Dirty Horror Memory Lane: ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ Sega Genesis Video Game (1993)

Fun fact about me:  I had to have my thumbs surgically replaced when I was younger because I wore my original ones out playing video games.  Ok – it’s a pretty fun fact, but possibly not 100% accurate.  I did love me some video games though, and my console of choice was the glorious Sega Genesis.  One of the games that doesn’t get enough recognition though in my eyes, especially considering it has a horror theme, is the 1993 release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula:


Did I love the Francis Ford Coppola movie that this video game was based on?  Yes and no.  More specifically: Gary Oldman = Yes.  Keanu Reeves = No.  I liked it enough though to give the Sega game a whirl, and I remember when I first played it that I was actually pretty impressed.  It’s a standard side-scrolling 16-bit game where you play as Jonathan Harker (not voiced by Keanu Reeves here unfortunately) and kill a bunch of bats, vampires, ridiculously tall vampires, and other baddies with your sword that seems to come out of nowhere when you swing it.

How much do I love this game?  I’ll tell you.  Enough to actually go on eBay right now and think about buying a Sega Genesis console so I can play it.  Bram Stoker’s Dracula wasn’t breaking any ground in the video game stratosphere, but it was a lot of fucking fun. Sorry for dropping the ‘F’ bomb, but I do that when I’m excited about something.  Oh wait! How could I forget to mention the fucking music?!?!  Hands down one of the best video game soundtracks ever.  I always got my groove on to the music that would come on when you fought one of the bosses.  Why take my word for it though when you can watch an actual walkthrough of the game below?