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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Castle Dracula is Fun, but not too Exciting Genesis D P (124)
An average platforming game. SNES q151 (93)

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Genesis 11 2.9
SNES 7 4.1
Combined User Score 18 3.4

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SNESPower Unlimited
Op zich is Dracula best een leuk, moeilijk spel. Het gaat immers over Dracula, dus de sfeer is er. Helaas is het erg saai en doet het nogal afgeraffeld aan. Voor fantastische Gotische spellen kun je het maar beter bij CastleVania houden.
SNESGamePro (US)
You've probably played other Dracula's before - as in the movies, it's one of the most belabored stories ever. Overexposure shouldn't keep you from staking out a claim with Sony Imagesoft's latest version. Though it's a long, hard journey, those who survive will be able to say "Fangs for the memories."
GenesisSega Force
Dracula är ett mediokert plattformsspel. Spelet ligger i kategorin "har du sett ett så har du sett alla", och man spelar igenom Dracula på som mest en dag - just för att man har sett allt förut, och vet precis hur man ska göra. Man frågar sig: går det inte att göra originella spel? Varför inte låta Dracula ha huvudrollen i spelet och låta honom suga blod ur snygga bruvdar samtidigt som han ska försöka ta över världen och slåss mot vampyrjägare (som i serien).
Donc, en conclusion, Dracula est un Castlevanné. Il n'arrive pas à la cheville de son illustre collègue, excepté en ce qui concerne l'infidélité à l'histoire de Bram Stoker, mais se joue, malgré ses ratés, comme un petit jeu d'action moyen.
So, the final verdict. Dracula on the Genesis is a competent action platformer that doesn’t have any outstanding qualities that will grab your attention. It does just enough to satisfy the requirements for the genre, and that’s it which is different from most movie licensed titles that are rushed out in a poor state to capitalize on the film’s popularity (or lack thereof). It’s no Castlevania or Master of Darkness to be sure, but it should keep you entertained for the 40-45 minutes it takes to complete.
GenesisAll Game Guide
Bram Stoker's Dracula provides a sufficient challenge, but the game is not overly fun. The bosses can be challenging, but you will probably lose most of your health energy by getting snagged on some incredibly annoying spears that pop up at many points throughout the game. There are hidden passages throughout that are marginally enjoyable to explore, and like I said earlier, the graphics are very nice. The music is also very cool. Unfortunately, the game comes up short in terms of pure gameplay.
SNESTotal!! UK Magazine
Don't make your friends thinks you're stupid by buying this game. It's an appalling waste of money when you look at what else is available for the Super NES at the moment.
SNESGame Informer Magazine
Though it is fun to take shots at a digital likeness of Gary Oldman, this title is so generic and sloppy that you will find yourself frantically scrambling to select "no" when given the option to continue. There are generations of Belmonts weeping at what this game does to the noble profession of vampire hunting.
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
The scenery is not particularly creepy and the music is way too upbeat. Although there are some cool enemies like skeletons, zombies, and werewolves, you are more likely to be taken down by all those annoying tiny rats that scurry around each level. And there are cheap hits galore! Spears shoot out above or below you, giving you no warning or time to react. Heck, even when you know they're coming they're impossible to avoid. All-in-all, Dracula is very mediocre.
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Wenn Ihr nicht gerade eine Falschgeldproduktion besitzt, dann sollte Euch die Kohle für dieses üble Machwerk wirklich zu schade sein. Grauenhaft!
SNESThe Video Game Critic
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Genesis, 1993) was a serviceable platformer but this SNES edition is an utter abomination. I refuse to believe someone actually play-tested this steaming pile of donkey excrement.