Help Mona De Lafitte escape from Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer and return to Paris!
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Mixed (42 reviews) - 54% of the 42 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2008

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About This Game

Once upon a time...

Deep within the walls of a gloomy castle in the equally gloomy land of Draxsylvania, the young, gifted opera singer Mona De Lafitte is held captive by her tormentor, vampire Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer. Ever since she was transformed into a vampire by Shrowdy and whisked off to Draxsylvania, her greatest wish has been to return to Paris, continue her singing career, and one day become a star at the Paris Opera.

When Shrowdy fails to return from a nightly foray, she at last sees an opportunity to flee. Together with her only friend and confidant, a cheeky bat named Froderick, she escapes from her prison and tries to find her way back to Paris. During her flight through Draxsylvania, where she encounters some strange inhabitants and some even stranger challenges, Mona must learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage.


- A classic point-and-click comic adventure created and directed by Bill Tiller
- More than 30 hand-drawn locations in 2D
- Rendered using a real time 3d 'multi-plane' camera
- More than 25 characters
- Mona's vampire abilities and restrictions create interesting gameplay

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1,6 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB RAM GeForce FX Generation or ATI Radeon 9500
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.O compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
In the style of the LucasArts classics, particularly The Curse of Monkey Island it is really enjoyable! And from the same writers so you can have fun just with the dialogue!

The soundtrack is also whimsical great!

Aside it only runs on Windows Xp (ERRATUM, it works on Modern OS! Thank you -FDinasty- Gin "you just need to put XP in compatibily mode and install the directX inside the directX folder"), it worth it the effort to play this game!
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I really enjoyed this game. It had some great humor and I enjoyed the puzzles. I would recommend it. It reminded me of the Monkey Island and Sam and Max series which are two of my favourate series. I found it worth the price and I would recommend it to any friends who enjoy the puzzle solving genre.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
This little gem of an adventure game grows on you. Despite the main character being from Paris and talking in a German accent, the game is a suitably silly vampire story about an opera singer (who doesn't really believe she's a vampire) trying to escape a castle in Draxsylvania and get back to Paris. Her comedy sidekick bat sits on her shoulder and supplies plenty of sarcasm. There are some memorable characters, the voice acting is pretty good, and there's lots of jokes on just about every clickable object.
The controls are decent, a few of the puzzles are illogical, but otherwise bearable, and the story gets better and better as the characters grow.
Be warned that it ends sort of abruptly and was supposed to have been a two-parter, but the second game was never made. Some sort of information about that would have been nice up front, but it doesn't actually matter much. It's not too much of a cliffhanger, and the game is enjoyable enough that you can't really feel mad about it. If anything, you're sad you can't spend more time with the characters, but a prequel is in the works, so here's hoping.
I couldn't get the game running when launching from steam, but running the exe file in the game folder worked.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
This is not a scary point a click adventure by far but it does have an appeal being a, "cutsie", type of vampire game.
Expect typical Monkey Island type gameplay. The story itself is nothing new with the female seeing an out of a bad relationship that was forced upon her. She's trapped and looking for a way out of it and to get to Paris. In some ways
the puzzles and gameplay reminded me of the first Broken Sword game. And the atmosphere. The voice acting was rather good and the sense of humor in the game was funny and enjoyable. At times I felt the puzzles didn't seem to flow well with the story and found myself aimlessly exploring trying to find the next clue which led me into mystery. The story began to lose some cohesion as I went on so I felt some of this was clumbsy with respect to delivery of the story and puzzles in the game. The puzzles themselves weren't overly hard but, enjoyable. At times I would get bored and save the game to find myself coming back to it in 30 minutes time enjoying it some more. With that said
I found it to be a cutsie , entertaining , get away from the standard hack and slash and shoot em up games I enjoy as well. Recommended to get it when on sale as a 20 dollar price tag is far too high for this game.

NOTE: I am running Windows 8.1 and have experiencd no problems running the game. My system is up to date with an AMD 8350, 16 gig of ram, Radeon R285 and all windows updates (including optional) installed. I recommend optional updates as they do typically have game compatibility fixes in them. But I've run into zero issues with playing this game on a modern computer.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
I liked this game, despite the several hours it took to find out how to get it to work on windows 8.1/64 bit. The story is very colorful and the location scenery is relatively easy to navigate except, anywhere that the character is allowed to navigate to, it just show a big red arrow! it won't say: "Kitchen" or "Dungeon". As far as getting it to work, I had to go to where the game was installed, in "game" folder, I changed the "libpandadx9.dll" to "libpandadx9.dll2", clicked on "main.exe", and on the starting screen, turned the anti-alising down to "0", exit to windows, THEN I could start the game like normal.

Aside from that, and the fact that this is only "part 1" (no one told me, I had to finish the game to find that out) I enjoyed it. I did cheat a little, I used a walk-through, I HAD TO! some puzzles were like, "How the heck could I have POSSIBLY figured THAT out!?" All in all a good game, I mean COME ON! it's 5 bucks!
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