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North American NES box art.

Uninvited is a puzzle adventure game with a horror theme created by ICOM Simulations and first released on Macintosh in 1986, and then ported to a bunch of different platforms. This was the second game in the MacVenture series, and the second to use the MacVenture engine.

I bought Uninvited because it appeared to be the same type of game as one of my favorites, Shadowgate. I got it as a used rental cartridge from Kroger along with Shadowgate and Déjà Vu. I got really far into the game when I first played it, but got bored of it. Around 2010, I decided to try and beat it properly, and did.


I own this game on the NES and have beaten it.


  • Overall: 5/10
  • Best Version: NES

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  • The game's artwork is pretty good in most of the ports, and the NES port has great music.
  • The interface is nicely intuitive.
  • Hiroyuki Masuno's soundtrack is quite nice.
  • Several ports lets you print a certificate upon completing the game.


  • For a horror game, it's not very scary.
  • The maze in the back yard is a bit dull.


  • The red skull that drives you crazy and slowly kills you every couple dozen moves is very obnoxious. Only years later did I learn that starts when you pick up the ruby, and can be avoided all together if you just leave the item where is lies. I wish the game would indicate this in some way.


Box Art


There is also an official hint guide to this game, which I haven't been able to find.



Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Uninvited
Japanese 悪魔の招待状 Akuma no Shotaijo The Devil's Invitation