Ghost House is a single-player, side-scrolling horror-action video game published by SEGA and released in 1986 for the Master System, which was loosely based on Sega's 1982 arcade game Monster Bash. The game was originally released in the short lived Sega Card format, but was re-released on cartridge.
The player controls Mick, a young vampire hunter out to destroy five vampires (or 'Draculas' as the instruction book calls them) in each stage before proceeding to the next.
Everything is out to stop Mick from completing this tasks and making his way out of the mansion. The player has to punch, or jump on, his enemies to defeat them. Arrows will be flying from either direction and will attempt to hit Mick on the head, and he must either duck or jump on them for extra points. Players can jump or touch lights to freeze everything on screen for a few seconds. Rather than punching, the player can collect a sword on the lower level by jumping on it as it flies past him.
The sword is useful when the player fights Dracula or getting rid of Fire Blowers. The player start the game with three lives, and receive an additional life every 50,000 and 150,000 points. He also has an energy meter and he loses energy when touching one of the monsters. When the player run out of energy, he ends up losing a life. He can gain energy by collecting treasures scattered throughout the mansion, and it is restored when you kill a Dracula.
This version of Ghost House was designed for the Sega Master System (SMS), which was an 8-bit video game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1985 - 1992. It was a direct competitor to the much more successful NES console and the predecessor of the much beter console Sega Genesis.
The unit price of Master System was approximately $ 200 and worldwide only 13 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Master
System can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
3 different online emulators are available for Ghost House. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Ghost House are summarized in the following table: