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Episode from the podcastNever Ending Backlog: Byte-sized Game Reviews

Never Ending Backlog: Goosebumps: The Game

Released Friday, 13th November 2020
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We are ending Horror Week on the Never Ending Backlog with a game built on a childhood franchise favorite of mine, R.L. Stine's, Goosebumps: The Game. From visiting my local pharmacy/bookstore as a child purchasing Goosebumps novels, to tuning in on Saturday mornings for the Goosebumps television show, I have nothing but fond memories of the children's horror series. Today's review is based on the Scholastic Point-and-Click Goosebumps that was released as a prequel to Sony's new'ish Goosebumps movie with Jack Black, Odeya Rush, and one of my favorite band's lead singer, Dylan Minnette, from Wallows.

Steam Description:
The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters—they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc! You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighborhood, unravel the mysteries of the Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge! Players beware… you’re in for a scare in the exciting Goosebumps video game, a prequel to the major motion picture in theaters October 16th!

Not much more needs to be said, except for, listeners beware, you're in for a scare.

Important Links:
Developer Website: https://wayforward.com/games/
Publisher Website: https://gamemill.com/
Steam Store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/361360/Goosebum…