Haunted House II 3D (Atari 5200)

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Haunted House II 3D (Atari 5200)

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 24th, 2021, 7:28 pm

Since I originally reviewed this one back in 2002 (!) I decided to give this homebrew another look this Halloween. It's actually pretty cool in design but very undercooked. With some polish I think this game could be a winner.

My question is, did anyone ever go back and improve it? Or is my 2002 copy still the latest and greatest? Is there a manual?

I noticed the game suffers from a lot of electromagnetic interference, causing the screen to have a lot of static. I wonder if it's due to the way it was produced? Maybe I should open the cart and make sure nothing is loose.

Thoughts?

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Re: Haunted House II 3D (Atari 5200)

Postby Cafeman » October 27th, 2021, 2:04 pm

That release is all you get. Although John Swiderski / Mean Hamster renamed the game later on to Scary Mansion II 3D.

There's a rumor of a 7800 follow up called Ominous Tenement III. J/ K

https://atariage.com/manual_thumbs.php? ... belID=2359

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Re: Haunted House II 3D (Atari 5200)

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 27th, 2021, 5:15 pm

Is the Atari 7800 game available? I've never heard of it.

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Re: Haunted House II 3D (Atari 5200)

Postby Cafeman » October 27th, 2021, 9:06 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Is the Atari 7800 game available? I've never heard of it.


I put a J/K after that statement about the 7800 rumor, which is short for "Just Kidding". :)

But it's a good idea....


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