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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.


Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game Atari ST Some background
Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game ZX Spectrum Entering the under-underworld. After the next part loads Boone continues to fall
Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game DOS Lower Level Game Screen
Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game ZX Spectrum Well - at least it takes us both down

Promo Images

Clive Barker's Nightbreed:  The Action Game Magazine Advertisement Page 33

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Zero Atari ST Nov, 1990 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Oct, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Aug, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Sep, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1990 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 24 out of 100 24
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1991 24 out of 100 24


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