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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 05:39 PM        Chiller: The Arcade Game!
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 06:01 PM       
If Cannibal Corpse album covers were an arcade in 1986 - nice find!
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 06:11 PM       
Cybernetic - Haha, that's probably the most accurate description of the game I've heard yet. Very, very true.
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 06:34 PM       
Of course, the NES port had the immortal "Dead People Are Cool" on the cover. Can't forget that.
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 07:44 PM       
When I first read about this game many years ago, I had nightmares.
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Old Oct 4th, 2012, 11:50 PM       
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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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 09:05 AM       
death race came out 10 year before chiller and was very controversial for it's time
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Old Oct 5th, 2012, 04:32 PM       
Death Race has implied violence, sure, but I seriously doubt that it gave any kids nightmares the same way Chiller did.
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