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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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Dracula's Satanic Castle. The Devil lives again - reborn as Dracula! Thrills and suspense in a great adventure. You'll never get to sleep tonight! 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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Hero Simon Belmondo See more »

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Followed by Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987) 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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