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Splatterhouse © 1990 Namco, Limited.
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|Splatterhouse was released on April 03, 1990 in Japan for 6800 Yen.|
The arcade game Splatterhouse was originally released in 1988. There are some differences between the original arcade game and this PC Engine conversion. First of all, the introduction sequence was dramatically reduced and only features the exterior view of the mansion (we don't see Jennifer and Kirk running through the rain, or the Hell Mark taking over the hero's body and soul). The in-between level screens are also different - although the arcade game shows a picture from the coming stage, the PC Engine port shows one of the creature the player will eventually fight there. Interestingly, the gore factor was also toned down a little - for instance, the first level features prison cells in the background and mutilated human bodies which were completely removed from the PC Engine port. Weapons have also be shuffled around, for instance although Rick first picks a meat cleaver in the arcade version, the PC Engine port features a wooden plank, and the cleaver only appears once in the chapel stage (and was curiously turned into a Golden Cleaver).
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