Originally developed by Digital Pictures in 1987 and released in 1992, Night Trap has been completely rebuilt, bringing it to a level of video quality never before seen.
Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires.
Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition also includes new features such as deleted scenes, two documentaries, the all-new Theater that allows you to watch all story-related videos uninterrupted, a new mode with online functionality called Survivor that will test your skills at trapping intruders and behind the scenes production images. For the first time ever, the unreleased prototype Scene Of The Crime will be fully playable and included with Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition.
Night Trap is a FMV (Full Motion Video) game/interactive movie. Think of it as David Cage game (creator of Heavy Rain, Two Souls, among others) of the 90s. Originally, it was released in early 90s as launch title for Sega CD and it was one of the few reasons to actually get this "expansion". Without going into spoilers, it was a game about disappearance of 5 girls, and you are part of the secret sega agency, and with you (the camera system) they send another five girls to estate, one of them being undercover agent (played by Dana Plato, Kimberly from Diff'rent Strokes). Performances are ok from the actors, but as soon as you will launch it, you will see it is all about the late 80s/early 90s cheese and it does job well. Gameplay is pretty simple and non-existent - as I mentioned, you are controlling the camera system and switch between rooms, watch FMV and then, eventually, launch the trap. It's as basic as it gets, but it is somewhat engaging and amusing to see the traps or "death" scenes, which are pretty hilarious. 25th edition is different than Sega CD version and it has much higer resolution (which is already good thing) with some deleted/cut scenes restored that didn't make it for the original release for whatever reason, with some small commentary about making the game. Those are nice additions and this release is mostly about that. There is also "movie" mode, which shows you all the plot FMVs compiled into movie - it was already done, bootlegged all around, it's around 60-70 minutes. In my opinion, it is pointless addition, because you miss out on some parts of this cheese-fest. Overall, this re-release is actually nice, but only for those who want to re-live their childhood or people who are curious about it (or the drama around it). As a game, it is as meh as it was back in the day. Amusing to play the first time, then it had no surprises left for you. For discounted price, you can get it, because you might enjoy it if you like 80s/90s movies cheese, but for nearly 11 pounds, there is not enough replay value or value at all to justify this simple remaster.
Night Trap tasks you with switching between camera set up in a house in order to find and active traps when you locate invading vampire-like creatures. Once you know when and where creatures show up this won't change in the base game but to see all the scenes and get the full story the game will take multiple playthroughs. It's an amusing title if there were nothing else but it can also be worth playing just for its place in gaming history. The 25th Anniversary Edition is a great update with better video quality and some well done extras like documentaries (how this style of game came to be is interesting), behind the scenes extras, a playable prototype of what would later become Night Trap and a mode that will change up where the vampires show up.
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