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  • Summary: The Disneyland attraction is making a video game appearance in The Haunted Mansion. In the famous house of wall-to-wall creeps and hot-and-cold running chills, you play Zeke, a boy burdened with the unenviable task of putting 999 evil spirits to rest while trying to keep himself from becoming number 1000. Inspired by the both the movie and the ride, Haunted Mansion's environments feature unique puzzles, secret passageways, and plenty of areas for you to run, jump, fight, and climb your way through the mansion. There's no turning back now. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. It's like Disney's fantastic ride - sure, you can sometimes see the seams and bolts showing, but what a ride it is anyways. [Dec 2003, p.128]
  2. It's imaginative, it controls well, and the puzzles are solid and challenging without being repetitive. It's simply that a basic weakness in the engine makes The Haunted Mansion a far more frustrating experience than it really needs to be.
  3. A surprisingly fun little game that challenges you with some cool puzzles and sends you through a nicely lit, often-interesting mansion. Despite some problems with control and a little bit of an awkward camera, I was quite entertained most of the time.
  4. The artists and developers did a great job of capturing the essence of a vast, empty mansion. Every room is well detailed with the flavor of a dusty, cobweb infested, untouched house.
  5. The game expertly blends physical—mostly platforming—challenges with cerebral puzzles and, in the process, keeps players guessing throughout.
  6. Between its overall solid presentation, and its gameplay that keeps you guessing, this is one game that's worth taking a look at.
  7. The story is way overdone and weighs down the gameplay..., and convoluted specifics of progression are unnecessary given the game's linear structure. [Nov 2003, p.93]

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  1. KaitlinG.
    Nov 24, 2003
    9
    This game is a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Its a fun game. My brother and his company made this game!
  2. AdamH.
    Oct 22, 2003
    9
    This game is very solid...a lot more so than I would have expected. I rented it the other day but it has quickly moved to my "must buy" list!
  3. BlueFalcon
    Feb 6, 2005
    7
    While I'm not as enthusiastic about this game as the people below, I do agree it's an unexpected gem. The game steals it's idea from Luigi's Mansion. You go around and suck ghosts out of their hiding spots in a cartoony mansion. The scares are the fun kind you might expect in something like Scooby Doo. While the game's surprisingly polished for an obscure title, the gameplay is pretty repetitive. Expand