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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").

Screenshots

Castlevania Chronicles PSP Iconic in-game intro of Simon at the castle gates (Original mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Unlockable bonus - Art Gallery
Castlevania Chronicles Sharp X68000 First boss
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Mummies and toads (Arrange mode)

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct 09, 2001 4 out of 5 80
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
VicioJuegos.com PlayStation Feb 27, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Game Critics PlayStation Jan 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation Oct, 2001 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
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 2001 C 50

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