Video Game adaptations of Frankenstein

Besides the many film adaptations of Frankenstein, there are also a few video game adaptations of this work as well.

Frankenstein’s Monster (1983)

The first game that was created was for Atari 2600. The game involves making the character go through the castle of Dr. Frankenstein. The character must prevent Dr. Frankenstein from creating the monster. Also, the character must barricade the castle to stop the monster from escaping.

Here’s a brief sample of what the game looks like.

Taken from the YouTube channel of XHIIHIIHX.

Frankenstein (1987)

This video game was created for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectum. In the game, the character being played is Dr. Frankenstein. The idea of the game is for Dr. Frankenstein to find and kill the monster.

Here’s a brief sample of what the game looks like.

Taken from the YouTube channel of Old Games Database.

Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (1990)

This game was created for Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The monster arises from the dead with an army and is on a search for his bride. The character must stop the monster from kidnapping the maiden and kill the monster.

Here’s a brief sample of what the game looks like.

Taken from the YouTube channel of ryufrombreathoffire.

Dr. Franken (1992)

Dr. Franken was created for Game Boy and Super Nintendo. The character is the monster looking to collect body parts to put his girlfriend together.

Here’s a brief sample of what the game looks like.

Taken from the YouTube channel of TEKJA GAMEPLAYS.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

This game was created for Super Nintendo, Sega CD, and Sega Genesis. The game is set in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, where the character is the monster going through the streets trying to find his creator to get revenge. People are trying to kill the monster on the journey.

Here’s a brief sample of what the game looks like.

Taken from the YouTube channel of RetroMicky82.

Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster (1995)

This game was created for PC and Mac in 1995 and later, for Sega Saturn in 1997. The story of the game is that there is a scientist and his daughter is killed and nobody knows why or how. The scientist is hanged because he was charged with her murder. Dr. Frankenstein brings the scientist back to life and the scientist goes through Dr. Frankenstein’s castle collecting notes attempting to recreate what Dr. Frankenstein accomplished. Eventually the scientist accidently releases another monster by Dr. Frankenstein. When the scientist is caught by Dr. Frankenstein, he is put into a dungeon and tortured by the Doctor. The scientist escapes the dungeon and continues his exploration of Dr. Frankenstein’s experiments. In the end, the player needs to succeed in resurrecting the scientist’s daughter and if it doesn’t work, the scientist will be forever locked in Dr. Frankenstein’s dungeon.

Here’s a brief sample of what the game looks like.

Taken from the YouTube channel of KainXVIII.

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6 thoughts on “Video Game adaptations of Frankenstein

  1. Really interesting to see that so many video games about Frankenstein were created! Quite surprisingly, I never heard of any of those games, but many of them seems fun to play. The last one was released in 1995, maybe it would not be a bad idea for Nintendo to create a new one. It could have a monster success…

    Costa

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    1. I, too, was unaware of the fact that these video games were created! I agree, they should definitely create a new, updated version!

      Thanks for your comment!

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  2. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

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  3. I didn’t know before reading your blog post that Frankenstein inspired so many video games. It really surprised me. It shows us how this novel influences our society. Love it
    Justine

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  4. Wow! I did not know there was so many video games about Frankenstein on different consoles. It shows how much this novel has inspired society. Thank you for having shared this information with us!

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