Atari resurrecting 1982 game Haunted House for iOS devices

New version of Atari 2600 game available now on iTunes as a free-to-play endless runner.

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1982's Atari 2600 game Haunted House is making comeback. Atari announced today that a new version of the game is available now for iOS devices through iTunes. You can download the game right now.

Atari has resurrected Haunted House as a free-to-play endless runner. As the story goes, you play a boy lost in a scary house who must find his way home by running and jumping. You'll also need to trigger springs and build bridges to stop the advances of the monsters that pursue you. Along the way you'll unlock new levels and obtain new power-ups, Atari says.

The new Haunted House for iOS devices was developed by Kung Fu Factory, the studio behind a host of mobile games, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Rooftop Run. There's no word yet on an Android version of the new Haunted House.

In the original Haunted House, you played as a pair of eyes, navigating through a haunted mansion. A new, 3D version of the game arrived on Xbox 360, Wii, and PC in 2010, though it wasn't very well-received.

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Discussion

10 comments
DrKill09
DrKill09

That is NOTHING like Haunted House.  Take away you're kids iPhone, give them an Atari, and have them play the REAL game.

deathstream
deathstream

Funny.  I don't remember Haunted House being an endless runner.

xcollector
xcollector

Who the hell resurrected Atari? I thought they were dead.

Lostat
Lostat

I loved my Atari 2600, but I didn't have this game for it.  I had Combat, Ms Pac-Man, Q-Bert, Pole-Position, Pitfall, Millipede and one or two others.  :)

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Haunted House was one of my favorite Atari 2600 games, but this has absolutely no similarity whatsoever.  It's like hearing an awful cover of a favorite childhood song.

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

Atari has resurrected Haunted House as a free-to-play endless runner...I stopped right there.

playstationzone
playstationzone

i through   Atari  gone bankrupht did i miss something here.

nousername66
nousername66

Awesome, been waiting for a re-release of this for ages!