Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion (formerly Spooky’s House of Jump Scares) is a first-person horror game whose main strength is precisely to seem that you are not going to be scared. As soon as we start to play, a very pretty young ghost will welcome us and invite us to visit all the rooms of her mansion. And as soon as we start doing it we will think ‘this is not scary’.
It will not take long for us to realize the mistake. Although the aesthetic of Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion is very nice and close to cartoons, the game is full of scares. They’ll be innocent scares at first, with cardboard cutouts of ghosts and other harmless-looking monsters. But the real scares will not wait.
We are talking about a game that has 1000 rooms. To get to the end we will need to go through the other 999 rooms. Throughout the adventure, we will also discover various stories of other characters, which will make us even more tense.
One of the most common mistakes you can make with Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion is playing for just five or ten rooms and deciding it’s not scary. In those moments the game is only preparing you for what is to come. And what’s to come is pretty good. And quite extensive. In fact, every fifty levels we can save the game by touching the cross that we will find in the elevators.
Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion is a very good first person horror game that manages to give real scares. In addition, it is accompanied by very nice graphics and an excellent soundtrack.