← → ↑ ↓ = Directions
Z = A X = B
enter ↵ = Start
space = Select
F8 = Load state
F5 = Save state
Only while game is active!
This is an English translation (v1.0) made from the original Japanese game by Gaijin and Suicidal.
One of the best horror games ever developed came out for the Famicom in 1989 from Capcom. It was a rare, licensed game that was somehow better than its source material.
Deceptively called Sweet Home, it was an RPG that was loosely based on a Japanese horror film of the same name. Even all these years later, the game mechanics hold up brilliantly and its terrifying atmosphere make it easy to see how it inspired the original Resident Evil.
In fact, Resident Evil began as a remake of Sweet Home before taking on an undead life of its own. But Sweet Home's significance goes beyond its historical footnote status as precursor to the Biohazard's that have become synonymous with survival horror. Much of what made the original Resident Evil a classic comes from this 8-bit romp and its almost constant sense of tension and pressure. I would go so far as to say Resident Evil's recent struggles are rooted in leaving behind the schematics laid out in Sweet Home.
Sweet Home is a Role-Playing game, developed and published by Capcom, which was released in Japan in 1989.