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Game #5231
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Mall Monster    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Military shooter

Rating: 7.09 (11 votes)

Mall Monster box cover

Mall Monster screenshot
Mall Monster is a great game from a team of programmers at Digipen Institute of Technology. You play a little kid who has been locked inside a mall, and now it's the middle of the night and you have to get out before the mall monsters get you.

The gameplay is reminiscent of Atari's old Haunted House: you spend most of the time exploring the mall, trying not to get caught. "Fog of war" prevents you from seeing anything beyond your field of vision, but while you cannot see, you can hear everything. On-screen arrows point which direction the noises are coming from, including doors opening and monsters' footsteps. On the other hand, the monster can also hear your footsteps and any other sound you make. As the monster comes closer, you will hear your heart beat faster and faster. This makes the game very suspenseful and atmospheric, not to mention creepy when played at night in silence. Highly recommended to fans of horror or action games who are looking for something outside the usual "kill everything in sight" kind of fish.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Ryan Juckett
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2002
Software Copyright: Ryan Juckett
Theme: Horror
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements:  
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
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If you like this game, try: Jailbreak, Haunted House, Ten Nights of Killing and Mayhem at F.J.B.

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