Sue Bergmann is initially invited to Otto Hannover in Hollywood Monsters. There are a lot of secrets waiting for you to dig up at the monster party.
The Hollywood monsters it is a game of spanish Pendulo Studios, the Runaway: A Road Adventure have created. The point & click adventure was previously released by Pendulo Studios in 1997. In 2001, the publisher Pendulo Studios finally went bankrupt. The bankruptcy of Dinamic Multimedia also made an English release unlikely. The game was released for iOS in 2012.
Otto Hanover's party
Sue Bergman is invited to Hollywood Monsters at an after-show party hosted by film mogul Otto Hannover. There you take on their role, solving puzzles and unearthing the dirty secrets of the local Hollywood Movie Monsters. Meanwhile, Sue is kidnapped and her boss sends Ron Ashman to find Sue. Frankenstein, meanwhile, is disassembled into several parts and hidden in various statues because he knows too much. Sometimes one of your tasks is to put it back together. The suspects include the Classic Hollywood Monsters such as Dracula, the werewolf or the mummy.
Puzzle and lots of monsters in Hollywood Monsters
You can now find patches for English translations of Hollywood Monsters on the Internet. Puzzles await you, lots of items to collect and combine, and finally lots of locations. In the game, you take on the role of Sue Bergman, a reporter, and later Ron Ashman, her colleague.
Hollywood Monsters graphics
In 2D cartoon style, Hollywood Monsters will send you on a puzzle mission to collect lots of items, combine them and finally figure out the villain.
Puzzle and frustration in Hollywood Monsters
As you play Sue, the puzzles are logical and not too difficult. In Hollywood Monsters you collect items, visit locations and solve puzzles. That finally changes after the change of character to Ron. Ron then has to move between many locations, using items everywhere and solving puzzles in yet other locations. Sometimes it goes so far that puzzles can only be solved by luck or a complete solution.
Conclusion on Hollywood Monsters
The original Hollywood Monsters is in Spanish, but if you don't have a problem with English you can watch the patched first part of "The Next Big Thing" play. The game is entertaining and well made. Only the later puzzles are frustrating and reduce the fun of the game, so you can only progress with the complete solution.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a way where to download the Hollywood Monsters. You can find one on Youtube Hollywood Monsters Walkthrough
The sequel to Hollywood Monsters
The Hollywood Monsters Game was continued in 2011 with The Next Big Thing In Spain, the subsequent part is known as an unofficial sequel under the title Hollywood Monsters 2. The iOS version finally appeared in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Pendulo Studios is slowing down Runaway: A Road Adventure The Next Big Thing will also be the second part of the Hollywood Monsters. The game was released for the PC on February 4, 2011. It was later released for iOS and OS X out. Crimson Cow and Focus Home Interactive acted as publishers.
characters and places
Here is an overview of Hollywood Monsters characters and locations.
Hollywood Monsters characters
The paperboy calls out the newspaper, or The Quill.
Editor-in-Chief of The Quill
The editor-in-chief sits at his desk in the newspaper building. He sends Sue and Ashman to the Film Academy's celebration of monster actors.
Ashman is an editor at The Quill.
Sue Bergmann is an editor at The Quill. She is a colleague of Ashman.
Otto J Hanover
He is the film tycoon at whose house the Film Awards celebrations are held. The man is a millionaire and owns the MKO studios.
Karloff presents the Wax Museum. He turns celebrities into wax figures.
King Kong is the first person Sue interviews.
Junior sits in front of Otto Hannover's villa. he loves pain
The skeleton is in the anteroom to the party and is dancing there. Homer wears a top hat and is a famous musical star.
Joseph is the gatekeeper for the awards party. He is sitting at his desk in the entrance area. He looks like an original British butler.
Charlie Bog works in the cloakroom at Otto Hannover's house. But he also takes on tasks in the wax museum.
Frankenstein is a guest at Otto Hannover's party. Frankenstein tries to send a message to the Invisible Man.
The Invisible Man
Another character is the Invisible Man. Frankenstein wants to send him a message. He wears sunglasses, a raincoat and bandages.
Elmer is another servant in the house at the party. Joseph tasks him with delivering a message from Frankenstein to the Invisible Man.
Bruno the bouncer
Bruno is standing on the first floor in front of a staircase and is smoking. He wears a suit and hat. His intelligence is not very high. He works for Mr. Hanover.
The red devil hangs on the lantern in front of the villa. He has wings and horns.
Francois the chef
The cook is talking to Elmer when Ron arrives. He outfitted the party the night before.
The carnivorous plant lives in the dog house in front of Otto Hannover's villa. She also jumps around every now and then.
The shriveled man
The incredible shrunken man is KO'd on the table in the entryway sleeping off his drunk. A glass his size knocked him out. Ron pockets it so it doesn't accidentally get thrown in the trash from the previous day's party.
dr Fly is another guest at Otto Hannover's party. He converses with the Invisible Man.
Quasimode is also a guest at Otto Hannover's party. He's chatting with Spencer McDundee in the ballroom. Quasimodo has a hump and a swollen eye.
He's a headless Scot who carries his head around with him. After Otto Hannover's party, he talks to Quasimodo in the ballroom. He is the ghost of Aldouric Castle in Scotland.
The ghost rocks out on stage, even though there's no more music playing there. It is chained to a large ball.
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper is sleeping off his intoxication in the dressing room when Ron arrives.
Taffi, Otto Hannover's secretary
Otto Hannover has a secretary named Taffi. She is long-haired, blond and works very efficiently.
Igor works in Villa Frankenstein as a servant. He trains his acting talent there. He has a hump.
A blind man lives in the wooden shack in the woods near Frankenstein's villa. He likes to play the flute.
Little girl in the forest
The little girl in the forest wears a pink dress and blonde hair that is tied in pigtails. She is cheeky and plays on the fallen tree stump behind the blind flute player's hut.
professor dr Markus Hecker
Professor Hecker is an old man with a white beard and coat. He warns Ron Ashman about Dracula. He says it ruined his life when he was a little kid. He is responsible for occult sciences at the University of Cologne.
Sherilyn is a vampire who belongs to Count Dracula. She's bored. She also has a weakness for strip poker.
Gwendolyn is a fuller vampire. She loves to eat and has her own room with a coffin. The lady is always eating. Know she's got a few extra pounds on her ribs.
Karl from the Hector brothers works in the mine where the werewolf lives. He's looking for diamonds.
Gladys is sitting by the campfire with two rattles in her hands. She is a girl scout and a werewolf fan. Gladys makes music with Vanessa at the campfire in the diamond mine.
Vanessa is the somewhat fuller girl scout with the guitar. She is also a fan of the werewolf. She sits with Gladys around the campfire and makes music. She is the president of the Werewolf fan club.
The werewolf is very popular. He is surrounded by fans and beautiful ladies. He sits with them in the jacouzzi.
Count Dracula looks a little plump for a vampire. He has something against the press.
The mummy lives in the El-Kajide Pyramid in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.
Two traders in front of the pyramid
In front of the pyramid, two traders have their stalls selling souvenirs.
A boy meets Ron in Hollywood Monsters and escorts him to the mummy's office.
In Hollywood Monsters, the princess is the mummy's wife. She sunbathes by the pool in front of the pyramid. Her tiger lies next to her.
Gunther is trapped in the Sphinx's sarcophagus chamber. He met an ugly end with a ashlar.
The McDundee clan
Headless McDundee hails from Loch Ness in Inverness. Inverness is located in the Highlands of Scotland. His clan also lives in this place.
He is a descendant of Spencer McDundee and enjoys fishing in Loch Ness.
Vito "Barefoot" Pastrami
The famous baseball player stands as a wax figure in the entrance area of the wax museum.
zombie with book
The zombie stands in the wax museum with wide-eyed shock and holds a book in his hands.
dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
He is also in the wax museum and holds a bottle in his hand.
A gargoyle stands on the top floor of the wax museum.
Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Black Lagoon creature is all green, has three eyes, a horn, and sharp claws.
Locations in Hollywood Monsters
A newspaper boy stands in front of buildings in the city center and calls out the newspaper.
The Quill is the paper the paperboy calls out downtown. The headquarters of the newspaper is also there.
Office of the Editor-in-Chief
In the Quill, the editor-in-chief sits at his desk and reads. Trophies, a box with newspapers on display and a bookcase are located there.
Otto Hanover's villa
The celebrations for the film award ceremony for Monster take place in Otto Hannover's house. There is a roundabout in front of it. Several statues adorn the millionaire's mansion.
Sue drives to the event in her car. She drives down Rosalita Road.
The road Sue has to drive down to get to the Hanover estate.
In front of Otto Hanover's villa
Sue starts in front of Otto Hannover's villa. There is a kennel and a warehouse there. Junior sits in front of the building.
anteroom to the party
Up the stairs in the villa is the anteroom with the buffet. A skeleton is dancing there.
The admissions officer has his seat in the entrance room. Several doors and a staircase lead off from there.
From the entrance room a door leads to the cloakroom. Charlie Bog works in the dressing room.
Corridor on the first floor
More doors lead off the corridor on the first floor. Several pictures hang there for decoration. There is also a bouncer there.
Otto Hanover's study
Otto Hannover's study is in his villa, on the first floor. There is a fireplace and a desk in the room.
Secretary's room of Otto Hanover's secretary
The secretary also has her own room in the house in Hanover. The entire garden can be seen from there. The room has a desk and a bookshelf. With the gramophone in Hanover's study, the secretary's room can be transformed into a love nest with a bed.
Sue and Frankenstein meet in the warehouse. Wine barrels in particular are stored there. From there, Sue is kidnapped.
The party takes place in the ballroom the day before. On the day Ron arrives, some monsters are gathered there, such as B. The Invisible Man. There is a table with used dishes from the day before.
From the ballroom, a staircase leads down to the kitchen. Lots of pots and dishes are there. the kitchen is not the cleanest place in the house.
Next to the kitchen is the pantry. The cook keeps supplies and other things in it.
The MKO Studios are the film studios of Otto Hannover. He employs many Hollywood Monsters in film production. The studios are in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
Entrance to the film studios
The entrance to the film studios leads directly to the Otto Hannover office, the museum and the film studios.
At the film studio, Ashman finds a film set in Hollywood Monsters. A canyon was built and a lot of klimbim is around there.
Hanover Horror Museum
Hanover's horror museum becomes a new wax museum. In this, the various monsters are exhibited.
Hanover exhibits various monsters in the wax museum. There is a guard at the entrance.
Secretary's room in front of Otto Hannover's office in the film studios
The secretary's room is in front of the office in Hanover's film studios. Otto Hannover's secretary has her desk and a large filing cabinet there. Movie posters hang on the walls.
Otto Hanover's office
Otto Hannover has an office in its film studios. Before that, in the building, is his secretary's room. There is a large desk in his office. On a shelf behind it he exhibits musical instruments. He can overlook his film studios from his large window.
Villa Frankenstein is Frankenstein's home. There are the villa, a mill and a forest. She is in Switzerland. The villa is in Old Mill Valley in the Swiss Alps.
In front of Villa Frankenstein
In front of "Frankie's" mansion are a log for chopping wood and a water trough. From there you can not only get to the villa, but also to the forest and the mill.
Entrance area of Villa Frankenstein
Igor trains his acting skills in the entrance area of the villa.
In Frankenstein's villa there is a library with a wall of books. In front of it is a globe.
In Hollywood Monsters, a secret door leads from the library to Frankenstein's secret room. This is Frankenstein's laboratory.
wooden hut in the forest
In the woods near Frankenstein's villa, Ron finds a log cabin in the woods.
Behind the forest hut
Behind the hut in the forest there is a fallen tree as well as in a creek.
The windmill is on a hill to take advantage of the stronger winds. It is also located where Frankenstein's mansion is.
Interior of the windmill
Inside the windmill, Ron finds wheat. There are some shelves with materials.
Upper floor of the windmill
Ron reaches the top floor of the windmill through a hatch. An old calendar hangs there. The grinder of the mill can also be found in the upper area.
Ron manages to climb onto the roof of the windmill.
Bramov Castle is located in the Borog Canyon, in the Eastern Carpathians in Transylvania. Count Dracula lives in the castle.
In front of Bramov Castle
A drawbridge prevents entry into Bramov Castle while it is raised. There is a ditch in front of it.
Secret passage under the ditch
To get into Dracula's castle, Ron jumps into the mud ditch. He gets into a secret passage that leads to the castle under the moat.
Ron reaches the torture chamber in Dracula's castle through the secret passage in Hollywood Monsters. It contains a lot of torture devices and some flaming torches.