Nosferatu the Vampyre

aka: Nosferatu El Vampiro
Moby ID: 14940


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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Package illustration originally from the poster of the film
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
Original poster artwork for "Nosferatu the Vampyre" by
Based on the film (1979)
  • Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
"Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht" (as Nosferatu the Vampyre) by
  • 20th Century Fox
The book of the film is published in Picador by
  • Pan Books Ltd.
Program, packing and documentation
  • Macmillan Ltd.
Trademark owned by
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Trademark used under authorisation by
  • Macmillan Information Systems



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Game added by Martin Smith.

Game added September 25, 2004. Last modified September 30, 2023.