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This is the shareware version of Hugo's House of Horrors . You can still buy the game from the author.
* [[Media:Hugo Shareware .zip|Download]] ([[:File:Hugo Shareware .zip|Info]]) - .
Revision as of 10:03, 26 June 2018
Hugo's House of Horrors is an adventure puzzle game designed by David P. Gray and released for MS-DOS on 1990-01-01 and later ported to Windows. It uses a game engine similar to those used by Sierra On-Line years earlier. It is the first game in the Hugo series of games and followed by by Hugo II: Whodunit?. The story is rather typical: the girlfriend of Hugo has been kidnapped and taken into a mansion. The game uses a haunted house theme with various Halloween and horror movie tropes.
I believe my mother got me this game at a shareware game swap. I played the game so much that I not only beat it, but ended up writing a hand-written walk-though, full script, and documented various game bugs.
I do not own the game, but I have beaten the game with a full score, without hints.
- Overall: 3/10
- Best Version: DOS
- The game gives a charming adventure with decent puzzles.
- I like the trivia section which includes references to Narnia and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- The artwork and sound was very dated (King's Quest V came out the same year!).
- The story is lacking, and the theme is tired.
- The game is too short.
- There are a couple bugs in the game that can be exploited.
- Nothing really.
- youtube.com/watch?v=UijhBRheB8k - Longplay.
This is all of the shareware version of the Hugo games I could find including Hugo's House of Horrors for DOS and Windows. You can still buy the game from the author.