Saturday, October 31, 2020

Video Games & Computer Entertainment: Spooky Software

For Halloween this year I've scanned an article from the pages of the November 1989 issue of Video Games & Computer Entertainment. While the first page of the article simply calls it Spooky Software, the table of contents refer to it as Spooky Software: Monsters, Mystery and Mayhem in Electronic Gaming. Although the cover of the issue states that these are games that will give you nightmares, the subtitle makes more sense as the article spends a fair amount of time on games featuring monsters, like Rampage and SimCity which obviously are not scary. It's the adventure games that still stand out since they rely on a well-written story to spook players rather than the simplistic graphics of the time period.

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