Follow the young Van Hallows down the rabbit hole into an exploration of the mystery of Halloween in Evil Pumpkin – Platinum Edition, a very weird and curiously exciting adventure game.
Gourds unite to rise up against children's laughter and carving knives. They intend to crush the candy and blow out all the candles. They want their freedom and they are willing to fight for it. Can you assist the young adventurer Van Hallows in getting to the bottom of this mysterious uprising?
Beware of the emergence of parallel realities when you play the free trial version of Evil Pumpkin – Platinum Edition today!
Choose from two modes: Adventure and Casual.
Participate in the unfolding of 6 chapters of riveting adventure.
Interact with everyday objects, objects that can be modified, and upgradable tools.
I have played to Chapter III so a bit less than halfway through. There are very few Hidden Object Scenes. I find it to be mostly an adventure game. Now, I enjoy adventure games so this doesn't deter me, but it may deter many whose preference is straight HOGs. I have found it to be enjoyable. It has a map. Some areas can be frustrating to figure out, but I am having a good time playing.
30649947 | Added on: September 14, 2014
This is the best HO game I've played in a long time. I don't enjoy the standard "hidden object" scenes - where you have a list of items to find that don't have anything to do with the story. In this game, if you play at the medium or hard level, there aren't any scenes like that. All the objects you find are functional, and must be used to advance the story in some way. Despite being a Platinum edition, there isn't a bonus chapter... however the story is really long, it took me DAYS to finish it so I definitely feel I got my $$ worth! I would classify this as a difficult game, but the Hint button works well (the Hint is not available at the hardest level).
I did not finish the game it was a little to hard for me but it has great graphics and good music maybe I will try later.
31140297 | Added on: August 15, 2014
This game is charming, clever, and very creative. Terrific graphics, great story, a little eerie without being overly creepy. Looong game play. And some of the most inventive problems/puzzles I've ever seen. There is a HOG mode and, for extra challenge, the 'Epic' mode, which has no HO scenes - just adventure (go find stuff laying around the environs). If you get stumped, think outside the....book. The book itself is interactive and the key to a few puzzles. Have fun!! I sure did - smiled all the way through. More like this one, please, GH!!
so, I could not give it 5 stars, even though it was an excellent game. The reason is because I could not have finished the game without the "hint button" and "map". I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to "use" stuff in my inventory. this is a good idea to make the game good for re-play, but it is very frustrating if you are playing the game for the first time. There were not enough HO scenes. also, what is the purpose for "collecting bats"? What is the purpose for decorating a house for Halloween?
game has good puzzles somewhat but the storyline is stupid
kricket_777 | Added on: July 27, 2014
Awful. No map, boring, takes too long to do anything. Whats the point in collecting the candy pieces?? You have to collect bats to get hints and then the hints don't even help. Its difficult and I quit after a couple of hours.
zepangel | Added on: July 25, 2014
I'm a FunPass member and have played hundreds of Gamehouse games. There are many games that I've played that were excellent games, but this is the first time I have been inspired to actually write a review.
This game is BRILLIANT! The artwork, storyline, characters, creativity, uniqueness, multitude and variety of activities throughout the game...everything is spectacular! In my opinion, the creators of this game, Two Desperados, more than one-upped everyone else with this game. I will be looking for other games they have created if this is the caliber of work they do.
This game was quite long in comparison to most others I've played. That is not a negative; it only meant that I was able to enjoy this fantastic game longer. I would have been happy playing it ad infinitum. It was thoroughly enjoyable and kept me completely immersed in the game the entire time.
I could write a book about the virtues of this game, but suffice it to say I would rate it 10 stars if I could!
Thought this game had potential but many issues: actions are in illogical sequence, lack of map, hints take far too long to recharge and often not helpful, lots of wandering back and forth, annoying random music, voice acting pitiful. I wouldn't waste your time.
kricket_777 | Added on: July 20, 2014
Just awful. You can barely see the bats to collect for hints, it doesn't have a map to get to places. You don't know what to do with the candy you collect. Its just too hard to get place to place and doesn't say WHY. I quit after several hours.
Klouthan | Added on: July 19, 2014
Terrific, well made game with a great story and main character with lots of appeal. I loved the light-hearted approach and all the extras to fill out the story. Lots of locations, with only a little drag to go back and forth. The map was handy for hints of unfinished scenes. Game play was smooth. Puzzles were varied. HO scenes were a little challenging. I really enjoyed it!
31653940 | Added on: July 19, 2014
This game is a excellent game for adults and kids alike. The game play is very different from most HO games with alot of puzzles and riddles to solve in order for you to get the object so you can move on. The graphics are beautiful. Some of the objects are very small so you have to keep your eyes open for any candy you can find. You gather all the candy you can and then sell it at the market (you will see what to do with the money) (Hint charges fairly quickly and tells you where you need to be or what to do with the inventory you have collected. I will be buying this game and suggest you try it first in case the game is not to your liking. It is definitely a nice change from the standard HOS.
The design, storyline and sense of humor is odd and I personally am LOL. The boy child that is guiding us through this adventure is very creatively resourceful.
Yes, you will need to use the hint button to know how to proceed next. At least this girl person does as the story teller thinks over my head.
I just successfully utilized the garbage to shoot down the sock and from the clothesline. Awesomely amusing game! Enjoy!!