Hello, I’m happy to inform you, that in order to play this game you need to be quite dead, so please commence the download, extract the archive, start the MENU file and kick the bucket in order to be the Scapeghost.
It’s all quite simple. There’s a dirty detective in town involved with drugs and he needs someone to pin it on. You just died making you his scapegoat. But as you find no peace in the afterlife you return to haunt the world of the living as a ghost, thus the title Scapeghost.
The game has one of the best graphics I’ve ever seen in a text based adventure and it supports different graphic modes. There’s no animation and sound though. You are able to save or load the game and off course restart.
The game consists of three parts:
- November Graveyard
- Haunted House
Each can be played separately, but I strongly urge you to play the game from the beginning of part one, to the end of part three.
You can find a hintbook HERE, but for those that simply wish to win the game by the fastest shortcut I’ve also included a walkthrough as an extra.
So what’s the game about?
As I already said, you’re being framed by a corrupt detective. He’s hiding drugs at the cemetery itself, where also the deliveries and pick ups are being made. As a ghost you are now stranded at the cemetery, without a living soul in sight. There are however other dead ones around.
Do you remember the movie Ghost? Well this game is (although not the PC version of it) is older then the movie (the C64 version was made in 1989), so one can claim they got some ideas from here. Remember Patrick Swayze learning how to manipulate with physical objects? Well, that’s your first task. You start by picking up gravel and leaves and petals, only to strengthen your spirit.
So it’s a very good game I really enjoyed on the old C64 and loved to play again on the PC. So I hope you’ll all have as much fun playing it, although it’s not the easiest of games (without a walkthrough).