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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 Fist boss - the Bat (Arrange mode)
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Original Mode) Encountering first wave of your victims.
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Original Mode) First stage before you enter the castle serves to get some better weapons and items.
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Arrange Mode) Destroying candles will get you either some bonus, weapon upgrade or and item.

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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

Cinescape PlayStation Nov 13, 2001 B+ 83
PSX Nation PlayStation Oct 16, 2001 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation Oct 24, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Original Gamer Sharp X68000 Jan 01, 2009 7.6 out of 10 76 / PlayStation Feb 27, 2009 75 out of 100 75
Game Critics PlayStation Jan 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Apr 17, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Gaming Age PlayStation Nov 14, 2001 B- 67
GameSpot PlayStation Oct 12, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61


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