Dracula the Undead
Dracula the Undead Cover.jpg
Cover art in all regions
Developer(s)Hand Made Software
Publisher(s)Atari Corporation
Composer(s)Paul Tonge
Tony Williams
Platform(s)Atari Lynx
Release
Genre(s)Adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Dracula - The Undead is a video game released in 1991 for the Atari Lynx handheld system. The game is loosely based on Bram Stoker's novel Dracula and features Bram Stoker in the story as the narrator.

Gameplay

Gameplay screenshot.
Gameplay screenshot.
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The player takes on the role of Jonathan Harker as he tries to escape from Dracula's Castle.[1] In the game you wake up with Dracula gone and you can explore the castle by moving from room to room. The game controls are a point and click, where you can interact with a certain number items in each room. You can also talk and interact with other NPC characters.

Plot

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Development and release

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An updated port of Dracula the Undead for the Atari Jaguar CD was in development by Atari Corporation and was first announced in 1994, but it never released.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Reception

Robert A. Jung reviewed the game which was later published to IGN. In his final verdict he wrote "Dracula the Undead offers traditional adventuring fare with an unusual premise, with enough challenge and appeal to satisfy most adventurers. The inability to save a game in progress hurts, but dedicated players who are willing to live with this flaw are encouraged to give the Count a visit." He then gave a score of 7 out of 10.[10] Game Zero Magazine also reviewed the game giving a score of 70 out of 100.[14]

References

  1. ^ Dracula the Undead game manual (Atari Lynx, US)
  2. ^ "News - La Jaguar ronronne - On attend sur Jaguar". Génération 4 (in French). No. 64. Computec Media France. March 1994. p. 42. Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  3. ^ "News - Update - Around the corner... - Expected Release Dates". ST Format. No. 56. Future plc. March 1994. p. 48. Archived from the original on 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  4. ^ "News - Update - New Jaguar Development System Released - Expected Release Dates". ST Format. No. 57. Future plc. April 1994. p. 50. Archived from the original on 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  5. ^ "Warpzone - Jaguar - Angekündigte Jaguar-Spiele". Video Games (in German). No. 32. Future-Verlag. July 1994. p. 32. Archived from the original on 2018-08-04. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  6. ^ "News - Jaguar Plugs into the CD revolution - Jaguar CD games in development". Edge. No. 20. May 1995. pp. 14–15. Archived from the original on 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
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  8. ^ Knight, Kyle (1998). "Dracula the Undead - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  9. ^ Larry, Scary (February 1993). "Lynx ProReview: Dracula the Undead". GamePro. No. 43. IDG. p. 164.
  10. ^ a b Jung, Robert A. (July 7, 1999). "Dracula the Undead - Bram Stoker's novel is given life on Lynx. Robert A. Jung's full review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  11. ^ Souibgui, Sami; Axel (February 1993). "Lynx Review - Dracula the Undead". Consoles + (in French). No. 17. M.E.R.7. pp. 116–117. Archived from the original on 2017-11-14. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  12. ^ Villapando, Edward (July 1993). "Random Reviews Lite - Dracula". Digital Press - The Bio-Degradable Source For Videogamers. No. 12. Joe Santulli. p. 18.
  13. ^ Douglas, Jim (February 1993). "Reviews (Lynx/Amiga) - Dracula". GamesMaster. No. 2. Future Publishing. p. 91.
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  15. ^ Nini, Nourdine (February 1993). "Lynx: Dracula the Undead - Dracula Mon Saigneur!". Joypad (in French). No. 17. Yellow Media. pp. 116–117. Archived from the original on 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
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  18. ^ Weidner, Martin (June 1993). "Test Atari Lynx - Dracula". Mega Fun (in German). No. 9. CT Computec Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. p. 94.
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