Let’s play… Home Alone! The Christmas classic, where Kevin McCallister is forgotten by his family and stays home alone.
At first he’s having a blast, but it’s not long before 2 burglars (Harry and Marv) focus on the house and want to break in.
It’s up to Kevin to protect his house! In this MS-DOS game we play Kevin and have to place traps everywhere to try and knock out Harry and Marv.
This game was released in 1991 and was actually created for multiple systems, from the (Super) Nintendo, the Sega Genesis to MS-DOS. The MS-DOS version that we’re playing here is the most fun one in my perspective, as it really involves you playing Kevin and preparing the stage for Harry and Marv to break into your house.
You can hold up to 3 items at the same time, each item can be placed in different locations, from bowling-balls on top of door openings, pots of boiling water on the floor to a tarantula walking around and slowing down those burglars!
The ‘ultimate’ protection is obviously your bb-gun, in which you can shoot them right in the… sack! Ouch! That will definitively hold them down for a while 🙂
You have 5 minutes (in-real) to prepare the stage with the traps everywhere, before the clock hits nine-o-clock and the game really starts going. Harry and Marv enter the building and you have to knock them down through the placed traps, each needing to be ‘hurt’ 10 times before they give up.
The tricky part, they’ll go to where you are, the best spot to start is obviously the attic but after a while they’ll be there as well and you have go through your tree-hut towards the main entrance.
This is when it really starts getting tricky, as you break your own traps if you go through them! With a total of 20 traps needing (or 19, counting the bb-gun) to be used to take them out, that’s quite a challenge!
If they chase you and get you, the game is done and you’ll have to start over again.
Clearly I need to practise a lot more 😉
Enjoy this movie and have a great Christmas, all the best from Game Diggers!