History VideoGame / Splatterhouse

20th Jun '16 1:03:00 PM KingClark
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** Some critics noted that if the developers had given as much attention to the gameplay as they did to the cheesecake, the game might have received better scores.
16th Jun '16 11:35:27 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* AntiVillain: Dr. West in the remake, although this mostly applied to him before [[spoiler:Rick killed his (demonic) wife, fulfilling a StableTimeLoop]].

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* AntiVillain: AntiVillain:
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Dr. West in the remake, although this mostly applied to him before [[spoiler:Rick killed his (demonic) wife, fulfilling a StableTimeLoop]].StableTimeLoop]].
** The Terror Mask veers towards this and AntiHero in the remake, as it does have justified reasons for wanting to destroy the Corruption (see NobleDemon below) but was still manipulating Rick into its unknown agenda.
20th May '16 4:50:17 PM nombretomado
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The series sat dormant after ''Splatterhouse 3'', and fans clamored for a new game for years. Namco Bandai delivered that game in 2010 with ''Splatterhouse'' (released for the {{PlayStation 3}} and the {{Xbox 360}}). This remake[=/=]re-imagining of the first game essentially works as a modern-day version of its 16-bit predecessors, with all that description entails (one example: if Rick takes a lot of damage, he'll lose massive amounts of skin and ''body parts'' until he can heal). Namco Bandai also included [[EmbeddedPrecursor the entire original trilogy]] (including the uncut arcade version of the first game), which turned the disc into the ultimate ''Splatterhouse'' collection.

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The series sat dormant after ''Splatterhouse 3'', and fans clamored for a new game for years. Namco Bandai delivered that game in 2010 with ''Splatterhouse'' (released for the {{PlayStation 3}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 and the {{Xbox 360}}).UsefulNotes/XBox360). This remake[=/=]re-imagining of the first game essentially works as a modern-day version of its 16-bit predecessors, with all that description entails (one example: if Rick takes a lot of damage, he'll lose massive amounts of skin and ''body parts'' until he can heal). Namco Bandai also included [[EmbeddedPrecursor the entire original trilogy]] (including the uncut arcade version of the first game), which turned the disc into the ultimate ''Splatterhouse'' collection.
6th May '16 8:02:01 PM Metalhead14
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*** Almost certainly a coincidence, but Rick's bones sticking out in his mutant form bare an uncanny resemblance to Trent Fernandez/Mikoto Nakadai's Super Dino Mode/Abare Mode in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''/''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger''. Compare [[http://game-insider.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/29851ScrnShot_S0009-1024x576.jpg them]] for [[http://rangerarchive.com/Power%20Rangers/2/Dino%20Thunder/Super%20Dino%20Clone.jpg yourself]].
3rd May '16 9:20:07 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* CallBack: The remake is made for the fans, and crams a mind numbing amount of these into it, in fact it could even have its own page. Here is just a few:
** To the intro of ''Splatterhouse 2''.
-->"She doesn't have to die..."
** The same line also serves as a callback within the 2010 game itself, as the Terror Mask says this to Rick before he puts it on; later on, we hear [[spoiler:Dr. West saying he heard a voice say the same thing to him after his wife died]].
** When the Terror Mask tells Rick of his time on earth before West (see the NobleDemon entry below), Rick is the one who identifies the people the Mask met [[spoiler:and protected]] as Aztecs. The Terror Mask will say that he always thought they were Mayans, who were said to have created the Mask in the first game.
** Early stages of the game have furniture flying at you magically, not unlike the second boss of the first game. The boss of the second level starts out similarly, before using the contents of the room to become a colossal golem of furniture and tentacles.
** In the past, you attempt to save Jennifer (who is actually the identical Leonora) from being burnt like a witch. Just as you reach her, she turns into a monster and attacks you.
** Not only does Mirror Rick make a return, but now he has a red mask like in the [=TurboGrafx-16=] version.
** The Boreworms make an appearance, but are now nothing but tiny little things that you casually squish for extra blood, possibly in reference to Rick's visibly larger size. The Giant Boreworm also shows up. He's grown a lot since last we saw him.
** Rick's default form resembles [[SuperMode Mutant Rick]] from ''Splatterhouse 3''.
** Ultimate Evil has a cameo as the Heart of the Corrupted.
** Hell Chaos can be glimpsed as a cardboard cutout over the exit to the water-logged section of Dandyland.



* MythologyGag: Pretty much the entire Biggy Man boss fight in the remake. Terror Mask gets the [[OhCrap sinking feeling]] [[ThatOneBoss Rick is going to get his ass handed to him]]. Rick proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle unload on him with the shotgun]] until Biggy Man goes into Phase 2.
-->"Hey, I know this guy! ...yeah, we are screwed."
** When you view the completed pictures of Jennifer in the game's menus, they have date and place labels; among the places the photos were taken are "Dark Stone Nightclub", "Mueller's Bar", and "Wanpaku Graffiti".
*** The game not only references the Dark Stone several times, but shows it during certain loading screens.
** The Terror Mask bars your way to certain areas using images resembling it's final form from Splatterhouse 3 to keep you on track.
** The Scream Park features three bosses from the original games as part of the background: Hell Chaos (the final boss of ''Splatterhouse''), Big Head (the glowing head from ''Splatterhouse 2''), and the Giant Boreworm (from ''Splatterhouse 3'').
** When telling Rick how he and it are NotSoDifferent, the Terror Mask brings up that Rick used to be "a killer" in "different times, [[BreakingTheFourthWall different games]]". This is a nod to the fact that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Rick was going to be a serial killer chasing Jen in the original game]].

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* MythologyGag: Pretty much the entire Biggy Man boss fight in the remake. Terror Mask gets the [[OhCrap sinking feeling]] [[ThatOneBoss Rick is going to get his ass handed to him]]. Rick proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle unload on him with the shotgun]] until Biggy Man goes into Phase 2.
-->"Hey, I know this guy! ...yeah, we are screwed."
** When you view the completed pictures of Jennifer in the game's menus, they have date and place labels; among the places the photos were taken are "Dark Stone Nightclub", "Mueller's Bar", and "Wanpaku Graffiti".
*** The game not only references the Dark Stone several times, but shows it during certain loading screens.
** The Terror Mask bars your way to certain areas using images resembling it's final form from Splatterhouse 3 to keep you on track.
** The Scream Park features three bosses from the original games as part of the background: Hell Chaos (the final boss of ''Splatterhouse''), Big Head (the glowing head from ''Splatterhouse 2''), and the Giant Boreworm (from ''Splatterhouse 3'').
** When telling Rick how he and it are NotSoDifferent, the Terror Mask brings up that Rick used to be "a killer" in "different times, [[BreakingTheFourthWall different games]]". This is a nod to the fact that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Rick was going to be a serial killer chasing Jen in the original game]].
[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/MythologyGag/Splatterhouse Now has its own page]].
15th Apr '16 7:29:05 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* HowWeGotHere: The intro of the remake is only part of the introduction; playing further shows more bits and pieces of it including how Rick was dying, why the Terror Mask was lying next to him and why there are photographs of Rick and Jenny lying on the lobby floor.



* LifeMeter: In the first two games, your hit points were presented as hearts, as in the actual organ. The third game and the remake has a more straightforward gauge display.

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* LifeMeter: In the first two games, your hit points were presented as hearts, as in the actual organ. The third game and the remake has a more straightforward gauge display.display, alongside a meter to show how much juice the Terror Mask has.
7th Apr '16 9:40:56 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* DeadpanSnarker: The Terror Mask in the remake

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* DeadpanSnarker: The Terror Mask in the remakeremake, who always have a quip to make for just about any situation. And usually at Rick's expense.
7th Apr '16 9:30:39 AM FlakyPorcupine
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** When telling Rick how he and it are NotSoDifferent, the Terror Mask brings up that Rick used to be "a killer" in "different times, [[BreakingTheFourthWall different games]]". This is a nod to the fact that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Rick was going to be a serial killer chasing Jen in the original game]].



* [[spoiler:{{Necromantic}}: Dr. West in the remake.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Necromantic}}: Dr.{{Necromantic}}: [[spoiler:Dr. West in the remake.]]
28th Mar '16 6:04:06 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Remake Rick expresses sympathy for the monsters he's fighting in the game at times, the mask doesn't.

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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: [[SubvertedTrope Remake Rick expresses sympathy for the monsters he's fighting in the game at times, times]], [[ZigZaggedTrope the mask doesn't.Mask revels in each of their deaths]].
16th Dec '15 10:44:47 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: A third of the fun in the games is to spot all references to famous horror movies (just for starters, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''Film/TheDeadlySpawn'' and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''). The Famicom spinoff ''Wanpaku Graffiti'' went ballistic on this, including references to (and parodies of) ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/TheFly'', ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' and many more.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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A third of the fun in the games is to spot all references to famous horror movies (just for starters, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'', ''Franchise/EvilDead'', ''Film/TheDeadlySpawn'' and ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}''). The Famicom spinoff ''Wanpaku Graffiti'' went ballistic on this, including references to (and parodies of) ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/TheFly'', ''Film/TheFly1986'', ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' and many more.
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