Castlevania (I) (1986)
"Akumajô Dorakyura" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  -  1 May 1987 (USA)
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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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In the late 15th century, vampire slayer Simon Belmont must destroy Count Dracula by infiltrating his sanctuary, Castlevania.

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Defeat the Count and his bloodthirsty minions in this classic NES adventure for the Game Boy Advance! See more »


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The original NES game had no way of saving your game. However, the Classic NES version did incorporate a save feature. See more »


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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Dracula leads the horror all-stars against the world's greatest vampire hunter, Simon Belmont
25 January 2000 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In the country of Transylvania sits Count Dracula in his gothic castle fortress, Castlevania. He has kidnapped the girlfriend of Simon Belmont to goad him into a fight. To get to the Count, Simon must fight through level after level of zombies, bats and skeletons to name a few, armed with a whip and an assortment of strange secondary weapons including a cross-shaped boomerang, bottles of acid, throwing daggers, a stopwatch and the enigmatic 'multiplier.' Along the way Simon encounters increasingly difficult 'level bosses,' including Frankenstein's Monster and Igor, Medusa, the Mummies, and the Grim Reaper. Why all of these guys are working for a mere vampire I'll never know ... but in the world of Castlevania it's sure that Count Dracula is the King of all Monsters.

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