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Castlevania Video Games

 

SYSTEM

JAPAN

USA

EUROPE

MSX
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Famicom Disk System
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NES / Famicom
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Famicom Disk System
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NES
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PCB
Akumajo Dracula: Demon Castle Dracula
(aka Haunted Castle)
1988
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IBM PC / Tandy 1000
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C64 / Castlevania
1990
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Gameboy
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NES / Famicom
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Super Famicom / SNES
Akumajo Dracula
(aka Super Castlevania IV)
1991
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Gameboy
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Pc Engine
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Sharp X68000
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Mega Drive / Genesis
Super Famicom / SNES
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Playstation
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Sega Saturn
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Gameboy
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Nintendo 64
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Nintendo 64
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Playstation
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Gameboy Advance
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Gameboy Advance
Castlevania: Concerto of Midnight Sun
(aka White Night Concerto)

2002
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Gameboy Advance
Castlevania: Minuet of Dawn
(aka Aria of Sorrow)
2003
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PS2
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Nintendo DS

Akumajo Dracula: Crucifix of the Blue Moon
(aka Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow)
2005

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PS2 Castlevania Curse of Darkness
2005
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Xbox / Castlevania Curse of Darkness
2005
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PS2

Akumajou Dracula
(Oretachi Game Center)

2006

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Nintendo DS Akumajo Dracula - Gallery of Labyrinth
2006
Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin
2006
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PSP Akumajo Dracula X Chronicle
(aka Castlevania Dracula X Chronicle)
2007
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Nintendo DS Akumajo Dracula - The Stolen Seal
2008
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia
2008
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Wii Akumajo Dracula Judgment
(aka Castlevania Judgment)
2009
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WiiWare / / Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth
2009
PS3 / / Castlevania Lords of Shadow
2010
Xbox360 Castlevania Lords of Shadow
(incl. Akumajo Dracula: Harmony of Despair dlc)
2010
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3DS / / Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate

 

Related Games & Clones

 

Related  
Famicom Akumajo Special
GameBoy Akumajo Special
Gameboy Advance Pyuu to Fuku Jaguar Byo to Deru Megane Kun
Gameboy Advance Wai Wai Racing
   
Clones  
Arcades Astyanax
GameGear In the Wake of Vampire
PC-9801 Rusty
PC-Engine CD Renny Blaster
Super Famicom Majuoh

 

 

Japanese Castlevania Strategy Guides

 

Official Konami Akumajo Game Book. Black & White, it features some very interesting early Castlevania art. Printed in 1986!

Akumajou Dracula Novel. Log Out / Konami - Printed as late as 1994. Features a few interesting b/w sketches but text is all in Japanese.

Ultra rare Akumajo Dracula strategy guide also features interesting early Simon's art, printed in 1986!

Dracula 2 aka Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Strategy Guide. Printed in 1989, very hard to find!
Depressingly bad Castlevania novel loosely based on Simon's Quest. I tried to read this one several times but ultimately, I think Dracula defeated me as I could never make it to the end!    
Very rare Castlevania III / Dracula Densetsu pocket guide book, 64 pages with lots of screenshots. Printed in 1989.
Famicom Tsushin Guide Book of Akumajo Dracula (Super Castlevania IV). All color and very detailed. It is somewhat rarer than the official one.

Akumajo Dracula No Subete. Official Konami Guide Book (Super Castlevania IV). Very nice art inside!

 

 

Official Konami Dracula X-Rondo of Blood startegy guide. Printed in 1993

Dracula XX Strategy Guide. Features interesting special on the History of the Belmont's Family.Very colorful, hard to find.

224-pages thick Official Konami Symphony of the Night book with many maps and screenshots. Printed in 1997.

NTT release. Dracula X-Nocturne in the Moonlight strategy guide.

Legend of Dracula: Dark Night Prelude strategy guide. Sonia Belmont is so hot...She should show up in more games! Maybe in Dracula XXX?
Official Konami Dracula Apocalypse Srtategy Guide for N64. Very Nice.

NTT release. Dracula Apocalypse strategy guide. Konami's guide is better.

NTT release. Castlevania Chronicle guide book. Truely amazing art!

Official Konami Castlevania Circle of the Moon strategy guide. Lots of cool looking artwork and a retrospective on the series, unfortunately all in Japanese.
112 pages NTT Circle of the Moon strategy guidebook. 2001.
Official Konami Concerto of Midnight Sun strategy guide. Features great art from Ayami Kojima and very detailed maps. Thick book!

NTT release. Concerto of Midnight Sun (White Night Concerto) strategy guide . Amazing art, all color and a 4-pages long interview with Castlevania developers IGA and Takeda. Japanese text.
NTT release. Another excellent jp guidebook with plenty of screenshots and wonderful art. Includes folded poster of the cover art and an Interview to the team behind the game. All color, Japanese text.

Castlevania Aria of Sorrow Konami official guide. Includes color folded map and gorgeous Ayami Kojima artwork. 144 pages.
Very Beautiful official Konami Lament of Innocence guide book with amazing and generous artwork from Ayami Kojima.228 pages of bliss! 2003. NTT release. Lament of Innocence book. Nice Ayami Kojima art inside but kind of redundant if you own the ltd edition of the game (which already features all of the artwork printed on the mini calendar)
Official Konami Japanese Guide Book of Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow. Very colorful and detailed. Interview to Iga (in Japanese)

Official Portrait of Ruin guide book.164 pages, 2006, Anime-style artwork :(

Official Konami Curse of Darkness guidebook with folded poster. 192 pages, Iga and Kojima interview at the back. 2005.

 

Dracula X Chronicle oversize guidebook with folded map at back. 120 pages, 2007, nice.

Official Konami Order of Ecclesia guidebook with sexy Shanoa featured all over the place. 160 pages, 2008, a must have!
Castlevania Judgement oversized guidebook with plenty of amazing artwork by Takeshi Obata ("Death Note"). A must have.

Game Side Magazine featuring Castlevania retrospective. Includes 30 pages special on Castlevania series with double-sided folded poster and lots of nice artwork

Official jp Lords of Shadow Guide Book. 272 pages thick!

 

U.S. Castlevania Strategy Guides

 

US official strategy guide of Castlevania 64. It is very well done, with plenty of art lifted directly from the Jap booklet (obviously absent from the US booklet) and a great History of Castlevania Section. Great stuff and cheap!
And here is the crowning jewel of my collection...Hideous unofficial strategy book of Castlevania 64. Prima's effort couldn't be any worse. Blurred screenshots, no art, washed out look and the cover...what is that? It looks like a 5 years old kid messed around with Microsoft Paint and that's the result...

US official Order of Ecclesia guidebook with nice color screenshots, very few quality artwork and Castlevania Judgement 2-pages sneak preview. Printed in 2008.

Art Books

 

Fantasy Art Work by Akihiro Yamada, who designed the awesome characters in the PSOne aquatic RPG Mermenoid. In this collection, a big section is dedicated to the artwork he created for Dracula XX (SFC). Santa Lilio Sangre is the first proper artbook by Ayami Kojima. It features mind-twisting gothic artwork from all Castlevania games plus other fascinating artwork. Really awesome!

Ayami Kojima Art Book. Not many pages but beautiful artwork. Japanese pre-order bonus for Aria of Sorrow

 

Dracula X Chronicle Artbook. Hardcover artbook included in the jp limited edition of Dracula X Chronicle (Psp) with artwork from the game and from Symphony of the Night.
"The Art of Castlevania Lords of Shadow" is a hard cover artbook , full color, 192 pages.    

 

 

Promo Items

 

Official Konami Castlevania Lament of Innocence promo phonecard that features original Ayami Kojima art (not used elsewhere). Could be obtained by preordering the game from the Japanese store Softmap. Very rare item!
 
 
 

The above cards were bundled with some copies of Dracula II for FDS. They represent Simon fighting with the main bosses of the game (Medusa, Death, Dracula etc...). As far as I know, only 6 different cards are available, and they all come with a serial number. They are rare to come by and it took me years to complete the set.

 

 

Castlevania Promo DVD, region 2 encoded. Includes nice Lament of Innocense in-game footages, artwork and a not to be missed intro/outro by an exotic whip-wielding female model dressed up like Leon :)
 
US Castlevania Portrait of Ruin commemorative package featuring pocket-size artbook, Castlevania folded chronology and more.
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia promo notebook with leather cover.
Castlevania Judgement jp promo calendar.
Castlevania Judgement promo US laser cell
Dracula X Chronicles extras distributed with the jp limited edition of the game (which also included the artbook and poster).
Castlevania Pachi-slot jp promotional 16-pagescolor booklet , 2008.
Dracula X Chronicles JP flyer
Castlevania Judgement JP flyer

 

Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate promo A4 cards were distributed together with first pre-orders of the 3DS game. Only a total of 1500 units were produced of each card.

 

 

Music - OSTs

 

Curse of Darkness promo OST which includes an awesome comic book (in Japanese)
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia OST.
Akumajou Dracula Pachi-Slot OST
Akumajou Dracula Pachi-Slot II OST

 

 

Manga & Comics

 

Nise Dracula X. Quality b/w Doujinshi, 26 pages (unofficial)
Official Castlevania Curse of Darkness manga, issues 1 & 2.
Official Castlevania 5-issues American comic books.

 

Castlevania Figures

 

Simon Belmondo "Meister Collection" PVC figure
Simon Belmont NECA figure
Simon's Quest 8 bit promo figurine
Akumajo Dracula Simon
Prize Collection Vol.1 (left)
Akumajo Dracula Maria Prize Collection Vol.1
Akumajo Dracula Alucard Prize Collection Vol.2
Akumajo Dracula Maria Prize Collection Vol.2
Simon Belmont figures

 

 

 

 

Some interesting Pics

Akumajo Dracula (the Japanese version of Haunted Castle) is much harder to find than the western release and to this date, it is among the most valuable pcbs I own.

 

These are most of my Dracula / Castlevania games. I say most because when I took the picture, I was so busy trying to take a cool looking shot that I forgot to put some of them in. Well, for now I'll just leave this picture up....

 

 

Original Akumajo Dracula PCB

 

 

 

 

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