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Castlevania Chronicles

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
66
3.6
Sharp X68000
...
4.2
PlayStation 3
...
3.4
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Description

The plot of Castlevania Chronicles is similar to that of the first Castlevania: in the end of the 17th century the dreadful vampire Dracula is resurrected after a century of slumber. The people in Transylvania flee in horror, but the brave Simon Belmont takes his Vampire Killer whip and ventures into the ominous castle to put an end to the Lord of Darkness.

The similarities to the first installment of the series are also evident in the game's overall structure and basic gameplay, as well as in level design and usable items. Most of the weapons and items from the first game return, with more rare and hidden items making an appearance. Familiar stages have been re-designed, and many new stages are introduced as well.

The PlayStation version includes a new rendered intro and ending, enhanced music and graphic effects, as well as an easier difficulty level ("Arrange Mode"). The original difficulty level from the Sharp X68000 release is present as well ("Original Mode").

Screenshots

Castlevania Chronicles PSP The bridge is falling apart (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Starting block 3 (Stage 07) (Original mode)
Castlevania Chronicles Sharp X68000 Stage 03
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Original Mode) Entering the point of no return, castle of terror.

Alternate Titles

  • "Castlevania Chronicles: Akumajou Dracula" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct 09, 2001 4 out of 5 80
IGN PlayStation Oct 24, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Nov 08, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 04, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
PSM PlayStation Oct, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Super Play PlayStation Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 2001 C 50
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 2001 50 out of 100 50

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