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[[Image:Hugo's House of Horrors - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|A later release cover.]]
 
[[Image:Hugo's House of Horrors - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|A later release cover.]]
  
'''''Hugo's House of Horrors''''' is an adventure game designed by [[David P. Gray]] and released for DOS in 1990. It uses a game engine similar to those used by Sierra adventure games from the 1980s. 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.
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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.
  
I believe my mother got me this game at a shareware game swap. 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 I ended up writing a hand-written walk-though, full script, and documented various game bugs.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
I have beaten the game with a full score, without hints.  
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The game is now freeware. I have beaten the game with a full score, without hints.  
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [http://www.dgray.com/hwpage.htm dgray.com/hwpage.htm] - Official page.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/hugos-house-of-horrors mobygames.com/game/hugos-house-of-horrors] - MobyGames.
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/hugos-house-of-horrors mobygames.com/game/hugos-house-of-horrors] - MobyGames.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo%27s_House_of_Horrors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo%27s_House_of_Horrors] - Wikipedia.
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo%27s_House_of_Horrors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo%27s_House_of_Horrors] - Wikipedia.

Latest revision as of 18:52, 13 September 2017

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 I 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 far too short.
  • There are a couple bugs in the game that can be exploited.

Ugly

  • Nothing really.

Gallery

Links