Hallowe'en, that time of year when we can be categorized as one of three types of people; those who like to be scared, those who like to scare, and those who like a little bit of both. When it comes to online Flash games, we at JayIsGames revel in offering some Hallowe'en game fun and in Haunt The House, this is your chance to be the spook, and we don't mean the sort that stare at goats. This simply vibrant and unusual action puzzler by the Super Flash Bros puts you in the role of a ghost who seeks to haunt a house in peace and quiet, but your house has been overrun by a bunch of noisy party guests and it's up to you to scare the living daylights out of all thirty, yes thirty, of them.
Using the [arrow] keys to maneuver your ghost around the house and hover near furnishings. When an item glows hit your [spacebar] and your spirit will possess the object. Hitting your [arrow] keys during possession will cause a variety of actions, and the more you scare the party-goers, the higher your spooky atmosphere will climb meaning more powerful your hauntings will become. Of course, it's great fun to make a stuffed bear growl and claw at the air, but if no-one's around to see it you're only amusing yourself, so it's best to show off your spooky talents when there are people around to witness it, and scream their little cartoony hearts out. It's even better when you get them alone... mwahahaha!
But scare tactics don't affect party people equally. It seems the young and the young-at-heart are up for a good scare at Hallowe'en parties and are seemingly unaffected by your spooky behaviour, so it will take some effort on your part to get them out of your haunt, and that can be downright frustrating. If only ghosts had the power to possess doors and lock them once a room is free of the annoying living. You will be given a game plan of sorts upon starting the game; start at the top and work your way down. The top left of the screen indicates how many people are left in your house to scare, and you've got your spook-o-meter at the bottom of the screen indicating how much haunting power you have.
Haunt The House takes a wee while to warm up, and the fun only grows the more you scare the wits out of your unwanted house guests. And so it should be fun, because it's actually an exhausting and lonely job being a ghost. Whether you like to scare or be scared, you might just find yourself enjoying being the cause of trembling knees and hearty screaming this Hallowe'en by playing Haunt The House. Who knew being a ghost could be this much fun...