Bram Stoker's Dracula is loosely based on the 1992 film of the same name. The player controls a young lawyer named Jonathan Harker, who must track down Dracula and end his reign of terror.
Unlike the several side-scrolling adaptions of the movie for console systems, this one is a first-person action game. Each stage (three large locations: the cemetery, Carfax Abbey, the castle) follows the same basic formula: Harker has to explore maze-like dungeons and purify all coffins with holy wafers, followed by a boss fight against Dracula in his many forms. Those coffins are also the spots where the killed monsters constantly reappear, as long as they are unholy. Harker has to get rid of the hostile undead by using his knife and gun (mouse is used for aiming). Additional bullets and food (healing) are spread out over the levels ready to be picked up.
To reach all coffins and holy wafers, Harker also has to solve basic puzzles which boil down to finding keys and using levers, pressure plates, teleporters and rotating portals. Level maps are tile-based; similar to most first-person role-playing games of the time.
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This version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
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