Splatterhouse! Oh yeah baby! This was such a fun scrolling beat-em-up platform game. I mean come on, how many games do you play that your character, Rick, is dead and the Terror Mask has re-animated... oooo zombie goodness! This game was so controversial at the time that it is the only TurboGrafx game that came with a parental warning. True, it seems like a tame game compared to modern game releases, but for the era it was toeing the line.
Jumping, punching and kicking your way through levels armed with weapons like two by fours (what better tool to bash in the heads of the enemy with?) to save your girlfriend Jennifer. I mean, she won't mind that you are actually dead now, will she?
Lots of cartoon blood in this one, and in the end, Rick gets resurrected and the Terror Mask is destroyed... or is it? Dun dun daaaaaaaa!
I would say that the game play for this cartridge rates 8-10, controls 8-10, and overall 8-10. This is truly a must have for any TurbiGrafx collector, the story is fun and the gameplay is too. A great title to play around Halloween!