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Action Game: #2608 Dracula

newcoleco: so, you think that dracula should be home made like showed in the presskit or another version can be ok too?

dmwick: Well, for dracula, I can only guess from the screenshot what happens.

dmwick: Obviously you are a vampire hunter.

dmwick: It looks like there are three types of weapons: holy water (which is a range weapon, with wide spread, limited amount available unless you refill it, does temporary damage), a stake (which is a close milee weapon, and you need to be accurate -- fatal if in the heart, enrages otherwise), and a defensve weapon (the cross) -- fast to use, and close range only.

  • joystick: move around
  • left fire: use weapon/get item
  • right fire: extended options (Continue, Show Objective, End Night, Restart Level, Controls Help, Quit Game)
  • 4,5,6; switch weapon

You need to: get stake (level 3 and up), refill holy water (level 2 and up), get cross (level 1 and up)

Dracula/vampires: convert people to vampires (which you need to kill), switches to a bat to escape, freezes if hit by holy water (for 1 second), is repelled by cross.


the style is various rooms, with an expanding map as you play.

Night 1 is in your room in the mansion

  • you are visiting a duke in Transylvania on a diplomatic mission
  • start off asleep, and you're awakened by a sound
  • you get out of bed to investigate the sound
  • you investigate the sound, and examine various objects in the room, pick up a cross
  • you decide the sound was from a cat prowling in the hallway
  • you go to bed, and Dracula appears
  • he lunges at you, and you repel him with your cross, or it's game over (ie level restart).
    • picture frame that is crooked, lock pick to find cross, music box (creepy?), unpack your bag, find a key to the room, shower?, loose brick, creaky floor board, secret passageway activated by candlestick.

Suggested items:

  • bed with pillow, blanket, yellow hat
  • dresser with mirror and drawers
  • standalone lamp
  • black cat with yellow eyes
  • coat stand
  • table
  • curtains
  • window/french doors with Dracula
  • door (to hallway? to closet?)

Night 2 is in anther room in the mansion (and you're defending your love interest)

  • start in your room again
  • hear noise again
  • check hallway again
  • investigate, examine objects and find holy water
  • enter other bedroom
  • encounter Dracula attacking love interest
  • moves to fast to use cross
  • need to time closeness to get holy water to be effective, without running out
  • if you miss, it's game over (ie level restart), as you get converted to a vampire before you can change weapons to the cross

Night 3 is in the dungeon (where you face a vampire horde)

  • Hear a noise
  • check hallway: refill holy water
  • check other bedroom
  • down staircase to foyer
  • library has book on vampres, suggests a stake to the heart
  • basement, find stake
  • dungeon contains vampires. Must repel 1, then 3, then 5, then 7 or game over (restart level?)
  • end of night

Night 4 is in the crypt (where you face Dracula for a final showdown/boss fight)

  • Night falls, not waiting for a noise
  • partrol hall, refill holy water
  • visit other bedroom, find love interest gone, kidnapped by Dracula
  • staircase to foyer
  • library has book: says that vampires sleep in coffins, so go to graveyard.
  • dungeon had vampires. Must repel 1, 3, 5, 7 then
  • graveyard, with 3 and 4 vampires to stake
  • extra holy water in fountain near crypt
  • find dracula in crypt.
  • appears to be in 2 places, only 1 is real.
  • can only stake him with stun from holy water + stake, since otherwise he changes to a bat to escape, or bites you.

You win! Your love interest converts back to human. You get that highly desired kiss.

Now beat it on a harder skill level.

  • game feels a bit like "ps2 unfortunate series of events" challenges might work?
  • hmmm...I wonder if it could fit in 32k?
  • should there be a secondary points gathering objective (coins, diamonds, etc.) to help lead the person around?
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