name that was released alongside with it.

name.

Although it is an {{RPG}} with some AdventureGame elements, the {{NES}} game made (made by {{Capcom}} {{Capcom}}) arguably [[TropeMaker set the stage]] for the SurvivalHorror genre. It is often credited in particular for being one of the inspiring forces behind the original ''ResidentEvil'', which was the game that coined ended up coining the genre's name. (That game may have even drawn its English title from a line in this game; at one point, the Mamiya mansion is referred to as a "house of residing evil").



While the game [[NoExportForYou has never been released outside of Japan]], a FanTranslation exists and is not difficult to find. (The film has also never been released in the States, though it is also similarly easy to track down.)

You can watch TheHappyVideoGameNerd review of the game [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw06V-fcjfA on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNz93wC7W68 YouTube]]. Not to be confused with ''ChisSweetHome'' (couldn't be farther from it, really).

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While the game [[NoExportForYou has never been released outside of Japan]], a an excellent FanTranslation exists and is not difficult to find. (The film has also never been released in the States, though it is also similarly easy to track down.)

You can watch TheHappyVideoGameNerd review of the game -- in two parts -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw06V-fcjfA on]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNz93wC7W68 YouTube]]. Not to be confused with ''ChisSweetHome'' (couldn't be farther from it, really).
3rd Dec '11 4:17:32 PM Angeldeb82
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** TheMedic/{{The Smart G|uy}}irl: '''''Akiko''''' - A nurse. Is the weakest character in battle, and uses a Medkit, which cures any bad status aliments.

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** TheMedic/{{The TheMedic[=/=]{{The Smart G|uy}}irl: '''''Akiko''''' - A nurse. Is the weakest character in battle, and uses a Medkit, which cures any bad status aliments.
3rd Dec '11 4:17:02 PM Angeldeb82
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: See [[ReallyDeadMontage Really Dead]] {{Cutscene}} below.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: See [[ReallyDeadMontage Really Dead]] {{Really Dead|Montage}} {{Cutscene}} below.



** TheMedic/[[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: '''''Akiko''''' - A nurse. Is the weakest character in battle, and uses a Medkit, which cures any bad status aliments.

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** TheMedic/[[TheSmartGuy The TheMedic/{{The Smart Girl]]: G|uy}}irl: '''''Akiko''''' - A nurse. Is the weakest character in battle, and uses a Medkit, which cures any bad status aliments.



* IDrankWhat: The fountain of blood. Nothing's stopping you from [[WhatTheHellPlayer drinking it again and again]], though.

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* IDrankWhat: [[IAteWhat I Drank What?]]: The fountain of blood. Nothing's stopping you from [[WhatTheHellPlayer drinking it again and again]], though.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The game has never been rereleased in any form anywhere -- not even on the Japanese Virtual Console. If it were rereleased anywhere besides the Japanese Virtual Console, then it probably would be released outside of Japan.



* {{Nakama}}: {{Invoked}} in the game. You will have to learn to depend on your other characters and not to leave them for dead.



* NoExportForYou: The game has never been translated and released in the United States, despite being the spiritual predecessor of one of Capcom's [[ResidentEvil biggest franchises]] since ''StreetFighter''. (The film was never released in the States, either.)



* [[ReallyDeadMontage Really Dead]] {{Cutscene}}: If one of the characters die, a short cutscene plays that drives home their death. Akiko, Asuka and Emi collapse into a spreading pool of blood, while Kazuo and Taguchi become [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Man They Used To Be]]. [[spoiler:Oh, and Yamamura ''melts''.]]

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* [[ReallyDeadMontage Really Dead]] {{Really Dead|Montage}} {{Cutscene}}: If one of the characters die, a short cutscene plays that drives home their death. Akiko, Asuka and Emi collapse into a spreading pool of blood, while Kazuo and Taguchi become [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Man They Used To Be]]. [[spoiler:Oh, and Yamamura ''melts''.]]



* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:A trippy, twisted pathway lined with doppelgangers of the five crew members]].


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* TrueCompanions: {{Invoked}} in the game. You will have to learn to depend on your other characters and not to leave them for dead.


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* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:A trippy, twisted pathway lined with doppelgangers of the five crew members]].
2nd Dec '11 5:34:33 AM KahranZero42
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Averted, as both the movie and the game are considered to be very good.
29th Oct '11 2:39:34 PM Earnest
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