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Trick & Treat is a 2016 RPG game created by Rabbiton. A young witch named Charlotte and her maid Amelia went trick or treating on the Halloween Eve, and somehow they decided to visit a cursed mansion. Before Amelia could figure out anything, she was on her own in this huge, ominous house. Dance with the ghosts, play with the dolls, and hopefully, she can uncover the dark past of the house and see Charlotte again.

You'll play as Amelia the Pumpkin Maid. It's about exploring and solving puzzles in a spooky atmosphere. There will be some horror elements, romance, many deaths (bad ends) and a happy ending of true love.

The prequel is The Witches' Tea Party.

The original version is available on Steam here, and is free-to-play. A remake was released in 2021, and is available here.

Trick & Treat contains examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: Information regarding the main characters, the sequel game and mechanics are found in the Bonus Room.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: The official 4koma is full of this between the main characters.
  • Battle Butler: John is usually polite, elegant, and very calm. However, the newspaper in the library implies that John killed the intruders who had entered Richard's mansion in the past. He's also described as ruthless, efficient with weapons and willing to get his hands dirty if he needs to. And he's the one controlling the deathly puzzles and traps of the house.
  • Big Bad: Richard, in his efforts to break his curse, is the one who imprisons Charlotte and Amelia in his mansion. Though he's an unusually nice and down-on-his-luck example.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: It's stated that witches don't think like normal humans. Such as Charlotte's grandmother cursing a prince to become a vampire in order for him to find true love.
  • But Thou Must!: If Amelia enters the dungeons and ignored John, thus not getting the flashlight, it results in a Black Screen of Death and a instant game over the moment Amelia tries to enter the dungeons.
    John: Please don't ignore me. (cue Non Standard Game Over)
  • Character Level: In the party screen, Amelia and Charlotte's levels are shown. They start the game as a Lv. 1 Maid and Lv. 3 Witch respectively. In the Extra room, Amelia has leveled up to being a Lv. 2 Maid, with more than double her Lv. 1 HP of 300, and going from 20MP to 50.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Amelia is very naive and whimsical, according to Charlotte. Justified, since she's a familiar.
  • Cool Mask: John the butler wears a The Phantom of the Opera styled one, to hide his mismatched eyes.
  • Developer's Foresight: If the Healing Potion is used after Amelia is rescued by Charlotte, there's a special message and it remains unused:
    Charlotte: I guess you don't need it now!
    Amelia: Did you put it there, Miss Charlotte?
    Charlotte: Of course!
    Charlotte: I believed you would check the kitchen...
    Amelia: Thank you...!
  • The Ditz: Amelia is this in spades.
  • Does Not Like Spam:
    • Apparently Charlotte dislikes tomatoes and hates hanging around Richard's mansion because the place smells like them.
    • And Richard hates witches, because Marilyn vampirized him. In the True Ending, he finds out about Charlotte being a witch and in a blink-or-miss-it moment, he's shown to be uncomfortable about it. But the Bonus Room reveals that he let it slide and now has feelings for her. He's probably that desperate to break the curse.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Amelia finds herself in a mansion full of killer dolls, weapons, killer books and traps.
  • Familiar: Amelia is a familiar born from a pumpkin, created by Charlotte.
  • Flavor Text: For the locket:
    A lovely locket.
    There seems to be an old photo inside.
  • Freudian Excuse: Richard really hates witches and it shows in the Bad Ending. It's revealed he used to be a sheltered prince who had no luck in love and was rejected by Charlotte 70 years ago. In a twisted way to help him, Charlotte's grandmother cursed him and his butler John (who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time), transforming Richard into a vampire whose curse could only be lifted with The Power of Love.
    • Possibly subverted, since in the Bonus Room, Richard acknowledges that Charlotte's grandmother was trying to help him in her own twisted way. And he is willing to give another chance to Charlotte, despite being indirectly responsible for his current state.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Richard. Well....friendly as long as you don't reject him anyway.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: Besides escaping the traps and searching for Charlotte, Amelia also needs to collect all the candy scattered around the mansion.
  • Halloween Episode: Well, not an episode, but basically the whole game. Still fits the trope, though.
  • Healing Potion: There's a potion in the kitchen that heals for 300 HP.
  • Hit Points: They are shown in the party section of the main menu, and Amelia loses some if she gets hit by some of the traps. They're different for each playable character:
    • Amelia starts with 300HP, boosted up to 350 if the question at the start of the game is answered correctly.
    • Charlotte has 390HP at all times.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Subverted with John but played straight with Richard.
  • Insane Troll Logic: A lonely, sheltered prince has trouble finding true love? Transform him into a vampire! In the True Endings, Charlotte reveals that Richard wasn't the only victim and Marilyn had been "helping" people with weird methods too, her target being young men.
  • Invisible to Normals: Apparently the traps at the mansion are meant to be this. Too bad a witch and her familiar happened to enter.
  • Jump Scare: The peeping ghosts in the windows count as one.
  • Locked into Strangeness: Richard's hair and eye color changed when he was transformed into a vampire. (A portrait in the mansion shows him with black hair and Innocent Blue Eyes).
  • The Many Deaths of You: There are many dead ends with unique animations.
  • Mood Whiplash: All over the place. There's many positive moments that turn into a sudden jumpscare in the next.
  • Multiple Endings: There are many dead ends but the story as a whole had three endings.
    • Going Home Alone: If Charlotte doesn't find Amelia in time, Amelia disappears and ceases existing. Charlotte confronts Richard about Amelia's death, but Richard insists that it was Charlotte's fault for barging into his house. He gives her "The Reason You Suck" Speech, but Charlotte gets mad and proceeds to unleash her powers on him. The last scene features Charlotte all alone, but Richard, John and the mansion are gone, implying that Charlotte killed them all.
    • A Lonely Monster: If Amelia reaches Richard's room, answers with "I Choose to Stay" and Charlotte finds her on time, the two girls are reunited and leave the house at Charlotte's insistence. Richard proceeds to lament how he'll never find true love due to being a vampire.
    • They Finally Met: If Amelia reaches the storage room and Charlotte finds her on time. The two girls are reunited and talk with Richard and John, where the former reveals that he used to be a normal human who was transformed by a witch. It's revealed that Charlotte turned down a date with him in the past, so Charlotte's grandmother transformed Richard into a vampire so that he'll find true love one day. Richard is shocked to realize the truth.
      • Actually, there are two variations of this ending. If Charlotte chooses to search for Amelia by herself, the ending portrays a CG of Amelia giving Charlotte a bridal carry. But if Charlotte chooses to go with Richard, John is the one who finds Amelia instead and the ending portrays a CG of Richard and Charlotte united by a red string.
  • New Game Plus: Requires multiple playthroughs to be able to unlock everything.
  • Older Than They Look: Charlotte has the same youthful appearance she had 70 years ago. Justified, since witches age slower than normal humans.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: All the female characters always wear beautiful and fancy clothing. Even Amelia the maid.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In the True Ending, Richard gets to find a chance of true love, just like he always wanted. Unfortunately he's absolutely displeased about how said love is Charlotte, who's a witch and indirectly responsible for his current state.
  • Post Endgame Content: The Bonus Room is unlocked after the game is finished.
  • The Power of Love: Richard can only revert into a human again if he successfully finds true love. The Bonus Room reveals he set his sights on Charlotte.
  • Prone to Tears: Richard cries A LOT.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In the Bad Ending, Richard gives an epic one to Charlotte regarding Amelia's death. It doesn't end well for him.
  • Sequel Hook: The Bonus Room announces the prequel game, The Witches' Tea Party.
  • Ship Tease: Oh, boy, where to start?
    • Charlotte acting like a typical tsundere towards Amelia and being possessive of her.
    • John and Amelia get along immediately upon her entering to Richard's mansion. The Bonus Room shows them making plans of going shopping together too. Even the author has made some official art with them together.
    • Richard was rejected 70 years ago by Charlotte and still carries a torch for her. Unfortunately for him, Charlotte is uninterested about love (Word of God says that she'll eventually change her mind some day.)
  • Shipper on Deck: Marilyn seems to ship Charlotte/anyone. From male suitors in the past, Richard, Amelia.... The whole reason she transformed Richard was because she shipped Charlotte/Richard back then.
  • Ship Sinking: Many fans thought Richard/John was a good pairing, due to the latter being the former's butler and living together for 60 years. This was quickly disproved by John and Richard themselves in the Bonus Room, saying they don't see each other that way.
  • Spoiled Brat: Multiple:
    • Charlotte is this in spades.
    • The dolls in the mansion can be very whiny and demanding.
  • Sweat Drop: John gets one when nervous, like when Charlotte barges into the staff room.
  • Sweet Tooth: The reason why Amelia and Charlotte entered the mansion was to collect all the candy scattered around the place.
  • Undying Loyalty: Amelia is very loyal to her master Charlotte. Its later explained that she is a familiar created to serve Charlotte.
  • Tsundere: Charlotte. She's harsh and condescending towards Amelia. When she's alone, however, she is fiercely defensive of her. She also becomes easily flustered when Amelia suggests that Charlotte might be the key to break Richard's curse.
  • Vegetarian Vampire: Charlotte's grandmother transformed Richard into a vampire......a vegetarian vampire that can only feed on tomatoes. And it's implied he didn't even like tomatoes when he was human!
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: In the Extra room, after reading about how to trigger all the ways to kill Amelia, Amelia responds in fear, implying that the player will try to trigger all the ends:
    (I'm scared.)
  • Younger Than They Look: According to Word of God, Amelia was created months before the events of the game, but still looks like a teenager.