Dracula Unleashed

a game by ICOM Simulations
Platforms: Lynx, Sega CD
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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8.0

The music and story are enough to sink your fangs into, but the digitized video is too pixilized for my taste. The actors won't win any Ocars tor their performances, in fact most grammar school plays have more talent. The story and plot to Dracula Unleashed more than make up for the actors. Your dread will grow as you unravel the many mysteries. You might consider picking this one up. but don't expect acting.

8.0

Here we have another of the many full-motion games for the Sega CD. Dracula Unleashed has a great storyline that will keep you glued to your television. The game starts out slow but as you gather more clues, the game becomes quite intense. The simple interface works well and you don't get bogged down with too many options. The music is great and the acting is decent. Definitely a good horror flick.

6.0

Dracula Unleashed is probably more of a movie that you direct rather than a video game. When I first turned on the game. I was treated to an excellent theatrical score just like in Bram Stoker's Dracula Scared the doo-doo out of me. The full motion video, although done very well, suffered a little from being too grainy which made the characters hard to see sometimes. Overall, this is a decent game for the Sega CD.

7.0

Not a bad version of the PC game. For fans of the Sherlock Holmes games for this peripheral, Dracula Unleashed will undoubtedly be appealing The full-motion video is well done (if a bit grainy color-wise), and the music is a knockout (don't play this one with the lights out). This one requires a lot ol thinking and shouldn't be thought of as a fast-action game like Night Trap or Sewer Shark. Let's see more like this one

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Lynx

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Sega CD

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Tired of the same old hand-held shoot-em-up fare? Why not dig up an old friend? Dracula's back! Just when you thought he was down for the Count, he's badder than ever. This moody, creepy version holds true to the book by Bram Stoker, who makes numerous appearances in this cart. It's an extremely well-done adaptation of an extremely over-done theme.

Drac Attack

Dracula is a stripped down role-play game that really, uhh, flows. The cart switches from a first-person RPG perspective to a third-person adventure perspective, depending on the action. You play Jonathan Harker, a young solicitor from London who gets caught in the clutches of the malevolent Count Dracula. You begin the game in your room with nothing but the clothes on your back and the feeling that all is not right in the castle. To solve the sinister mystery, you must search the castle for clues and objects, such as a notebook, twine, or a crucifix, and talk to its various creepy inhabitants. When the game jumps to a third-person view, there's a lot to explore, and the way you go about it is pretty clever, like climbing the outside castle walls to get into locked rooms.

Take Note

It takes brainpower to outwit Dracula. The Bram-ster sometimes gives you clues at key moments. You'll need to use your objects on other objects for desired effects. For example, use the tinderbox with the oil and the lantern to get a light. Take copious notes so the proper authorities believe that the Hickey King is really who you say he is.

Gimme a Blood Light

The graphics and sounds will make your blood run cold-and in this case, that's good. The graphics are painted in sepiatoned washes that lend to the game's eerie feeling. Although blocky Lynx graphics are the norm, these are effectively done and the blockiness is barely noticeable. The music is hypnotic and sets a blood-sucking mood. If these things don't scare you, wait till you hear Jonathan's blood-curdling scream when you lose a life.

Down with the Count

Dracula is, quite simply, the scariest RPG you'll ever play. Atari brings a frightening classic to the Lynx that is sure to send a chill down the spine of the most jaded gamer. Grab some garlic. You'll want to stake out a claim for Dracula.

ProTips:

  • You'll find the crucifix on Jonathan's bed. Be sure to use it right away or the Count will smell the blood from your shaving cut and pounce on you like a 99 cent breakfast.
  • Take notes after you look at the map in Dracula's study. It will help Jonathan remember where the Count bought property in London.

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