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'''''Hugo's House of Horrors''''' is the first game in the Hugo series of games designed by [[David P. Gray]]. It uses a game system engine similar to that of Sierra's AGI engine. The story if rather dull, you play Hugo, and your girlfriend has been kidnapped and taken to a mansion. The game uses a haunted house theme with various Halloween and horror movie references.
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[[Image:Hugo's House of Horrors - DOS - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|A later release cover.]]
  
This was the first game that I ever wrote a fall walk through for, not only including how to beat the game with every point, but also the entire script, a FAQ, and various bugs.
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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.
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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.
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==Status==
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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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* '''Overall:''' 3/10
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* '''Best Version:''' DOS
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===Good===
 
===Good===
* The game gives a nice adventure with decent puzzles.
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* The game gives a charming adventure with decent puzzles.
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* I like the trivia section which includes references to [[Narnia]] and [[The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]].
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The artwork is pretty dated.
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* 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 story is lacking, and the theme is tired.
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* The game is far too short.
 
* There are a couple bugs in the game that can be exploited.
 
* There are a couple bugs in the game that can be exploited.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* There isn't anything too bad about the game.
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* Nothing really.
  
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Hugo's House of Horrors - Dr. Hammerstein's House.png|Dr. Hammerstein's house.
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Hugo's House of Horrors - Underground.png|Beneath the house.
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [http://www.dgray.com/hwpage.htm dgray.com/hwpage.htm] - Official page.
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/hugos-house-of-horrors mobygames.com/game/hugos-house-of-horrors] - MobyGames.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo%27s_House_of_Horrors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo%27s_House_of_Horrors] - Wikipedia.
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* [https://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/564841-hugos-house-of-horrors gamefaqs.com/pc/564841-hugos-house-of-horrors] - GameFAQs.
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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