Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES)

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Developer/Publisher: Konami

Release Date: September 1990

System: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platformer

Players: 1


Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse is a platformer that was developed for the NES by Konami. Famed vampire hunter, Trevor Belmont, must defeat Count Dracula, who has unleashed an army of monsters on Europe. This adventure will take Trevor through ravaged towns, lethal swamps, and a dark forest. Trevor’s final goal is Castlevania itself, home of Dracula. Players will have to jump over pits, climb hazardous staircases, and dispatch armies of monsters with his whip. Just like in the first two games, players will also find special weapons that are powered by hearts collected from candles and hidden in blocks. These weapons include holy water that burns anything that touches the spot on the ground where it lands, an ax that flies in a deadly arc, and the humble dagger. 

However, Trevor is not alone on this adventure. One of three spirits, Grant, Sypha, and Alucard, can join Trevor in this adventure. Each spirit has his or her own special abilities that make them uniquely suited to various challenges. Grant can climb on ceilings, Sypha uses powerful magic, and Alucard can turn into a bat. No Castlevania game is complete without bosses, so players will have to pit their heroes against foes that include the Skull Knight and Frankenstein’s Monster. Players can also resume their adventure at any time using a password.


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