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Release year: 1995 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Human Entertainment
Clock Tower (SNES)
Clock Tower (AKA クロックタワー Kurokku Tawā in Japan) is a 2D point & click survival horror video game developed and published by Human Entertainment for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1995. The game was only released in Japan, but you can play it in english on our website.
Clock Tower revolves around Jennifer Simpson, a young Norwegian girl escaping a murderous boy inside a mysterious mansion called the Clock Tower. Jennifer was adopted by a rich recluse named Simon Barrows, who brought her to his estate where she was welcomed by his wife, Mary. You are left to explore the mansion grounds to unravel the mystery of the Barrows family and secret of the psychopath with a giant pair of scissors out to kill you and your friends.
Clock Tower is a point and click game where you command your character by pointing your cursor to move locations, get and use things, and inspect objects. It is similar to a puzzle game where you have to analyze your surroundings to figure out how to get through obstacles.
In this game, you will have to figure out puzzles while being chased by Scissorman who wants to kill you. So, the faster you solve the puzzle the better chances of escaping your pursuer. This tension keeps players at their toes while testing their strategic, analytical prowess.
In Clock Tower, there are no health meters and no weapons. You would need to hide under or behind furniture to avoid the Scissorman. You will have a fear indicator that gauges how in control you are of your emotions. As you encounter various scares the indicator will turn red, indicating that the character is in panic mode and will most likely get caught.
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The game’s gritty 3D graphics provide a more cinematic level of detail to each scene. The characters and the environment are well drawn and remarkably detailed. The mansion is terrifying and each room has their own distinct characteristics that add flavor to the game’s overall theme.
The sounds in the game only appear during scary and chase scenes but are well placed which, in turn, add to the overall horror atmosphere of the game. The character’s pounding footsteps to the killer’s scissor sounds aid in adding thrill in each level.
Clock Tower is a scary game. Although the game mechanics are quite simple and for some players, a bit slow, the frightening atmosphere and unique survival horror gameplay makes up for it. It is worth looking into it.
Clock Tower game has been ported to Super NES / Super Famicom, Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation, WonderSwan, and Virtual Console.