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'''''Hugo's House of Horrors''''' is an adventure game designed by [[David P. Gray]] and released for DOS in 1990 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. 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.
 
'''''Hugo's House of Horrors''''' is an adventure game designed by [[David P. Gray]] and released for DOS in 1990 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. 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 I ended up writing a hand-written walk-though, full script, and documented various game bugs.
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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.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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* The artwork and sound was very dated ([[King's Quest V]] came out the same year!).
 
* 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 story is lacking, and the theme is tired.
* The game is far too short.
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* The game is too short.
 
* There are a couple bugs in the game that can be exploited.
 
* There are a couple bugs in the game that can be exploited.
  
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* Nothing really.
 
* Nothing really.
  
==Gallery==
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==Maps==
 
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<gallery>
 
Hugo's House of Horrors - Dr. Hammerstein's House.png|Dr. Hammerstein's house.
 
Hugo's House of Horrors - Dr. Hammerstein's House.png|Dr. Hammerstein's house.

Revision as of 11:15, 20 February 2018

A later release cover.

Hugo's House of Horrors is an adventure game designed by David P. Gray and released for DOS in 1990 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. 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.

Status

The game is now freeware. I have beaten the game with a full score, without hints.

Review

  • Overall: 3/10
  • Best Version: DOS

Good

Bad

  • 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.

Ugly

  • Nothing really.

Maps

Links