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This game shares two major similarities to The Great Escape - firstly, it's licensed around a venerable film, using the setting to new effect. Secondly, it's isometrically-viewed (with monochrome graphics, even on the capable-of-far-better C64) and features full object interaction of the Filmation style - this is taken further here, as the physics of the objects are varied by their shape and centre of gravity.

There are three stages to complete. In the first you play Johnathan Harker, who must retrieve some papers (he works for an Estate Agent's) and escape the castle. The second level introduces Johnathan's wife Lucy, and van Helsing, with play switching between the three. Lucy's role is slightly different as it is she who pursues the vampire itself, and she takes on the task alone in level 3.

Food must be collected to keep the characters' strength up, and crucifixes and candles can be picked up to help matters.

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Nosferatu the Vampyre Commodore 64 I hope that poor creature died quickly.
Nosferatu the Vampyre Commodore 64 I was killed.
Nosferatu the Vampyre Amstrad CPC Starting in Dracula's castle in the bedroom.
Nosferatu the Vampyre ZX Spectrum Get the cross

Alternate Titles

  • "Nosferatu El Vampiro" -- Spanish title

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Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 91 out of 100 91
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 13 out of 20 65
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 6.4 out of 12 53

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