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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.


Castlevania: Dracula X SNES A column of creatures
Castlevania: Dracula X SNES This level slowly fills with deadly water
Castlevania: Dracula X SNES Use normal attacks or the special attack
Castlevania: Dracula X SNES First boss battle

Promo Images

Castlevania: Dracula X Screenshot
Castlevania: Dracula X Screenshot
Castlevania: Dracula X Screenshot
Castlevania: Dracula X Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "悪魔城ドラキュラXX" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss" -- European title
  • "Akumajo Dracula XX" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

RetroGame Man SNES Jun 15, 2017 9 out of 10 90
Original Gamer SNES Jan 06, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
Video Game Den SNES Nov 08, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Sep, 1995 2.25 out of 6 75
GameCola.net SNES Jan, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Nov, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun SNES Aug, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Game Players SNES Oct, 1995 64 out of 100 64
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Jan 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Video Games SNES Aug, 1995 58 out of 100 58


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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.)
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