GamaChronicles: Castlevania (Day 1 of 7)

This week, GamaChronicles feature Castlevania from Konami.

GamaChronicles are week-long features of a topic, game series, or cultural icon, with drip-content released on a daily basis. Check back every day for updates.

Castlevania (/ˈkوsəlˌveɪniə/) is an action-adventure gothic horror video game series created and developed by Konami. It has been released on various platforms, from early systems to modern consoles, as well as handheld devices such as mobile phones. The franchise has also expanded into other media, including comic books,an animated TV series and several spin-off video games. (Wikipedia)

Originally released September 26, 1986 in Japan for Nintendo’s Family Computer Disk System, Castlevania featured the vampire hunter Simon Belmont on his quest to destroy the evil Count Dracula.

Nintendo’s Family Computer Disk System in Japan
Title Screen from original Castlevania in Japan
Disk and box from original Castlevania in Japan

The Castlevania series has been around now for 39 years, and even the original is still impressively made and fun to play, which is certainly not true of all its peers.

Starting with Castlevania I in 1986, almost 30 games have been released since then. Check out the timeline below:

We’ll be looking at some of the best games from the Castlevania series over the coming week. Check back each day for updates.

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