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Release year: 1991-1992 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Konami

Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

Super Castlevania IV (AKA Akumajō Dracula 悪魔城ドラキュラ Akumajō Dorakyura, or Devil’s Castle Dracula in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game developed by Konami and released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) console in 1991.

It’s the first leap of the Castlevania series into 16-bit era, but it ended up becoming a memorable entry at the time. With powerful music and graphics, the gameplay evolved into more interesting final product that players can enjoy around the world. It’s an EPIC game and the prequel to Castlevania: Dracula X!

When it comes to the plot of this amazing game, it retells the series’ first game. In the prologue, it explains why Dracula rose from death every 100 years. He is meant to terrorize the Castlevania world using his forces of darkness. That is when Simon Belmont comes to help Transylvania from the prince of darkness. The main goal is to stop this evil Dracula and save the world. Just imagine the exciting adventures you will undergo in the game.

Super Castlevania IV Cover Box

Super Castlevania IV Cover (SNES)

Super Castlevania IV is obviously an action-packed gameplay with the same thrill in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and the original Castlevania game. The vampire-killer whip helps Simon fight Dracula. He can actually whip in 8 directions and upward for harder to reach candles and enemies. When whipping downward, you can hit enemies mid-air while jumping. Hold the “attack” button down and use your D-pad in swinging the whip around enemies.

Super Castlevania IV has a secret level in the gameplay with its linearity and additional characters. Each stage, though, is truly challenging for players so better brush up on your fighting skills before playing the game. There are 11 stages in total as well as the exciting secret bonus level. Using SNES console Mode 7, you can enjoy the whole experience including the eye candy, magical quality of the animations.

Super Castlevania IV game has been ported to SNES (this version), and Virtual Console for Wii.

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