Happy Halloween, Arcaders!
Are you ready for something spooky? And something kooky? Well, have I got something for you!!! One of the best (in my opinion)- full motion video games has to be Braindead 13!!!
Released in 1995, by ReadySoft and in Europe by Empire Interactive on the same year for the MS-DOS. Unlike Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace, which began as laserdisc arcade games, it was only released for personal computers and video game consoles. In the game, players assume the role of young computer expert Lance Galahad to defeat Dr. Nero Neurosis at his castle and its residents. Its gameplay is primarily presented through the use of full-motion video (FMV).
Lance, a young computer expert, is called to fix a computer at a scary, dilapidated castle. After repairing a large super-computer, Lance learns that his client, the disembodied brain of Dr. Nero Neurosis, has a diabolical plan to take over the world. He quickly finds himself in trouble, being chased around the castle by Dr. Nero Neurosis’s psychotic servant- the multi tooled swiss army knife assistant Fritz. The player must guide Lance through the castle in order to defeat Dr. Neurosis and escape with his life. This and the amazing Escape From Monster Manor were the first games I got with my 3DO back in 1996! I was a huge fan of Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace- and to see a all new, original, and imagined game from ReadySoft was a big deal to me! This game was awesome from start to finish!
Let’s head on over and see how Lance is doing saving the world!
If that wasn’t amazing enough, Youtuber Silentwulf A/V has created a 4K restoration of the entire game! Check this out!
And… what’s an FMV game without the death scenes? Well- here they are.
And- as an extra treat- Here is the soundtrack to the entire game!
This game brings up so many great memories for me! I hope you love it too!
Enjoy the playthrough, happy Halloween, and…
Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!