Clock Tower is a survival horror/point-and-click adventure game developed by Human Entertainment for the Super Nintendo in 1995.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Jennifer and her friends (Laura, Anne, and Lotte) are adopted by a lady named Mary. They expect to be going to a wonderful new home, at the Barrows Mansion. There they will live with Mary and Mr. Barrows.

Unfortunately, something goes terribly wrong and Jennifer's friends are killed, she finds herself being stalked by a murderous little boy with deformed features, wielding a huge pair of scissors, named The Scissorman.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Clock Tower play like a point-and-click adventure game. The player controls a cursor to direct Jennifer, and give commands such as investigating objects or opening doors.

Jennifer is under the constant threat of a stalker named The Scissorman. When confronted to him, the character will enter "panic mode". The player cannot use weapons against The Scissorman. Instead he must find hiding spots throughout the mansion.

Jennifer's character portrait in the corner of the screen will change depending on her stamina level. In addition to interacting with objects in the game, Jennifer can also store them as inventory for later use.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

- The game takes a lot of influences from the films of Italian director Dario Argento, mostly Phenomena for the main protagonist and antagonist, as well as Suspiria for the general atmosphere.

- The game was followed by three official games, Clock Tower (1996), Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within and Clock Tower 3.

But also a lot of spiritual successor like Haunting Ground, NightCry and finally Remothered: Tormented Fathers, which was first conceived as a remake of the first game.

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