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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 (Original Mode) Encountering first wave of your victims.
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Map (Original mode)
Castlevania Chronicles Sharp X68000 First boss
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation If you select Original Mode, you can listen through an entire original soundtrack from the main menu.

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Alternate Titles

  • "悪魔城年代記 悪魔城ドラキュラ" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Castlevania Chronicle: Akumajō Dracula" -- Japanese PlayStation title
  • "Akumajō Dracula" -- Sharp X68000 title

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Critic Reviews

Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Nov 08, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN PlayStation Oct 24, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics PlayStation Jan 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation Oct, 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
Game Revolution PlayStation Oct, 2001 C 50


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