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RetroVenture has released a port of the old 1982 Apple II game Transylvania. Originally developer by Antonio Antiochia, RetroVenture has collaborated with the original author to bring this classic game to the iPhone.

In Fall 2009, Roe Mobile Development will release Transylvania for the iPhone. Transylvania is an adventure game that was originally released for the Apple ][ in 1982. Back then it was quite successful and spawned two sequels (Crimson Crown and Vanquish the Night: Return to Transylvania). The iPhone version is a joint work between Kenneth Roe and Antonio Antiochia who is the original author. The iPhone version will add a new touch interface and sounds.

If you ever played the original version, here's your chance to get it again for free. Even if you miss the Halloween sale, the game will be available for only $0.99.

App Store Link: Transylvania Adventure, Free (Halloween)

  • Jim

    Neat-oh! I'll bite. 33.6 MB seems very large for an Apple ][ game, doesn't it?

    • samthelion

      same thing I thought!

      werewolves keep killing me :(

    • Droidaphone

      Hey guys, give the game a break.
      It's been over twenty years, it gained a little weight.

      :D

  • Jim

    Neat-oh! I'll bite. 33.6 MB seems very large for an Apple ][ game, doesn't it?

    • samthelion

      same thing I thought!

      werewolves keep killing me :(

    • Droidaphone

      Hey guys, give the game a break.
      It's been over twenty years, it gained a little weight.

      :D

  • http://www.spongefile.com spongefile

    Zomg. Does it also come with the sound of the 120MB hard drive spinning up right before the werewolf appears?

    • TKO

      I think you'll find that was a 128KB floppy drive.

      Ah, good old times. :)

    • Droidaphone

      That's right! You would hear that noise be all "Crap! Here he comes..."

      it must have taken like half the floppy disk just to draw that guy...

  • http://www.spongefile.com spongefile

    Zomg. Does it also come with the sound of the 120MB hard drive spinning up right before the werewolf appears?

    • TKO

      I think you'll find that was a 128KB floppy drive.

      Ah, good old times. :)

    • Droidaphone

      That's right! You would hear that noise be all "Crap! Here he comes..."

      it must have taken like half the floppy disk just to draw that guy...

  • Adams Immersive

    I don’t remember this title at all but that screenshot looks very familiar. I had to try it.

    I think the large file size is due to the soundtrack: it seems to have a great deal of audio for specific events.

  • Adams Immersive

    I don’t remember this title at all but that screenshot looks very familiar. I had to try it.

    I think the large file size is due to the soundtrack: it seems to have a great deal of audio for specific events.

  • MrMuesli

    I think this game has elements of randomization to keep things fresh. I met a Vampire and foolishly attacked it (curiosity killed the cat!). Anyway, on my second run I met a werewolf in the forest where I hadn't before. So I'm wondering how randomized this game is? Anyone know?
    Love the humour and B-Movie sound effects: )

    • Droidaphone

      If I remember correctly, the monsters appear randomly in certain areas...

      • MrMuesli

        Yup, monsters and certain objects move around a bit it seems. Also, the teleport seems random too. What a great game. I didn't play it in the 80's. Fantastic to be able to play these things without the short comings of 128 mb hard drives and so on. Just for the record, my favorite line is:

        Action: *Kiss Frog*
        'The Frog is not impressed'

        LOL!!!

  • MrMuesli

    I think this game has elements of randomization to keep things fresh. I met a Vampire and foolishly attacked it (curiosity killed the cat!). Anyway, on my second run I met a werewolf in the forest where I hadn't before. So I'm wondering how randomized this game is? Anyone know?
    Love the humour and B-Movie sound effects: )

    • Droidaphone

      If I remember correctly, the monsters appear randomly in certain areas...

      • MrMuesli

        Yup, monsters and certain objects move around a bit it seems. Also, the teleport seems random too. What a great game. I didn't play it in the 80's. Fantastic to be able to play these things without the short comings of 128 mb hard drives and so on. Just for the record, my favorite line is:

        Action: *Kiss Frog*
        'The Frog is not impressed'

        LOL!!!

  • acidbottle

    superb game, love the sound fx :D

  • acidbottle

    superb game, love the sound fx :D

  • TKO

    Ah, I used to play this one a lot a high-school (where eight Apple II's were all the computing power our school had.) :) I have good memories of this one. Getting it purely for the nostalgia factor.

    PS: "Pull Horns"

  • TKO

    Ah, I used to play this one a lot a high-school (where eight Apple II's were all the computing power our school had.) :) I have good memories of this one. Getting it purely for the nostalgia factor.

    PS: "Pull Horns"

  • someguy

    Anyone solved this? My sticking point is how to kill the vampire... the walkthroughs I've found appear to be a little different than the iphone version, so I could use a clue. None of the walkthroughs methods of cross acquisition appear to be applicable!

    Sorry, I'm just impatient.

    • someguy

      Ah, nevermind. I found the cross. Remember to use every object!

      • Jimmy Ledbetter

        Where did you find the cross?

      • dr

        i'm using the broom and the stale bread on you right now. where the H is the cross?

  • someguy

    Anyone solved this? My sticking point is how to kill the vampire... the walkthroughs I've found appear to be a little different than the iphone version, so I could use a clue. None of the walkthroughs methods of cross acquisition appear to be applicable!

    Sorry, I'm just impatient.

    • someguy

      Ah, nevermind. I found the cross. Remember to use every object!

      • Jimmy Ledbetter

        Where did you find the cross?

      • dr

        i'm using the broom and the stale bread on you right now. where the H is the cross?

  • Bill

    woo! downloaded! i played this on my Mac. I still have the mac copy laying around somewhere (in original box too :)

    This was great! played this lots. I remember the wagon and trying to figure out how to get into it :)

  • Bill

    woo! downloaded! i played this on my Mac. I still have the mac copy laying around somewhere (in original box too :)

    This was great! played this lots. I remember the wagon and trying to figure out how to get into it :)

  • TKO

    I must say, the sound design on this one is outstanding. I can see why the file is as big as it is now. And the UI has been TOTALLY reworked for the phone. I played three quarters of the adventure before I even decided to try typing. Very very well done. ..This has got to be the best retro-port the iDevice has had so far. Even better than the work done on Myst and Wolf/Doom IMHO.

    • monkeys

      Let's not be ridiculous. This game is amusing, but it's not in myst's league.

  • TKO

    I must say, the sound design on this one is outstanding. I can see why the file is as big as it is now. And the UI has been TOTALLY reworked for the phone. I played three quarters of the adventure before I even decided to try typing. Very very well done. ..This has got to be the best retro-port the iDevice has had so far. Even better than the work done on Myst and Wolf/Doom IMHO.

    • monkeys

      Let's not be ridiculous. This game is amusing, but it's not in myst's league.

  • Jimmy Ledbetter

    Where is the cross at? I cant find it.

  • Jimmy Ledbetter

    Where is the cross at? I cant find it.

  • Robert Walsh

    Where is the cross?

  • Robert Walsh

    Where is the cross?

  • Robert Walsh

    Someone help me this is doing my head in! Where is the cross?

  • Robert Walsh

    Someone help me this is doing my head in! Where is the cross?

  • Justme

    The goblin just gave you a JUICY BRONX CHEER!

  • Justme

    The goblin just gave you a JUICY BRONX CHEER!

  • Rod Munch

    The cross if my memory is correct is found under the grave, you have to move the tombstone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqui.jones.16 Jacqui Jones

    Help, I can't find the cross