Game Groups > Fictional character: Count Dracula
Count Dracula is the title character and the main antagonist of Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula (1897). He is an ancient vampire of Transylvanian nobility, who possesses mysterious powers of dark magic. The character was loosely based on the 15th century Prince Vlad III of Wallachia (1431–1477?), also known as Vlad the Impaler, who was rumored to be notorious for his cruelty during his reign against the Ottoman Turks.
The group may include any game in which a character named Dracula displays characteristics reminiscent of the novel's hero (e.g. being a powerful vampire). The game in question should not necessarily be faithful to the novel's plot. Games that are dedicated to the historical character, however, should be excluded.
Cancelled NES game
Late in 1991, publisher Parker Brothers and developer Microsmiths, Inc. had plans to release a NES game titled Drac's Night Out with the tag-line The Game that Pumps You Up!. The game was to carry a Reebok license where when Dracula collected the sneakers he could jump higher and run faster. The game involved players controlling a teenage Dracula who was on a mission to suck the blood of the maiden Mina before sunrise. With gameplay involving trapping villagers in order to suck their blood to regain health, the game unsurprisingly was never released. However prototypes of the game exist.
Related Game Group(s) * Inspiration: Horror Movies Protagonist: Demon Protagonist: Vampire
Related Theme(s) * Theme: Haunted House Theme: Vampires Theme: Werewolves* Theme: Zombies
Related Link(s) * Wikipedia: Count Dracula Wikipedia: Dracula Wikipedia: Vlad the Impaler
- Castlevania / Akumajō Dracula series
- Gameplay feature: Multiple endings
- Gameplay feature: New Game+
- Games with hidden / unlockable full games
- Genre: Explorable platformer / Metroidvania
- Inspiration: Horror movies
- Protagonist: Vampire
- Setting: Belle Époque
- Theme: Hunchbacks
- Theme: Vampires
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