in computer games eh? Where will it end?!
Come to think of it, where did it start?!
Well long before Resident Evil was a game
on the C64 called 'Forbidden Forest' by
Paul Norman, who went on to create Aztec
Challenge and Super-Huey. Although a very
early Commodore game it's one that must
go down in gaming history as being one of
the creepiest and most atmospheric ever
(at least for a sprite based game!).
Playing a lone bowman your task was to
tackle the monstrous cronies of the evil
Demogorgon in his forest domain, before
confronting him in a very creepy
set-piece finale.. The lego-brick
graphics were hardly awe-inspiring, but
the music was very cool, as was the fact
that nightfall was simulated rather well
by neat use of the 64's limited colour
palette.. Oh and loads of 8-bit ketchup
and grisly death scenes.. take a look at
some of these!
(Top) Roasted by
to be speared by a
(1) Giant spiders..
not much fun for arachnophobes here..
(2) Giant Wasps?
Mind out for that sting.
(3) Raining Frogs.. Don't
the evil Demogorgon: your final nemesis.
Dead atmospheric this bit.. it takes
place in pitch darkness and you can only
see him for a brief second or two when a
flash of lightning occurs..