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Help! I'm Haunted Review
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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.

Play involves clearing levels in classic platforming action. As you progress you can unlock new weapons, each of them can be upgraded several times to create the ultimate unlicensed arsenal. At the end of a series of levels you take on a big boss enemy.

It's a simple game with pixelated graphics, but one that has been lovingly created. On smartphones, the touch controls enable you to lock your shooting in one direction while moving another. This simplifies the controls but also offers some new shooting strategies.

It's Help! I'm Haunted is out on iOS and planned for PC.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 02/11/2018

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Sky Pirate Radio (@SkyPirateRadio)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Each of the levels is quite short, but if you run out of energy you need to start from the beginning.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

On the Apple App Store Help! I'm Haunted is rated 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

Skill Rating

10-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

The game is old school in style and because of this it is quite difficult. There are no accessibility settings but the game's design does mean the enemies are bright and relatively large.

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.
 
Our Help! I'm Haunted Accessibility Report documents 16 accessibility features:

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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