Stakes are also one of the few weapons that are effective against the game's boss enemies during combat, and it only takes a few stake hits to defeat them. It takes about 75 hits from the cane sword to defeat him, and the sword's short range means you'll be vulnerable to his punches the whole time. They've got a decent running speed, but they're not agile and can't dodge around or leap at you from several feet away like many undead enemies can. Jumping, running, or swinging a melee weapon causes it to increase even further, up to 100%. This should keep them at bay and prevent them from hitting you between swings. This tactic works against almost any enemy except for the very toughest monsters. Certain enemies such as Devil Dogs, Gypsy Henchmen, and Demons aren't affected by it, though, so you may want to equip a more physical weapon if you run into lots of such enemies.
It is quite deadly against every other enemy in the game, though. Lesser Vampire: Appearance: Bald, chalk-skinned man in skin-tight black leather suit. You also have to be facing the enemy to cause them to cower away from you. To fill the chalice, use the crucifix blast on any water trough to turn the water inside into glowing blue holy water. Hit them with multiple rapid punches, and they'll be constantly stunned and unable to fight back.
By holding down the secondary fire button, you'll hold the sword horizontally in front of you. Instead of blindly charging at you, they like to hang back a couple feet away from you, move in to strike, than back away again to assess the situation. You can only use it once, so I suggest you save it, and only pick it up when you're ready for the game's final battle. Zombie: Appearance: Hunched, hooded man with green skin and green robes. Even the other two-thirds of the breakfast-cereal trinity -- the archetypes of Frankenstein's Monster and The Generic, All-Purpose-Ghost -- have fared better in terms of overall street-cred and God knows they've had some hideous movies, too.Next
Their game is a cross between old school survival horror and a first-person shooter, where you attempt to rescue your ill-fated family from the clutches of a vampire huddled in some ancient Transylvanian castle, perched on top a cliff and silhouetted against the full moon — where else, right? A single stake driven into a vampire while it's still in its coffin will prevent the vampire from rising up and attacking you. Whether you decide to use the cane sword or your fists as your default melee weapon is pretty much a personal choice. Gypsy with Scythe: Appearance: Hunched peasant with white shirt, wide-brimmed hat, leathery skin, and large scythe. The advantage of garlic over the crucifix is that it is always active, and leaves your hands free to use other weapons. The crucifix blast also emits a great deal of light and will light up in the entire room for a brief second, making it somewhat useful as a portable light source.Next
Lesser Vampiress: Appearance: Young, vampirized peasant woman wearing tan hide corset and leggings Attack Damage: 4 - 10 - 11 - 12 Speed: Very Fast Health: 108 Repelled By Crucifix: No Hits to Kill: Cane: 9 Cross: 3 Revolver: 4 Flintlock: 1 Musket: 1 Chalice: 1 Punch: 27 Stake: 2 Machine Gun: 6 Lesser Vampiresses are similar to Lesser Vampires. Follow the short hallway to a door and enter a rather large room, being careful of the nasty behind the door. The cane sword has a longer reach and does more damage than your bare fists. Regardless of how many people James rescues, he is unable to prevent the Count from sacrificing Rebecca. Father Aville has several volumes of an «Encyclopedia of the Undead», that James can optionally collect throughout the game.Next
You need to locate his coffin and stake him while he rests in it, before he can regenerate his health. A Demon can survive 3 flintlock pistol shots, but dies after only 2 musket shots. Because of their high health, it's generally a bad idea to fight them with any weapons other than the crucifix. Each small health kit restores 10 points of health. Like the Lesser Vampire, the best way to dispatch a Lesser Vampiress is to stake her in her coffin before she can rise and attack. That's why it's usually best to tap the fire button instead of holding it down, and fire individual bullets instead of long continous bursts. Good luck and have fun with this game! Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi Review By Steven Conover June 05, 2012 There's been a lot of.Next
The Pattersons, a poor but proud aristocratic family of the British nobility, and some of their closest friends, arrive at the castle Malachi, residence of a wealthy Romanian Count. Visually the game is effective enough in providing an eerie feel — both the chilling music and dark atmosphere work in its favor, but overall this game is mostly about jump scares and combat than masterfully crafted tension. This attack does somewhat more damage than a hit from the cane sword, but it is extremely slow and therefore practically useless as a melee weapon. Desmodaui can occasionally leap at you from several feet away, but this leap does no damage. Feel free to ask a question, or just add a note! Mammals of the order Chiroptera. Because of it's scarcity, try to save your use of the machine gun for special occasions until you've managed to fill up your ammo counter.Next
Their rapid rate of attack even allows them to get hits in on your even if you pummel them rapidly with your fists. Dare ye enter Jump Scare Castle, mortal? This is more than compensated for by the fact that the flintlock is extremely powerful, and can kill most of the game's enemies with a single shot there are only 3 non-boss enemies that require more than 1 flintlock shot to kill, and they do not show up frequently until near the end of the game. Wooden Stakes: Damage: 66 approx. This high-tech, fully-automatic weapon is perfect for making mincemeat out of the castle's primitive undead screw-heads. One more thing: There's also a game-clock ticking away the remaining moments of your family's lives -- find and rescue your missing kin in time and they'll even be able to provide you with some help; dally and they die.