Vampire by Codemasters

vampire_01Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 1987
Code: Adrian Sheppard
GFX: Unknown
Music: David Whittaker
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 35%
Our Game Rating: 85%
Completed by Brendan (Fiery) Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
> CLICK HERE to Download my Crazy Hack file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
My hat goes off to Brendan for completing this little gem – even if he did use the cracked version full of cheats. I must have spent just over an hour trying to complete this little bugger, but to no avail. It wasn’t until Brendan mentioned that he was after a challenge that I forced upon him the perils of Vampire. He spent most of the afternoon playing through the whole game, and here is the result of his hard work …
A little game ending ditty plays …
… and the final screen appears. The End.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Both Brendan and I used the cracked version of this game, which still proved to be very difficult. But since then, I have created a crazy hack for this game, which can be downloaded from here.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The final 3 pieces you need are the stake, crucifix and hammer – climb to the top and a massive coffin is waiting for you – I jump into it and the screen goes black apart from your sprite and a little star circling round you.
A little David Whittaker ditty plays and then the final screen and message appears, which reads, “AT LAST, THE EVIL SPECTRE HAS BEEN EXPELLED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH. A NEW ACHIEVEMENT IN THE LONG JOURNEY OF OUR HERO.
Vinny: To be honest, and considering that this game was only £1.99, this ending is pretty cool. Okay, so it doesn’t do anything impressive, but what it does do is offer the game player an end to the journey along with some new graphics and music.
Brendan: Remember doing this one – was bored and off from work so you suggested this one to me Vinny. Was a right little pain to complete. If I remember one of the items is pretty much impossible to collect and I have forgotten how I did it! Was a fun game to complete in all honesty, the Zzap review was far roo low ( pity about the speccy graphics). All in all – especially given some of the lame Codemaster endings seen recently, this aint half bad.
Andrew Fisher: Never got very far into the game (got it on one of the Quattro compilations) but that’s not a bad ending for a budget game – considering some of the dross we have seen on other Codemasters games!
Andy Vaisey: …picks self up off floor… A Codies budget game with an ending other than “Congratulations”? It must be a full moon or something… At least they bothered this time, even if it’s not exactly memorable.
FINAL SAY: It’s worth an ‘ickle look (“,)

G.E. RATING: 6 / 10

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1 Response to Vampire by Codemasters

  1. Javier Mendoza says:

    This indeed was a originally the Commodore 64 version of Phantomas 2, from spanish Dinamic game factory. I don’t know whether the port was done by Codemasters or Dinamic sold the game “as is” to them, and they re-branded it later.


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