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Games

Jekyll & Hyde video game, Utero/Dreamcatcher (art by Michel Bohbot) (2001).

[Dr. Jekyll is director of a lunatic asylum  mission who has to save his daughter from her kidnappers by returning certain mysterious and magical artefacts to her abductors…and he only has one night to complete this task. Dr. Jekyll has no choice but to reactivate his laboratory equipment and bring back Mr. Hyde…]

Alex Randolph, Jekyll & Hyde (Waddington’s) (1985)

Board game: players have a hidden identity (also called Ghosts!)

Jekyll and Hyde video game by Bandai/Nintendo (c. 2004).
[ Jekyll has to get to church to marry his fiancée but changes into Mr Hyde whenever he gets sufficiently irritated; Hyde then has to kill enough enemy attackers to turn back to Jekyll otherwise he is struck by lightning and the game is over. Judged ‘total crap’ by a reviewer at http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/nes/review/R6611.html and who am I to argue with this?]

Der Flaschenteufel (‘The Bottle Imp’), card game published by Bambus Spielverlag of Germany in an improved version in 2003.
[Players follow suit, highest card wins, but if this is below the current price of the Bottle then this goes to that player; tricks taken at the end make the score, but this is negative for the possessor of the Bottle, which gets increasingly difficult to get rid of as the price goes down. The game specifically refers to Stevenson’s version of the story. Positive review at: http://www.thegamesjournal.com/reviews/Flaschenteufel.shtml ]

Wolfgang Werner, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Bambus Spielverlag) (2002)

Card game: the goal is to take Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde to victory over the other self. But control over ones own cards is limited…

Mike Fitzgerald, Mystery Rummy: Jekyll and Hyde (US Games Systems) (2001).

Card game: a ‘potion’ card obliges you to turn over the double-sided ‘identity’ card.

Treasure Island video game. Berlin: Radon Labs (2008).
[3D adventure game based on Stevenson’s novel but situated 4 years after its conclusion. The game combines traditional Point & Click controls and gameplay with 3D graphics and SFX. http://www.gamershell.com/news/45456.html, http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=49592&mode=thread&order=0]

Destination: Treasure Island (2009). Coladia (for Mac OS X).
[A point-and-click adventure in which players take the role of Jim Hawkins and must solve a variety of puzzles as they make their way to a treasure hidden on Emerald Island by Long John Silver. ‘Four years have passed since the end of the adventure recounted in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel. Jim Hawkins has become an upstanding adventurous young man, attentive to those around him. Imagine his surprise when, one morning, he sees a parrot enter his bedroom window : none other than Captain Flint, Long John’s own companion. The bird brings him a message from his master. In the message the old pirate announces that he has buried a marvelous treasure on the secret isle where he retired...’]

Pubs etc.

Jekyll & Hyde Pub, Edinburgh, Scotland

Theme pub with “laboratory,” “library” etc.

Jekyll and Hyde Pub, Restaurant and Bar, New York, USA.

“Jekyll and Hyde is a haunted restaurant and bar for eccentric explorers and mad scientists where guests can eat and drink among the unusual and the bizarre.”

Bar Dr. Jekyll, Porto Alegre, Brasil.

“Um lugar para médicos e monstros.”

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, pub-osteria
Cavallino (province of Lecce, Italy), via Leuca Km. 3

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, discotèque

between Recco and Uscio (province of Genoa, Italy)

Long John Silver Pub

Kikar Dizengof 6, Tel Avib (1999)

Other artefacts

A Mr. Hyde doll based on Frederic March (Sidshow Toys, USA)

Lloyd Adams Noble (1915). My Children's Robert Louis Stevenson Paint Book. New York: Stoll and Edwards Co.

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