Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Action Game

Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game DOS Main Menu screen

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Description

This is the first of a planned trilogy of games based on Clive Barker's movie Nightbreed (the second game was Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie, and the third game was never released). This is a side-scrolling action game where Boone must fight his way through Midian, fighting the Sons of the Free and the Berserkers.

There are five legs to Boone's quest as listed in the manual:

1) Collect the 3 keys to Midian; one is located on each level. In order to obtain the 3rd key, you must defeat the MASK (although he will subsequently escape).

2) Work your way around the Necropolis and down through Midian to the Nightbreeds' God, BAPHOMET, who will then baptize you. This will enable you to transform into CABAL for short periods of time. CABAL can withstand attack better than BOONE and has greater strength than his alter ego.

3) Open the door to the BERSERKERS chamber.

4) Work your way up to the surface of Midian to free the Breed. They then tell you that the MASK has your girlfriend, LORI.

5) Descend back down and engage in the ultimate battle with the MASK. With victory achieved, you must get back to the surface of Midian where you will be re-united with LORI.

Screenshots

Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game ZX Spectrum The Prologue. This goes on for a while, slowly scrolling to set the scene. The writing changes colour on each section and white on yellow is really hard to read
Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game ZX Spectrum Another of the Nightbreed. This one I think is the Fatman - poisonous to touch. He jumps on Boone like a giant toad. Boone cannot jump over him and must run away
Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game DOS Game Introduction
Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game ZX Spectrum This kick knocks the snake off-screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Razas De Noche" -- Spanish title
  • "Night Breed" -- in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 86 out of 100 86
The One Amiga Oct, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Sep, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1990 8.2 out of 12 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 55 out of 100 55
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1991 24 out of 100 24

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