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Dracula

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Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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4.5
Commodore 64
69
4.5
ZX Spectrum
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4.5
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Description

Dracula is a text adventure based on Bram Stoker's novel of the same name. The player takes the role of Jonathan Harker, a lawyer who visits a certain Count Dracula in his castle. The game is divided into three separate text adventures which can be played independently, but build up on each other. The First Night is about Harker's travels to the castle and The Arrival deals with his time in the castle. During The Hunt, the last third of the story, the protagonist changes to Dr. Seward, the manager of the insane asylum in Whitby, Yorkshire.

The game itself is mostly concerned with story telling and atmosphere; it is relatively light on puzzle solving. The parser only understands verb + noun combinations.

Screenshots

Dracula Commodore 64 Starting chapter 1
Dracula ZX Spectrum Chapter 2: The beginning
Dracula Amstrad CPC Title screen for chapter 3
Dracula ZX Spectrum Chapter 2: Title screen

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1986 9.33 out of 10 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1986 9.33 out of 10 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1986 9.33 out of 10 93
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Feb, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 59 out of 100 59
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 27 out of 100 27

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Trivia

Marketing

According to the Zzap!64 game review, the publisher CRL Group PLC purposely submitted Dracula to the UK rating authorities, which was not obligatory for games back then, so they could print a "unsuitable for anyone younger than 15" button on the box for marketing reasons.
Contributed to by Patrick Bregger (134497)