Nosferatu the Vampyre, Amstrad CPC

This Amstrad CPC conversion of the classic ZX Spectrum game definitely benefits from having better use of colour than the original. It also runs a little faster than the Speccy version, which makes it slightly more playable.

Nosferatu the Vampyre is actually based on Werner Herzog‘s classic 1979 film of the same name. The colour one starring Klaus Kinski.

The game consists of three different stages and in each stage the player takes the role of a different character. Jonathan Harker in the first stage; vampire-hunter Van Helsing in the second stage, and Lucy Harker in the third stage.

Nosferatu has some excellent isometric graphics and the gameplay is quite absorbing, if a little vague in terms of solutions. Figuring out what to do is not that easy, but it is possible to complete the game in under fifteen minutes if you know what you’re doing. If you need help figuring it out, consult a walkthrough.

There’s a continuous tune, like in the Spectrum version, although it is better than the one in the original (but is still quite annoying and can thankfully be turned off by pressing the Delete key).

More: Nosferatu the Vampyre on Wikipedia

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