Thursday, January 11, 2024


Welcome back, fearless readers, to the highly anticipated sequel to more classic horror NES games. If you read the first installment, "NES Nightmares!" then you're already familiar with this terrifying journey down memory lane.

Let's pick up right where we left off and take a look at more classic horror gems that once again call from the ghostly corridors of our retro gaming memories.

Ghosts n' Goblins (1986)

Prepare yourself for the ultimate test of courage with "Ghosts N' Goblins." As the valiant knight Arthur, you embark on a quest to rescue Princess Prin-Prin from the clutches of demons and the devil himself. However, be warned: the difficulty level of this game was nothing short of diabolical. Those undead minions still haunt our dreams.

Navigating through treacherous landscapes and battling grotesque creatures, "Ghosts N' Goblins" was a nightmare in the best possible way. Remember those heart-stopping moments when Arthur's armor would shatter, leaving him in his underwear? The horror! Still, the satisfaction of conquering this insanely difficult game made every struggle worthwhile.

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1990)

Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" turned your dreams into a living nightmare. Based on the iconic horror film series, this game let you step into the shoes of a teenager facing off against the nightmarish Freddy Krueger. As you explored both the waking world and the twisted dream realm, the fear of Freddy's sudden appearances kept you on edge.

The game's eerie atmosphere and creepy, 8-bit score echoing in the background added to the experience. Mastering the unique mechanics of dream battles and collecting Freddy's bones for a showdown brought a mix of terror and excitement. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" blurred the lines between reality and dreams, delivering a hauntingly immersive gaming experience.

Ghoul School (1992)

Enter the halls of "Ghoul School," where a high school overrun by monsters becomes the setting for your creepy adventure. Playing as a student armed with unconventional weapons like a baseball bat and sandwiches, you faced a variety of ghastly creatures, from eyeball monsters to a giant floating skull.

The school's twisted layout and unexpected encounters kept you on your toes, creating a sense of suspense and surprise. "Ghoul School" blended horror with humor, making it a unique and memorable addition to the NES horror lineup. Defeating monsters and saving your fellow students from the supernatural menace was a task that left a lasting impression on every brave gamer who dared to enter Ghoul School.

BONUS GAME: Monster In My Pocket (1992)

What do you get when you mix horror with miniature monsters? "Monster In My Pocket"! This unique game took inspiration from a line of toys and brought tiny monsters to life on the NES. As a miniaturized hero, you navigated through household environments, battling other small but menacing creatures.

The game's charm lay in its creative use of everyday objects as settings for epic monster battles. From kitchen counters to living room floors, every location became a battleground for pint-sized horror. "Monster In My Pocket" managed to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, proving that terror could be found even in the smallest of places.

There you have it – four more classic horror video games that left an indelible mark on our gaming past. From the relentless challenge of "Ghosts N' Goblins" to the dreamlike horrors of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the quirky encounters in "Ghoul School," and the pint-sized frights in "Monster In My Pocket," these games added a new layer of spookiness to our NES adventures.

Make an evening of diving into these titles. Dim the lights, grab some snacks, and resurrect your NES from its slumber. Prepare to relive those spooky moments, confront the nightmares, and immerse yourself in a night of horror-themed gaming that will transport you straight back to the golden era of pixelated scares!

Stay Spooky,

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