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Castlevania Chronicles

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PlayStation 3
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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 Dracula 2nd form (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation Intro opening for the Original Mode.
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Boss battle - Medusa (Original mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Starting the game (Original mode). The first level is similar to that of original <moby game="Castlevania">Castlevania</moby>

Alternate Titles

  • "Castlevania Chronicle: Akumajō Dracula" -- Japanese PlayStation title
  • "Akumajō Dracula" -- Sharp X68000 title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct 09, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Nov 08, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78 PlayStation Feb 27, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Game Critics PlayStation Jan 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Apr 17, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Jun, 2007 6.75 out of 10 68
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
Gamezilla PlayStation Nov 26, 2001 58 out of 100 58
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 2001 C 50
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 2001 50 out of 100 50


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