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Castlevania Chronicles

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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").


Castlevania Chronicles PSP Boss battle with Simon's green clone (Original mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Fist boss - the Bat (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Gotta.. avoid... ugh! (Original mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation If you select Original Mode, you can listen through an entire original soundtrack from the main menu.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

IGN PlayStation Oct 24, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 04, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75 PlayStation Feb 27, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Gaming Target PlayStation Nov 12, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play PlayStation Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Apr 17, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 C+ 58
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 2001 50 out of 100 50


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