Scholastic recently sent me the Goosebumps Horrorland Wii video game for review on my geek dad blog. As you can tell by the title, the game has a ghoulish theme (just like the Goosebumps books and TV series). The kids and I found the game fun and entertaining. It’ll make an excellent holiday gift for a Goosebumps fan. And with a list price of only $29.99 for the Nintendo Wii version, the game won’t cost you an eyeball or limb. If you hurry, you can even purchase Goosebumps Horrorland for only $12.95 on Amazon. The company is also selling the DS version for just $8.26. There is also a Sony Playstation version for $25-$30. The game is rated Everyone 10+.
Goosebumps Horrorland starts off with a creature giving you an admission ticket to Horrorland. Then your friend comes over and tells you he received a Horrorland ticket too. Naturally, against your better judgement, you and your friend head off to Horrorland. After you enter the fright-themed amusement park, you realize you can’t get out unless you collect the pieces of your ticket that are hidden throughout the park. In order to get the pieces back, you have to play games to earn frights and unlock areas of the park.
Horrorland features five areas: Carnival of Screams, Vampire Village, Fever Swamp, Mao Labs, and Terror Tombs. Each section has its only sets of rides and games. You start off in Carnival of Screams when you enter Horrorland. The other four sections are locked and you can’t enter them until you have earned enough frights. To earns frights, you have to play games and go on rides. BTW, you have to collect tokens in order to go on the rides and play the games. You start off with 20 tokens, but you can easily get more tokens by clicking on objects like garbage cans.
Goosebumps Horrorland Pro’s
- Fun for kids and adults
- Love the ghoulish Goosebumps theme
- Lots of games to play
- I love the thrill ride games
Goosebumps Horrorland Con’s
- Only supports one player in story mode
- Only 12 of the 30 arcade games support two players
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