It Came From Japan

Happy Halloween! Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti

こんにちは!  It’s already Halloween so I thought I would share one of my favorite Halloween games to play on the Famicom!

It is Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti put out by Namco for the Famicom!  This version isn’t as creepy as its counter parts for the Genesis since it features super deformed characters but I think it adds to the game.  Nothing like a guy with a hockey type mask carrying a big knife/axe, doesn’t remind me of a specific movie franchise at all :)


If you have a Famicom and you don’t already own this awesome game you HAVE to get it!  It’s such a quirky fun side scroller game you will not regret it.  It has so much personality and great horror movie like references it’s a must play for Halloween.


The game starts off with your girlfriend Jennifer visiting your grave and crying, just then lightning hits the grave bringing you (Rick) back to life!  Just then the evil Pumpkin King comes and kidnaps your girlfriend, for some undetermined reason so it’s up to you to save her!

At the end of the first level one of my favorite moments of the game happens, you have to fight Dracula but not until him and his minions do the Michael Jackson Thriller dance first!


After the Thriller dance is finished and you defeat Dracula it’s onto a creepy cabin which is seems like the creators were influence by Raimi’s Evil Dead movie mixed with a little bit of the Exorcist with this boss battle!


Nothing like a girl who can spin her head totally around!


Once you are through the cabin you are sent to the street to defeat the evil pumpkin minions.  This kind of reminds me of the Nightmare on Elm Street game for the NES where you are going down the street trying to find a house you can enter.


Soon you find this creepy house with what looks like torture chambers, then you find this girl just laying there.  Soon in Alien fashion a spider like face hugger thing bursts from her chest and the battle is on!

Unfortunately I haven’t gotten past this part in the game still, but I hope seeing some of these screenshots might entice you to try out this game.  So if you like horror movies, side scrollers or games with chibi characters this is a must play! Turn down the lights and even though it’s not super scary it’s still a great Halloween day game :)

さようなら! and have fun gaming!