Dracula is in trouble (this time) and must defend his precious...(dead) existence. Night Hunter is an action adventure from Ubi Soft, originally created for the Atari ST computers in 1989 and released later on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and PC (MS-DOS).
Story/Gameplay: Night Hunter is the adventure of a Dracula being hunted by Von Helsing. The game offers ten (10) levels of gameplay in which you must collect five keys and three parchments in order to proceed between all levels. Dracula finds himself against other creatures of the night though, including... humans. You start from a castle were you need to feed by biting humans to their necks and drinking their blood in order to replenish your blood supply. The enemies vary from armed humans (with arrows, axes etc), rats to even walking skeletons and flying witches! You also have the ability to metamorphose into a werewolf, which allows you to jump over traps in the floor and on platforms, and a vampire bat, which allows you to fly over water and reach other areas of the level quickly. This game is a very good action adventure with the signature of Ubi Soft.
Graphics/Sound: The graphics are beautiful on the ZX although it runs in black and white! Most of the original Atari ST) details are found here, which is rather pleasant. The sprites are funny and the animation is swift. The sound is limited offering only sound FX with no in-game music, but they are fine. A nice intro music is also included.
CPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations. SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility