Review Haunt the House: Terrortown
A chance to show just how terrifying a ghost can be
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 07 Nov 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7
Unusual gameplay, decent price, atmospheric soundtrack
Monotonous game play
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a Halloween themed game that promises plenty of amusement for the user. The game breaks away from the traditional games where the player is the one being terrorized and instead gives them the scaring powers.
Users play as a generic, yet cute ghost whose only objective is to scare, frighten and terrify the inhabitants of a small town. Each house the players visit is inhabited by a set number of people going about their daily lives. All relevant information, including the NPC’s state of mind is displayed on the on the heads up display. While the ghost itself is invisible to the humans that inhabit each house of the game’s world, the terrifying effects it can produce are not. It has the power to possess all sorts of mundane objects to achieve its creepy goal. The number and effectiveness of the actions that can be performed through possessed objects is determined by the level of fear inspired in the locals. The more terrified they are, the more spooky they effect. These range from flashing lights to terrifying visages and even museum exhibits that come to life.
Overall Haunt the House: Terrortown for Android is designed to be as dark as possible while still retaining some a great deal of cuteness and the predominant light-hearted theme. It is definitely one of the more unusual games out there and proof that there are times where breaking away from the norm pays off. The low price and high quality game design make it a game I can recommend to both young players and older audiences.