By Bixyl Shuftan
Second Life has a number of Halloween attractions. But an old favorite that attracts numbers is "Halloween Town." Located on Laura Liberty's "Townies" sim, It's back once more.
Two of the staff were there when I checked the place out: Acehole Ixito and Bean (GreenBeanGirl), whom were in costume.
Some people were there in scary costumes.
And "The Claw" was back to give people a tour of the place from above.
One new feature that may be a pain to some is this script meter near the entrance that measures how many scripts an avatar has. If you're over the limit, you have five minutes to do something or be booted. I was going to tour the place in a bat avatar, but the meter kept telling me it was over the limit, even with the HUD removed.
There was a stand for a group trying to get an aquarium to release a killer whale.
Near the front were gachas where one could get a costume or mask that was scary or funny.
There was also a pumpkin contest, with 3000L going to the best decorated one.
People could pick up a bouncy ball to get around for free.
The place has a number of shops, in stores decorated to match the playfully spooky look of the place. Those with child avatars with them might want to be careful about taking them in the costume shop as some of the ladies' outfits were definitely *not* intended for kids to see.
The street of Halloween Town winds in a curve going down. At the bottom is the main attraction of the sim: the Haunted House.
Going in, you're asked to accept a "Sound HUD." Click "yes" to accept it.
You go through scenes of various horror movies, and some not so scary movies and a TV show.
Many of the scenes are new, having been added in since I was last here. There is one that involves a river ride, in which you get a couple oars, get on the boat, and start paddling.
At the end of one ride, you're offered what is claimed to be a picture of you taken while you were on it. Be prepared for a surprise.
And that's that for this Halloween favorite. Which Halloween places would you like the Newser to take a look at next?