Do you ever say to yourself “Boy, I wish someone would take all those awesome horror villains and make a game where they fight each other and use special powers to bend spindle and mutilate each other?” I’m betting, if you’re reading this, then you have. I’ve asked the question myself, and I now know that Terrordrome is the answer. Developed with great skill and care on Fighter Maker 2nd, the game includes sound clips and the animations look just like the characters should. Now you can finally settle the argument over who would win in Freddy vs Jason or Candyman vs the Tall Man. Once they’re added, you can even pit Herbert West up against Pinhead. The special moves of each character mimic or remind players of something the character did onscreen, like Jason with the spear gun or the pitchfork, or Leatherface with his killing hammer.
Somehow I missed this game completely when it was first announced and really only learned about it recently. While it was in development,the studios owning the characters sent themakers of Terrordrome a cease and desist letter, stopping them from being able to release the game for profit. This may or may not have had something to do with a release of both Freddy and Jason as bonus characters in Mortal Kombat. The current playable characters are: Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Ash from Evil Dead, Jason Voorhees, classic and undead version, Ghostface, Chucky, Tall Man, The Maniac Cop, Candyman. To Be Added: Herbert West, Pinhead.
By digging around on the internet, (look here) I managed to find a copy of the latest version of the game, so now I’ve played Terrordrome. Let me tell you, if the studio people had been gamers and horror movie fans instead of just business men, they’d have ponied up the cash to get this game finished. It’s definitely got a retro feel, perfect for a game whose characters have all had their greatest successes years ago. I played as Candyman for a while, learning how to grab people with my hook and toss them in the air and also how to summon bee swarms to help me take out my opponents. The backgrounds are spots recognizable to horror fans everywhere, and the characters look and sound quite like their onscreen counterparts. I didn’t get to play with all of them yet, but Jason is definitely strong as hell, Chucky finally gets to move like a small doll made mostly of plastic (fast, furious and deadly with his knife) and Freddy can reach halfway across the screen to slice you with his glove.
Sure, there are bugs, and some of the attacks are difficult to make happen, but Terrordrome’s a great game, and it’s still in the development stages. I can’t wait to see the finished project. Drop by http://www.terrordrome-thegame.com/ to get further updates.