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Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES)

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Description

In Transylvania, people lived in fear of the evil Count Dracula. The ultimate embodiment of evil, Dracula swept his dark hand over the land, making the people mere sheep for his thirst for blood. But when a young woman named Sonia Belmont came forth to confront him, he made a horrible mistake: he underestimated her. Thus, the battle between Dracula and the Belmont family began.

Now, in the late 18th century, the battle still rages on...

Dracula has been resurrected by a cult of black magic to cast his shadow of fear and terror over the land once again. But now, Dracula takes his fight to those the Belmonts are close to. He kidnaps two girls, Annette and Maria Renard, to bring forth the latest Belmont, so that he may destroy the bloodline for good.

Richter Belmont, Annette's lover, has no choice now, but to take up the legendary Vampire Killer and follow his destiny: to battle Dracula and save Annette and Maria.

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Castlevania: Dracula X SNES Negotiating the bridge to the castle
Castlevania: Dracula X SNES Options screen
Castlevania: Dracula X SNES In Game
Castlevania: Dracula X SNES Caverns

Alternate Titles

  • "Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss" -- European title
  • "Akumajo Dracula XX" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Hard to find...but worth it. Stefan K (6) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Castlevania goes back to it's roots! Joshua Price (28) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
What did SNES gamers do to deserve this? Fake Spam (94) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
Clearly a step back Katharian Berg (19) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 09, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Video Game Den Nov 08, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1995 2.25 out of 6 75
GameCola.net Jan, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1995 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Players Oct, 1995 64 out of 100 64
HonestGamers Jan 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Aug 02, 2012 C+ 58
GamePro (US) Oct, 1995 2.5 out of 5 50

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Trivia

Dracula X

Even though this game is called Dracula X and stars Richter Belmont, it is NOT exactly the same game that appeared on the PC Engine Duo in Japan. Rather, this game is loosely based on it, henceforth why Richter stars in it and why the look is partially similar.

Version differences

In the European and US version of the game christian symbols and the Grim Reaper's death animation were changed. In the European version blood was also recoloured from red to white.

Related Web Sites

  • The Castlevania Dungeon (A hosted fan "shrine" site devoted to all the games of the Castlevania series, including the SNES game Castlevania: Dracula X. Content includes game info/descriptions, plot summaries, various kinds of media (images, MP3s, etc.) and links to other Castlevania-related sites. )
  • Video review of the Castlevania series (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews games in the Castlevania series. In part 3, he reviews Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Dracula X, both on SNES as well as Castlevania on Nintendo 64. He mentions Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness but does not review it.)
Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES) on Jun 06, 2002