Game Boy Advance version
The Game Boy Advance version of the game has some different names for certain items and characters. For instance:
- Count Dracula is now simply called "The Count".
- The Holy Water item called "Fire Bomb" in the manual.
- The Vampire Killer (Simon's whip) is now called a "Magic Whip".
- Even though the game takes place in Transylvania, there is no mention of this anywhere in the game or the manual.
- There is also no mention of the hero's name, Simon Belmont.
This game was remade a decade after, but this time for PSX, known as Castlevania Chronicles
Beat the game once and head to the second part of level two. Climb the stairs, get to the top of the screen and jump on the first moving platform. A blinking treasure will come out of the ground. If you examine it closely, it's a Moai head! Devoted Konami fans will recognize this Easter Island statue from the Gradius series
, which seems to be obsessed with them for some odd reason.
There are a number of unused sprites found in the NES Castlevania
ROM, most notably a cross, a cupcake, and a love letter, and a basket with kittens inside(?!).
Information also contributed by
- Game Informer
- August 20012 (Issue #100) – #48 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Akumajo Dracula means "Demon Castle of Dracula".