The Munsters is an Action and adventure game based on the TV show, The Munsters, that aired in the 1960s. The game was developed
by Alternative Software Ltd., and released in 1988. The initial versions of the game were released for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST.
A DOS version of the game was released in 1993.
The game features the characters from the TV show - Herman Munster, Lily Munster, Eddie Munster, Pat Munster, and Grandpa who have been
magically transported to a castle infested by zombies, Ghouls, and vampires. The goal is to rescue Marilyn, who has been kidnapped and
locked in the castle. The player takes control of one character at a time and walks through a maze made of ladders, stairways, and passages
to collect items necessary for solving puzzles. The player needs to also protect themselves from enemies lurking around in all shapes and
forms inside the castle. Each character gets only one life and can get killed instantly on coming in contact with a monster.
The characters also operate on limited energy, which is represented by a bottle, that diminishes each time the player makes contact with
a monster. Energy refills are available, scattered throughout the game. Also, the player can improve his energy levels by killing his enemies.
Each kind of monster has its own defense system and power levels, so the player needs to find the right weapons to be able to kill them.
However, the game deviates from this theme at one level where the main enemy is the dragon. A dragon breathes fire, scorching everything
that comes in sight. At this level, the player must protect the family car from getting burned, which is their only way to escape the castle.
Krisalis Software Ltd.
Krisalis Software was a UK game development studio. It was originally founded in 1987 as Teque Software Development Ltd. by Tony Kavanagh, Peter Harrap and Shaun Hollingworth. Some of the company's first original titles were Terramex, The Flintstones, and Thunderbirds. Teque also programmed conversions (ports) of arcade titles for other companies for 8 and 16 bit platforms.
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