Well Haunted House fans, the wait is finally over.
Just under 30 years later, the Atari 2600 classic is finally getting a sequel.
The punch line is that it doesn't look half bad from the screenshots.
I've got fond memories of Haunted House as it was the game I reached for at Toys R Us some 30 years ago when I couldn't find a copy of Pac-Man 2600 during launch week. I guess my parents felt sorry for me that there wasn't a copy to be found so they suggested I pick out another game. I hadn't heard of Haunted House prior but the box art looked cool. Yet walking out of the store with it was cold solace as I had my heart set on Pac-Man for months and months.
Little did I know that a short while later when I did finally get my hands on Pac-Man that Haunted House would be the FAR superior title. While Pac-Man proved to be one of my biggest gaming let downs in history, Haunted House would go on to see regular revisits for months to come.
This will be a sight-unseen purchase for me. The nostalgia factor is simply too great to ignore.