Help Mona De Lafitte escape from Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer and return to Paris!
User reviews: Mixed (32 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.O compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
A Hardcore Adventure game with many bugs!

Well, if you ever consider to buy this one,have in mind that it may be NOT playable in your system. The game has many bugs that make it a headache. Whoever tries to, please install it under C: directory. Don't know if you have Steam under C: but the Steam client accepts to install a game in whatever drive you want. Feel free to give administrator permissions and I hope it plays because it may NOT...

The graphics are good for an adventure game but I would like a widescreen but NO, there isn't. It has video cutscenes that make it good. It's all 3D and good looking.

The story is black. The game is attractive but after a while playing it you'll feel that you think black,too. After all the game is for late teens and adults. It has many things in the dialogues and in view that newer eyes would be sensitive. The game is full of black humor but ... it has really many dialogues and so many black jokes that in many cases it will be tiresome. You're supposed to be a female vampire that NEVER accepted her later nature and tries to free herself from her master and his castle. The game was written by some makers of Monkey Island series but no way,it's not like them, One more thing you have to consider is that the second part of the game NEVER been made. So, don't search why the game ends this way, leaving many question marks behind.

The sounds are pretty good. Black music and very good voices make the game excellent at this point.

The riddles. You will be SO TIRED of them. Even the hardcore Adventurer will want to see a walkthrough. The game never stops having riddles. Riddles everywhere. And the possibilities are many. Because you have always to compare the new and the OLD and try them too. And it has many things in the environment that you will NEVER use. I was really tired of this game. And if it wasn't an OLD quality game I would place a negative review. I place a positive one for the game. As much for the controls, keep "Tab","Space", left and right click in mind.

If you want to buy at your own risk and the game is playable under your system,if you can handle so many riddles in a very short space, if you like so many lines of dialogues and black humor then this game is for you.

I would say that this is a Hardcore Adventure game with many bugs!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I liked it at first. It was fun and silly. But going back and forth to places I'd already been several times only to have one more new item show up that wasn't there before did me in. I didn't finish the game.
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36 of 41 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, it worth it the effort to play this game!
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23 of 25 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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