Want to know how we felt about spreading all these ghostly heebie-jeebies? Check out our Haunt the House: Terrortown review!
Haunt the House: Terrortown is a supremely cute action/puzzle game that's all about a ghost on a quest to shut some humans up. Permanently. Players take control of a little ghost that makes itself as scary as possible in order to drive away the loud and obnoxious folks that are partying near its clock tower. Humans are sometimes a bit too stupid to realize when they're being haunted, so this guide will help players clear the area of all objectionable presences as quickly as possible.
- Use small taps to dart from place to place - Learning to control your ghost is vital for a haunting job well done. If you're restricting yourself to a single area, use small taps to move from place to place. That way you can explore your surroundings calmly and efficiently.
- Hold down to zip from scene to scene - On the other hand, if you're wanting to travel from one scenario to another lickety-split, hold down on the screen to barrel through an area at top speed.
- Possess a bell in the clock tower to change your ghost's appearance - Once a person is dead, they take up residence in one of the tower's bells. Your ghost can possess these bells to take on the inhabitant's visage.
- Pay attention to the icon on the lower right-hand side of the screen to learn what you can possess - There are tons of objects to possess in Haunt the House. When hovering around, keep an eye on the icon at the lower right-hand side of the screen. Named objects can be possessed. It's important to know which objects you can interact with, since all the humans in the game have different fears.
- To move an object, it's easiest to tap the screen on either side of it - If an object can be moved while you're possessing it, a "Move" icon will appear at the bottom of the screen. However, it's far more effective to tap the screen on either side of it. Doing so will really get the humans running.
- As the atmosphere grows more tense, your spirit meter fills up - The more shenanigans you pull, the more your spirit meter fills. You can haunt more effectively with a fuller spirit meter, so go nuts.
- For the best results, wait until a room is full before haunting - If you wait until a room has a number of people milling around until you pull a stunt, you can spook a bunch of them at once to unlock an achievement.
- Fill up the spirit meter to manipulate objects in new, fun ways - Once your spirit meter is full, almost every object in an area opens up with more haunting options. Re-visit old haunts, so to speak, and see how you can interact with them.
Buzz Off, Humans
- Try an action more than once - Rattling some blinds won't scare a person; they'll just think a breeze is picking up. Perform an action many times to get a scare out of spectators. Go nuts.
- Some people take more effort to scare than others - Not everyone is easily scared. Kids in particular are pretty good about taking things in stride. Don't give up. Try different techniques.
- People that stay put in one location can be killed - Each area has at least one character than can be killed. These expendables usually stay anchored in one place, and can be offed through a method involving a nearby object (your spirit meter may need to be filled to access the right action). It sounds mean, but you're oh-so lonely...
- Got any hangers-on? Chase them from room to room and keep scaring them until they flee - Some people just don't know when they're being haunted. If someone is resisting, don't give up. Chase them from room to room and possess different objects until they finally run for their life.