"Exercise" your demons. Put your poltergeists through their paces and get your ghosts in gear. Scare up some fun in this haunting world inspired by classic horror films like "Hellraiser" or "Ghost Ship". You become the Ghost Master in a unique witches brew of strategy, adventure, and ghoulish sim. Your sole purpose is to frighten the mortals right out of town.
Ghost Master features: 14 unique scenarios - ghoulish mysteries with multiple solutions; over 40 spirit types to command - from horrible cenobites like phantoms to hordes of spiders; 11 environments - ghostly atmospheres based on films of classic; horrors such as "Blair Witch" or "Evil Dead" and up to 30 separate characters per level for extended gameplay options.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Mild Violence. PEGI Rating: 7+ with Fear.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 126.96.36.199
Posted on 2008-12-22 20:02:18 byyesterday:
This is a creative, interesting, fun, and potentially huge game that was overlooked due to shocking marketing and a few design decisions. This is strategy in the true sense of the word --- you play as the general giving orders to your ghostly troops. There is great variety of ghosts, a decent levelling mechanism, and a lot of fun to be had scaring mortals in the well designedread more levels. The game can come across as easy, but collecting all the ghost in a level requires some problem solving, and getting the medals and bonus plasma (used for levelling up your ghosts) can be quite difficult. Fans of horror and ghost movies will appreciate the references and everyone should enjoy the irreverent sense of humour.
The following link is a blog by one of the game designers who gives an explanation of why the game did poorly. Makes for some interesting reading.
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Posted on 2008-11-04 14:21:48 byBigDaddyGoose:
I love this game. My kids and I play it every now and then.
Your job is to use a team of ghosts to accomplish fiendish tasks like scaring families away or unlocking a sinister demon. It's incredibly fun to try different ways to scare people and see their reactions.
One of our favorite parts is to make the kids possessed and terrify the adults. It's fun for laughs as the charactersread more act pretty goofy.
Excellent thinking game also. You have to consider your ghosts strengths and weaknesses and use the right ghost for the right job.
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Posted on 2008-11-08 11:16:01 byHeadless_Monkey:
I remember seeing this on the shelves, and didn't pay it any mind. The Cheesy box art looked to me like one of those games kept with the rest of the boring unimaginative krass games they try to sell to the smaller kids. But now it seems that i was way of the mark.
the graphics on the front are representative of the characters in the game and the fmv sequences but as soon as i launchedread more into the game i could see that it was ging to be special. The cheesey fmv is impressivly animated and detailed. the gameply is fun, addicitve, challenging and actually very funny. Its also got a bit of a dark streak that i like.
at $5.99 this games a scream (get it!) thank you GOG for bring us missed opertunities like this.
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