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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One of very few third-party games that was reissued as a Classic NES Series title for the Game Boy Advance. 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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A 80's Classic!
6 December 1999 | by (Elkhart, IN) – See all my reviews

Castlevania was one of the first, and best, games released on the old NES system.

The story is pretty simple: You're Simon Belmont, vampire hunter. That jerk the Count has kidnaped your girlfriend, Sophia, and it's up to you to save her before the Count makes her into a snack. Armed with a variety of whips and other magic items (stakes, garlic, holy water, diamonds...) you must fight your way though the armies of zombies, ghouls, bats, hunchbacks, werewolves, Frankinstiens and other monsters that serve the Count.

Once you've made in though that you get to go man-to-monster with the main man himself. Can you put the Count down for the count?

Okay, enough. The fact is that Castlevania was one of the best video games of the 80s. It was challenging, fun and for the time had great graphics. But best off all was the music. I still remember the awesome Castlevania theme. It just rocked! The perfect music to go along with kicking some vampire butt!

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