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Post by Jasonswrath1988 January 16th 2021, 3:44 pm

Any one remembers this arcade game by namco splatterhouse is a game made by namco in 1988 it Features a Jason knock off named Rick Taylor he smacks slashes hacks his way to the west Mansion to find his girlfriend Jennifer and defeating evil bosses anyway in 1990 for the turbografx 16 port they colored the mask red to avoid copyright laws still looks like Jason's mask in Japan for the PC engine mean while in Japan 1992 the game was released for the FM towns splatterhouse was a great port for the game once again in 2003 the game was released on windows only in Japan in 2010 a Java mobile port was released the mask once again was changed to the 2010 remake mask splatterhouse was once again released for iPhones it had flaws splatterhouse 2010 has the classic games where you can unlock them

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Post by I'm Not a Goalie January 17th 2021, 1:30 pm

I played the Sega Genesis port of Splatterhouse 3 when I was young. I remember it being fun if not a bit repetitive like most beat-em-ups could be. I remember it standing out most for just being one of the most unique games I ever played at the time, with impressive backgrounds and visuals for a console game from that time, and some of the most bizarre boss fights I'd ever experienced. Unless it was in some manic fever dream, I clearly remember a demonic teddy-bear, and a creature that could only be described as a circumcised penis with razor sharp teeth. I was always surprised the game didn't get more attention considering it came out around the same time as Doom and Mortal Kombat, when game developers were really starting to push the boundaries of the level of graphic violence allowed in video games. I don't remember many gamers talking about it, or parents trying to get it banned though. I am familiar with the original, it was a bit more straight-forward and punishing while 3 felt a more open, chaotic, and fun.

I'm less surprised the remake didn't really take off. The original trilogy was a cult hit at best, so the nostalgia demand just wasn't there, and this type of game just wasn't going to look like anything special to new players in today's gaming market. I skipped it myself for this very reason. I knew the game wasn't going to give me the same feel it did back then, when it was truly something unique, when now it was just another violent horror game in a very competitive market.
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Post by Jasonswrath1988 January 17th 2021, 3:37 pm

Kinda Like night trap getting banned in 93?

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Post by Jason Voorhees January 17th 2021, 3:44 pm

I want to play the series but it's a major rarity. Sad
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Post by I'm Not a Goalie January 17th 2021, 8:40 pm

@Jasonswrath1988 wrote:Kinda Like night trap getting banned in 93?

Yep, and Night Trap was Super Mario Brothers compared to these games. I guess parents can't get outraged over something they've never heard of. (Then again, I hadn't heard of Night Trap until several years ago) It's amazing how under the radar these games actually were.
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Post by I'm Not a Goalie January 17th 2021, 8:54 pm

@Jason Voorhees wrote:I want to play the series but it's a major rarity. Sad

It is disappointing. The first two games being buried on turbografx hasn't helped, since that console was an extreme rarity in North America. When the series finally got a port to a major console, I guess nobody wanted to rent a game that was the third part of series they weren't familiar with. It's the only reason I can think of to explain how this series became so overlooked, hardly even a footnote in VG history.
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Post by Jason Voorhees January 23rd 2021, 11:26 am

@I'm Not a Goalie wrote:
@Jason Voorhees wrote:I want to play the series but it's a major rarity. Sad

It is disappointing. The first two games being buried on turbografx hasn't helped, since that console was an extreme rarity in North America. When the series finally got a port to a major console, I guess nobody wanted to rent a game that was the third part of series they weren't familiar with. It's the only reason I can think of to explain how this series became so overlooked, hardly even a footnote in VG history.

I know either PS2 or PS3 had a far far updated version of the game but I can't seem to find it anywhere!
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Post by Monkey July 17th 2021, 10:27 pm

The TurboGrafx-16 mini has the original TG16/PC Engine port as well. It used to be a fairly inexpensive mini-console, but the price has more than doubled in the past year ($240 on Amazon now, yikes).

The game will probably come out eventually in one of the console stores or on steam.

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Post by Jason Voorhees July 18th 2021, 6:17 am

@Monkey wrote:The TurboGrafx-16 mini has the original TG16/PC Engine port as well.  It used to be a fairly inexpensive mini-console, but the price has more than doubled in the past year ($240 on Amazon now, yikes).  

The game will probably come out eventually in one of the console stores or on steam.  

Let's hope so!!
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Post by Trekapedia July 25th 2021, 5:12 am

Never got to play Splatterhouse but I think I remember the controversy around Night Trap. Was that the one for Sega with the college girls in the house?
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Post by Jason Voorhees July 27th 2021, 1:36 pm

I definitely have to play the PlayStation 3 version if I can find a disc version of it!
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Post by Trekapedia July 30th 2021, 12:46 am

If you manage to please let everyone know how it is!
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