games on the NES were actually licensed by Nintendo. One company by the
name of American Game Cartridges, Inc. put out some unlicensed titles, and
though they weren't always easy to find in stores, they were worth
checking out if not for the sheer humor value. Their titles included
Wallybear, Deathrace, Crossbow, and yes... the almighty CHILLER.
wasn't nearly as "shocking" and "gory" as its arcade counterpart,
the NES version of Chiller was still pretty amusing. For one thing, it had
a badass digitized screaming sound when you first booted up the game.
Also, to this day, I can't think of another game where you get 200 points
for shooting out a crucifix-shaped church window. That right there is what I call "replay
value" in my book!
And if the
idea of shooting out church windows, zombies, and baby carriages wasn't
enough to peak your interest, check out the box for the game:
Look at that
shit! Read that friggin' tombstone: "DEAD PEOPLE ARE COOL." Could
you possibly have a more awesome epitaph inscribed upon your grave? I
think not. If I saw this box in the stores when I was a kid, I would have
snatched it up in a heartbeat.