A Halloween-themed game with lots of animated blood and gore, by the standards of the time. You play a kid named Johnny Dash, and your dog has been stolen by monsters, along with all of the other pets in the neighborhood. Armed with only a slingshot, Johnny must rescue all of the cats and dogs in each level in order to advance. Along the way there are some power-ups, such a triple shot, heavy shot, and missile shot. Version 2.1 was also released as "Monster Bash Lite", which included only the first three levels to make it a smaller download. There are 3 episodes in this game, creatively named Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.
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Complete version history:
|Monster Bash Lite v2.1 Shareware Episode (526,550 bytes)||27 July 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash v2.1 Shareware Episode (1,040,637 bytes)||23 May 1993||DOS||Play online|
|Monster Bash v2.0 Shareware Episode (996,695 bytes)||11 May 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash v1.1 Shareware Episode (993,694 bytes)||26 April 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash v1.02 Shareware Episode (992,104 bytes)||12 April 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash v1.01 Shareware Episode (994,168 bytes)||10 April 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash v1.0 Shareware Episode (993,461 bytes)||9 April 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash Registered v2.0 to v2.1 patch (255,497 bytes)||25 May 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash Shareware v2.0 to v2.1 patch (76,899 bytes)||25 May 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash Shareware v1.0 to v1.1 patch (76,847 bytes)||26 April 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash Shareware v1.0 to v1.02 patch (75,826 bytes)||12 April 1993||DOS|
|Monster Bash Shareware v1.0 to v1.01 patch (74,693 bytes)||10 April 1993||DOS|
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Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $5.99 by download.
In the registered version only, you can press the [Z] and [F10] keys down simultaneously to receive five lives. Hold down [Z] first; since the [F10] key, by itself, has meaning in the game, the cheat won't work if you push both down at the same time and the [F10] is the first to register.