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House Of Horrors

House Of Horrors

House Of Horrors

"I think you will be disappointed with House Of Horrors and cannot really recommend it."
Electron User


Turn off the lights and gather around for the most creepy game of the year. How you laughed at those superstitious fools in the village when they warned you not to go near the old house. The climb up the rocky path under the afternoon sun was swift and within an hour you had passed through the outer gates of this once great house. The dust and cobwebs hadn't bothered you as you climbed the old stairs to the towers on the top level.

Did you notice how low the sun had fallen before the sounds of locks clicking reached your startled ears? How can the moon be out already and what's that moving towards you?

This all action game will have you ducking and diving from the ghosts and zombies, and matching wits with a mummy, a werewolf and a vampire. Five floors full of odd corridors, rotten floorboards and riddled with secret passages await you. Run this way and that while jumping over any red rotten floorboards. To escape each level, collect both gold keys and then return to the cyan stairs. Avoid all the horrors and make use of the secret passages that they cannot use by entering through the black sides!

Scoring is based upon keys retrieved, screens, and lives left. Superb graphics and sound effects. Can be played using either the keyboard or joysticks. Top table, Pause option, level selection, sound on/off.

Game Controls

At the start of each game the menu screen will appear. At this point you may select any of the following options:

K Use the keys for movement:
Z - Left, X - Right, : - Up, / - Down, RETURN - Jump
J Use joystick for movement
1-5 Starting level, 1 to 5
S Sound ON
O Sound OFF
During the game, you may select:
Q Quit, return to menu screen
P Pause Game
C Continue game after using P


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st May 1985
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House Of Horrors (5.25" Disc)
House Of Horrors (3.5" Disc)