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 Stage 23 (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Block 8 (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Simon Belmondo (yes, not Belmont, that's how he's called here) at the castle gates (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Original Mode) Encountering first wave of your victims.

Alternate Titles

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

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IGN PlayStation Oct 24, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78 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
Game Critics PlayStation Jan 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Jun, 2007 6.75 out of 10 68
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 C+ 58
Gamezilla PlayStation Nov 26, 2001 58 out of 100 58
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 2001 C 50


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