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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Akumajo Dracula X: Gekka no Yasokyoku (original title)
Richter Belmont has 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.


Toru Hagihara


Koji Igarashi (scenario) (as Kouji Iga), Toshiharu Furukawa (scenario)

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

2 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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First Castlevania game to separate from the "stage-by-stage" gameplay of earlier games, and create a more Metroid-esque play experience, which also featured RPG elements (leveling up, equipping new stuff, item usage, etc.) See more »


Shaft: Ugh... no!
Alucard: You claim to love the darkness. Go then and dwell there for all eternity!
Shaft: Bu... but my goal is achieved... Count Dracula has come to purify this corrupt world with the searing flames of chaos!
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Alternate Versions

The version released for the Sega Saturn in Japan suffered from some glitches in comparison to the Playstation version, but also included two very large extras. One was the ability to play as Richter Belmont throughout the entire game from the start, instead of having to complete the game and enter a special code as your name. The other was to be able to play as Maria, also from the very beginning. See more »


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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Castlevania-Better Then Ever...
3 September 2001 | by The Josh ManSee all my reviews

Sure it's sort of an old game But hey its most likely the fan favorite of all CASTLEVANIA games. This game is so much different from all the other CV games such as Game play, Graphics, And Most of all Sound Voice And Score(music). These features make this game so great as it should be. Sure the Voice Acting can get cheesy at some points in the game but the INCREDIBLE game play makes up for all the flaws. The controls are outstanding and you can actually jump across a pit in this one as opposed to all the other NES CV GAMES! (a little inside joke to all CV players) But anyway this is probably the best CV game that KONAMI has released in a long time. So go buy this title or rent it today you wont be displeased. I know I wasn't!

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