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Castlevania Legends (Game Boy)

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Description

Take a journey to the very beginning, when Dracula first rose up to terrorize the good people of Transylvania. None dared challenge him, and the people of the country lived in fear and terror - until a young girl rose up and decided to take matters into her own hands. That young girl was Sonia Belmont, the first in the line of the legendary Belmont clan.

While Castlevania Legends plays similar to the earlier Castlevania titles (the protagonist is only armed with a whip and needs to fight her way through five stages plus a hidden stage), there are also some unique features. While it is impossible to roam the stages freely, quite often the player can choose to go one way or another and in doing so skip some areas or find valuable items, collecting all of which will unlock the best ending. Sonia also possesses special power called Burning mode: once in a level (and once per life) she can boost her speed and attack power and become invincible for a short period of time.

Each of the game's bosses leaves behind an orb with a Soul weapon inside. Sonia can collect five of these weapons: Wind, Ice, Flame, Saint and Magic. Similar to previous games these are activated by pressing up+attack, and require a certain number of hearts. The player can switch to any Soul Power at any moment at a weapon select screen. Sonia's whip can be upgraded three times, the third upgrade adding a fireball-like projectile.

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Castlevania Legends Game Boy Stage 3: A nasty enemy and gears
Castlevania Legends Game Boy Stage 5 midboss
Castlevania Legends Game Boy First Level Boss
Castlevania Legends Game Boy And then he attacks!

Alternate Titles

  • "Akumajo Dracula: Dark Night Prelude" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Super Play Apr, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 1998 6.4 out of 10 64
Total! (Germany) Mar, 1998 3 out of 6 60
Nintendo Life Oct 22, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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Trivia

Alucard

Alucard, protagonist of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, makes a guest appearance in Castlevania Legends...but not as a friend, rather as the Boss of Stage 4! Apparently he's Sonia's lover, and is testing her will before she confronts Dracula. This also seems to be a (sort-of) nod to Maria's testing of Alucard's will in the Sega Saturn version of Symphony Of the Night.

Canon

This Castlevania was removed from the series main timeline along with Circle of the Moon, Legacy of Darkness, and Castlevania 64. As of 2006, this is the only one of those four titles to not be re-inserted into the series canon.

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Related Web Sites

  • Castlevania Dungeon (Classic Gaming's web site contains everything about Castlevania - from the very beginning titles in 1987 to the current releases. Includes walkthroughs, screenshots, release information and more.)
Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Castlevania Legends (Game Boy) on Jul 22, 2001