Haunted House
Atari 2600 game CX-2654

General Information

Developer - James Andreasen

Publisher - Atari Corporation

Release - 1982

Platform - Atari 2600

Number of players - 1P

Genre - Action, Adventure

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Haunted House is an Atari 2600 video game written by James Andreasen. The house has three floors and a basement. The player's character may pick up only one of three items at a time.

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A key to open doors, a sceptre to ward off evil spirits, or the urn and must avoid a bat, a tarantula, and the ghost of Mr. Graves himself. If the player is hit by the monsters nine times, the game ends. If the player escapes the house with the urn, the player wins.

The items (and house layout in higher difficulties) can only be seen when the player uses the 'fire' button on the joystick to light a match, illuminating a small radius directly around his character; this can be done an infinite number of times, although the match only lasts for a limited amount of time before being snuffed out. If a monster enters the same room as the player, a howling wind from the monster will blow out any lit match.

Haunted House has a total of nine different levels which make the game more challenging; in particular, later difficulty levels make the walls of the house itself invisible unless the player lights a match.

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