Anyone whose misspent childhood included hours with a nose in R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series will immediately recognise Horror Land as the theme park setting for many of his kiddy (and frankly very camp) "fright"-fests. Now it's the setting of a terrifyingly mediocre game which thankfully is vastly improved in its DS incarnation.
The Hut's price for Horrorland slashes the next best (£11.31 from Amazon's Jersey supplier) almost clean in half, saving you over a fiver.
"Anywhere, USA" is home to our hero who one day finds a ticket to HorrorLand on his doorstep, far too cool for such nonsense, he tries to tear up said ticket, only to watch it magically reform. Upon discovering that your best pal has also received one of these spooky tickets, you decide to check out this land of chills.
You could never have imagined what lurks within, waiting to wrap you in its clammy embrace: a series of mini games!
What is far less surprising is the flimsiness of the plot, characters and dialogue, not to mention how much the whole thing reeks of cheese. However, to fans of the books and show, this is more likely a selling point than a black mark against the game.
The mini games themselves vary in quality. Some actually work well and are even quite fun to play, while others are completely broken thanks to dodgy controls. The graphics are serviceable but hardly attractive and the design fits quite nicely with the horror theme. Overall I wouldn't rush to recommend HorrorLand but it's a cheap game and a fun nostalgia trip for those that used to enjoy the series.
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