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Quotes & Recommendations

"It is a great deal of fun to play and a great way to while away these dark winter evenings!" - The Icon Bar

"The top down multi-directional arcade puzzle game puts you as a guest in the Haunted Tower Hotel, where the other residents want it to be a bit like Hotel California – where 'you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.'" - Riscository

"The latest release from Ambiguous Contrasts is so compelling that I forgot I was supposed to be writing a review until about one o’clock AM." - Drag'N'Drop

"There is some superb atmospheric music accompanying the game, all original I gather." - Drag'N'Drop

Available to Buy for £ 9.99

We are pleased to announce that as of the 31st of October 2021 The Haunted Tower Hotel version 1.03 is now available for download from the PlingStore and is priced at £ 9.99

The Haunted Tower Hotel was originally on the 30th of October 2021 at the RISC OS London show.

See the news section for more information.


The Haunted Tower Hotel is compatible with RISC OS 4 on Virtual Acorn and RISC OS 5 on Raspberry Pi 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 400, Beagleboard and Pandaboard based systems, ARM X6, Titanium and RPCEmu.

The minimum recommended hardware is the Raspberry Pi 1.

How to Play

Can you escape The Haunted Tower Hotel? The ghosts want you to join them and stay forever! Interact with the ghosts. Use objects to shine light and unlock doors as you to try to reach the ground floor and banish the ghosts.

You can collect objects and use them. Sometimes you can use several objects together. Sometimes the objects will work if you are holding them.

The characters you encounter can help you progress, if you work out what it is that they want, or sometimes trick them...

For RISC OS 4.02 & 5 on Raspberry Pi ARMX6, Titanium, RPCEmu, Virtual Acorn SA and Pandaboard, Beagleboard based systems


  • Some parts of the hotel are abandoned and are full of both darkened rooms and broken floors.
  • Some walls are not as solid as they might appear. Watch where the ghosts go. The ghosts don't pass through solid walls.
  • Not all objects apply to each level
  • There are some red-herrings present to throw you off the scent.
  • Not all ghost's are friendly. But sometimes you need them to not be friendly to proceed.
  • Be careful not to upset the ghosts.


User definable keys are supported as well as several preset options.

In addition: This game has been tested with a Raspberry Pi SNES style controller on a Raspberry Pi 1,2,3, 400 and ARM X6.
This is a feature that may be optionally activated only RISC OS 5 systems.


Upgrades to The Haunted Tower Hotel are free.

Included Within The Haunted Tower Hotel

The Haunted Tower Hotel is an arcade puzzle game featuring a haunted hotel that you must escape from. Collect objects, explore secret passages and escape the ghosts.

New for RISC OS featuring:

    • 8 directional scrolling
    • Multiple levels
    • Interactive ghosts that you can talk with
    • Puzzles and action
    • 4 original music tracks
    • HD widescreen graphics at 1280*720 pixels (720p)
    • Sound effects via RDSP
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