The Final Word game review
Dracula, The Undead is a graphic adventure for play on the Atari Lynx. Based on the Brahm Stoker novel, you play the role of Jonathan Harker, a young solicitor. As Jonathan, you must unravel the mystery of Count Dracula--and avoid a grisly death!
The Lynx was lacking a decent role playing selection in the past. Now Dracula fills that void. Dracula is an incredibly eerie title--from the blood like game screen to the viscous pictures of Dracula himself this game is spooky. The sound, although okay, gets very repetitive, very quick. Dracula is not the longest RPG I've played, but it sure is a good start. With some more quality titles, the Lynx should easily bring itself out of a sales slump.
This is a great game. Using the basic story line and pictures of various Dracula's from the movies, Dracula kept your interest. Finally, a game where you are not killing everything that you meet. You have to take notes and use them to prove Dracula's identity. The scaling of your character in this adventure rivals the 16-bit home systems. The lack of color in this game adds to the eeriness of the game. Dracula will last a while until you solve it the first time, then it loses its challenge. A great role playing game for the Lynx.
A far better rendition of the original story than the current film. No questions about it, this game has a hypnotizing effect that draws you right in and keeps you playing until you solve the mystery of Dracula. The graphics were absolutely fantastic and even give most 16-bit systems a run for their money. I even enjoyed the fact that the game is all done in a color scale that makes the screen like a very old, aged photo--it definitely made the game complete. A great graphic adventure and the best one for the Lynx.
This eerie graphic adventure is a welcome addition to the Lynx title library. Dracula is very detailed, and the story in many ways follows the original novel. Very intriguing.
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Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 6 (02-03/93)