Dracula:The Undead is a video game released in 1991 for the Atari Lynx handheld system. It was created by UK-based company Hand Made Software.
The player takes the role of Jonathan Harker as he tries to escape from Dracula’s Castle. The game bears a striking resemblance to the Alone in the Dark survival horror games despite pre-dating the series by one year.
‘The nearly colorless presentation gives Dracula: The Undead the feel of an old photograph come to life; indeed, the game opens with a crisply digitized shot of Dracula’s piercing eyes. (Yes, Hammer horror fans, they are the eyes of actor Christopher Lee.) Certain rooms can only be reached by – gasp! – climbing out a window and clinging to the castle’s outer wall, and there are some terrific lighting effects in the scenes where Jonathan carries a lantern into the catacombs where Dracula sleeps. While most Lynx games have a dated look, Dracula: The Undead manages to hold up simply because of its unusual look’. John Huxley, Defunct Games