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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no Yasokyoku (original title)
In 1792, the vampire slayer Richter Belmont stormed Dracula's stronghold, the cursed bastion Castlevania, and eviscerated the Count Dracula. Four years later, under the glare of a full moon... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Belgrade ...
Alucard (voice)
Ramsay Scott ...
Richter Belmont (voice) (as Scott McCulloch)
Kimberly Forsythe ...
Maria Renard (voice)
Michael G. ...
Count Vlad Dracula (voice) (as Michael G.)
Barbara Whitlow ...
Succubus (voice)
Dennis Falt ...
Death / Master Librarian / Ferryman (voice)
Alison Lester ...
Jeff Manning ...
Shaft (voice)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...
Alucard (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
Chisa Yokoyama ...
Maria Renard (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Dracula (voice)
Rica Fukami ...
Masaharu Satô ...
Death / Master Librarian / Ferryman (voice)
Hekiru Shiina ...
Faerie Familiar / Half-Faerie Familiar (voice)


In 1792, the vampire slayer Richter Belmont stormed Dracula's stronghold, the cursed bastion Castlevania, and eviscerated the Count Dracula. Four years later, under the glare of a full moon, Richter vanished just as Castlevania reemerged from the mists. Meanwhile, Alucard, the bastard son of Dracula, has awakened from his eternal slumber, intent on destroying his evil father once and for all. Written by J Hoffman

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Fantasy | Horror


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1997 (USA)  »

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Reissued in 2007 as an unlockable game in the PSP Dracula X Chronicles. See more »


Death: I will feast on your soul this night!
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I Am the Wind
(Ending Theme)
Written by Tony Haynes, Jeff Lorber & Rika Muranaka
Arranged by Jeff Lorber & Rika Muranaka
Performed by Gerald Albright (sax), Louis Conte (percussion), Cynthia Harrell (lead vocal/back chorus),
Jeff Lorber (keyboards), Rika Muranaka (keyboards), Nate Phillips (bass),
, John Robinson (drums) & Michael Thompson (guitar)
Produced by Rika Muranaka
Recorded by Robert Chinelli, Eric Greedy, Jeff Lorber & Larry Mah
Mixed by Al Schmitt
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If i can describe this game in one word...
17 May 2012 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews


Growing up as a youth I wasn't much of a Castlevania fan but after downloading Castlevania: Sotn on X.B.L.A (Xbox Live Arcade) out of curiosity, I want to dress up as Alucard next Halloween.

The game begins in 1792, Except you play as Richter Belmont first. It comes off the end of Castlevania; Rondo of Blood (which was misinterpreted as Castlevania: Bloodlines) where Richter Slays Count Vlad Tepes Dracula. 5 years pass. Dracula's Son, Alucard (which if you haven't guessed, is Dracula's Name reversed) Enters his fathers castle with the initial plan of Destroying it, but what follows is an in-depth story, accompanied by Challenging gameplay, that most Castlevania fans like to play again and again.

This game has a lot of good things going for it, like it's gameplay, which is very addicting. I think this is the most rewarding game i've ever played. You are hungry for everything you can get your hands on, cutscenes, weapons, items, XP and map coverage. But the biggest thing is the music. the Legendary Michiru Yamane Composed the tunes that go through your eardrums, and each tune is worth listening to 1000 times over.

In our modern times, Vampires have become the subject of romance and youth drama in stories like twilight. Sadly it's soiled the blood-thirsty image of vampires. With heroes like Alucard, it's great we have a hero to root for.

Folks, go buy this title for the PS1 on Ebay or amazon, or download it through the PSN store or XBLA.

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