Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffitti (NES Japan)

The readers post their own reviews.
Zack Burner
Posts: 357
Joined: May 3rd, 2019, 6:01 pm

Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffitti (NES Japan)

Postby Zack Burner » August 24th, 2020, 8:24 am

While the arcade version went for gore and disturbing content, this game offers a lighthearted approach to horror. There's plenty of horror references such as Michael Jackson's Thriller, the Exorcist, Evil Dead II, The Fly (Jeff Goldblum version), Jaws, and more. You play as Rick reincarnated when a lightning bolt strikes his grave, like what happened in one of the Friday the 13th movies. He comes equipped with a cleaver (looks more like an axe to me), though on some occasions you'll wield a shotgun with limited rounds. You must rescue Jennifer from the evil Pumpkin King and many monsters. You won't find any blood in this game, although a few defeated enemies show some cartoonish "gore" (getting cut in half). You'll also find if you're lucky you'll find some crystal orbs which will unlock some secrets to the ending including the buildup to the intro to the arcade game. Once you beat it a few times, you'll have the whole thing memorized and although there is a password feature, the game's pretty short. There's no difficulty meter, and it's almost pretty straightforward. Worth playing for some novelty but don't get too attached to it.

Buttermancan
Posts: 146
Joined: March 26th, 2019, 6:05 am

Re: Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffitti (NES Japan)

Postby Buttermancan » August 24th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Sounds really cool but what's this game about? There's loads of cool references here but little with regards to describing game mechanics etc?

Buttermancan
Posts: 146
Joined: March 26th, 2019, 6:05 am

Re: Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffitti (NES Japan)

Postby Buttermancan » August 24th, 2020, 4:52 pm

I just read the arcade review and whilst that mostly makes sense your reviews ask your audience to have quite a history of games built up in their heads?

Zack Burner
Posts: 357
Joined: May 3rd, 2019, 6:01 pm

Re: Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffitti (NES Japan)

Postby Zack Burner » August 24th, 2020, 6:29 pm

Sorry about that readers, this is a platform/beat em up though I think more the former than the latter. Wanpaku for your information, means "Naughty" in Japanese. You get cutsey health restoring items such as candy and hamburgers, though before you fight the final boss you can get two sodas to fully restore health.

Buttermancan
Posts: 146
Joined: March 26th, 2019, 6:05 am

Re: Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffitti (NES Japan)

Postby Buttermancan » August 25th, 2020, 5:49 am

Zack Burner wrote:Sorry about that readers, this is a platform/beat em up though I think more the former than the latter. Wanpaku for your information, means "Naughty" in Japanese. You get cutsey health restoring items such as candy and hamburgers, though before you fight the final boss you can get two sodas to fully restore health.


Ok thanks for clarifying. :-)


Return to “Reader Reviews”