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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.

Director:

H. Akamatsu (as Trans Fishers)

Writer:

H. Akamatsu (as Vram Stoker)
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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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Taglines:

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castlevania See more »

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Konami Industries See more »
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Trivia

"Akumajô Dracula" means "Demon Castle Dracula". 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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References Nosferatu (1922) 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 Lunchbox-3See 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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