Monster Bash (1993)

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Monster Bash (1993)

Monster Bash is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed and published by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The game was released in Japan on December 10, 1993, and in North America and Europe in 1994.

The player controls Johnny Dash, a young boy who must rescue his dog, Tex, from the evil Count Chuck. Count Chuck has kidnapped Tex and hundreds of other pets and plans to turn them into an army of undead monsters. Johnny must travel through the Underworld, battling Count Chuck’s minions and overcoming various obstacles, in order to save his dog and defeat the evil count.


Monster Bash is a side-scrolling platformer in which the player controls Johnny Dash as he runs, jumps, and shoots his way through various levels. Johnny can use a variety of weapons to defeat enemies, including a slingshot, a boomerang, and a water gun. He can also use his skateboard to grind on rails and perform other tricks.

The game features a variety of enemies, including zombies, ghosts, and bats. Each enemy has its own unique attack patterns and weaknesses. Johnny must use his wits and skills to defeat each enemy and progress through the game.

In addition to the main story mode, Monster Bash also features a number of bonus levels and minigames. These bonus levels and minigames offer a variety of challenges and rewards, and they can help players to earn extra lives and power-ups.


Monster Bash was developed by Capcom’s Osaka development team, which was also responsible for developing other classic SNES games such as Street Fighter II and Mega Man X. The game was directed by Shinji Mikami, who would later go on to direct the Resident Evil series.

Monster Bash was originally conceived as a sequel to the 1989 NES game Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. However, the game was eventually redesigned as a new and original title.


Monster Bash was released in Japan on December 10, 1993. The game was later released in North America and Europe in 1994.

Monster Bash received generally positive reviews from critics. The game was praised for its colorful graphics, catchy music, and challenging gameplay. However, some critics found the game to be too difficult and repetitive.


Monster Bash is considered to be one of the best platformer games on the SNES. The game has been praised for its innovative gameplay, charming characters, and memorable levels. Monster Bash has been ported to a number of other platforms, including the Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo Switch.


Monster Bash is a classic platformer that is still a blast to play today. The game’s challenging gameplay, charming characters, and memorable levels make it a must-play for fans of the genre.

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