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Transylvania III: Vanquish the Night (Apple IIgs)

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Written by  :  ETJB (447)
Written on  :  Dec 30, 2013
Platform  :  Apple IIgs
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Summary

a classic game - all adventure gamers should play it!

The Good

The entire Transylvania series of adventure games are true computer game classics! The first entry in the trilogy was my introduction to adventure gaming and this final game was the last Apple 2 game that I played.

The story picks up where the sequel left off. The happy prince and princess are shipwrecked and separated. If that was not bad enough, you landed on a nation ruled by evil. What sort of evil? Well, how about a royal tyrannt and (another) vampire.

The game features improved graphics and sound - pretty cutting edge for the Apple computer in 1990. For example, early on in the game you meet an angry village mob, depicted with impressive graphics and digital voice. The visual and audio effects stand out throughout the game

Expect more locations and puzzles to solve, alongside a bit of humor. The game comes with important papers to help with some of the puzzles.

The game's vocabulary has been greatly improved upon and, you can certainly try a few commands that take the game into the PG-13 range.

The Bad

I cannot think of any serious complaints with this game. It is a pity all three games are not more readily available to modern gamers.

The Bottom Line

Transylvania III is a great adventure game, and illustrates just what the Apple IIGS was capable of. I wish I could play the games on my Kindle or my Xbox 360. Hopefully the entire trilogy will become available for modern gamers soon.