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ZX SpectrumCrash! (Aug, 1990)
Woooo! Creepy stuff this! It’s full of vampires, werewolves and witches. A bit like walking around Ludlow at midnight! I really like Night Hunter. Though the graphics are all yellow monochrome, it’s a ruddy good game and incredibly addictive! Starting off as a vampire with a quest to collect all the keys and scrolls from each level, you have the option to change into either a werewolf or bat to help you through the game. Start in the castle and progress through towns, other buildings, graveyards etc: each location is highly detailed, and the people chasing you are varied enough to keep you on your toes. Especially the blokes with stakes ready to plunge through your heart (ouch!). Night Hunter is simply a must for all fans of addiction. Miss this and you won’t sleep easy in your bed. Come to think of it, play this and you still won’t be sleeping easy!!
ZX SpectrumSinclair User (Aug, 1990)
Animation is good throughout, though the flipping between screens is a bit slow. The background graphics are great too - monochrome but finely detailed, showing the towers, staircases, dungeons and battlements of the castle. Flickering torches, suits of armour, manacles, cobwebs, and decorated doorways add to the spooky atmosphere, and little touches like scuttling mice complete the ambience.
Atari STThe One (Feb, 1989)
Night Hunter is one of the most satisfying uses I've found for my ST. Okay, the idea of vampire games has been done to death, but this one is fresh, exciting, entertaining and very addictive. It took ages to complete the first level but not once did boredom set in. Frustration yes. Boredom no. It's a classy game in all departments: the sound, graphics and playability are all equally impressive.
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK) (Mar, 1989)
Basically an arcade adventure, Night Hunter stands out from the rest due to its brilliant sound effects, well animated characters and suitably spooky backdrops. The only drawback is Dracula's slow response. Standing there taking arrow after arrow is not the way to win, but the bloody vampire just won't crouch down until he's taken about three through that cold heart of his. Very frustrating, especially when Van Helsing serves up his deadly stakes.
Dracula's mission tends toward the tricky side right from the outset, and it's annoying that death sends him back to the very start of each level. Patience and persistence soon pay off, but the urge to complete all 30 levels could wear off after a while.
Atari STGénération 4 (Feb, 1989)
Si vous voulez passer une véritable nuit d'horreur, allez au cinéma ou faites donc une partie de Night Hunter. Ce logiciel bénéficie d'une très bonne réalisation. Graphiquement c'est correct, l'animation est assez fluide et les bruitages, digitalisés, sont sinistres à souhait.
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair (Sep, 1990)
So how does the game add up? Is it just a ropey old collect-'em-up spiced with a bit of spooky stuff, or is it something a bit more? Well, it depends on how generous you're feeling really. Being in a good sort of a mood, I'd say that collecting keys and throttling people isn't what you'd call a brand, spankingly new idea, but reasonable animation, natty graphics and a decidedly weird atmosphere can invest it with a certain dash of je ne sais quoi (another thing they say in France).
Atari STASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Jan, 1989)
Ihr seht also, es gibt alle Hände voll zu tun bei NIGHTHUNTER- soviel, daß Euch sicher nicht langweilig wird. Apropos: Der jetzige Titel des Spiels ist, wenn man so will, eine Notlösung. Denn der ursprüngliche Titel Dracula mußte wegen des bereits existierenden gleichnamigen CRL-Games geändert werden, Doch sind Namen ohnehin nur Schall und Rauch - was bleibt, ist ein exzellentes Programm, das zwar ein wenig an Ghosts ‘n‘ Goblins oder auch Black Lamp erinnert, das aber keineswegs zu einem billigen Abklatsch geraten ist. Es bietet eine Fülle von Details, einige nette Ideen und reichlich Spannung. Die Grafik geht bei alldem auch in Ordnung, der Sound (Geräuscheffekte) untermalt das Ganze sehr passend, so daß. man sagen kann: NIGHT HUNTER - der beste Dracula, den es je gab!
Atari STComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Mar, 1989)
The graphics aren't marvellous, but there are some neat touches like rats and frogs leaping around. Platform fanatics are recommended to try this out, although those with less enthusiasm for this type of game might find it gets a little tedious after prolonged play.
Atari STRetrogaming History (Nov 14, 2008)
La Ubi Soft impreziosisce un classico flip screen action game a raccolta oggetti con un'ambientazione che strizza l'occhio a Castlevania rovesciandone, però, il punto di vista. Chi saprebbe resistere alla tentazione di calarsi nei panni del vampiro? Peccato, che in questa versione Atari ST di Night Hunter al buon comparto grafico e all'ottimo sonoro non faccia da contrappunto un gameplay adeguato. Purtroppo NH è abbastanza difficile già a partire dai primi livelli; considerando, poi, che ne conta ben 30...
Atari STST/Amiga Format (Feb, 1989)
Sound is limited to bloodsucking slurps and lots of spot effects which quickly become monotonous, but when Dracula extends his arm and goes for a bit of blood-sucking he actually looks as if he's enjoying what he's doing.
Wohlgemerkt: Die Umsetzung ist Ubi Soft zu glatten hundert Prozent gelungen, aber das reicht eben heutzutage nicht mehr. Dennoch aber kann es noch immer Spaß machen, als Dracula durch Feld und Flur zu ziehen, wenn es dem Spiel auch inzwischen an Originalität und Witz mangelt.
AmigaAmiga Joker (Nov, 1990)
Die Grafik geht so, sie ist um keinen Deut besser als am ST, lediglich das Scrolling ist flüssiger (dafür ist der Screenausschnitt winzig). Der Sound paßt gut zur schaurigen Atmosphäre, ist aber nicht gerade reichlich vorhanden. Keine besonders glückliche Hand hatten die Programmierer bei der (Joystick-) Steuerung, dazu gibt es im Spiel auch noch ein paar unfaire Stellen. Bei Lichte betrachtet, eignet sich Nighthunter also wohl doch nur für Leute, die nach Mitternacht immer so unruhig werden...
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Wohlgemerkt: Die Umsetzung ist Ubi Soft zu glatten hundert Prozent gelungen, aber das reicht eben heutzutage nicht mehr. Dennoch aber kann es noch immer Spaß machen, als Dracula durch Feld und Flur zu ziehen, wenn es dem Spiel auch inzwischen an Originalität und Witz mangelt.
Atari STPower Play (Mar, 1989)
Trotz spielerischer Plattheit mögen sich schwarzhumorige Vampir-Freunde das Programm einmal ansehen. Kleine Nettigkeiten (High Scores auf Diskette; einmal geschaffte Levels können übersprungen werden) runden den nächtlichen Blutbeschaffungsbummel ab.