The A - Z of Spectrum Games


Dracula's Castle



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Year of Release

1984


The Advertising Blurb

This is an amusing arcade game in which you must run around the castle to switch the lights on while avoiding the vampire bats. Beware of sleeping Dracula as lights wake him from his coffin. Can you survive 'till dawn!


Compatibility

48K Required


Original Price

£5.95


Software House

Silicon Joy


Author

Jim Elvery


Type

Arcade Game


Comments

Released alongside Ascot and Chaotic Caverns.


Controls

User defineable


Review:

Although the tunes are as irritating as usual, this is a neat variation on Pacman. The graphics are clear and move very smoothly. One nice touch is the way Dracula runs around like a lunatic turning off all the lights.

The controls work well but this can be very tough as the screen quickly fills with bats. Like the original, you can gain immunity, which is needed as the lights reset every time you are stunned. The biggest issue is that there is a single screen, limiting any replay value.


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