A vampire, as we all know, is an undead creature that preys on the living. Until recently mankind has been saved by several holy medallions and the tireless work of Professor Van Helsing — but now the most feared vampire of all, Count Dracula, is after the medallions. And here’s the twist: in most games you play the hero, but not so here. You are Dracula, and you also have the ability to change into a bat or a werewolf. It’s as Dracula you can do the most damage though — suck the blood of Van Helsing’s minions as they chase you round your castle (slurp)!
Throughout the different levels of the game you must collect eight objects including a scroll, a bottle, a cross and five keys in order to escape. Van Helsing’s minions chase and try to kill you using a crucifix or stake, unless you’re a wolfie when they fire silver bullets. With every hit your energy bar goes down, but catching a human and biting him in the neck is very nourishing. When you’ve found all the necessary objects you come face to face with Van Helsing as a final end of level foe — and he’s difficult to kill. Seeing as how Dracula never wins in the horror movies, it’s about time you changed all that!
As a fan of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing Hammer horror films I’ve always wondered what it’s like to play the bad guy. Well, Night Hunter from Ubisoft is the perfect chance! Wander around spooky castles and bite the necks of beautiful maidens! Night Hunter is great fun to play, but only after dark.
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