Before evil was resident and our hill silent, there was Sweet Home, Capcom's 1989 Famicom adaptation of the Japanese horror flick of the same name. Why should you care? Because this isn't any old licensed tat, but the roots of Resident Evil.
When Tokuro 'Mega Man' Fujiwara invited a young Shinji Mikami to begin work on Resi, it was a Sweet Home remake he had in mind. So what is this game, a title Mikami labels a "masterpiece"? And how did it shape survival horror?