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Vs. Castlevania Vs. Castlevania - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Vs. 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.

Vs. Castlevania was produced by Nintendo in 1987.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Vs. Castlevania was produced include: PlayChoice 5, PlayChoice 10, PlayChoice, Volley Ball, Pro Wrestling, Vs. Gumshoe, Vs. Trojan, R-Type, Metroid, and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!


Name Vs. Castlevania
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10352
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Nintendo Vs.
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Jump|Weapon
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Vs. Castlevania Bezel Image
PCB Vs. Castlevania PCB Image

Vs. Castlevania KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.46 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.35

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 2.50
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 3.56

Gameplay 3.25
Graphics 3.25
Originality 3.75
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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This game is an arcade version of Castlevania, which was based on the arcade game Haunted Castle (both games were called Akumajo Dracula in Japan). Vs. Castlevania is not a prequel to Haunted Castle, since Haunted Castle was released first in Japan.



VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Vs. Castlevania Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 66 known instances of this machine owned by Vs. Castlevania collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 44 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Vs. Castlevania machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Vs. Castlevania. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Vs. Castlevania boards sets.

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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