Castlevania

Castlevania (NES)

1987

System
NES
Publisher
Konami
Developer
Konami

8.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 128

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

NES

  • US 1st May 1987
  • EU 19th Dec 1988

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 30th Apr 2007, 500 points
  • EU 23rd Mar 2007, 500 points
  • JP 17th Jul 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 17th Oct 2012, ¥500
  • EU 14th Feb 2013, £4.49
  • US 4th Apr 2013, $4.99

Wii U eShop

  • US 19th Dec 2013, $4.99
  • EU 20th Mar 2014, £3.49
Series
Castlevania
Controller Support
All
Also Available On
N64

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Reviews

  • Review Castlevania (Wii U eShop / NES)

    Just like Dracula, it keeps coming back to life...

    Konami, admittedly following the lead of others such as Nintendo and Capcom, sure likes to remind us it was making awesome games way back in the 1980s. "Hey", it says, "remember how great Castlevania was on the NES?" We sure do, Konami and, oh look, now we can buy it again on the Wii U! It's one of...

  • Review Castlevania (3DS eShop / NES)

    Drac attack

    A while back we were "graced" with the arrival of Castlevania: The Adventure on 3DS Virtual Console, an overly simplistic attempt to bring the series to handhelds. Now the NES original has arrived on the service as well, but is it still worth going batty over? If you've played almost any other "classic-style" Castlevania game, you'll be...

  • Review Castlevania (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    Introducing Belmont

    The first NES Castlevania was like a breath of fresh air when it was first released. Capcom's spooky, but cartoon-like Ghost 'n' Goblins was the closest thing on the market, but Konami's game was a little more mature and serious. The gothic feel for which the series has become famous for is all present and correct, and the...

About The Game

Enter at your own risk! If you think it’s scary on the outside, wait till you see the basement.

You’re in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats – creatures lurking around every corner. The further you delve into the castle, the worse they get... Better explore every nook and cranny - it's your only chance of finding a weapon or two. You’re gonna need ’em. Because when you finally meet the Count, you know he’ll be going for the jugular. So keep your courage up and your stake sharp...and say your prayers.

Castlevania marked the beginning of Konami’s world famous and critically-acclaimed vampire hunter series.