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|Developer(s)||Namco Bandai Games|
|Publisher(s)||Namco Bandai Games|
|Platform(s)||Virtual Console, TurboGrafx-16|
JP April 6, 1990
NA April 21, 1990
EU March 3, 2007
NA March 19, 2007
AUS July 20, 2007
JP March 26, 2009
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up, Horror|
|Input methods||Wii Remote|
Splatterhouse is a sidescrolling beat 'em up video game in which the player controls Rick, a parapsychology student who is trapped inside West Mansion. After his resurrection by the Terror Mask, Rick makes his way through the mansion, fighting off hordes of creatures in a vain attempt to save his girlfriend Jennifer from a grisly fate. Players of this game will also recognize a number of western horror film influences, such as Friday the 13th and Evil Dead 2.
Similar to many sidescrolling beat 'em up games, Rick can only move in a two-dimensional environment. The playing field does not feature a three-dimensional area, a feature that was added later in the series with Splatterhouse 3. He has the ability to jump and can punch and kick. Rick also has a Special Attack, where he will perform a drop kick that sends him skidding along the ground, damaging any enemies he hits. Rick can also perform a low kick, low punch, and jumping attacks, as well as pick up and use various weapons placed in the levels.
All of the levels consist of walking left to right, with occasional auto-scrolling segments. However, alternative pathways through sections of the house are possible by falling down through holes or jumping up onto ladders. In this way, branching gameplay is possible, if only prevalent in the middle levels. Levels culminate in boss fights that take place in a single room. Unlike traditional side-scrolling fighters, boss fights have varying objectives and styles.
There are no reported problems with this title.
This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.
The graph below charts the compatibility with Splatterhouse since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 8||Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.8 GHz||Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset||No problems.||Jogait|