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Hungry Harry in Haunted House

This game was published by Snowsoft in 1985 and is a variation of the Pacman theme

It was advertised in QL User in March 1985 as:

Duck from swooping bats, avoid the ghosts, eat the garlic then kill Dracular before the coffin closes (the typo is original)

  • Multilevel Pacman type arcade game
  • Fast machine code graphics
  • Large multicoloured sprites

You move Harry around the colourful mazes and the aim is to eat up all of the garlic, while avoiding the four ghosts that are trying to catch you - unlike Pacman however, the ghosts move quite slowly but they can glide over the walls, so you need to use tactics (and the holes in the walls) to avoid them! Level 4 is night mode, where you do the same but cannot see the walls of the maze. Eventually you will reach the level with Dracula, who has to be killed with a stake.

The original cartridge is copy protected and includes a clone program to create a backup. This program makes one working copy of the original cartridge before deleting itself on both the original and the copy. So you only get one backup. High-scores are also saved to a separate file called names.

Compware also listed a program at the same time called Hungry Harry - it is unknown whether these were both the same game.


Title: Hungry Harry in Haunted House
Language: SuperBASIC and 68000 Machine Code Sprites
Author: Richard Snowdon & John Goodwin
Publisher: Snowsoft
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at March 1985: £12
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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