Halloween is often a time for horror fans to get a little nostalgic. If you’re anything like me, it makes you want to watch classic horrors of all kinds, and dig out old games that you haven’t played in a while. When it comes to nostalgic gaming, though, Peter Lazarski has you covered. Experience something new, but instantly familiar, in Halloween Forever, a game where an evil sorcerer plunges the world into a never-ending Halloween, and creates Pumpkin Man in the process.
You then make your way through three horror-themed worlds, searching for an answer to the question, “why is everything so damn creepy?” Not that this will be easy, because along the way you will come pumpkin-to-face with a number of creatures that you’ve come to expect hiding under your bed when it comes to Halloween. This includes snakes, bats, skeletons, undead sorcerers, and also chainsaw-wielding crazies, who will run towards you if their beady eyes look in your direction. There’s also a lot of spikes… I learnt that the hard way.
I’ve only had time to quickly jump into the world of Halloween Forever, but thanks to the 8-bit style and the chiptune soundtrack created by Robert Mostyn, I was instantly transported to a place of good feels. As I was warned when the game was first introduced to me on Twitter, it hit me right in the “nostalgia button,” and it’s a feeling that everyone should experience. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Thomas!