Help! I'm Haunted Accessibility Report
Help! I'm Haunted offers 17 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading, Controls, Visual and Audio areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.It's Help! I'm Haunted is a retro running, jumping and shooting game where you work through levels of ghosts to rescue residents. You play freelance exorcist Harry B. Spooked against the swarm of sinister spooks infesting Neotransylvania.
Along with the left/right direction and jump control, shooting is controlled by a slider that you can lock on in a direction. This means you don't need to hold down the fire button, or press it rapidly.
Help! I'm Haunted has 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.
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Help! I'm Haunted has no accessibility features for Getting Started which deal with what support is offers to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to Help! I'm Haunted, but offer accessibility features for Getting Started:
Help! I'm Haunted has 5 accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a younger child could understand.
Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other information is at least 1/6 the height of the screen.
High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.
Any Speech has Subtitles: All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.
Speaker Indicator: Textual captions indicate who is speaking. This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or placing text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking.
Help! I'm Haunted has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Help! I'm Haunted, but offer accessibility features for Navigation:
Help! I'm Haunted has 5 accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Two Taps Targeted: Can play with touchscreen, two simultaneous taps in specific locations.
Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.
Specific button operation required to play
Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods is not required or can be switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the direction stick which is not considered a hold for this purpose.
Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.
No Simultaneous Buttons: Only one button or key required at a time, in addition to direction.
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Help! I'm Haunted has 4 accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast, or has a slider to make this the case.
No Busy Backgrounds: No distracting backgrounds or you can make them static or blank. This includes the absence of other movement elements in the background that might distract or confuse the action.
Audio Cues for Visual Events
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress. This is useful for blind players.
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
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Help! I'm Haunted has 2 accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.
Play Without Hearing
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.
System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
Read more about system accessibility settings.
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