Castlevania Chronicles

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Sharp X68000
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 Starting the game (Original mode). The first level is similar to that of original <moby game="Castlevania">Castlevania</moby>
Castlevania Chronicles Sharp X68000 Intro
Castlevania Chronicles PSP Map (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Arrange Mode) In case it wasn't obvious, this is the clocktower stage.

Alternate Titles

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

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GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct 09, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Nov 08, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN PlayStation Oct 24, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Gaming Target PlayStation Nov 12, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Apr 17, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
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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