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Description

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").

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Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation (Arrange 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 (Original Mode) Encountering first wave of your victims.
Castlevania Chronicles PlayStation If you select Original Mode, you can listen through an entire original soundtrack from the main menu.

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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

Original Gamer Jan 05, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Hot Games 2001 4 out of 5 80
Game Critics Jan 11, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers Apr 17, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2007 6.75 out of 10 68
Gaming Age Nov 14, 2001 B- 67
Defunct Games Oct 30, 2017 B- 67
GameSpot Oct 12, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
Gamezilla Nov 26, 2001 58 out of 100 58
Game Revolution Oct, 2001 C 50

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Kate Jones (480) added Castlevania Chronicles (PlayStation) on Sep 21, 2001
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