The tormented spirit of Pumpkinhead has been let loose to seek vengeance among the living. In this fast-paced, splatter-packed adventure you are the Keeper of Spirits.
End Pumpkinhead's reign of terror... if you dare! Kill monsters, unlock puzzles, save souls and solve the mystery of Pumpkinhead's true origin. Only you can stop the slaughter!
- The first truly interactive movie-based adventure game to put full screen, full-motion video into a 3-D environment
- 16-bit stereo motion picture soundtrack with digitized speech
- Big-screen stars and cameo appearances from your favourite horror film personalities
- Full scenes from the popular horror movie "Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings" with additional footage shot just for the game
- Enter movie portals and grab objects from film clips to assist you on your journey to Pumpkinhead's lair
- Fight and challenge Pumpkinhead across the movie and 3-D worlds with full freedom of movement and over 60 minutes of live action video
- Combines the intensity of action games with the challenge of adventure games for hours of fun
- Elements change for maximum replayability, a unique experience every time you play
~ from the back of the box
Movie licences don't always fare well when turned into a game, and it's even less likely if that movie isn't particularly a blockbuster. Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge is the game of Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings, the sequel to the rather forgotten horror movie whose only noteworthy feature is some pretty spectacular special effects from Stan Winston. While it tries to do something different within the FPS genre, the game's only really of note due to its full-screen, interactable FMV technology which was technically advanced for its time.
The game plonks you in a Wolfenstein 3D style maze with a number of hotspots in which to solve puzzles and watch clips. Defeated enemies leave whirlwinds which whisk you off to another dimension when touched. Items are gathered from video clips, of which the best tactic is to click everywhere and often. One of those many clips (up to 60 minutes worth apparently) contains a key needed to open chests, which will contain glyphs which are needed to complete the game.
Remember that alternate dimension I mentioned? Well, that is where you can collect Tatanik Crystal Energy by clicking on the blue crystals as you swoop past them. These activate portals (FMVs) and also your ammo.
The issue is that none of this is signposted in the game (I've yet to source a manual), so the whole experience is just a confusing mess. Being a simple grab-all treasure hunt, the inventory-based adventure elements don't mesh well with the shooting sections making the entire game feel a little schizophrenic.
Bloowings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge tries to do too many things, and unfortunately doesn't succeed at any of them. If you're really invested in giving it a good go, I recommend the guide over on GameFAQs as it details the logic behind the game quite well. It's just not a logic I want to spend much more time with.
To download the game, follow the link below. This custom installer exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses DOSBox to bring the game to modern systems. Tested on Windows 10.
File Size: 311 Mb. Install Size: 431 Mb. Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ
Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge is © Motion Picture Corporation of America Interactive
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me