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Bram Stoker's Dracula (NES)

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Title Screen

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Developer: Probe Entertainment
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Platform: NES
Released in US: September 1993
Released in EU: 1993

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

Bram Stoker's Dracula is an NES game based on the 1992 film of the same name. It's a typical Probe platformer with a typical Jeroen Tel soundtrack, so your mileage may vary based on your taste in arps and pulse width LFO.

Disabled Cheats

The Game Genie code TOXEYNGT enables a code to be entered at the title screen, which in turn allows access for a couple of removed cheat features. At the title screen, quickly press Select, Up, Start, Right, Left and a little fanfare will play. You'll have access to the following cheats:

  • Stage Select - Highlight "Sound", then choose a number between 00 and 13. Hold Left + A + B, then press Start. You will begin the chosen level when you start the game.
  • Invincibility - Highlight "Controls", hold A + B, then press Start.
(Source: CaH4e3)

Unused Text

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There are three unused text messages and three corresponding screens, which were intended to be displayed before every company logo, as seen in the Game Boy version. In the final version, these screens are unused, and only the logos itself are displayed sequentially.

The following Game Genie codes will replace the regular logo screens with these intermediate screens: YAXVPAZE, APXVTALA, and PPUTLETA.

Unused Music

As discussed in the Regional Differences section, the music differs between the US and European releases. The recordings here are from the US version, but the tracks are also in the European version and exhibit the same alterations as the rest of the music.

This track plays over the opening logos in the Game Boy version, but those screens are conspicuously silent in this release.

This short unused piece is unique to the NES version.

Regional Differences

The European version has noticeably lower-pitched music than the US one. At least one track is also significantly slower in the European release, so this is probably the result of a botched PAL conversion. The US music seems to be the original, as its tracks more closely match the Game Boy release.

Europe US (unused)

This music plays on the title screen in the European release, as it does in the Game Boy version. In the US release, this music should play at the title screen as well but due to a general game logic flaw, on the NTSC system the program can't reinit the music index in time of the title screen showing up and the music request is just ignored. If you start the NTSC version in PAL mode in an emulator, the title screen music will play.