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    Single Player, HD (High Definition). Uncover all the mysteries of Dracula’s castle with the full version including achievements, leaderboards, and multiple endings. Have you uncovered the true secret behind Dracula’s power?

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22285) on Jan 11, 2012.
    Dracula’s castle has risen again and it’s up to the mysterious Alucard to face Dracula and save the world from his nocturnal embrace. Uncover the riddle behind why the castle has returned and what became of the world’s last hero, Richter Belmont. Upgrade your weapons, armour, and stats by defeating the castle’s defenders. Encounter allies and enemies throughout the castle who help you uncover the real story of both Castlevania and Alucard’s personal demons. With non-linear gameplay and multiple endings, it’s up to you to guide Alucard through the castle as you see fit.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22285) on Sep 06, 2010.

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (Greatest Hits) (Canada):

    The legacy of evil returns...

    As a descendant of Dracula, you must end the vampire bloodline. Can you rid the world of this unspeakable terror? Uncover the mystery of Castlevania® and challenge an adventure as legendary as its name.
    • Over 140 different enemies, bosses and ghastly creatures.
    • Awesome magical spells - transform into a bat, a wolf, or ethereal mist.
    • Hidden weapons, secrets and characters... the largest Castlevania ever!
    "Mind-blowing 32 bit special effects. This is Konami at their best!"

    - EGM Nov. '96 -

    "Castlevania is a blast!... The soundtrack resounds with synthesized and orchestrated music.

    - GAMEPRO May '97 -

    "A huge game...If you think you've seen it all, you haven't."

    - GAMEFAN Apr. '97 -

    Contributed by paul_t (181) on Jan 07, 2007.

Gamefan Magazine * Volume 5 * Issue 10:
    Fear Has An Address

    This is where fear lives. This is Castlevania - Symphony of the Night.. the latest nefarious incarnation of Konami's classic adventure. Where the undead covet your soul and the floors are paved with skulls. Where you battle your way through 1,000 rooms ( and maybe more - nobody knows for sure ) teeming with powerful new magic, weapons, power-ups and unimaginably gruesome creatures, to kill your father, Dracula, ending your cursed bloodline once and for all. But just when you think it's over, the multiple endings will have you believing in life after death. So come pay a visit to Castlevania. You'll find the address in your nightmares.

    Contributed by Stillman (7619) on May 21, 2004.

Press Release (Playstation):


    Castlevania, Konami's Popular Dracula Hunting Adventure, Continues for PlayStation

    Buffalo Grove, IL, October 1, 1997 -- Konami of America, Inc., the leading developer of electronic entertainment for the home video game and coin-op markets, announces the shipping of Castlevania-Symphony of the Night for Sony PlayStation.

    Castlevania-Symphony of the Night features all the action expected from this classic Konami franchise. The game follows Alucard, the half-human/half-vampire, as he strives to end the vampire bloodline by exploring the vault-like castle and finding magical spells. Just when gamers think they've finished, they find that they are far from completing the game. There are extra secrets and additional items to find. For example, upon finding appropriate mystical abilities, players can transform Alucard into a bat, wolf or mist to fight with wicked bosses and accomplish his mission.

    PlayStation Magazine's October 1997 issue claims Castlevania is "one of the best video games ever-period. The graphics are gothic beauty. The music sounds like a movie score. The concept is as good as ever. I'll play it until my eyes bleed. This game is so enormously huge and so incredibly deep, we've been playing it nearly every night for months and we're still not convinced that we've uncovered all of it's secrets!"

    The September 1997 issue of Game Pro states Castlevania makes "a superb debut on the PlayStation, with all the elements that made the series the classic it is today...and more! Run-don't walk-to get this...It's one Symphony worth attending." Die Hard Game Fan stated in the April 1997 edition, "the control is utter perfection, to the point of pure gaming bliss;" while the October 1997 Game Informer agrees, "this is easily the best Castlevania title yet. It's an outstanding quest to say the least."

    "Fans of Castlevania have been crying out for a PlayStation version for a while, and Konami is proud to announce that it's now available," said Mark Porwit, vice president, Planning. "With a CD-quality musical score that sets the tone while playing and some of the most beautiful art ever seen, Castlevania-Symphony of the Night is the most expressive and impressive Castlevania game ever."

    "This is the 10th anniversary of the original Castlevania," notes Randy Severin, senior product manager. "This new version takes the series over the edge. The graphics, the story, the tried-and-true gameplay, make this the best game in the series."

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    Konami of America, Inc. is a leading developer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game and coin-operated markets. In addition to the Konami Sports Series, which includes NBA In The Zone, MLBPA Bottom of the 9TH, International Track & Field, The Final Round and Goal Storm, Konami's consumer titles include Castlevania and Contra, among other top sellers. Konami's coin-op legacy includes such hits as Run and Gun 2 and Crypt Killer. Konami of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Konami Co., Ltd., a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76516) on May 15, 2004.

Back of the Playstation cover:
    The legend returns...

    Having been awoken from his eternal slumber by the reappearance of Castlevania, Alucard must once again face the evil minions of darkness. Use your vampiric powers, along with weapons, potions and other magical relics to change the tide of battle.

    A mixture of platform and roleplaying action with many hidden areas and secrets. Can you discover them all?

    Contributed by Kate Jones (480) on Sep 23, 2001.

From :
    Having been awoken from his eternal slumber by the reappearance of Castlevania, his father's magical castle, Alucard must once again face his destiny. Evil has arisen and Richter Belmont, the famous vampire hunter, has disappeared along with his fiancee, Maria.

    Take control of Alucard as he plumbs the depths of Castlevania to search for the cause behind its sudden reappearance. Along the way Alucard can re-aquire his vampiric powers as well as using weapons, potions and other magical items. But he'll have to conserve his energy for the long battle against hordes of hideous undead and other minions of darkness. The war continues . . .

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (623) on Sep 21, 2001.