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Fright Night

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ST/Amiga Format (88 out of 100) (88%)

Despite the truly astonishing visuals and a soundtrack that just leaves everything else standing, Fright Night lacks the sort of depth to make it addictive for any long periods of time. With the sole objective being to suck the blood of all the humans and avoid all the attention from the monsters, it's not really the sort of thing likely to tax your brain too much. However it's unusual to take on the role of the bad guy, and with the sort of visual treat on offer it's certain to be a hit.

May 1989 · Amiga · read review

Info ( ) (80%)

The graphics are exquisitely detailed, depicting the gloomy, elegant rooms of a Victorian mansion, and the sound effects perfectly chosen. There isn't a lot of depth to this arcade adventure, but so many little touches add to it (like a belch after you finish with a victim!) that it moves from horror to humor. And that is what makes the game so playable. The humor of Fright Night is strictly junior-high, but most of us enjoy a little junior-high silliness now and then.

Sep 1989 · Amiga · read review

Compute's Amiga Resource (18 out of 25) (72%)

I confess that I have a perverse pleasure in playing this game (even though it becomes repetitive fairly quickly), but my wife, and avowed vegetarian, can't bear to witness the carnage. Rate this game PG-13 for the violence and the upper-body nudity of the female ghouls.

Oct 1989 · Amiga · read review

Amiga Computing (64 out of 100) (64%)

The graphics are excellent and the SFX are nothing short of brilliant - I love the slurping noise when you bite someone, which restores your health incidentally - but the gameplay is very, very shallow. It's also extremely difficult to get past Tuesday.

Jul 1989 · Amiga · read review

Your Amiga (60 out of 100) (60%)

There are some nice touches to Fright Night: the sprites are large, and well animated, the backgrounds are well drawn, if a little ghoulish and perverse in parts, but the gameplay is woefully inadequate. It was fun for an hour.

Jul 1989 · Amiga · read review

Commodore User (53 out of 100) (53%)

Fright night is a laugh, but don't expect it to keep you up all night.

Jun 1989 · Amiga · read review

Amiga User International (5 out of 10) (50%)

As expected Bak's programming is good, Lyon's gruesome graphics excellent - and Wittaker's music suitably eerie. However, the game falls down on a hopeless lack of originality. Overall, this lackluster variant on a theme deserves to fail, and I can only hope this talented team will consider very carefully before they embark on another turkey.

Jun 1989 · Amiga · read review

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (5 out of 12) (42%)

So bleiben alles in allem zwei Dinge festzuhalten: Einmal n├Ąmlich, da├č FRIGHT NIGHT die gesch├╝rten Erwartungen nicht erf├╝llen kann; zum anderen, da├č man lieber zu UbiSoftÔÇśs Night Hunter greifen sollte, wenn man auf ein Vampirspiel aus ist.

May 1989 · Amiga · read review

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) (277 out of 1000) (28%)

Fright Night has been a long time coming: the wait was not worth it. The game concept is dull, the play area is small, the animation is poor (Gerry looks and moves more like Elvis Presley than Elvis ever did) and the gameplay is frustrating. Not a game to add to your library.

Jun 1989 · Amiga · read review

Power Play (21 out of 100) (21%)

Die Sprites sind gro├č. die Grafik nett, die Musik sehr atmosph├Ąrisch, aber der Spielspa├č wurde zu Grabe getragen.

Jun 1989 · Amiga · read review

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Critic reviews added by Jo ST, Tim Janssen, Patrick Bregger.