8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Retro Horror and Thriller Adventures Just In Time For Halloween

Set the date to 1987 and get ready to revisit the classic 8-bit adventure games that mesmerised a generation of console junkies. Now is the opportunity to play cult favourites Shadowgate™, The Uninvited™ and Déjà Vu™ the way they were supposed to be played, with controller in hand and worlds awaiting to be explored!

The 8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) will be available on Steam, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on October 31.

The three classic ’80s thriller adventures games are being bundled into one package by Abstraction Games. Set within the realms of fantasy, horror and film noir, these three fantastic stories are a must have for those who lived in the decade of neon and those that wish that they had.

The 8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) includes these classic games:

  • Shadowgate™: The wind whistles through the silent halls as you step through the stone threshold. You’ve just entered Shadowgate, a once shining castle, now an evil, dark moldering ruin. Swallow your fear and take up your torch. You are the ‘Seed of Prophecy’ and in your hands lies the fate of the world itself.
  • The Uninvited™: The last thing you remember was a figure appearing in the middle of the road and the sound of your sister’s screams over the screeching tires. When you come to, you discover two horrifying things: your sister is missing and the mansion that now looms before you seems to be calling your name…
  • Déjà Vu™: It’s 1942 and you wake up in a seedy bathroom with no idea how you got here or, for that matter, who you are. You grab a .38 hanging on the door, stumble up the stairs and find some stiff slumped over a desk with three bullet holes in him. You check your gun. Three bullets are missing. This is gonna be a bad day.

source: GamePress

 

Splatterhouse: The Complete History

splatterhouse_hdrHalloween may be over for another year, but that didn’t stop Daniel Ibbertson (Slopes Games Room) grabbing the Terror Mask and entering the West Mansion for a look at the complete history of everyone’s favourite slash’em up, Splatterhouse.

Daniel’s video looks at every single game in the franchise, Namco’s struggle against Nintendo and every movie reference found in the series so far. Go and grab some popcorn, leave the light on, and press play now!


source: Slopes Games Room

 

8-Bit Cinema: Halloween

halloweenThe latest installment in CineFix‘s ‘8-Bit Cinema’ is an awesome retelling of the horror classic Halloween as Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Source: CineFix via Laughing Squid

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Old School Halloween Costumes

halloween_starwarsWith Halloween fast approaching, are you struggling to find a costume to scare the pants off your family and friends? These Collegeville Costumes from three decades ago would definitely scare the living daylights out of anyone that bumps into you while trick-or-treating.

If you are channeling Jason Voorhees, you may want to go as the Atari Asteroids man. Perhaps your friends could go as Missile Command and Centipede!

Damn these costumes are so bad, they are really cool!

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halloween_battlestar_gal

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source: Plaid Stallions (via RediscoverThe80s.Com)

Seven Video Game Costumes For Halloween

Stuck for ideas on what to wear this Halloween? If you don’t want to dress up like a zombie or other hideous creatures from the dead, how about going as your favourite video gaming character or theme? Go Cosplay!

If you are an avid gamer (retro or not), you can take inspiration from these seven costumes. I guarantee these will get tongues wagging. Happy Halloween!

Hall_Link

Be a legend, be Link

Hall_ChunLi

A street fighting chick, Chun-Li

Hall_SubZero

Too cool for Halloween, Sub-Zero

Hall_Mileena

Be a wicked Mileena

Hall_Ryu

Be Chun-Li’s escort, go as Ryu

Hall_Pinky

The irresistible, Pinky

hall_pacman_550

Go full on retro, take the Pac Man arcade with you!

  images sourced from: Heavy.com

Pumpkin + Tetris = Pumpktris

What do you get when you get a clever guy (Nathan from Haha Bird), a pumpkin, and the classic killer video game, Tetris ? Well, if you check out the video, you will see the coolest jack o’ lantern for this Halloween. [Read more…]