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  • Summary: "A killer puzzle! 5/5 stars - Touch Arcade
    Become Skullface, a psycho slasher bent on slaughtering campers in this darkly comic ode to 80s horror!
    An instant classic. 5/5 - Gamezebo A smart and addictive puzzler youre going to absolutely love it. - Pocket Gamer From the creators of
    "A killer puzzle! 5/5 stars - Touch Arcade
    Become Skullface, a psycho slasher bent on slaughtering campers in this darkly comic ode to 80s horror!
    An instant classic. 5/5 - Gamezebo
    A smart and addictive puzzler youre going to absolutely love it. - Pocket Gamer

    From the creators of Bejeweled, Peggle and Plants vs Zombies comes a diabolical puzzle game that also happens to be a bloody tribute to the VHS era of videotape horror! No one is safe no law enforcement enforces the law enough and no animals or children are harmed in the summer horror hit of 1984.

    Unusual? Yes. Wickedly good fun? You bet! -Cult of Mac
    Brutally cute! Brilliant and funny drenched in good-humored gore. -Hardcore Gamer

    Key Features:

    11 gut-wrenching videotapes for over 140 puzzle levels + more to come!

    Traps! Cops! SWAT teams! Land mines! Rotary telephones! Cats! Dont kill the cats!

    Unlock multiple psycho killers, including ones based on cult horror movies such as American Mary

    Starring Mark Meer (Cmdr Shepard from Mass Effect) and Derek Mears (Friday the 13th)

    Discover dozens of spectacular Gorepack kill scenes featuring wood-chippers, lawn mowers, Sumerian demon incantations, and more!

    Genuine synth-laden hair metal soundtrack by legendary Canadian band GNUe TRUNTION

    Surprisingly wonderful two thumbs way up! -Jim Sterling, The Jimquisition
    Will slash its way into your heart. -CGMagazine
    The most successful ode to slasher films ever -RelyOnHorror
    Slayaway Camp is a killer. -Gamespew
    A cute kill em up sure, theres dismemberment, decapitation and quite a lot of impaling, but its adorable. -Rock Paper Shotgun
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    100
    While I’m not a huge horror movie fanatic, the game is still incredibly enjoyable. I love the graphics, the music is amazing, the dialogue for kill scenes is hilarious, the Gorepacks are fun to watch, and the puzzles themselves are challenging. The best thing about the game is the fact that there are no in-app purchases, so even though getting all killers and Gorepacks is expensive, it’s great that you can’t just buy your coins to get them before other people. It keeps players coming back for more gory horror movie fun while earning coins to get optional collectible content. And while I prefer to keep the game in R-mode, it’s nice that they included a less bloody PG-mode to keep even the squeamish satisfied.
  2. Feb 14, 2017
    100
    Every aspect of the game feels minutely considered, like the fact that the skulls of victims you’ve killed remain in the level and will be kicked around as you pass by or the way still-alive characters shake and glance around nervously once they’re aware of your presence. The inclusion of hints, full solutions, and level skips; tons of achievements and leaderboards; and optional gore sliders to reduce the blood and carnage indicate Blue Wizard was truly thinking of all their players when they created this game. It worked: this Valentine’s Day, we’ve given our heart to Slayaway Camp.
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    100
    It would have been easy for Slayaway Camp to just be an amusing puzzle game that didn't try to be a fun puzzler underneath. But, the theme is fun, the puzzles are fun, and those two elements are skilfully combined into one complete package. Slayaway Camp is a killer puzzle game.
  4. Feb 15, 2017
    80
    A clever puzzler with an intriguing and gory package wrapped around it.
  5. Feb 22, 2017
    80
    Slayaway Camp is a solid horror puzzler with lots of levels and some nice voxel graphics.
  6. Feb 27, 2017
    75
    An inventive take on the sliding block puzzle genre, it all just depends on how quickly you get tired of slaughter.
  7. Feb 20, 2017
    70
    The sliding block puzzling here is solid and it's paired with some campy horror movie tropes, but it doesn't quite come together to feel special.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    10
    Surprisingly fun! Generally not a puzzler, but this game caught and held my interest for a long while. Introduced new mechanics at a goodSurprisingly fun! Generally not a puzzler, but this game caught and held my interest for a long while. Introduced new mechanics at a good rate and always had just enough humor to keep me hooked for the next level. Some of the harder levels were a bit baroque, but overall really well balanced. Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    A super funny theme and great puzzle game. If you like 80's horror movies with a comedy twist, then you'll like sliding your serial killerA super funny theme and great puzzle game. If you like 80's horror movies with a comedy twist, then you'll like sliding your serial killer around and taking out camp counselors through a variety of gruesomely funny death scenes. Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2017
    10
    If you're into horror movies, slashing teenagers and sliding puzzle fun, this is your game. I especially like the graphics, and the very goodIf you're into horror movies, slashing teenagers and sliding puzzle fun, this is your game. I especially like the graphics, and the very good puzzle diificulty. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    9
    The horror movie theme is misleading--this is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle game. Players must guide the killer (whose identityThe horror movie theme is misleading--this is a surprisingly deep and challenging puzzle game. Players must guide the killer (whose identity changes in each chapter) to murder each victim and reach the exit, but the killer can only move in straight lines and stops only when reaching a wall or victim. The main gimmick is that the victims must be killed in a particular order in order to reach all of them and the goal, and often have to be manipulated by scaring them into running away or though various level mechanics like telephones and light switches.

    There's a lot of play value here. Each "movie" introduces one or two new mechanics, simple but with profound mechanics. Turning the lights off prevents victims from seeing you and running away, disables deadly electric fences, and lets you kill cops with impunity (but watch out for the laser sights of the SWAT team). Victims can see you past low walls. You're not allowed to kill cats (this is a movie, no animal cruelty!), and they run away from ringing phones instead of toward them. And so on.

    There are ten regular movies plus two bonus movies, and they get hard. Very hard. I play a lot of these sorts of games, and I had to use the hint feature two or three times in the bonus levels. But they're all fair and doable. There are no surprises, no random behavior, and no skill or speed required. With persistence, experimentation, and thinking outside the box, you'll eventually be able to clear every level.

    My one gripe is the in-game money feature. You get a few coins for clearing a quick minigame at the end of every level, and these are used to unlock new kill animations and new killers. The problem is that earning money is slow and the rewards are expensive. Since this is a puzzle game, there's little replay value, which means that most of the animations and killers will remain locked by the time you complete the game. There's a "grind" movie which just lets you play the minigame over and over again to earn money, but it's incredibly boring. Fortunately, the unlocks are all cosmetic, and you can find unlock codes online, but still, it's paced poorly for someone who just wants to sit down and play the game.

    Highly recommended for puzzle game fans, especially those who want a real challenge.
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