Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'House of the Living Dead'

Rating:2 User: The Dean of Games

1983 Phipps Associates (UK)
by Tony Barber

With a name like this, you would expect something gruesome, and maybe in 1983 it would appear more so. I remember playing Friday the 13th and feeling eerie with the atmosphere, nowadays it makes me wanna laugh.

It's just a maze game, with collecting to do, while avoiding the nasties that will increased in number with each level. I played up to the fifth floor, and the maze remain the same. More nasties were added to the count and new ones appear as the game progresses. Counted 3 so far. The game itself is not well written, you get stuck easily in corners and that may mean losing a life.

In the end I felt some enjoyment playing it and I wondered what would come next after the fifth level, and that's exactly what makes a game addictive.