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Haunted Castle is a 2D arcade platform game, part of the Castlevania game universe. It's the first game in the series for arcade machines.

The game's main hero is once again Simon Belmont. He wants to rescue his wife Selena from Dracula. The gameplay is simple - Simon goes from left to right and fights against various enemies - skeletons, zombies, bats, and others.

Belmont has his trusty whip and can carry one sub-weapon, like bombs. Hearts are ammo, required to use any type of sub-weapon The game has 6 levels, every one ending with a boss fight.


Haunted Castle Arcade Tried to attack the knives and turkey with fire, got hit anyway
Haunted Castle Arcade Mystery mist
Haunted Castle Arcade Life lost
Haunted Castle Arcade Dracula, first form

Promo Images

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Haunted Castle Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "悪魔城ドラキュラ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "アーケードアーカイブス 悪魔城ドラキュラ" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "Arcade Archives: Haunted Castle" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "Akumajō Dracula" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Arcade Oct 03, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Apr 04, 2021 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30
Bad Game Hall of Fame Arcade Sep 01, 2017 Unscored Unscored


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