Haunting Starring Polterguy is a 1993 video game released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis by Electronic Arts. Play Haunting Starring Polterguy online here.
Haunting Starring Polterguy description
The main protagonist and player character, Polterguy, is a rebellious punk teenager who was killed in an accident involving defective skateboards manufactured by business mogul Vito Sardini and his corporation. Polterguy seeks revenge by haunting Vito’s home and tormenting him and his family from beyond the grave by effectively being a Poltergeist.
Haunting game gameplay
The ghost of a teenager seeks revenge against a snobbish family. Your job is to scare them out of their house(s). They can’t see you, so your only means of scaring them is by possessing various objects throughout the household.
The narrative culminates with Polterguy haunting the Sardini family out of four different homes, at which point the family chihuahua transforms into a grotesque blob monster Ecto Beast, which Polterguy must confront in battle. After throwing explosives at the creature, it explodes into a gory mess, and Polterguy is confronted with floating brain enemies, which he also must throw explosives at to defeat.
After defeating the brains, the ending of the game displays Polterguy, having taken his revenge on being “dissed” (as the game affectionately calls it through its text cut-scenes) by the Sardinis, returning to his regular human form. Immediately after a short celebratory dance in this human form, unexpectedly, a large anvil made by the Sardini corporation falls on his head, killing him once again and returning him back to his ghostly form, Polterguy.