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Castlevania

a.k.a. 悪魔城ドラキュラ / Akumajō Dracula / Castle Vania / 바니아 성 / Akumajou Densetsu

created and published by Konami in 1987-05, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: action/reflex, beat 'em up, platformer
genre: Horror, Fantasy
series: Castlevania, Bram Stoker's Dracula
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
3.9/5

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Personal reviews (2)
After the initial 1986 Famicom Disk System release in Japan, this game made it to the USA in May 1987 as cartridge version for the first time. The Japanese got their cartridge version on the 5th February 1993. Except the removal of saved games this version seems to be identical to the Famicom Disk Version. Castlevania is an early Konami NES title with great and varied background graphics and sprites. Music is also very good and memorable. Konami really understood early on how to program high quality games for that console. Playability is also quite good but there are a few issues. Most prominent one the fact that when you are hit by a monster you are pushed back quite a bit, which very often results in falling down platforms and to your death.

# 2013-02-28 16:20:18
The original Castlevania in all it's 8-bit glory. This game has great music and interesting levels (as far as the NES goes, anyway). Simply a classic.
trevor belmont - # 2006
Official description
Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on Earth. You've arrived at Castlevania, and you're here on business: to destroy the curse of the Evil Count, once and for all. Make your way through six monstrous floors filled with bats, ghosts, zombies and every kind of ghoulish creature you can imagine. Use the legendary whip Vampire Killer and a host of deadly weapons to battle your way to Dracula's chamber and the ultimate duel of good vs. evil.
# 2007-05-07 22:14:25 - official description
Technical specs
additional hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster
Editor notes (3)
Very similar to Vampire Killer but the gameplay is different and lacks some gameplay elements present in the MSX2 version.
# 2015-12-19 23:23:27
Re-issued 1993-02-05
# 2015-11-28 01:04:50
The Japanese title means 'Demon Castle Dracula'.
(Jacquismo) - # 2006
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