Review: Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition

A MOST AGREEABLE PASTIME

imageI have a confession to make. I’ve never played Night Trap before! It sure seems like something I’d have played, doesn’t it? I’ve always wanted to try it, but I never had a Sega CD and I just never got around to playing the later ports. On the plus side, this means I went into this completely untainted by any nostalgic bias.

The first thing I noticed about Night Trap was that it was indeed a very dated game. It was originally designed as a VHS game and it definitely shows, for better or worse.

21543815_10154762728881366_5327540073846809914_o Doesn’t seem to be anything suspicious going on here

From the characters, the sets, the plot, the dialogue, the tone, the music, and everything else, this game just bleeds 80’s-ness. It all feels very much like some kind of cheesy made-for-TV horror movie that you would have seen in the early 80’s. The kind that’s…

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  1. I never owned a Sega CD either, which is probably for the best because the system was a flop. Thank goodness that modern games come with tutorials. I only ever read manuals when on the toilet.

    Surprised to see so many people praise Night Trap’s 25th Anniversary Edition. Back in the day the game was panned by reviewers and it only seemed to gain cult status due to the press making such a fuss about it being violent.

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