Horror Story [Model MAPR-1027]
Emulated in MAME !
[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine CD Game
Horror Story © 1993 NEC Avenue, Limited.
Horror Story is the conversion of Toaplan's action game release in the arcades in 1989. The player takes control of a sort of sun-glasses wearing ghost-chaser (or two at the same time during the two players simultaneous-mode) who seems to be lost in a traditional chinese ghost world. Your main weapon is a gun which can be heavily upgraded during the game, from 2-ways gun, to flame-lasers or rockets. Our heroes have another secret weapon : they can jump on their enemies' heads to kill them (This powerful technique is also used by our favorite plumber who could also flatten evil turtles and crazy mushrooms). Another important ability of the character is the double-jump (very similar to the jump found in Capcom's Chohmakaimura for the Super Famicom ). This special technique will help you in more than one occasion: it will allow you, for instance, to access unreachable platforms or reach bosses' weak points. Enemies vary from blue ghosts riding bicycles to flying half-skeleton archers. End of stage bosses can be quite big and impressive like the huge Golden dragon from the first level.
Horror Story was released on February 02, 1993 in Japan for 7200 Yen.
[FR] May 1993 - Consoles + No. 20: 80/100
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com