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Encyclopedia > Splatterhouse 3
Splatterhouse 3
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Release date(s) 1993
Genre(s) Horror/Beat 'em up
Mode(s) 1 player
Rating(s) VRC: MA-13
Platform(s) Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis

Splatterhouse 3 is the title of a video game released by Namco for the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1993. It is the sequel to Splatterhouse 2 and was one of the first games to be given a rating by Sega's own Videogame Rating Council. The game was given a MA-13 rating by the council for its graphic violence and gore. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... This is a listing of computer and video game genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... An Iggy Pop album where his band first becomes known as the Trolls,Iggy Pop,Whitey Kirst,Pete Marshall,Alex Kirst,LloydMoosemanRoberts ... The Videogame Rating Council (VRC) was introduced by Sega of America in 1993 to rate all video games that were released for sale in the United States of America on the Sega Genesis, Game Gear, and Sega CD and rarely, some computer games. ... The Sega Mega Drive was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ... Original Sega Mega Drive (PAL version) Sega Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) is a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in 1988. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The title screen for Splatterhouse 2 on the Sega Genesis Splatterhouse 2 is a sidescrolling action/adventure survival horror video game released in 1992 on the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis home video game console by Namco. ... The Videogame Rating Council (VRC) was introduced by Sega of America in 1993 to rate all video games that were released for sale in the United States of America on the Sega Genesis, Game Gear, and Sega CD and rarely, some computer games. ...

Contents


Story

The game takes place about 4 years after the events of Splatterhouse 2, as Rick and Jennifer have since married and have a son named David. Rick has become a successful Parapsychologist in the tradition of his idol, Dr. West. One night, while Rick and his family are starting to settle into their new mansion, the evil demons that plauged Rick in his youth eventually start to appear again and seem to be going after Rick's family. Suddenly, the Terror Mask beckons Rick once again, telling Rick that the Evil One has once again risen and is now out for revenge for all the times Rick has stopped his evil plans. Knowing fully well that his family is in terrible danger, Rick dons the Terror Mask one more time. The title screen for Splatterhouse 2 on the Sega Genesis Splatterhouse 2 is a sidescrolling action/adventure survival horror video game released in 1992 on the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis home video game console by Namco. ...


Gameplay

In this single-player action game you control Rick, who has once again donned the accursed Terror Mask to gain the strength needed to enter a haunted house and save his wife (Jennifer) and son (David) from various evil monsters. As Rick you have to race against time through various floors in the mansion and jump, kick, and punch an assortment of monsters to save your children.


Occasionally, Rick is able to pick up weapons (i.e. a baseball bat or an axe, amongst others) to use against the monsters. Once you defeat all the monsters in the room, an in-game map appears to give you some choice in how you get to the end of each level. The game's storyline alters significantly if you fail to finish levels before the allotted time runs out. For example, in the second level, you are tasked with saving Rick's wife Jennifer from being devoured by a boreworm. In order to save her, you must reach the end of the level to confront and defeat the boreworm within the time limit. Failing to do so before time runs out will result in Jennifer being devoured internally by a boreworm planted inside of her body.


This installment of the Splatterhouse series also introduced another power of the Terror Mask. During gameplay, you will periodically find Eldritch Orbs which will fill a power meter at the bottom of the screen when collected. When the appropriate button is pressed while the power meter is charged, you will witness Rick transforming into a hulking and more monstrous version of himself with the Terror Mask being seemingly fused to his head. In this state Rick is significantly stronger and can execute a special attack that involves pieces of his flesh extending from his chest area and acting as a weapon, injuring any monster in the vicinity of their reach. Also, instead of actually wielding the weapons he finds, the mutated version of Rick simply flings them at enemies, dealing a fair bit more damage then swinging the weapons as normal Rick would have.


As was the case in the first two games, the game featured many homages to popular horror films and helped to pave the way for the survival horror genre of video games later seen in Resident Evil series. The survival horror game is a prominent video game subgenre of action-adventure games or first-person shooters in which the player has to survive an onslaught of undead or creepy opponents, usually in claustrophobic environments in a third-person perspective. ... Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard ), is a highly successful survival-horror franchise that started life as video games developed by Capcom and created by Shinji Mikami. ...


Weapons

  • Brick- Like the rock and others, this is a weak projectile weapon.
  • Baseball Bat/4x4 - Rick's clubbing weapons and like previous incarnations they're slow, but do major damage. However, as Monster Rick, they will just be tossed like projectiles, but do major damage.
  • Cleaver/Knife - Rick's bladed weapons which are used for slicing and dicing monsters.

Bosses

  • Stage 1: 1st Floor Monster - A big mouth monster that assisted the Giant Boreworm in capturing Jennifer. When its encounter, it's seen feasting on flesh of other monsters, but when it spots Rick, the fight really begins. The monster jumps around clawing at its victims. When its head explodes, a giant hand will shoot out from its head to claw at anything in its way. Later, on you meet other monsters like this, but this time they just become fodder.
  • Stage 2: Giant Boreworm - The creature responsible for creating the Boreworm Nest from the first game. You finally meet the head Boreworm which was responsible for implanting one of its creatures into Jennifer. When it's head is knocked off, mini worms protrude out and becomes its new head.
  • Stage 3: Possessed Teddy Bear - A poltergeist disguised as Rick's son, David, reveals its true form then possessed David's teddy bear. After getting the stuffing beaten out of it, it reveals its true form, a demonic walker like creature which can sprints around the room really fast. This boss is probably based on the hallucination scene in the hospital from the anime Akira.
  • Stage 4: Embryo/Fetus Monster - This monster guards David, who is attempting to be sacrificed to The Evil One. It first starts out like a bubble, like the baby ghouls from the first game. When it hatches, it grows into a worm like creature which attacks with electricity.
  • Stage 5: The Evil One - Rick encountered him in the previous game after he rescued Jennifer from the crystal. He has now crossed into the mortal world and seeks vengence against Rick and his family. Just like last time, he can shoot lightning bolts from his eyes.

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***SPOILERS***

  • Stage 6: The Terror Mask - The Mask which helped Rick from the beginning reveals his true intentions to his wearer. He used Rick to destroy The Evil One and his minions from the beginning because The Evil One was the only thing standing in his way to achieve world domination. The Mask's true intentions was to kill Rick's family and to eventually make Rick into a mindless killing machine under it's control. The Mask uses its power to create a new body made from the shattered remains of The Evil One to attack Rick, then reveals its true form, which is a giant head wearing the Terror Mask. However, Rick manages to beat him. However, as he screamed dying, he warns Rick and his family, that as long as human suffering exist, he will continue to live. Finally, the Mask cracks and explodes into fragments ending Rick's nightmare...but for how long? Unless Namco decides to come back to this series.

Namco is a company based in Japan, best known for developing video games. ...

Endings

There are four possible endings to the game depending on how well Rick has done in the game. The best possible ending in the game is that both Jennifer and David survive the horror thanks to Rick's interventions. However, there are three other variables. One sees that Jennifer was saved from being eaten by the Boreworm, but David was successfully sacrificed by the Evil One and therefore died. The second variable is that Jennifer was devoured by the Boreworm, but Rick prevented Davids sacrifice. If Jennifer was the only survivor, Jennifer will morn the loss of David. If David was the survivor, he will ask Rick what happened to his mother. However, the worst possible scenerio is that both Jennifer and David died in the ordeal, leaving Rick distraught over the failure.


External link

  • "Splatterhouse 3" at MobyGames

See also

Splatterhouse series
Splatterhouse | Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti | Splatterhouse 2 | Splatterhouse 3

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