AKUMAJŌ DRACULA X - CHI NO RONDO
AKA: DRACULA X - RONDO OF BLOOD, CASTLEVANIA
悪魔城ドラキュラX血の輪廻

MAKER: KONAMI
RELEASE DATE: 29 OCTOBER 1993
STYLE: ACTION / PLATFORM
FORMAT: SUPER CD-ROM
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Overview
Taking the role of Richter Belmont, you set out to destroy the evil presence of Dracula. You make your way into Dracula's castle armed only with your whip - but along the way you can pick up secondary weapons, such as throwing axes, daggers and time-stop watches. Secondary weapons are powered by collecting hearts - each also has a super power that can be activated when you are really up a creek without a paddle. The levels are split into various sections and end with a boss fight. However, there are multiple routes through most levels that allow you to open up different areas to play - this means that you can complete the game without playing every level, giving the player incentive to replay to find all the secrets.

Comment
Dracula X is an action platform game of the highest quality. The visuals are superb throughout with some great parallax scrolling, huge sprites and atmospheric design. The music is also top notch with familiar tunes remixed well and some great new music too. The gameplay is balanced carefully - it's quite challenging in places, but practice always pays off without it getting too frustrating. This game is highly regarded among both PC Engine collectors and Dracula/Castlevania fans alike - it is one of the finest entries in the series (before it took on Metroid-style gameplay) and an essential purchase.
sunteam_paul

WARNING: There was only one release of Dracula X on the PC Engine. Any 'special editions' or 're-releases' for sale are illegal bootlegs.

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Screens

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Visual Scenes
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Images
Front CoverBack CoverSpineCD Reg Card FrontReg Card Back Game ManualDracula X Wallpaper

Sprite Sheets

 

Music

Midi Tracks
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