Frankenstein's Legacy

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Frankenstein's Legacy
Author(s) John Olsen
Publisher(s) n/a
Release date(s) 1992
Authoring system The Quill
Platform(s) MS-DOS
Language(s) English
License(s) Shareware
Color effects none
Graphics none
Sound/Music none
Cruelty scale Polite

How It Begins

Your character is standing on a dirt path south of Frankenstein manor. You are holding an envelope. Inside the envelope is a key and a letter from Dr. Frankenstein, inviting you to his home.


CLOAD magazine version

  • Frankenstein Adventure (original author unknown; publisher; CLOAD magazine; 1981).
    • Based on the story of Dr Frankenstein and his monster (the Boris Karloff film version rather than the book). The game was originally released in October 1981 as a 16K BASIC file in CLOAD magazine, which was produced on cassette for the TRS-80/Video Genie computer.
    • See CLOAD Newsletter, October 1981, courtesy of The Internet Archive.

MS-DOS Version 3 Release

  • Frankenstein's Legacy (John Olsen; 1992; MS-DOS). Originally released as shareware.

Z-code port

  • Frankenstein Adventure (porter: William Stott; 2004; Z-code).
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    • Download from the IF Archive. Contains the story file.
    • This is likely a port from the CLOAD version rather than from Olsen's. While essentially the same game, the geography is slightly different, the puzzles are slightly different, and the prose is quite different.


General info


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