Escaping a terrible storm into a mansion seemed like a fine idea… until Rick and Jennifer are attacked by horrible creatures! Now Jennifer’s been taken into the depths of West Mansion, known to locals as “Splatterhouse”. Rick awakens to find he’s been given another chance at life, but at the price of wearing the “Terror Mask”, which transforms Rick into a superhuman demon-destroying brute! The 1988 Namco classic comes to life at Ground Kontrol in an absolutely amazing custom cabinet built by GK co-owner Clay Cowgill (working in his lab, late one night…)
Playing as Rick, you’ll explore West Mansion and the surrounding areas, facing the creations of the evil Dr. West as you attempt to rescue your girlfriend. Wield various devices of destruction, from cleavers to axes to shotguns, in addition to your repertoire of punches and kicks. Each stage features a creepily creative boss, and unique dangers like blades in the floor, precarious planks slick with gore, and of course, floating spiked balls. As you delve deeper into the bowels of this bizarre place, you may not want to know what’s behind the next door… but if you linger too long, an evil mist will materialize to keep you moving!
Splatterhouse combines classic 80′s side-scrolling action with plenty of horror movie references and gruesomely detailed graphics. Originally released in Japan, the level of gore and mature tone proved a bit too much for American arcades, and the game’s availability was extremely limited in the US. Most gamers were originally introduced to the series via the toned-down TurboGrafx-16 port or the somewhat sanitized Sega Genesis sequels, but this classic arcade version is uncensored. A few years later, ultraviolent arcade game play would become a hit with the Mortal Kombat series – but Splatterhouse’s visuals still prove more unsettling, even 25 years later!
You’ve never seen an arcade cabinet quite like this: A fleshy control panel with a femur bone joystick and eyeball buttons, a wooden plank monitor bezel with dripping blood, framed photo sideart, a seemingly ancient-looking rusted coin door, and flickering lights that react to gameplay… Not a detail was overlooked for the first-ever “deadicated” Splatterhouse cabinet!
Are you brave enough to don the Terror Mask and enter Splatterhouse? Steady your shaking hands and insert a coin before it’s too late! Our custom cabinet will be on display for a limited time – stop in today!