History VideoGame / Splatterhouse

11th Nov '17 6:25:33 AM CaptainTedium
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* GrandFinale: ''Splatterhouse 3'' serves as the final conclusion of the original series, since it has Rick battle the Terror Mask after learning it is EvilAllAlong in the final boss fight and, [[MultipleEndings depending on how quickly the player beats certain levels]], ends with Rick living happily ever after with his wife and son while the Terror Mask is permanently defeated.
13th Oct '17 11:10:48 AM cynicalcylon
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''Splatterhouse'' is series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment. Players control the protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].

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''Splatterhouse'' is series of BeatEmUp games, games created by Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment. Players control the protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].
13th Oct '17 11:10:24 AM cynicalcylon
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The ''Splatterhouse'' series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment, gives players control of protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].

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The ''Splatterhouse'' is series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment, gives players Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment. Players control of the protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].
13th Oct '17 6:20:46 AM cynicalcylon
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* OneUp: In the third game, you can find hidden rooms that leads to books that gives Rick an extra lives.

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* OneUp: In the third game, you can find hidden rooms that leads to books that gives Rick an extra lives.life.
10th Sep '17 3:25:48 AM PaulA
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*** The game packed in references to the works of Lovecraft: in Chapter Six, a monstrous beast resting in a tank towards the end of the level looks a lot like Cthulhu; several spells and prayers spoken by Dr. West -- himself, a reference [[Film/ReAnimator Herbert West]] -- mention "Chtulhu fhtagn" and "Shub-Niggurath"; sharp-eyed players can spot other minor references to Cthulhu in the backgrounds of several stages, such as a piece of wall decor in Chapter 11; and Jennifer and Rick attend a university located in Arkham, the fictional city featured in numerous Lovecraft stories.

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*** The game packed in references to the works of Lovecraft: in Chapter Six, a monstrous beast resting in a tank towards the end of the level looks a lot like Cthulhu; [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu Cthulhu]]; several spells and prayers spoken by Dr. West -- himself, a reference [[Film/ReAnimator to [[Literature/HerbertWestReanimator Herbert West]] -- mention "Chtulhu fhtagn" and "Shub-Niggurath"; sharp-eyed players can spot other minor references to Cthulhu in the backgrounds of several stages, such as a piece of wall decor in Chapter 11; and Jennifer and Rick attend a university located in Arkham, the fictional city featured in numerous Lovecraft stories.
1st Sep '17 5:43:16 AM CosmicFerret
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* SplatterHorror: As the title suggests, the series allows the player to dismember enemies in showers of gore.
29th Jul '17 10:21:24 AM nombretomado
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Namco also published ''Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti'' ("Naughty Graffiti"), a [[WidgetSeries bizarre]] and [[LighterAndSofter wacky]] prequel for the {{Famicom}} that features SuperDeformed versions of the game's characters and parodies of numerous horror films (and their associated tropes).

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Namco also published ''Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti'' ("Naughty Graffiti"), a [[WidgetSeries bizarre]] and [[LighterAndSofter wacky]] prequel for the {{Famicom}} UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} that features SuperDeformed versions of the game's characters and parodies of numerous horror films (and their associated tropes).
21st May '17 7:11:20 AM Ominae
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The ''Splatterhouse'' series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}, gives players control of protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].

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The ''Splatterhouse'' series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}, Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment, gives players control of protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].
25th Apr '17 1:10:20 PM CorahsUncle
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The ''Splatterhouse'' series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}, gives players control of protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who ears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].

Namco released the first ''Splatterhouse'' in arcades; in the United States, its graphic violence sparked a media frenzy from MoralGuardians, which got the game pulled from arcades. The game's later release on the TurboGrafx16 received some {{Bowdleri|se}}zation to avoid the same fate; later games did not get such treatment, as the relative obscurity of ''Splatterhouse'' spared the port and its sequels from the crosshairs of the early 1990s "violence in video games" moral panic spawned by ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' and ''VideoGame/NightTrap''. (That the first three ''Splatterhouse'' games featured no real human foes to beat up probably helped, too.)

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The ''Splatterhouse'' series of BeatEmUp games, created by Creator/{{Namco|Bandai}}, gives players control of protagonist Rick Taylor as he fights against diabolical supernatural forces in a struggle to save the woman he loves (and, in ''Splatterhouse 3'', his son). Rick has a constant companion throughout this freak show of demented demons: the Terror Mask, an ancient artifact that confers great and terrible powers upon anyone who ears wears it--and seems to have a [[ArtifactOfDoom mind of]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide its own]].

Namco released the first ''Splatterhouse'' in arcades; in the United States, its graphic violence sparked a media frenzy from MoralGuardians, which got the game pulled from arcades. The game's later release on the TurboGrafx16 UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 received some {{Bowdleri|se}}zation to avoid the same fate; later games did not get such treatment, as the relative obscurity of ''Splatterhouse'' spared the port and its sequels from the crosshairs of the early 1990s "violence in video games" moral panic spawned by ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' and ''VideoGame/NightTrap''. (That the first three ''Splatterhouse'' games featured no real human foes to beat up probably helped, too.)









* AdultFear: The third game of the original series has fun with the kind of situations that many adults are terrified of happening. Two of the game's objectives are to rescue Rick's wife Jennifer and their son David. They can only be rescued by making it to the end of levels two and four respectively as quickly as possible. Depending on whether you save both of them, only one, or neither of them, the game ends on a positive note with Rick being reunited with his family, or results in one of three possible {{Downer Ending}}s where either Rick is a widower who has to raise his son alone, Rick and Jennifer are bereaved parents, or Rick is left alone after losing both his wife and his son.

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* AdultFear: The third game of the original series has fun with the kind of situations that many adults are terrified of happening. Two of the game's objectives are to rescue Rick's wife Jennifer wife, Jennifer, and their son son, David. They can only be rescued by making it to the end of levels two and four respectively as quickly as possible. Depending on whether you save both of them, only one, or neither of them, the game ends on a positive note with Rick being reunited with his family, or results in one of three possible {{Downer Ending}}s where either Rick is a widower who has to raise his son alone, Rick and Jennifer are bereaved parents, or Rick is left alone after losing both his wife and his son.
25th Apr '17 1:04:21 PM Javer
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* YourCheatingHeart: In the remake, [[spoiler:the Terror Mask reveals that Rick once got drunk at a party and slept with one of his college classmates.]] It uses this to advance the possibility that anyone can have an out-of-character moment, even the Mask itself.
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