8-Bit Halloween is a short but sweet platformer that's in the style of the Castlevania series, created by Darkleo just in time for the All Hallows' Eve celebration. You play as Jackie-Gun, a buffed-up grunt who happens to be stuck in a cemetery with the exit door mysteriously locked at the start of the game. A friendly apparition appears out of nowhere and offers to help our hero escape, but before it can do so Jackie must find and rescue five of his other ghostly friends (who somehow can't pass through the bars of the cages holding them in).

The game doesn't feature any sort of checkpoint system, so you'll have to play through the entire adventure in one go. Freeing ghosts also reward you with just one point of health, but you will lose it just as quickly if you don't watch your step when walking on a dead man's grave. One minor gripe here is that the developer had decided to use copyrighted music, and there's really no way to turn it off other than reducing the volume on your speakers and muting the sound effects at the same time.

8-Bit Halloween is available to download from YoYo Games.