Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bloody Hell.

Bah humbug Zzap 64 and your miserly 59 per cent. Never was I in such apoplectic disagreement with one its reviews. This ground breaking horror title was, to my mind, the most atmospheric, and genuinely disturbing old school text adventure of the 1980s. 59 per cent? GET OUT!

If, like me, you slavishly played every sodding piece of interactive fiction there ever was (Ship of Doom? Yep. Inca Curse? Ding. Waxworks? Tick. The Hulk? Uh-huh. Dennis Through the Drinking Glass? Oui. Terrormolinos? Nod. Etc.) throughout most of the 1980s, you remember the really good examples, and this was an absolute corker for those of us schooled in Bram Stoker, Mary Shelly, Stephen King and James Herbert..

Released in the darkest depths of 1986, Dracula was notable primarily for being the first game to ever get a BBFC rating. Not even 14 at the time, I had to put on my deepest pubescent voice to convince the man in Norwich's One Step Beyond that, yes, I was 15. No, I wasn't going to have nightmares and come and sue them for psychological issues later in life. Yet.

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