It's the scariest time of the year, the day when people tremble in fear! It's Halloween again, and so let me present the No-Holds-Barred Halloween Mod! It's called no-holds-barred for a reason: no compromises were made at all! Were you planning on making a mod like this? TOO BAD! Did one of your ideas get used here? TOO SAD! But the mod is what it is, and that's scary. Now, before you decide to run in fear, there are a few things you should know. Because of course, Halloween Night is a dangerous time, and not all is what it seems to be...
Of course, NO Halloween mod would be complete without this delicious festive treat! Candy can be found throughout the night, and collected for your own enjoyment! It can be carried in large stacks and consumed for one hunger point each. there are five different flavors: watermelon, green apple, lemon, pumpkin, and grape. Even more exciting, they can all be combined into a super-amazing MEGA CANDY! (you'd better appreciate that HTML because it took a lot of work!)
This mega candy not only heals 5 hunger points, but also 2.5 hearts! It's a delicious snack that's well worth collecting. But of course, the candy isn't free! You have to go out and find it yourself, but unfortunately, monsters have stolen it! Which monsters? Well, these ones:
That's right, it's a jumpkin - a jumping pumpkin. But jumping isn't all it does! During the night, these ghastly gourds will hide among the hills, disguised as perfectly normal pumpkins. But when you get close, they will give chase! At 7.5 hearts each, thay aren't too frightening. Just don't let them get the best of you. Also, there is one other monster who has stolen the candy:
What's more frightening than a creeper? A Halloween Creeper! These towering giants have glowing faces and hard, crusty orange skin! Even worse, they're INVINCIBLE! Like really, totally impossible to damage! All attacks are useless against them. So the only way to get rid of them is to force them to detonate! But that's okay, because when they do explode, candy will fly everywhere! As you run to pick it all up, you should be careful! There are even more ghastly foes roaming the earth on Halloween Night:
The zombies have suddenly gotten smarter! They now have the ability to dig underground, which changes many things about the way they act! Underground zombies are slower, yes. But in exchange, they are much stealthier, can fit through 1x1 spaces, and take no knockback! Even worse, they have a chance to pop out of the ground right at you! Be very careful when dealing with these crafty corpses, or you might get a face full of zombie! And if you thought zombies were disgusting, there's someone else I should introduce you to:
Even though it's supposed to be halloween, this foul wench keeps showing up to ruin it! Her appearance is disgusting, and her wretched voice is even worse! She just goes around cackling about some joke she can't get over. If you ever see her walking around your world, give her a good pummeling! Watch out though, because we heard that she might have magical powers. She carries around these strange-looking orbs that she can throw at anyone who makes her angry. And if she hits you, there's a good chance she'll lay a curse on you. Oh, did we not tell you about curses? Well here, this is a basic explanation:
Curses are basically the souls of defeated monsters compacted into a small object called a curse orb. Witches have lots of these, and will drop them if they are defeated. If a creature is struck violently with a curse orb, the monsters' souls will haunt that creature for a minute. The curses are all based on a canonical minecraft monster, and there are six in total. Some are worse than others, but none are deadly. This is a brief list of them all:
Zombie Curse: Your inventory will be constantly flooded with poisionous potatoes.
Slime Curse: You will be slowed down, and your jump height will be increased.
Spider Curse: Your character will constantly be bumped around the screen.
Creeper Curse: If you swing your weapon too often, the creepers circling around your head will explode.
Ghast Curse: Monsters within 50 blocks of you will gradually walk towards your position.
Skeleton Curse: Your health will be in a constant state of flux, it's like health roulette.
Luckily, eating any piece of candy will quickly remove the curse. Just know that you can't eat candy if you're full! Oh, and these nerdy little kids decided to show up too:
Trick or Treaters!
Trick-or-treaters have one thing in mind: candy. In fact, they want it just as much as you probably do. If you find yourself getting a surplus of sugary goodness, give a few out to the trick-or-treaters and you might be rewarded for your efforts. For every kind of candy, there's a type of trick-or-treater who likes it the most. However, they all enjoy mega candy, so you can't go wrong with giving those out. Just be careful: if you (for some sick reason) decide to kill a trick-or-treater, an angry monster will show up to get revenge.
And there's one last thing you should know about. There is one kind of exceedingly rare monster. It's a ghoul that is only told about in fairy tales. It's said to be able to control other mobs, and it also has been said to be invisible. If you do somehow find this mythical creature, there is one thing you should know. It can drop certain evil compounds and energy that can be used to create a strange technological device. This is all the information we have about it:
And with that... Have a very ghostly Halloween Night! And try not to get too,/i> scared out there... There's always a chance you might survive!
Credits and Acknowledgements
This is a remake of the No-Holds-Barred Halloween Mod, originally created by KodaichiZero for Minecraft Beta 1.8.1 and revived with his permission. Thanks go to Kodaichi for creating the original mod and for allowing me to resurrect it. Thanks also go to ivuul and Shamos2000 for their assistance testing my version.
For more information, please visit the Minecraft Forum thread.