HORROR STORY (NEC AVENUE / TOAPLAN)

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (JAPANESE VERSION)

Shooter-maniacs usually associate the name Toaplan to some of the best shooters ever produced, such as Tatsujin, Outzone and Daisenpu. But only few of them know that Toaplan also worked on different game genres... Horror Story is a rare example of a Toaplan "non-shooter" game.

 

Horror Story was originally released as an Arcade game. Mixing a dark and somber mood with some comical aspects, Horror Story is a platform game with plenty of Toaplan shooters' distinctive trademarks: awesome gameplay, cool graphics, interesting musics... of course, this game is also as hard as steel! :)
 

The PCE version, made by NEC Avenue, is pretty nice. The gameplay is still great, including 2 simultaneous players mode, the musics suit well the sceneries and the game mood. Some low points in Horror Story are related to graphics (well done on some areas, and ridiculous in other parts) and the difficulty (too hardcore!)... even though, the game will certainly please those who claim for a nice platform game.

  

Horror Story is a good and quite fun game, which shows us a less known face from this great Japanese softhouse, master of shooters.

 

Marcelo Reis

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

72%

Playability

87%

Musics and Sound Effects

80%

Interest

78%

OVERALL

79%

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