|As a child, you spent most of your summers with your Aunt Hildegarde and
Uncle Buddy. What memories! Uncle Buddy was a Hollywood big-shot, Aunt Hildegarde
his loving (and very rich) wife. They had no children of their own, but you and your
cousins loved their house, their parties, the Hollywood memorabilia, and them.
Sure, Buddy and Hildy were a bit eccentric - but that added to their charm. Aunt
Hildegarde kept the house when Uncle Buddy passed away. And now that she's suddenly
died, you remember her unusual will. You will inherit the entire estate - probably
worth millions if you can spend just one night in the house and on the grounds, find
a treasure or two. But if you can't then you inherit nothing. And so Hollywood
Hijinx begins with you being dropped off in front of a dark house, not to far from
Hollywood. Hildebud is filled with props, posters, and other memorabilia from Buddy's
numerous films: a model of Tokyo complete with Atomic Chihuahua, the Maltese Finch,
and a statue of "Buck Palace, the Fighting Mailman" (star of such films as Postage
Due and Special Delivery). Adding to the atmosphere are hidden passages, a convoluted
hedge maze, and other bizarre features of the estate. Those strange noises that sound
like someone else is in the house — are they just gimmicks too?