Bram Stoker's Dracula (Mega-CD)

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Bram Stoker's Dracula
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Sony Imagesoft
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
$59.9559.95[2] T-93065
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega-CD

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Bram Stoker's Dracula for the Sega Mega-CD is a video game based on the movie of the same name. Though it shares the same title, it is not related to the Sega Mega Drive game by Traveller's Tales or the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear game by Probe. The Mega-CD version was only released in the Americas.

Considering the time it was released, the game was a bit of a curiosity as it streams video sequences to create the background. The backgrounds were likely pre-rendered in a 3D software studio, while most of the characters were digitized, as also seen in Mortal Kombat.


Side scrolling action similar to the Irem classic "Kung Fu master". A is for punches, B is for kicks and C jumps. Up + C is a jump kick focusing on enemies coming from straight above. Some stages feature branching paths, e.g. hold up + forward while walking under the silver orb in stage 2 to avoid the library section in favour of an hallway.


There are two versions of this game. The first version was released as a stand alone title, while the second version came as part of the Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Bram Stoker's Dracula bundle. Content wise these versions are identical, however, the bundled version seems to be much less prone to in-game freezing, a serious problem in this over one hour long game lacking a save feature.

Magazine articles

Main article: Bram Stoker's Dracula (Mega-CD)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #45: "April 1993" (1993-xx-xx)


Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #14: "August/September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)


Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)


Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #145: "December 1993" (1993-11-15)


Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #25: "Novembre 1993" (1993-1x-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [3]
13 №7, p60/61
25 №10, p40/41
49 №15, p59
70 №9, p44/45
51 [4]
41 №44, p48/49
45 №49, p84
76 [5]
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
9 reviews

Mega-CD, US
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Dracula mcd us manual.pdf
BramStokersDracula MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, BR
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
443,373,168 CD (US) T-93065