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Castlevania (1986)

Akumajô Dorakyura (original title)
In the late 15th century, vampire slayer Simon Belmont must destroy Count Dracula by infiltrating his sanctuary, Castlevania.

Director:

Hitoshi Akamatsu (as Trans Fishers)

Writer:

Hitoshi Akamatsu (screenplay) (as Vram Stoker)
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In the late 15th century, vampire slayer Simon Belmont must destroy Count Dracula by infiltrating his sanctuary, Castlevania.

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Enter its darkness if you dare. See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castlevania See more »

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Konami Industries See more »
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Trivia

The sprite of Simon in this game is virtually identical to the Trevor sprite used in Castlevania III. See more »

Goofs

The hero Simon's last name is spelled "Belmondo" in the end credits. In all subsequent games it is changed to Belmont in the United States. In Japan, the last name is kept as Berumondo, which is the transliteration of Belmondo. See more »

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Vampire Bat: Mix Schrecks Hunch Back: Love Chaney See more »

Alternate Versions

The Famicom Disk System allowed player to save their progress in the game. When was localized to the NES in the US and Europe, the game was converted to cartridge and the save feature was removed due to the lack of rewritability. When the cartridge version was released in Japan, an Easy setting was added to the game. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Captain N: The Game Master: In Search of the King (1989) See more »

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Very difficult
9 April 2007 | by bull-frogSee all my reviews

I remembered somewhat enjoying this game at times and completely hating it at other times. Castlevania I and III are both extremely difficult. The first few levels are relatively easy, but really get hard later on. Typical of many original NES games, you get three opportunities and after that you start all over from the beginning. That's one of the things that made it so difficult. Another thing I remembered were the controls - they weren't very intuitive, unlike those on Zelda or the Supermario series. I had a particularly difficult time timing my jumps, as I would all-too-often jump into a pit and die. I've used a game genie with little success on Castlevania. On the bright side, Castlevania had among the coolest video game background music.


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