Goosebumps (video game series)

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Goosebumps video games are a series of action-adventure games based on Goosebumps book series.

Escape from HorrorLand[edit]

Boxart of Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland

Escape from HorrorLand was released in 1996 on the PC.[1] The game acts as a sequel to the Goosebumps book, One Day at Horrorland. Lizzie, one of the protagonists from the book, calls the player character to her that night, stating that her brother Luke and friend Clay have suddenly disappeared after a strange bout of supernatural activity in her household. The only clues she has are the Horrorland tickets they got from their last encounter with the theme park. Heading back to her house, the tickets suddenly glow and suck the player character and Lizzie back to Horrorland. Stuck there and having no choice, the both of you go in search of Luke and Clay in hopes of finding an exit to the haunted theme park. Along the way learning the origins of the park as well as the creator, Madison Storm who built the park based on his own twisted childhood.

After making your way through the park finding Luke and Clay, gathering items to continue, and warding off the monsters that wish to harm you – you make it near the end to discover Madison also kidnapped Mr and Mrs. Morris (Lizzie and Luke's parents) and wishes to destroy the family, both as a spectacle for the monsters of the park as well as revenge for escaping the park the first time and making him look like a fool in front of the monster inhabitants. Clay manages to reach the monster generator, the thing that attracted monsters to the park, and overload it causing the inhabitants to flee but in the midst of the chaos Madison grabs the Morris siblings and Clay and ties them up, intending to be blown up along with the park. The player character manages to save everyone, prevent the park from blowing up and defeat Madison all at once. Clay, however, finds the remote to the park and presses one of the buttons, triggering the self- destruct of the park. The kids manage to get out in time before it blows.

The final scene in the game sees the kids make it home, but there are a few different endings. One is that the parents make it back safe and even greet the kids as they come home with the help of their new neighbor..."Maddy" Madison Storm. In the other ending, the parents fall into the pool and after the kids get home, they are greeted by their parents who have been turned into horrors.

This game features well known actors including Adam Wylie, Eric Lloyd, Isabella Rossellini and Jeff Goldblum. It was directed by Lawrence Guterman, who went on to direct Cats & Dogs (2001) and Son of the Mask (2005).

Attack of the Mutant[edit]

Attack of the Mutant is a children's PC game based on the Goosebumps book Attack of the Mutant by R.L.Stine. It was developed and produced by DreamWorks Interactive and was released September 25th, 1997. It was one of the first games to use cel-shaded animation.[2][3]

The hero gets off a bus at the wrong stop, and finds himself at the headquarters of the Masked Mutant. Within, he must work with comic book superheroes the League of Good Guys to prevent the Masked Mutant and his evil henchmen from transforming the world into a giant comic book.

The cast of characters included all of the comic book superheroes and super villains featured in the original book – the Galloping Gazelle, the Masked Mutant and the Magnificent Molecule Man – but also added many original characters, such as the mobster villain Pinky Flamingo. The hero, a non-gender specific (though in-game art suggests a male) child, is a classic video game silent protagonist. The Galloping Gazelle was voiced by Adam West (who played the same role in the TV episode of Attack of the Mutant) while the Masked Mutant was voiced by James Belushi.

Goosebumps HorrorLand[edit]

Scholastic Book Company released a Goosebumps HorrorLand video game on October 28, 2008 in North America, and October 16, 2009 in Europe,[4][5][6] to tie into the series, on the Nintendo DS,[7] Wii,[8] and PlayStation 2[9] platforms. Developed by Gusto Games in Derby, the plot follows a young child and his/her friends trapped in HorrorLand, where they must make their way through challenging levels to escape the evil theme park. Reports indicate the game is similar to the original Goosebumps HorrorLand game Goosebumps Escape From HorrorLand, in which you had to beat the minigames of various levels to reveal who was behind events in the park and get back home. The official website reveals that HorrorLand in the game will have five main areas: Vampire Village (which serves as a hub connecting all the others), Mad Labs, Terror Tombs (an Egyptian-themed area), Fever Swamp, and the Carnival of Screams.[10] Several of these areas are references to classic Goosebumps books or previous depictions of HorrorLand.

The game starts off with a Horror leaving a ticket on the player's doorstep. The player tears it up but the ticket mysteriously gets put back together. Afterwards, Nate comes by and both Nate and the player set out to HorrorLand. At the beginning the player gets into the Carnival of Screams. A Horror gives the player 20 tokens for rides to start off. The player must reach the fright level to get into Vampire Village, one of the five attractions of HorrorLand. The player must get a high enough fright level to get on the Roller Ghoster and save a young girl named Gigi, who is trapped on it. After the player saves her, she joins the player to get the ticket pieces back and leave HorrorLand. Later, when the player gets to Fever Swamp, the player discovers that a show with the Great Gargantua is closed due to the monster escaping. When getting to Mad Labs, the player must collect 100 tokens to get a mask (a reference to The Haunted Mask) and once completed it turns the player into a Horror. This allows them to go into the Horrors Only lounge to get a piece of the ticket. While in the lounge the player gets caught by Horrifico, the king of HorrorLand. While in Mad Labs, the sound of a woman saying "If you see a girl in a blue dress holding a monster doll, do not attempt to approach her. She is extremely dangerous." will play. This is a description of Gigi. The secret of HorrorLand is finally being revealed and the player must get 50 points for the fright restriction in order to get into Terror Tombs. Getting gold on the Pharaoh's Fairway will earn the last piece of the ticket. At the end of the game the Horrors grab the player. the player gets put on the final ride called Certain Death where the player must battle through to rescue Gigi and escape. Upon exiting, the player discovers that Gigi is the Great Gargantua, as she turns into the creature, and announces her plan to turn the entire world into her own HorrorLand. As she flies away, the screen fades out to the "The End" screen.

Goosebumps: The Game[edit]

You play as either a boy or a girl that you name, and you go on a spooky adventure battling the Goosebumps monsters that escape from their books.

The game is a prequel to the Goosebumps film and it is developed by Wayforward Technologies.

Night of Scares[edit]

Night of scares is a mobile game where you must collect the pages of the, "Night of the Living Dummy" manuscript to defeat Slappy, but watch out for the monsters trying to hunt you down.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland Release Information for PC". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Object is to save world". Manly Daily. Sydney, Australia: News Limited. 11 February 1998. p. 8. Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant is the second CD-ROM game based on the best-selling series of books by children's author RL Stine. The object here is to save the world from the evil Masked Mutant and his henchmen. Players are transported to the Mutant's headquarters where they will uncover a plot to turn the world into a comic book (more cynical minds might say they're too late). Using a combination of skill, strategy and problem solving, players must navigate through the Mutant's domain, systematically defeating each foe. There's no point in trying to reason with them, fighting or running are your best choices. To help new players, there's a League of Good Guys with helpful advice. On each floor of the Masked Mutant's headquarters, the objects you collect will serve you well as you visit other locations. 
  3. ^ Heffley, Lynne (5 February 1998). "It All Speaks to Kids". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, United States. p. 42. It's not just fans of R.L. Stine's hugely popular " Goosebumps " Scholastic Inc. books and TV show who'll enjoy jumping into this well-made, color-ful 3-D action adventure. Players join forces with the "League of Good Guys" to stop the Masked Mutant from destroying the world as we know it: The purple villain wants to turn it into a comic book. As the countdown to destruction continues, you'll explore the bad guy's multilevel headquarters, navigating through corridors filled with elevators, doors and secret passageways that lead to nifty rooms and mazes. Sound effects and spooky music are nicely done, and the perils aren't overly intense; parents don't have to worry that kids will be exposed to blood-and-guts hyper-violence. 
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CLG6TK
  5. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CLG6TA
  6. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CLG6TU
  7. ^ http://store.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_Goosebumps+HorrorLand+NDS+Game_29508_-1_10052_10051 Goosebumps Horrorland NDS game
  8. ^ http://store.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_Goosebumps+HorrorLand+Wii+Game_29510_-1_10052_10051 Goosebumps Horrorland Wii game
  9. ^ http://store.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_Goosebumps+HorrorLand+PS2+Game_29512_-1_10052_10051 Goosebumps Horrorland PS2 game
  10. ^ Goosebumps HorrorLand video game

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