|Title: Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (2nd Review)
Rom Player: Nesten
Reviewer: Shane Skekel
Synopsis: If there is one parody game that I like then this fits the bill. The guys at Namco were overjoyed with the success of the arcade Splatterhouse that they decided to spoof it, and this resulted in the best parody game there is. This game parodies movies such as The Exorcist, Teen Wolf, Jaws, Friday the 13th, and a few others.
Game play: True to the original arcade game, but there's less weapons at your disposal. If you think that this game is near impossible with less weapons, then you are a dyed-in-the-wool moron. Rick starts with a cleaver, but the shotgun is still present (hard to find, but when you do get it then "it's killin' time.").
Graphics: Nice and cutesy with some gore here and there. Easily comparable with the NES version of Kid Dracula.
Music and sound: The sounds in the game are decent, but the music somewhat sucks. The reason I am saying this because some of the tunes are repetitive.
Originality: Namco did something that was completely original that remained true to the arcade game somewhat. It may not be totally new in game mechanics, but the rest of it contemplates for it.
What do I say? If you find the rom, download it. You will NOT be disappointed.
Best Cheats: After you kill the main boss in Stage 3, DO NOT head right. Instead, enter the left transporter and
you will end up in japan. Enter the second door and
kill all the umbrella demons("Jumpershoot" in Kirby's Dream Land 2), and make your way to the top. When you are at the top with the princess, press A&B together to fart.
When you find the wizard in stage 7, DO NOT ATTACK
him or Rick will end up in a coffin several seconds
later. When you follow him to the monsterous-looking cave, enter the door. Now you are in Egypt.
You will find a shotgun, but be careful that you don't fall in the trap. Continue through the pyramid, laying waste to every enemy in sight. When
you enter the last door, you will find a priestess that will give you the second crystal ball.
The aforementioned Levels will help you get access to the secret ending.
Game Play: 10
Overall Rating: 10
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