The Adventures of Dr. Franken (NES)

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The Adventures of Dr. Franken
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Platform: NES
Year: Unreleased
Developer: MotiveTime, Ltd.

The Adventures of Dr. Franken was an unreleased video game developed by Elite (under the name Cygnus.) The player takes the role of Dr. Franken who must find body parts of his girlfriend scattered all over the mansion to attempt to resurrect her. It is unknown why the game was not released. The exact game was ported to the GameBoy as "Dr. Franken".

The game was programmed by Mark Crane with graphics by David Percival and audio by Mark Cooksey.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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The green pea gang.

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Let's play some Donkey Kong.

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Spoopy ghost in my bedroom.

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Gotta call the Ghostbusters.

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Poor Franky cannot read.

Music

There are only two songs in the game; one that plays at the title and another that plays all throughout the game. Both songs are real pieces of music originally composed by Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven. The title song is Prelude and Fugue in C Minor and the in-game song is Moonlight Sonata. Both songs, especially the in-game music are very long songs, and since the game can be completed in a short amount of time, the music doesn't get old that easily. The music was composed in Notator for the Atari ST. The GameBoy version uses the same music.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor John DoeMark Cooksey 3:00
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02 Moonlight Sonata John DoeMark Cooksey 3:54
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Credits

(Verified by Mark Cooksey; Game lacks credits.)

Like most of MotiveTime's games, this game does not have credits. We have contacted Mark Cooksey since he was the main composer for MotiveTime at the time and he has given us verification that he worked on this game's audio. He has also taken credit for the Game Boy version on his website.

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.

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Format

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Releases

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Title: The Adventures of Dr. Franken
Platform: NES
Released: Unreleased
Publisher: Elite