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Based on the 1995 movie, Casper for PlayStation has you controlling the friendly ghost in his search for missing pieces of the Lazarus Machine hidden somewhere within Whipstaff Manor. This machine is important to Casper, as it has the power to give him life. Gameplay involves floating around the manor and collecting objects to solve different puzzles. Your first task is to earn the trust of new residents Dr. James Harvey and his daughter Kat by giving them items proving you're a friendly ghost.
You'll also need to reassemble paintings to reveal secret items; flip switches to activate certain passageways; and move furniture to find hidden objects. Besides hovering around the manor, Casper can morph into various forms to reach new areas or interact with objects. Some of these forms include a hammer, fan, lightbulb, screwdriver, saw, rubber ball, tornado, and smoke. To maintain these transformations, you'll need to accumulate "morph points" by eating food or simply waiting for the points to replenish over time.
In addition to the Harveys, you'll have to keep an eye on heiress Carrigan Crittenden. She knows there's treasure somewhere within the mansion and could be a nuisance. Casper's rude uncles Stretch, Stinkie, and Fatso will also try to impede your progress. Don't be afraid, you can't die twice, so explore at your leisure without worrying about a life meter or time limit. Memory card support lets you resume progress at a later time, and the original characters' voices from the movie are included as a bonus. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide