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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.

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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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Within this box your fate may be sealed. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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1 May 1987 (USA)  »

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In this game the Watch freezes some of the early bosses. In nearly all subsequent Castlevania titles, this weapon has no effect on bosses. See more »

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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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Lon Cheney See more »

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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.11 (2014) See more »

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A classic NES game
7 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Castlevania is a platform game where you go through various parts of Dracula's castle fighting a variety of monsters. Your main weapon is a special kind of whip called the Vampire Killer although you can find secondary weapons from killing enemies or whipping candles, using them gets rid of the hearts you collect so you can't keep over using them unless you have a load of hearts collected. The boss fights can be very challenging so you need to keep a lot of health and dodge their attacks.

The levels get more difficult as you progress through the game, you have harder monsters or more monsters to fight, tougher platforming sections and harder bosses. But that's what makes it fun because it's a challenge to play and if you get a game over you want to try again.

Castlevania is a great classic on the NES that should be played. 10/10


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