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Haunting Starring Polterguy

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Haunting Starring Polterguy
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.95[1] 714901
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[2] E250SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E250SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E250SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E250SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 046060



Haunting Starring Polterguy is a 1993 game for the Sega Mega Drive by Electronic Arts.

Gameplay

You play as Polterguy, a ghost whose task is to haunt the Sardinis, a family of snobs, out of the houses they keep moving into. You do this by taking control of various inanimate objects scattered around the house and loading them with traps that the family members will encounter, scaring them. The object to load with a trap is indicated by a mark resembling a flash of light; hit A once to "go into" the object and A again to get out. B and {{}} do something; exactly what is unknown (TODO).

After successfully scaring a family member out of the room they are in, pieces of "ecto" drop from above; collect them to refill your "ecto" meter (which goes down as you play). If your meter empties, you will be taken to the Underworld, where you must collect all the pieces of "ecto" to escape.

Magazine articles

Main article: Haunting Starring Polterguy/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 050.pdfEGM US 050.pdfEGM US 050.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #50: "September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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MegaForce FR 21.pdfMegaForce FR 21.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Mega Force (FR) #21: "Octobre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Hyper AU 001.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Hyper (AU) #1: "December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №24, p134/135
75 №143, p52/53[3]
73 №51, p66[1]
75 №38
87 №24, p74/75
53 №14
68 №13, p36
83 №5, p30/31
70 №2, p22/23/24/25
76 №21, p84/85/86
86 №12, p96-99[4]
78 №35, p112/113
51 №47, p68/69
75 №24, p62/63
75 №4, p64-66[5]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Haunting MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Haunting md us cart.jpg
Cart
Haunting MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
Haunting MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Haunting md us cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR

Haunting MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 c9fc876d
MD5 3f18b4cfc9d286df11db970f2e894392
SHA-1 d6227ef00fdded9184676edf5dd2f6cae9b244a5
2MB 1993-09 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 051.pdf, page 70
  2. File:SegaForceMega UK 07.pdf, page 100
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 143.pdf, page 52
  4. File:MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf, page 99
  5. File:SegaForceMega UK 04.pdf, page 64