- Number of Levels: 10+
- Theme: Adventure
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Number of Players: 1
- Available: December
The Drac is back!
Simon Belmont has invaded the 16-bit market. That's right he's coming to you on the Super NES In with 16-bil graphics and sound. Every one hundred years the force of good start to weaken and the forces of evil become stronger and stronger. Also every one hundred years the power of dracula grows more and more. Each time he returns he is stronger then the last and that time is soon to come. It has been one hundred years since Simon Belmont defeated Dracula and saved Transylvania from sheer destruction. However, once again Transylvania is in danger. Dracula is back and he is out to get revenge against the Belmont family. The towns people now look to a new and more powerful Belmont to seek out and destroy Dracula. You, with your whip in hand, must seek out and destroy this evil and once again bring peace back to Transylvania.
The mystical whip
Simon has learned how to do more techniques with his whip.
He can now use his whip in eight different directions. Also, after Simon uses his whip it will go limp and just hang down. Simon can twirl his wipe around and use it as a form a attack.
This version of Castlevania is like the others in that you will be aided by ancient weaponry along the way, however you can only carry one weapon at a time. This weaponry is most helpful against the bosses and sometimes they will be needed in the main level of action. In order to use these weapons you need to collect hearts. For every heart you can shoot out one of your weapons, and in order to collect hearts you need to look in the candles.
Simon can know use his whip to grab on to things and swing across from one platform to another. When Simon grabs onto the ring with his whip he can hang on as long as he wants.
These items will be very useful and you'll need most of them in order to finish the game. You will find these items hidden in the candles and hidden in walls. You have to whip the candles and the walls to make them appear. Grab them quickly because it will only stay on the screen for a few seconds, then it will disappear.
- Little heart. Gives you one heart. It lets you use you special weapon once.
- Big heart. This will give you five hearts toward your special weapon.
- Money bag. Get these to receive bonus points. The amounts vary.
- Gross. If you find this get it immediately because it will kill all the enemies on the screen.
- Morning star. When you die the morning start will power-up your whip.
- Invisibility potion. When you grab this item you will be invisible for a short while.
- Small pork chop. Grab this to give you back some of your much needed life.
- Large pork chop. Whip walls and you might find this. It gives you back most of your life.
- Double shoot. Allows you to shoot out 2 special weapons at one time.
- Triple shoot. Lets you shoot out 3 special weapons at one time.
By the time you get here you should have mastered the new techniques of your wipe. If not this may be your last chance to. When you get to the boss, He'll come out on the right side. Get close to him and use your whip.
This level has some of the best graphics ever. There are times when there are 3 layers of parallax scrolling. Watch out for the enemies that are hiding behind the waterfalls, they may be hard to.
The mode 7 effects in this level are incredible. Watch out though, there so good that sometimes it starts to freak out or eyes, and you can't see the enemies coming. This boss will shrink in size if you hit him with your whip
This is a short level, but a important level. This is the level that will lead you to the front porch of Castlevania itself. It maybe short, but it's not that easy.
The levels in stage six seam to be resemble those of the levels in the first Castlevania. But of course, this levels have better graphics. The boss will dance circles around you if you start tripping over your feet.
You may meat some old friends in this stage, but watch out because those friends now have friends of their own. Use a dagger against the boss until you loses his axe. Then wail him with your whip.
This level can be rough if you don't watch where your going. There are spikes everywhere. Take this one slow and try not to jump into any spikes. At the end of this level an old foe has a bone to pick with you.
This level is not on loaded with enemies, but money two. This levels is probably the funniest level to play because the effects of the gold coins are cool. The ghost in the background add to the fun.
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