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Pocast: Licensed Horror Games

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Horror video games are definitely abundant, but in the grand scheme they can be seen as somewhat niche.  As a child we used to think licenses would enhance games, which most of the time didn’t work out.  Fortunately it’s not all bad news for licensed horror games so Fred and Jam tackle the different titles that came out.


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Video: Happy Friday the 13th

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In honor of our favorite Fridays of the year we play a little Friday the 13th for the NES.  Feel free to check out our review of it as well.

Written by Fred Rojas

December 13, 2013 at 8:00 pm

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Review: Friday the 13th

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Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Released: 1988
Developer: Pack-In-Video
Publisher: LJN (Acclaim)
Famicom? No
Instruction Manual: Helpful – Link
Difficulty: Hard
Played it as a child? Yes
Value: $2.57 (pricecharting.com)
Price (eBay): $5-$10 (used) $100.00 (new/sealed)
Digital Release? No

What are you supposed to do?
Survive three day/night cycles while attempting to kill Jason.  You are given six camp counselors, three boys and three girls, each with one of three template play styles.  At random moments throughout the game Jason will attack another counselor, a group of the 15 children you are watching, or the counselor you’re currently playing as.  If he attacks another counselor or children, you have to find the cabin they are in and fight Jason.  If he attacks you, fight him and stay alive.  In order to eliminate Jason each day his life must be depleted, which requires the use of either the machete, torch or axe (technically you could probably do it with the rock or the knife, but it would take so long I wouldn’t recommend it).  To assist you on all three days you can find Jason’s hidden lair in the cave, fight his mother and receive a crucial item for the day.  On the first day you get a machete, on day 2 you get the sweater (which reduces damage from Jason by half) and on day 3 you get the pitchfork, which permanently kills him.  You will need to light fireplaces in big cabins with the lighter to move events forward.

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Written by Fred Rojas

January 13, 2012 at 11:49 am

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