(written by Theblackyak) Added on: 7 Feb 2012
Another huge series that was popularized by Nintendo, Castlevania introduces the world to the now world-renowned vampire hunter, Simon Belmont. Konami had a real hit with Castlevania, which like many early Nintendo classics, continued to roll with the changes and evolve. It spawned many new games for modern platforms, but the original is still often visited in ROMs, never losing its luster.
You will play Simon, the vampire hunter who has entered Dracula’s lair to rid the world of this bane after he has again resurrected…something that happens every hundred years. The game is an action based platform game that scrolls to the side. You can jump and run, and your weapon is Simon’s infamous whip. Defeat enemies or destroy items, such as candles, with the whip in order to earn points and find power ups. You will also find hearts. Hearts sometimes fuel special weapons.
You will face many monsters and find secret rooms. Restore your health with the things you find and make your way through the castle until you encounter the boss…who is of course Count Dracula.