Dracula Densetsu

Dracula Densetsu - Title Screen

Christopher is easily the slowest moving Belmont of the bunch, just positively crawling through the levels at a snail’s pace.

Akumajou Dracula

Haunted Castle - Title Screen

Seeing Simon in his white wedding tux as an increasingly more distorted version of Wedding March plays is very good.

Akumajou Dracula

Akumajo Dracula Title Screen

When you think about the first entry in the Castlevania/Dracula series, you probably think about two things: The incredible atmosphere  and the high level of difficulty. Neither of these things change when you go from any of the western versions to the Japanese one, though some qualities of the Japanese version alter the difficulty slightly. A common point of frustration in the Western versions of the game is that you can’t save your game at all, unless you’re playing on one of those fancy emulators. But how would it change Castlevania’s difficulty if you could save your progress each time you got a game over?

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