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Castlevania Review by: Darkpower508 - 9.3/10

A run through what this game has to offer
Castlevania, this name name me think of Dracula. I'm not sure why, probably the link to Transylvania and Dracula there and the name sounded alike made me think that. Boy, what a game. This was the first hardest game - and I mean proper hard core tricky - that I played. The story starts out with a castle appearing out of nowhere. This castle is called....Castlevania. The castle of Count Dracula himself, an evil vampire that wishes to cover the world in darkness, something like that. He's not called the Prince of Darkness for nothing! You are Simon Belmont, a vampire slayer set out to kill Dracula and return the world to peace.

The controls are a little stiff. You don't have much control over jumping. Your movement is fixed, meaning you can't move in mid-air. Once you get used to this, the controls are fine. By pressing up and B, you can use your sub-weapon. These sub-weapons need hearts to use. They are ammo, not health. Whenever you see a heart, get it, you'll need it for the boss battles. The big hearts are worth 5 hearts. Where do you get these "hearts"? In candles, of course. I know, the logic in the game isn't perfect, it's a little lob-sided. Try destroying as many candles as you can. You'll get money bags for points, hearts for sub-weapons, and even some sub-weapons themselves. But be careful, on more than one time, I had a good sub-weapon, only for it to be replaced with one I really didn't need.

The sub-weapons can also be sued two or three times in one sitting. You just need the double and triple power. They can be found in cracks in the wall. That's right, cracks in the wall. It's a old castle, you go to expect the walls to be weaker than they once were. You can find pieces of chicken that heal your health, double power (or tripple power if you already have the double power), big hearts and maybe even a little secret.

Secrets? Like secret rooms filled with money bags, the best sub-weapon and lots of hearts? NO! No, nothing like that. If you find a space you whipped open on a wall, but it's empty with nothing it in, try standing in it. You might get some point bonus. Secrets arn't just that, either....
Sometimes you need to press down somewhere, sometimes you need to jump somewhere, sometimes you need to drop down from somewhere. I think I found them all, but there might be one or two that might have missed me.

Now the music. Needless to say, superb. This is the kind of music that you know will stick worth the name Castlevania forever, no matter what (ok, maybe one time in Castlevania 64, little or no music what-so-ever). Enough said. Music awesome! ^^ (ok, maybe there is never an enough said on this matter).
The boss battles are epic. You get to fight Death himself, scythe and all. Death in this game is Dracula's right-hand man. Death is to be respected in all manners (I have done this in the other games, he's just so cool!). Seriously, this is one boss you don't want to fight again. He's deadly (pun unintended). He will kill you over and over and will most likley be the stopping point in this game. So give him hell when you fight him for me!

Overall, this game is one of the most remarkable classics you'll ever play. The music matched with the difficulty and game play, with it's eerie grapthics and monsters and weaponry makes it one of the greats. It's in the top 10 in the lists of "top 10 greatest platformers". One Castlevania game springs to mind as the only one being better than this one. What is that? I hear you ask, I'll do a review all about it next time. But it begins with "S" and ends with IV with the air of epic engraved all over it...
Overall, I give it 9.3/10
  Graphics 7   Sound 10   Addictive 6   Depth 7   Story 2   Difficulty 10

Castlevania Box Description:
If you think it's scary on the outside, wait'll you see the basement! You're in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats - creatures lurking around every corner. As you descend deeper and deeper, they get thicker and thicker. Better stick close to the cavern floor - it's your only chance of finding a weapon or two. You're gonna need 'em. Because when you finally meet the Count, you know he'll be going for the jugular. So keep your courage up and your stake sharp. And say your prayers!

Castlevania Description: Every hundred years, the dark vampire known as Dracula resurrects and terrorizes the land. A vampire hunter named Simon Belmont bravely ventures into the Count's mansion in order to defeat him. Along the way he'll have to defeat skeletons, bats, fishmen, medusa heads and other evil creatures.Castlevania is a side-scrolling platform action game. The player taking the role of Simon Belmont is able to jump and crack his whip directly in front of him. Power-ups can be obtained by defeating enemies or by whipping candles that appear in the castle. One such power-up increases the power and length of Simon's whip. Different weapons can be gathered which consume hearts when used, these hearts can also be collected from monsters and candles. Additionally, some walls will hide secrets such as the health-restorative turkey or the Double and Triple shot abilities for the weapons Simon has collected. At the end of each section of the castle is a boss, which must be defeated. Progression through the castle eventually leads to a confrontation with Count Dracula himself.
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Castlevania Hacks
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Akumajou Remilia (Touhou Castlevania) plays: 746 rating: 8.7
Castlevania - Shadows plays: 176 rating: 8
Castlevania - Skel's Revenge plays: 262 rating: 7.8
Castlevania - Blood Moon plays: 3,887 rating: 8.5
Castlevania - Bloody Adventures plays: 508 rating: 8.8
Castlevania - Chorus of Mysteries plays: 4,051 rating: 7
Castlevania - Curse of Suffering plays: 189 rating: 9
Castlevania - Fan Edition plays: 2,175 rating: 7.6
Castlevania - Fan Edition (alternate version) plays: 159 rating: 0
Castlevania - Hell's Fury (easy edition) plays: 259 rating: 0
Castlevania - Horror of Dracula plays: 320 rating: 8.6
Castlevania - Horror of Dracula (2.0 Easy Version) plays: 106 rating: 0
Castlevania - Horror of Dracula (2.0 Hard Version) plays: 31 rating: 0
Castlevania - Horror of Dracula (2.0) plays: 106 rating: 8.6
Castlevania - Horror of Dracula (Easy Version) plays: 561 rating: 8.7
Castlevania - Horror of Dracula (Hard Version) plays: 728 rating: 8.7
Castlevania - Opposing Bloodlines plays: 1,932 rating: 9.3
Castlevania - Orchestra of Despair plays: 1,078 rating: 7.5
Castlevania - Overflow Darkness plays: 552 rating: 4.5
Castlevania - Poisonous Offering plays: 431 rating: 6
Castlevania - Prelude of Darkness plays: 274 rating: 8.5
Castlevania - Prelude of Darkness (2.0) plays: 163 rating: 6
Castlevania - Prelude of Darkness (Easy Type) plays: 252 rating: 0.1
Castlevania - Prelude of Darkness (Hard Type) plays: 82 rating: 0
Castlevania - Slumber of Darkness (v1.2) plays: 170 rating: 5.7
Castlevania - Stairs of Doom plays: 192 rating: 0
Castlevania Extreme plays: 107 rating: 0
Castlevania Extreme (v0.42b) plays: 1,060 rating: 8.8
Castlevania High Budget Remake plays: 184 rating: 7.2
Castlevania Reborn plays: 191 rating: 4.9
Castlevania Remix plays: 220 rating: 0
Castlevania Retold plays: 1,186 rating: 8
Castlevania Reved Up!! plays: 63 rating: 9.3
Castlevania Simplified plays: 344 rating: 9.7
God of War 2 plays: 208 rating: 9.9

Castlevania User Submitted videos
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Castlevania - Secret 20 - User video5/5
Secret 20
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Castlevania - Secret 16 - User video5/5
Secret 16
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Castlevania - Secret 23 - User video5/5
Secret 23
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Castlevania - Secret 14 - User video5/5
Secret 14
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Castlevania - Secret 1 - User video5/5
Secret 1
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Castlevania - Secret 2 - User video5/5
Secret 2

Castlevania User Submitted Screenshots
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Castlevania - Ending  - 2nd form of Dracula - User Screenshot5/5 Edit Screenshot
2nd form of Dracula
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Castlevania - Ending  - Dracula Defeated - User Screenshot5/5 Edit Screenshot
Dracula Defeated
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Castlevania - Ending  - I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - User Screenshot5/5 Edit Screenshot
I finally did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Castlevania - Misc  - First Dracula form - User Screenshot5/5 Edit Screenshot
First Dracula form
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Look! They're real!
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Castlevania - Ending  - Castle5/5 Edit Screenshot
Castle's going down

Castlevania Highscores Table
1. 999,000
TimeTrial: 01:16:38
03-24-13 05:18 PM
Castlevania - # 1 - User Screenshot
# 1
2. 988,800
TimeTrial: 00:53:52
04-27-14 03:39 PM
Castlevania - Holy Water = Broken - User Screenshot
Holy Water = Broken
3. 984,100
TimeTrial: 00:51:43
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Castlevania - holy water ftw - User Screenshot
holy water ftw
4. 828,190
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
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Castlevania - Zombies hate fire - User Screenshot
Zombies hate fire
5. 249,030
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
03-12-11 02:48 AM
Castlevania -  - User Screenshot
6. 221,780
TimeTrial: 00:36:54
08-21-12 10:46 AM
Castlevania - 7 Lives on Death :( - User Screenshot
7 Lives on Death :(
7. 204,210
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
04-19-11 04:51 PM
Castlevania - Death got in my way. - User Screenshot
Death got in my way.
8. 152,810
TimeTrial: 00:00:00
11-18-10 08:57 PM
Castlevania - damn grim reaper - User Screenshot
damn grim reaper

Castlevania Top Speed Runs
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Ending Screen
Ending Screen
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Not my best...
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Castlevania Cheats and Codes
Castlevania Cheats, Codes and Tips:
Hard Mode: Beat the game once.

Castlevania Game Genie Codes:
OXNGLZVK        Infinite lives
AXOGOPIE        Start with 40 power hearts
ASOGOPIA        Start with 80 power hearts 
SXXXYAAX        Infinite time 
GZOGYUSE        Keep weapons after losing a life 
ZEUTAYAA        Gain rapid fire shots on weapon pick-up
KZSSEZKA + KXESUZKA     Weapons don\'t use power hearts 
PANKXPGA + PANGSAGA     Start with 1 life
AANKXPGE + AANGSAGE     Start with 8 lives

Castlevania User Reviews
9    Graphics 7.4    Sound 8.9    Addictive 8.2    Story 7.3    Depth 6.6    Difficulty 9

9.3 - A run through what this game has to offer - Darkpower508
Castlevania, this name name me think of Dracula. I'm not sure why, probably the link to Transylvania and Dracula there and the n...
  Graphics 7   Sound 10   Addictive 6   Story 2   Depth 7   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 4.6/5     Submitted: 04-28-11     Updated: 06-25-11     Review Replies: 2     Reply to this Review

9.2 - Castlevania NES review - Hamish171
Castlevania for the NES is the first game in the series. You are Simon Belmont travelling through Transylvania killing enem...
  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Story 5   Depth 7   Difficulty 9
      Review Rating: 4.5/5     Submitted: 12-08-12     Review Replies: 0     Reply to this Review

9 - Castlevania is this vampire slaying game worth your time? - DoubleD1997
What? a game where you get to kill Dracula? You start to wonder if this game is good well it is in Castlevania you go to a castl...
  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 10   Story 3   Depth 2   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 4.2/5     Submitted: 03-04-13     Review Replies: 3     Reply to this Review

9.5 - Castlevania - omgcookies22
Castlevania is what you could say a Horror game for nes it's the closest that I played but even then it's not that scary like Sl...
  Graphics 9   Addictive 9   Depth 6   Difficulty 9
      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 01-28-13     Review Replies: 0     Reply to this Review

9.7 - castelvania review - gamingMadNES
Castelvania is a amazing game for its time. the games story is about simon bellmon who is trying to kill Dracula. Along the way ...
  Graphics 9   Sound 9   Addictive 9   Story 10   Depth 10   Difficulty 8
      Review Rating: 4/5     Submitted: 05-31-12     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

10 - Castlevania is awesome - dekker101
Are you a worthy Belmont.In this game all have is your skill and your whip(yes you get sub weapons)as you go into the castle cal...
  Graphics 4   Sound 7   Addictive 10   Story 7   Depth 5   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 3.9/5     Submitted: 04-17-11     Updated: 04-24-11     Review Replies: 8     Reply to this Review

8 - Castlevania Review - Marcmoney
Overall - 8 Castlevania is one of the most horror-made games ever made.  I think that this game has its good things and ...
  Graphics 8   Sound 9   Addictive 6   Story 8   Depth 7   Difficulty 7
      Review Rating: 3.8/5     Submitted: 08-15-11     Updated: 10-17-11     Review Replies: 5     Reply to this Review

10 - Castlevania - tangyphoenix
   My opinion, this game is just pure awesome.  It's graphics are pretty cool and eerie.  Very fitting for a...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 9   Depth 4   Difficulty 8
      Review Rating: 3.3/5     Submitted: 05-07-12     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

7.8 - Castlevania, is this good or what? - Stevie 764
Castlevania on the NES, how bad could it be? First, the usual how to play: You are Simon Belmont who has to kill Count Dra...
  Graphics 8   Sound 6   Addictive 6   Story 6   Depth 7   Difficulty 9
      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 07-15-12     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

9.8 - my favorite nes game - leatherface9
my all time favorite Nintendo game. i love the graphics they look so great for 1987 all the colors work fine. the ghosts look so...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 10   Story 8   Depth 9   Difficulty 9
      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 08-29-13     Review Replies: 2     Reply to this Review

8.6 - Fun, addicting and hard- an NES classic! - TheScarletSaiyan
Konami has released many outstanding video games over years, but perhaps no Konami game carries a bigger legacy than the NES cla...
  Graphics 9   Sound 10   Addictive 9   Story 10   Depth 8   Difficulty 10
      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 07-22-13     Review Replies: 1     Reply to this Review

9.7 - this game is a classic but its one of the hardest games on the NES - tastyjuice
this game is amazing, it has a great soundtrack, good graphics for its time. other than its difficulty (which i will get to in a...
  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 7   Story 9   Depth 7   Difficulty 9
      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 07-10-12     Review Replies: 6     Reply to this Review

Castlevania Forum Threads
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    Help With Saving Games (NES) on VIzzed Retro Game Room creator: d3stRuctiv3 last post: 03-18-13 - 01:35 PM
    February 2013 - Speed Run Competition - Castlevania - Results creator: Davideo7 last post: 03-12-13 - 05:01 PM
    February 2013 - Speed Run Competition - Castlevania - Earn 10,000 Viz creator: Davideo7 last post: 03-01-13 - 12:32 AM

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Castlevania Game Owners
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Castlevania User Comments
vanelan 01-19-15 - 09:20 PM
 My god....this game was so hard...oh I can't count how many times I considered breaking my controller over this game.
Silent Sentinel 12-12-14 - 11:07 AM
 Just beat the Mummy, thank God for these save slots tho lol this game is ridiculously hard
Mahmoud30314 12-09-14 - 07:17 AM
 For the first time in my life i have beaten the game. feels great.. after 20 yrs wow cool
Mahmoud30314 12-02-14 - 05:41 AM
 The only way you can beat this game is by playing it many times till you get the pattern into your blood. and thank you vizzed developers for making the feature F2 for saving player progress and reload the same spot by F4.
sebastian rose 11-25-14 - 01:16 AM
 OK I really can't for the life of me get past stage 10
Mahmoud30314 11-19-14 - 08:21 AM
 This game is awesom
Ferdinand 10-08-14 - 03:56 AM
 No hints, no cheats, just you, the manual(maybe), and the game. This game made you have to win it. And it wasn't easy. My childhood.
MarioMasta 09-24-14 - 06:33 AM
 this game is legitimately difficult but fun. hmmm
marsome 08-15-14 - 07:23 PM
Ryroe 05-26-14 - 02:38 PM
 I think I'll be going to record this one with a death counter. :D
supersonicracin.. 05-01-14 - 10:48 AM
 66KB? srsly konami?
Madmordigan 05-01-14 - 10:23 AM
 A classic, simple format but sooo addicting. If it were easy it wouldn't be fun.
molten101 03-16-14 - 02:42 PM
 One of the best examples of "Just because it's hard doesn't mean it's bad."
prossnip42 01-28-14 - 11:24 AM
 why does nobody make games like this. so hard to beat yet so hard to put down
Razor-987 01-11-14 - 04:22 PM
 Can't wait to start playing this game, although it looks rather challenging....
BTDADDY 01-01-14 - 10:49 PM
 This game is hard! Death was really tough but i used some save state and finally beat him ( this is my first playthrough).
godzillaguy2000 11-01-13 - 06:06 PM
 SOOOOOOO FLIPPING HARD! Yet so addicting!
scarecrow870 06-18-13 - 04:25 PM
 i think everyone knows that 99tables
99tables 06-09-13 - 03:04 AM
 You guys know that you can beat Death easy by using the Holy Water & Triple Shot.
Darkpower508 04-09-13 - 03:03 PM
 I'm a little concerned how my videos have no screenshots. Doesn't this happen automatically?
skorpion123 03-19-13 - 06:38 PM
 i cant even beat this game lol... its so addictive, yet so difficult. games need to be made like this these days =/
dekker101 03-16-13 - 02:12 PM
 farmboy8, more like zelda II is like castlevania -_-
farmboy8 02-22-13 - 12:59 PM
 This is just like Zelda II
nedflanders34 02-10-13 - 12:44 AM
 never mind on my last comment i'm having a bad time with the flying heads in stage 2
nedflanders34 02-10-13 - 12:24 AM
 Just put on bloody tears LETS DO THIS SPEEDRUN

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