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A classic game that should have been ported to other systems rather than its predecessor Katakis | カタキス (42788) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A Konami classic for MSX2 computers! Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (113) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall User Score (16 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Press Play On Tape (Dec 14, 2020)
Vanaf het eerste moment dat het muziekje begint te lopen zit ik er helemaal in. Het spel is vrij pittig, en qua puzzelen wordt er op de MSX iets meer verwacht. Kennelijk wilde Konami op een homecomputer toch iets anders doen dan de met de bekende NES versie. Het zoeken van de sleutels is echter geen bijster originele toevoeging en voelt soms een beetje als werk. Desondanks is deze game voor MSX bezitters verplichte kost. Vampire Killer is zeker van een plekje in mijn eeuwige MSX top 10!
Tilt (Jun, 1987)
Vampire Killer est un classique, cependant l'obligation de se servir de certains objets le rend suffisamment complexe pour qu'il conserve un certain attrait. De plus, le soin tout particulier apporté à sa réalisation ne fera que renforcer le plaisir du jeu. Il est vrai que rares sont les jeux proposant des graphismes aussi lumineux et fins.
80 (Sep, 2007)
Vampire Killer ist ein durch und durch gelungener Titel, auch wenn er hier und da etwas verbesserungswürdig ist. Diesen Schritt hat Konami, wie allgemein bekannt, mit Castlevania getan, auch wenn auf dem NES all die netten Adventure-Elemente weggelassen wurden. Auf dem MSX-2 gehört Vampire Killer trotzdem in die Reihe der wirklich sehr guten Spiele.
That said, as a red-blooded American übergamer I still posses a soft spot for this game, but since most MSX fans probably wanted to see past the second block without their thumbs falling off, back in the day Konami's official Game Master cheat cartridge let them select their starting location and number of lives. Thus as long as they don't mind being forever branded as the cowardly, rotten cheaters they truly are, even the hopelessly coddled gamers of today can overcome the unholy brutality of Vampire Killer and experience its pleasantly cerebral twist on traditional undead slaying action instead.
Vampire Killer provides plenty to do although it can get a little repetitive, the nice graphics and sound coupled with easy gameplay help to make it an above average product.

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