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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 12:50 AM       
I have the NES version, actually. Some kickass older guy I work with sold me an NES console still in its original box -with the price sticker from a local store that's been defunct for 20 years, no less- and a huge pile of games for just $100. Granted, NES Chiller is a buggy and nigh-unplayable mess that locks up when you shoot certain targets, but hey; I got it cheap.

What freaks me out the most about the arcade original, though, is when it came out and who made it. In 1986, most arcade games featured little violence apart from tiny spaceships blowing up. There wasn't even an envelope to push, and yet Exidy went ahead and did it anyway. What's more, none of Exidy's other games like Crackshot and Crossbow are anywhere near this disturbing. It's like the boss asked his staff to make a simple horror-themed shooter to add to the lineup, and they came back with... THIS. "Spooky" doesn't begin to describe what was going on in those guys' heads.
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