Chiller (Mastertronic) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Mastertronic
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #92

Mastertronic have found rather a nice one this time. Chiller is a graphical adventure with a ghoulish flavour. Your aim is to rescue a damsel in distress.

To do this you must find your way through five screens of nasties, collecting blue crosses on the way. Screen one shows a forest inhabited by spiders, zombies, ghouls, ghosts and poison mushrooms. You climb about the trees avoiding the nastics to collect the crosses. Contact with any of the nasties leads to a reduction in energy. Zero energy means end of game. You recover energy by eating certain mushrooms.

The other screens involve a cinema, a ghetto, and graveyard and a haunted house. You only have one life to last the game so care is required. Once you have rescued the maiden, you find, your way back through the five screens and collect more crosses. In all, a tough job.

The design is better than average with good graphics and quality music. At a normal price this game would be good value. At £1.99 it's simply amazing. Buy it.