Super Castlevania IV

Super Castlevania IV

1991

System
Super Nintendo
Publisher
Konami
Developer
Konami

8.6

Game Rating

User Ratings: 21

Our Review: 9/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 25th Dec 2006, 800 points (USA)
  • 29th Dec 2006, 800 points (UK/EU)
  • 2nd Dec 2006, 800 points (JPN)

Wii U eShop

  • 11th Sep 2013, ¥800 (JPN)
  • 31st Oct 2013, £5.49 (UK/EU)
  • 31st Oct 2013, $7.99 (USA)

3DS eShop

  • 8th Sep 2016, $7.99 (USA)
  • 20th Oct 2016, £7.19/€7.99 (UK/EU)

Super Nintendo

  • 31st Oct 1991 (JPN)
  • 4th Dec 1991 (USA)
  • 23rd Nov 1992 (UK/EU)
Series
Castlevania
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

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Reviews

  • 42

    3DS eShop / SNES

    Review Super Castlevania IV

    The (Belmont) Boys Are Back in Town

    The Super NES is, for many, Nintendo's greatest console. It boasted a software library that was an envy of competitors and had more than enough power to stave off unfavourable comparisons to arcade games of its age. Unlike many of Nintendo's more recent home consoles, the SNES is remembered just as much for its...

  • 66

    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Castlevania IV

    Fangs for the memories

    The Castlevania series is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment, thanks largely to MercurySteam's commercially successful Lords of Shadow sub-series. However, as many hardcore Castlevania fans will repeatedly tell you until they are blue in the face and you are deeply, deeply bored, the God of War-style gameplay...

  • 11

    Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo

    Review Super Castlevania IV

    Castlevania goes super

    Every now and then you play a game that simply changes your life. To me, Super Castlevania IV is that game. I recall playing it at a friend's house and regardless of the slow pace of the first few levels, it had a real impact on me. The game was quickly purchased and hasn't left my collection since. If your Castlevania...

About The Game

In the peaceful country of Transylvania, there is a legend of an evil castle and its master, the Prince of Darkness, Dracula.

Once every hundred years, the powers of good mysteriously weaken, and evil attempts to resurrect Dracula. It's up to the Belmont clan to take up the eternal fight against the vampire. Players take on the role of Simon Belmont, armed with the legendary whip, Vampire Killer, to defeat Dracula and his evil minions.

Luckily, Simon has many additional weapons at his disposal, including axes, holy water, crosses, knives and even a magical stopwatch that can stop the flow of time for a spell. Simon must travel through 11 stages, beginning in the countryside, to reach Dracula's Castle, all the while overcoming perilous traps and hideous monsters. Only the power of the Belmonts can quell the looming darkness.