Following on from the success of HAUNTED: Halloween ’85, the Retrotainment Games crew are back with a sequel in which a curse has taken over Possum Hollow. Will you help the returning protagonist Donny to overcome a challenging Halloween night in HAUNTED: Halloween ’86?

HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 (The Curse of Possum Hollow) is a throwback to a bygone era, designed with the limitations of a NES cartridge in mind. In this side-scrolling, platforming, beat ‘em up adventure, Donny is joined by a second playable character, Tami. Tami is a kicking master, who takes stick from nobody and Donny is rather handy with his fists, so swapping between the two of them on the fly is encouraged in order to utilise their separate skills.

You can expect to venture into parts of Possum Hollow that haven’t been delved into before as secrets of the town’s past are uncovered. To take down the evil Harry, you’ll need to unleash your hellish combos and defeat his hordes of horrible haunted henchmen – of both new and returning varieties.

Those gamers living in the US can grab HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 (The Curse of Possum Hollow) on Xbox One by heading over to the Microsoft Store and paying the required $9.99. If it happens to get a release in the UK too, we’ll let you know!

Game Description:

Are you rad enough to accept the ultimate 8-bit challenge on Halloween night…again!?!? HAUNTED: Halloween ’86 (The Curse Of Possum Hollow) is a brand new homebrew game featuring side-scrolling, platforming, beat ’em up action! It is the sequel to HAUNTED: Halloween ’85 and was originally released on cartridge in October of 2016, so it follows all the rules and restrictions of the original hardware. We are releasing a copy of the game in all its pixelated, 8-bit, retro glory for your PC and Xbox One. The cartridge version can be purchased online for those who still have a working console! ’86 has been upgraded in every way! You can utilize Tag Team Technology to swap between the two playable characters on the fly throughout the game to take advantage of their separate skills and health meters. The combat system has been completely overhauled from the original and now includes many powerful, new attack moves, defensive moves and evasive moves. We also learned how to do things like split-screen scrolling for parallaxing, animated backgrounds and interactive background objects. There are many new haunts to battle along the way. You can decapitate zombies and then use their removed heads as weapons, combo moves together to smash through the heinous hordes that are taking over the town and find hidden power ups to enhance combat moves and even smash those annoying pumpkins.

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