|Here's some background info: SD Splatterhouse is the first game in the Splatterhouse series, and probably the most underappreciated. The title, Wanpaku Graffiti, translates to 'naughty graffiti,' or naughty pictures. While nothing in the game is really 'naughty' like YOU may be thinking right now.
This is what I love about this game. The entire style of the game is done in Chibi, also known as Super Deformed. In other words, big heads, big eyes, little bodies. What gets you, though,is that this cute little Chibi Rick is going around lopping through Chibi zombies and bats and other things with a machete. It's like Friday the 13th meets Muppet Babies.
Good overall soundtrack, but nothing you'll be humming for days on end. Good sound effects for the shotgun and machete.
This is the only Splatterhouse game to offer a crude sort of level-up system. The more enemies you hack through, the more experience points you gain. When you level up, your health bar increases. and trust me, you'll need all the the health you can get for the later levels.
This game is chock full of movie parodies. There's a dancing Vampire (reference to Michael Jackson's Thriller), a possesed child in omage to the Exorcist, killer sharks like in Jaws, aliens bursting out of a girl's chest (go ahead and giggle), plunger monsters that attack you by unclogging toilets, dancing Japanese girls, dancing Egyptian girls.... you need to experience it for yourself, really.
This game deserves a biscuit for being so good. The ONLY drawback is that the hack-n-slash gameplay may not be suited to all tastes.
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