Halloween Retro Picks?
from davetansley@lemmy.world to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 06:38

I’m not normally one for themed, seasonal gaming… but Halloween seems to lend itself particularly well to playing a particular type of game.

So what are you playing this spooky season?

This year, I’m playing through Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS version, via the Retroid Pocket 2S). It’s not the spookiest entry in the series, but has enough creepy castle exploration to fit the bill.


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crossfadedragon@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 06:44 next collapse

Cool idea.

Sometimes around Halloween I’ll play through silent hill. I might do it again this year.

There’s a nightmare on elm street game for nes, and a Friday the 13th as well, iirc. Those might be fun to play.


Majora’s mask would be a good one

any1th3r3@lemmy.ca on 22 Oct 2023 06:47 next collapse

Retrogaming wise, I’m playing Parasite Eve! I’m usually not one for Halloween themed games/movies/anything either, but I’ve been enjoying it greatly.

hamburglar26@wilbo.tech on 22 Oct 2023 07:43 collapse

Oh dang J had forgotten about that game. I remember enjoying it back when it came out.

otter@lemmy.ca on 22 Oct 2023 06:48 next collapse

Do Scooby doo games count?

davetansley@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 07:54 collapse

They 100% count!

otter@lemmy.ca on 22 Oct 2023 10:00 collapse

Night of 100 Frights is pretty well recommended!

There are others, but that’s the one that comes to mind first. I think there are some couch co-op ones as well

chemical_cutthroat@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 06:50 next collapse

Zombies Ate My Neighbors on SNES

JeromeVancouver@lemmy.ca on 22 Oct 2023 07:13 next collapse

Also on Sega Genesis

motor_spirit@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 17:26 next collapse


Father_Redbeard@lemmy.ml on 23 Oct 2023 04:26 collapse

Came to say this. Great co-op fun.

thingsiplay@kbin.social on 22 Oct 2023 07:02 next collapse

I like Romhacks (in other words modding of old games) that bring Halloween themed specials to known games. I haven't looked into it this season yet, but here is an example The Quest for the Candies (Super Mario World).

Arghblarg@lemmy.ca on 22 Oct 2023 07:07 next collapse

Dark room, volume max, Phantom Slayer

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Chadsalot@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 07:59 next collapse

Decided to give the first Silent Hill a try finally. Figured on my small MM+ and it being an older game graphically it would be easier to handle but uh…nope! Still scaring the shit out of me :)

crossfadedragon@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 08:14 collapse

Best in the series

ch00f@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 08:56 next collapse

Another World. Maniac Mansion.

i_am_not_a_robot@feddit.uk on 22 Oct 2023 08:56 next collapse

3D Monster Maze on the ZX81.

Maybe not very Halloween-y but definitely scary!

turddle@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 09:08 next collapse

Monster Bash by Apogee

One of the first games little-me could get running through those old MS-DOS commands

Halloweeny and nostalgic. Perfect for the season

killeronthecorner@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 09:18 collapse

OMG Apogee. Blake Stone, Secret Agent, Halloween Harry … So many great memories.

Never did quite get that sound blaster 16 driver working with all of them though!

twinnie@feddit.uk on 22 Oct 2023 09:48 next collapse

I hate it when I come in here and I see a game that came out when I was in my twenties. Everyone should check with me first before describing anything as retro.

NabeGewell@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 11:43 collapse

2010 games are considered retro by most as well, decided to ruin your day.

SoleInvictus@lemmy.world on 24 Oct 2023 04:37 collapse

I’ll now be crawling under the porch and dying, as is appropriate for my age.

NabeGewell@lemmy.world on 24 Oct 2023 04:53 collapse

“As my granddad did, and his one before him”

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Num10ck@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 11:01 next collapse

Forbidden Forest on C64 (1983)

sickday@kbin.social on 22 Oct 2023 11:54 next collapse

Hell yea! I try to play old retro games with the family as the seasons change. This year I'm going to show them some of my favorite PSX titles

  • MediEvil 1 and 2
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Skeleton Warriors
bomanicious@sh.itjust.works on 22 Oct 2023 12:14 next collapse

There are a couple of really cool Metroid Zero Mission rom hacks called Metroid Spooky mission and Metroid Spooky Mission 2 which are high quality and fun to play on the GBA.

I also picked up the Resident Evil bundle earlier this year that I should fire up. RE4 is my jam.

kamecha@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 13:38 next collapse

Luigi’s Mansion has both that fun and spooky ambiance, pretty short game also, perfect to play just for a few evening

ace_garp@lemmy.world on 22 Oct 2023 17:14 next collapse

Ghosts 'n Goblins, yo!

Callie@pawb.social on 23 Oct 2023 01:07 next collapse

Just picked up Castlevania anniversary on Steam and Symphony of the night for iOS, def gonna be playing those

sleeo@lemmy.world on 23 Oct 2023 12:55 next collapse

Castlevania: Bloodlines on Emulator on the Nintendo Switch :)

databender@lemmy.world on 23 Oct 2023 13:16 next collapse

The Splatterhouse series!

kratoz29@lemm.ee on 23 Oct 2023 17:40 next collapse

I’d like to be in the mood to play Halloween games, but with this shitty weather I just can’t.

Gf is playing Animal Crossing on Switch though.

richard_wagner@lemmy.world on 23 Oct 2023 21:52 next collapse

I’ve always wanted to play Eternal Dankness. Is it any good?

SoleInvictus@lemmy.world on 24 Oct 2023 04:35 next collapse

It’s considered by many, myself included, to be one of the best horror games ever made. The fact that a sequel or even a remastered version has never been made is incredibly disappointing.

samus12345@lemmy.world on 25 Oct 2023 22:25 collapse

Yes, very unique survival horror game. You play as people from different points of history and one of my favorite moments is when a character in 1485 in a church in France has a hallucination with hospice tents from World War I, which you later see again when you play as a different character in the same church in 1916.

rhadamanth_nemes@lemmy.world on 24 Oct 2023 04:14 next collapse

Fun to see games that came out what you consider “recently” referred to as retro, lol. Great game though!

Underwaterbob@lemm.ee on 24 Oct 2023 07:05 next collapse

It’s not particularly good, but now I feel like playing through Splatterhouse again.

Vex@sh.itjust.works on 24 Oct 2023 19:34 next collapse

Silent hill 1 is a classic

dangblingus@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 25 Oct 2023 18:56 collapse

Super Metroid is an unintentional horror game.

zanyllama52@infosec.pub on 29 Oct 2023 14:36 collapse

The sense of horror and dread seems intentional. Dead scientists on the ground, dead soldiers on the ground, eerie music, limited items at the onset, etc.