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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 PlayStation Main Menu (if you select Original Mode)
Castlevania Chronicles Sharp X68000 Iconic intro, main hero about to enter the castle
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Arrange Mode) Entering the point of no return, castle of terror.
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation Japanese Title Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Gaming Target PlayStation Nov 12, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75 PlayStation Feb 27, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Super Play (Sweden) 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
Gamezilla PlayStation Nov 26, 2001 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 C+ 58
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 2001 50 out of 100 50
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 2001 C 50 PlayStation Dec 11, 2001 10 out of 20 50


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