8. Luna Game (0-4)
Ponies? Yes, ponies. But hold your horses, neigh-sayers — if you’re a fan of classics like Zaratustra’s Eversion, these games (yes, all five of them) will be your type of thrill ride. The plot in this series of five is a simple one: you play as Luna, you walk through the level, scary stuff happens. Luna Game 0‘s storyline goes a bit more in depth, however: Luna, having just returned to Equestria, sets out to find new friends on suggestion of her older sister Celestia. And then scary stuff happens.
What works in favor the Luna Games is the sheer way they mess with you. They open and close however they like, save files onto your computer, most can only be played once, they play in fullscreen whether you like it or not, and, according to TV Tropes, “if you play the unfinished Luna Game 0 between 11PM and 5AM, scary noises will play an hour after the game finishes.” (needless to say, if you’ve delved this far into the internet to find these games, those are the only hours you’re awake, anyway).
Much like the rest of the horror genre, Luna Games 0-4 play a lot on fear based on an overwhelming sense of helplessness. The most recent entry to the series, Luna Game 0, is the first thus far to give players any sort of option in gameplay. In all of the games, however, the frightening outcomes are inevitable.
- Read Equestria Gaming’s reviews of the Luna Games
- Play Story of the Blanks, another My Little Pony creepypasta game by Donitz