Frankenstein: The Monster Returns

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Frankenstein: The Monster Returns
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns
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Developer(s) TOSE[1]
Publisher(s) Bandai[1]
Designer(s) Bob Amarillo[1]
Platform(s) NES[1]
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Frankenstein: The Monster Returns is a Nintendo Entertainment System action video game developed by TOSE and published by Bandai in 1990 exclusively in North America.[2]


Set some time after the Frankenstein story, the titular Monster (erroneously named Frankenstein as in many other sources) returns from the dead, leading a supernatural army. He razes several villages and kidnaps a beautiful maiden with the intent on making her his bride.

The player is a young swordsman of the village determined to rescue the maiden, stop the supernatural army, and slay the Monster once and for all.


The game is a side-scrolling platformer with beat 'em up elements. The player starts bare-handed but can eventually find weapons such as clubs or swords and may even find powerup magic that allows them to shoot fireballs.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Frankenstein: The Monster Returns". 2005-01-16. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Frankenstein: The Monster Returns". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Frankenstein: The Monster Returns for NES (1990)". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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