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Castlevania Castlevania - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Castlevania - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You play Simon who must battle his way through the castle using his trusty whip. The object is to fight off the evil enemies on your way to find the Count, and if you're lucky, destroy him.

Castlevania was produced by Konami in 1986.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Castlevania was produced include: Ping Pong, Scooter Shooter, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Twin Bee, Shao-lin's Road, Bass Angler, Double Dribble, Goonies, The, Gradius (PlayChoice), and Iron Horse


Name Castlevania
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7293
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
Dipswitch Settings

Castlevania Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - WhipJump
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Simon Belmont must defeat Dracula and save the land from destruction.

Castlevania KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.19 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.67
Fun (Social) 3.33
Fun (Solo) 4.67
Collector Desire 2.67

Technical Rating: 3.13

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 2.75
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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  • Castlevania 6 - Edits the levels.
  • Castlevania: Dracula's Revenge - Edits almost all of the levels.


VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Castlevania Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Common - There are 31 known instances of this machine owned by Castlevania collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 23 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Castlevania machine for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Castlevania circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Castlevania. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Castlevania circuit board set.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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