Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Megadrive/Genesis

The Megadrive/Genesis version of Bits StudiosMary Shelley‘s Frankenstein is a bit of a poor relation to the Super Nintendo version of the game. Mainly because the lack of colour in the visuals tends to make this version look a bit rough when compared to the SNES version. But it is what it is: a fairly bog standard platform game loosely based on Kenneth Branagh‘s 1994 film.

Some rightly deride this game, because in it the film is reduced to its base constituents – a few key locations, and if you’re lucky a character from the film. Otherwise you’re platforming around scrolling levels hitting rats, spiders and zombies with sticks and facing the occasional boss. This is basic movie license fodder. Not enough time, effort or money was spent trying to make Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein a good game. Which is a pity as it might’ve made an alright RPG.

A completely different game – but with the same name – was also released for the Sega CD as a double pack with Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

More: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Wikipedia

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