Written by John Squires
Despite the fact that video games have exponentially evolved since the 1980s, making the games released back then look like complete garbage, there’s just something about those retro 8-bit artifacts that continues to be popular. It’s admittedly the nostalgia speaking, but I kind of can’t get enough.
Horror movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th were officially given the 8-bit treatment over the years, and now a fan-made video game does the same for Halloween – not the movie franchise, but rather the holiday itself. It’s called Halloween Forever, and it might be this year’s best treat.
Peter Lazarski is the man behind the game, and he’s spent the past year making it as authentic to the time period as possible. Halloween Forever both looks and plays like an actual video game released back in the ’80s, and it’s now available for digital purchase – playable on your personal computer.
In Halloween Forever, you control Pumpkin Man, a humanoid pumpkin thing animated by occult forces on a quest to discover why things are so creepy. And you vomit candy corn, as you adventure through three weird, spooky worlds in search of your destiny – meeting chainsaw maniacs, undead sorcerers, spooky bats, and lots of skeletons on your way.
Can you survive the horrors that await you within these spooky tombs?
You can head over to Imaginary Monsters to purchase your copy of Halloween Forever, for just $2.99, and you’ll find the trailer below!