Looking for something scary to cap off your Friday the 13th? Here’s something scary: a licensed 16-bit game that’s not half bad! While it may not be Castlevania: Bloodlines, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a decent action/platformer that is worth looking into.
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A while back, staff writer Rodger Swan reviewed Bram Stoker’s Dracula for the Sega CD. You have to commend him for having a strong enough stomach to sit through such a thing, and the same can be said for his willingness to tackle yet another Dracula game. This time, it’s Dracula Unleashed, and it’s actually not half bad. Check out his full review, but just be sure to cover your neck.
1993 saw the release of Francis Ford Coppola’s version of the horror classic Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The film tried to remain faithful to the novel while injecting a more modernized interpretation of everyone’s favorite vampire. Such a concept sounds like it would make for a great video game, right? Well, it did, and that’s why we have the Castlevania series. Unfortunately, Sony Imagesoft decided to license the film for a game released for several platforms, including the Sega CD. The latter included FMV cut scenes and cool-looking rendered backgrounds but not much else of note.