If there’s one area in games that hasn’t been overdone yet it’s the “haunting” genre. There are a handful of mobile games that let you put the fright into folks, and a new one just rolled onto the Play Store in the form of Haunt the House: Terrortown.
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a game that lets you play the ghost, and your only goal is to scare folks out of their minds. You’ll do this by possessing different objects which hopefully sends them running for the exits. There are a wide variety of hauntable goodies, and half the fun of Terrortown is just zipping around checking things out. There are a lot of things to inhabit, and you’re going to spend a lot of time in tubas and tables.
Controlling your ghost is as simple as tapping a finger, but it can feel a little off at times. You may send your ghost to the next location when trying to send it to the kitchen, but it’s manageable and it’s not like you can die. As you possess something, you’ll build up a scare meter for that locations, and this unlocks stronger types of scares in each object. The game is over once you run everyone off the premises, and you’ll get a grade for each location to let you know how you’ve done.
There are four different locations in Haunt the House: Terrortown with the Theater, Cruise Ship, Hospital, and the Museum. As mentioned, an area is clear one you run out all the occupants and you’ll have to kill a few as well – you can “wear” the departed after they’ve met their demise. I didn’t even begin to count the hauntable objects, but there are loads of them. You can jump into a slew of objects like a piano, table, lamps, a flower vase, paintings, gears, windows, and birds. Some items can even be moved about with your finger, but you’ll have to experiment to see which ones.
Halloween may be over, but SFB Games Haunt the House: Terrortown is a good time any time of year. The game is really top-notch in all areas, and the only knock on it would be the length. You can’t breeze through it in 5 minutes, but it certainly doesn’t take long to spook everyone out. That said, it’s on sale for only $0.99 at this time and it’s well worth a look if you’re in the mood for something different.