Lighthearted horror game based on theme park ride.
This is a lighthearted adventure game based on the Disney Haunted Mansion setting. If you have ever visited Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, then you will recognize the spooky house in this game. You might also recognize some of the passageways and "ghosts" within the game.
You, the player, must control Zeke, an unfortunate individual, through the mansion in order to find "Shriveled Souls" and vanquish evil spirits. You must also collect gems which will allow Zeke to free the house from the clutches of Atticus Thorn. The control mechanism is very simple; joystick controls Zeke's movement. The B button fires power balls from Zeke's lantern. Jump with the A button. Zeke collects shriveled souls by holding down the X button. The player must also solve puzzles throughout the game in order to turn on light switches within the Mansion.
Some puzzles require the player to think "outside the box", while other puzzles require jumping or finding a way through a staircase to the switch. Beware, though, that the sounds in the game are rather spooky. I played this game with my 6 to 8 year old children and they would close their eyes during some scenes. Usually the soundtrack would scare them more than the monsters would scare them.
In any case, during the Halloween holiday, when getting scared is part of the fun of the season, this game is a perfect game for introducing a little spookiness into your kids play time. Enjoy!