Darkhugh's Den's Guide to Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight
(a.k.a. Castlevania: The Bloodletting)
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Game TM and Copyright 1997 Konami of America and Konami of Japan
Strategy Guide Copyright 1997 Hugh Sterbakov
Last updated 6/13/97 3:30pm PST

Text FAQ Version 1.1 (Updated 6/29/97)

This is a text copy of the full Dracula X guide located at:
  http://members.aol.com/HughSterb/reviews/drac/castlev.htm
which contains full maps, item pictures, and is updated more 
frequently than this guide.


Part 1
  Introduction 
  About Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight 
  Spells/Special Moves 
  Saving 
  Common Sticking Points 
  Merchant Item List 
  Complete Item List
  Retain Initial Weapons
Part 2
  Beaten the Game Yet? 
  Super Companions 
  Play as Richter Belmont 
  Richter's Special Moves 
  Other Name Codes
  Game Shark Codes 
Part 3
  Translations 
  The Monster Dictionary
Part 4
  Frequently Asked Questions 
Part 5
  Rare Items
  Main inventory chart and descriptions 
Part 6
  Armor, Cape, and jewelry chart and descriptions 
Part 7
  CD Information
Part 8
  Assignments 
  Contribute to the Page


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Introduction
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   I'm a video game reviewer and big fan of the Castlevania franchise.  Of 
course, when the import of the new Castlevania game became available, I had 
to have a copy right away, despite the fact that I can't read Japanese.  I 
thought I'd throw together a guide to getting through the game, since it'll 
be useful for others with the import and those that get the US version when 
it's released.
   In the last week of April, the official US release date was delayed until 
October 1. Unfortunate, certainly, but I do highly recommend the Japanese 
version, for several reasons.  The Japanese version includes a music CD with 
some of the greatest video game music ever composed, lifted from all the 
games in the Castlevania franchise, and a beautiful book of the production 
artwork from Nocturne/Bloodletting (or Symphony of the Night, another possible
US title). Inclusion of these items in the US version hasn't been affirmed or 
denied, but it's highly unlikely, given US practical and normal standards 
(video gaming is a much more serious, and adult, prospect in Japan, and these
items appeal to the Japanese consumer more). Finally, the Japanese version is 
available now (check the rec.games.video.sony newsgroup to buy it), and, with 
the help of this strategy guide, extremely playable even for the Japanese 
illiterate (like myself).  Be advised, however, Americans need a mod chip for 
their PlayStation or they have to use the swap method to be able to play this 
game. DON'T E-mail me about this... check out this Swap Method FAQ. 

   Konami has been hemming and hawing regarding a Saturn version of Nocturne. 
As of late April, the Saturn version was scheduled for release on 10/1 as well, 
but, shortly after, they decided not to do it.  Far as I'm concerned, it's 
still up in the air.  There's a Nintendo 64 Castlevania coming, as well:  
Video was shown at the Tokyo Toy Show.  Looks to be a Mario 64-ish take on 
Castlevania, and is currently titled "Dracula 3-D." Meanwhile, the domestic 
PSX version of the game we're here to talk about has been called "Castlevania 
V," "Castlevania X," "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night," "Castlevania: The 
Bloodletting," and "Castlevania: Nocturne in the Moonlight." I took a gamble 
and registered "Bloodletting" with the search engines. 
   Back to the matter at hand:  I don't want to ruin the game for anyone, but 
this site has gotten way too large to think about designing so that you can 
only access certain parts in a certain order. I implore you to only use this 
guide as you find extremely necessary, at least until you've beaten the game. 
The only one you'll be cheating is yourself, of the enjoyment of playing this 
fantastic game (which, granted, may be a bit too easy... and this strategy 
guide may make it WAY too easy). 
   PLEASE read this ENTIRE document BEFORE E-mailing me with questions.  For 
purchse information on the import, check the rec.games.video.sony newsgroup. 
A half dozen different people are selling it there. Again, October 1 is now 
the official release date for the US version.

About Nocturne in the Moonlight
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   This latest Castlevania adventure has been compared to Metroid:  The castle 
is one, big, non-linear world that you can explore at random.  You'll find 
certain instruments that will allow you to get into new areas of the game, 
dozens of weapons and power-up trinkets and secret areas galore.
   Of course, you control Alucard, last seen in Castlevania III:  Dracula's 
Curse.  Alucard has at his disposal many weapons, armor, capes, trinkets and 
spells.  This guide is for people who have the game and are stuck, however, 
so I'll just dispense with the intro and move right into the strategy guide.

Spells
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   These are all the spells I've been able to find.  Once you use a spell, it's 
listed in your spell book (once you obtain the first item, see Item List). If 
you get to a certain point and haven't found a spell, you can buy the spell 
book from the merchant.  Save your money... use them from here.

R: Right, L: Left, U: Up, D: Down, T: Toward

R, L, U, D, square:  
   A mist attack travels around the screen and hits your enemies. MP: 5
U, D, DT, T, square: 
   Dracula's signature 3-ball flame.  Hold up while he's casting the spell to 
   shoot the two lava balls instead.  MP: 15
L, LU, U, UR, R, square: 
   Alucard becomes red for a moment, during which he absorbs the energy from 
   the enemies he attacks. MP: 10
L, R, RD, D, DL, L, R, square: 
   Powerful burst that drains the energy from your enemies and draws it into 
   you.  This will also destroy walls.  MP: 50
U, japanese character, UR, R, RD, D, square:  
   MP: 20 The Japanese character seems to mean "hold." If you hold the "U" for 
   a few seconds, then do the rest, this spell creates four spirits to attack 
   your enemies.

Thanks to Eddy for helping me out with these.

As the Wolf: D, LD, square: 
   Lunging bite. Thanks to Sebastian for this one.

As the Bat: Hold X, U, UL, L, DL, D, DR, R, release X: 
   The bat goes shooting across the screen, attacking everything. Thanks to 
   Ben.  This is seen onscreen with question marks (?) before and after the spell.

With the Sword companion: D,DF,F,UF,U hold for 2 sec, D+square: 
  the sword will get close to the screen, say something, spin then damage all 
  enemies on screen. Thanks to Joel.

With the Staff Weapon: square + circle + triangle: 
  According to Erik:  The staff weapon (power 35, if i remember correctly) can 
  be used to cast spells when equiped with a shield. just press the two attack 
  buttons and the backdash button at the same time. Different shield combinations 
  give different spells.. some are protection.. some raise attributes.. and i've 
  found two that do damage.. one notable one (so far) would be the skull 
  shield. it casts a spell that takes off about a third of magic off my bar and 
  casts a laser beam that does multiple 100+ damages. Thanks Erik!

With the Shield Rod: Square and Circle (with Shield Rod and any Shield equipped) 
  Unleash a variety of spells, depending on which shield you've equipped. See 
  Page 7 of the web guide for more information on shields and a picture of the 
  Shield Rod. 

Special Moves
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Down, Up, Jump:  
  The "Shoe" item enables this super jump.  This can be done repeatedly to "fly." 
Down, Toward, square: 
  This will activate special spells with many of the weapons, including lightning 
  bolts, sword throwing and teleportation. Thanks to everybody who told me about 
  all this stuff.
Back, Toward, square: 
  According to PM, most two-handed weapons allow this special stroke that makes 
  Alucard charge with the weapon, causing extra damage.
Jump, DT + jump again: 
  Alucard does an attacking kick. Victor thinks you need an item to get this to 
  work (perhaps that's the winged card).
With the Blue Wand: 
  Square and Circle unleash a variety of spells, depending on which shield you've 
  equipped. Thanks to Ben for this one.
Press and hold L1,L2,R1 R2 and with them held, press SELECT and START together: 
  The game will reset itself at the title screen and is a whole lot quicker than 
  reboot. Thanks to James. 

Saving
------
  A helpful hint for those non-Japanese speaking import players:  In the save 
area, select the right option, then push UP and select the left option, and 
you'll be given two new options, one that ends with a 1 and one that ends 
with a 2.  This enables you to save the game to a new file on either memory 
card, rather than rewriting.
  I was actually asked in an E-mail where the save rooms are.  This is clearly 
getting out of hand... people are asking me questions before they've even 
played the game.  In any case, you'll see rooms with a large ball, really the 
only polygon image in the entire game, spinning around.  Stand under this ball 
and push up, you'll get the save option.  Press square to save the game over 
your current one on your memory card. 

Common Sticking Points
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  These numbered problems correspond to a map at:
  http://members.aol.com/HughSterb/reviews/drac/castlev.htm

  1. Blue Doors and Bug: First and foremost, there's a bug in the import Dracula 
X: A door that makes the game crash when you enter from a specific side. If 
you encounter this problem, don't worry.  You'll be able to enter the room 
later from the other side, and the bug will disappear.  I imagine it will be 
fixed in the US version.  Meanwhile, at the same point on the map, and in 
other areas, there are blue doors that block your progress.  You can't pass 
through these until you obtain a blue pendant from the merchant.  It's the 
first item on his list.
  2.The Merchant: The merchant's extremely confusing, especially for those of us 
who don't speak Japanese.  Here's what I've been able to figure out, from his 
main menu: 
  1. Allows you to buy items.  The item you're considering appears on his 
     table. 
  2. Allows you to buy (and sell) rings.  
  3. Instructions for fighting bosses.  Kind of a waste of money, I never 
     found any to be real problems.
   4. The Monster Dictionary.  For a complete translation, check Page 5.
   5. This is a series of selections that leads to Japanese dialogue.  Not 
      available until later in the game.  Thanks to Jeff, who tells me that a 
      Japanese associate of his told him this is "Free Conversation" with 
      some of the voice stars of the game.
   6. Leave
    (see the Merchant's Item List later in the list)
  3. Wolf Transform: In order to obtain the wolf transform from inside the 
elevator shaft, hit the mechanical object a few rows above you, then return 
and the shaft will open. As the wolf, a double-forward will make you dash, 
and you can jump higher on stairs.  Later, the triangle button will allow you 
to swim.  For spell moves using the wolf, see the spells section.
  4. Bat Transform: This is where the bat transform is located, through a grate. 
You can't obtain it until you find the mist (see #18... but try to find it 
yourself first!). 
  5. Falling Bridges/Difficult Stairs: This is a tough leap to make before the 
bridges fall out from under you.  The wolf has a fast dash (which seems to 
work when you press twice in the same direction). You'll need to use it, 
combined with his jump, to make it across the bridge.  On the second part, 
jump just as you're about to cross the bridge, then again as soon as you 
land. The wolf's jump will also enable you to get up the high stairs in the 
room with the gears.  When running up steps, for whatever reason, the wolf 
can jump extra high.
  6. Gears: There's a door with a gate over it that seems impassable in this 
room.  You'll need to his all the gears on the wall in this and the previous 
room, and you'll hear them "clunk" when you hit them.  Keep hitting each one 
until you hear them "clink" instead of "clunk."  You'll hear the difference. 
Once they've all "clinked," return to the door and the gate will be raised.
  7. Wooden Bridges: The skeleton guys throw flaming barrels at you.  Maneuver 
so that they explode over the wooden bridge and it'll collapse, offering you 
passage to the area below. The skeleton guys won't appear until you hit a 
switch all the way west (left) of that corridor.
  8. Room of Darkness: You'll need to either use the mist to get through this 
room or the bat's sonar (that's what that weird stuff the bat shoots is). At 
the other end, you'll be able to turn on a light and you'll see the spikes. 
This leads to a purple armor, the "spikebuster" armor, which allows you to 
walk across spikes.
  9. Hidden Area: I strongly recommend you keep the fairy on at all times (she's 
one of the book items you receive), as she points out hidden areas to you, 
like this one. Break through the ground and drop down to find a lake. The 
first time I got there, I found a huge, impassable door.  Later, when I 
returned, the boatman was there and he opened the door for me.  This leads 
to...
  10. Moving in Water: The snorkel is located here, and it'll allow you to move 
underwater without getting hurt.
  11. The Clock: There are six passages out from the clock room, only two of 
which are accessible at first. Once you can get that high, either with the 
bat or double-jump, you can open the upper left statue by striking it.  The 
upper right can be opened with the stopwatch weapon, which is always very 
easily found to the right or left screens.  The final area can only be 
accessed when you're wearing both rings from Maria (they both have the same 
name), found in the "Nightmare" and in area 13.
  12. Corridor of Spikes: You can't get through here until you have the 
spikebuster armor.  It's very important to do this before you beat the game.
  13. Ring from Maria: You'll need this second ring from Maria, in addition to 
the one from the Nightmare, to wear in the clock room to gain access to the 
final battle.
  14. Hidden Area: Use the demon by activating one of your spell books, and 
he'll push this button to move that wall for you.  Special thanks to Goh Woon 
for help with this.
  15. Hidden Area: This secret area, in the ceiling of the coliseum, was pointed 
out to me by Mike K.  The 50-point spell, an axe or the super mist will all 
break through the wall. Thanks again! Sorry for all the confusion regarding 
this area... everything should make sense now.
  16. Hidden Area: Thanks to Ed for pointing out this secret area.  Just hit the 
ground with an advanced weapon to drop down.  The fairy may point it out to 
you, but be careful because there are TWO secret areas right next to each 
other (I missed the second one).
  17. Double Jump: Because people just don't want to do anything for themselves, 
I'm having to go back and point out even the most blatant items.  There's a 
blue pendant here which grants you the double-jump.
  18. Mist Transform: Well, here's the location of the mist item. Most people 
managed to find this on their own.
  19. Hidden Area: Okay... many people are having problems.  Check out the map 
on the web page.  Look at the hidden area 19.  The room that you enter it from 
has four entrances, right?  Upper left, where you come from when you start the 
game, lower right, which is a blocked wall until later, and upper right (forget 
the passage in the ceiling for now). When you *first* enter, from the upper left, 
you'll come across a big rock.  If you hit the rock, you get a turkey.  However, 
once you become more powerful, you can keep going through that rock to create a 
passageway all the way through. NOW... if you turn into a wolf and run through 
this rock, a passageway on the lower left wall *should* open up.  That's how I 
did it.  Other people have E-Mailed saying it doesn't work, other people have 
said it worked after 20 tries, other people say they had to use the bat, or the 
wolf one way and the bat back.  I don't know... it's the same as the whole 
playing as Richter thing... it works for some people and doesn't work for others.
More info as it's available. 

Merchant's Item List
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by Ken Lee
 
Item Name                    Price             Effects/Notes

Blue Pendant: `Open Door'    $500              Allows you to Open all the Blue 
     *Important *                              Doors
Potion                       $800              Restores HP
Serum                        $200              Cures Poison
Uncurse                      $200              Eliminates `Curse' status
Hammer                       $200              Cures Petrification (with Fairy 
                                               activated)
Magic Missile                $300              1 time use
Knife                        $300              1 time use
Boomerang #                                    1 time use
Magical Ticket               $500              Teleport back to the Merchant 
                                               (cool shortcut)
Sabre                        $1500             weapon
Mace                         $2000             weapon
Damascus Sword               $4000             weapon
Leather Shield               $400   
Iron Shield                  $3980
Velvet Hat                   $400              defense
Leather Hat                  $1000             defense
Circlet                      $4000             defense
Iron Breastplate             $1500             
`Steel' Breastplate          $4000
Diamond Breastplate          $12,000
Reversable Cape              $2000
Elven Robe                   $3000             Helps hide in forest
`Order Made' (System)        $30,000           For System Menu, can `pick 
                                               colors' 
Medal                        $3000             Adds +1 to Offense And Defense
MAP of the Castle            $103              * Definitely a must buy ^_^ *
Pearl Ring #  
Magician's Book - "Dark                        Spell 
    Metamorphosis" #
"Summon Spirit" #                              Spell 
"Hellfire" #                                   Spell 
Duplicator #                 $500,000          Makes one-of-a-kind items 
                                               limitless. Not available until
                                               you beat the final villan.
# These items become available later on, after you progress further in the 
game.

  Please note: This is the order that they are in the first time you see the 
Merchant; some items after they are bought will `disappear' and thus the 
Order of the items might be `thrown off' a little. Also, please excuse the 
rough translations of these items. Enjoy.  

Thanks again, Ken!

Finally, several people have pointed out that you get an increase life item 
by doing the super jump under the merchant: D, U, jump.


Complete Item List
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by Locke

Here's a complete list of all the items (as in 'Got an Item' items; i.e. 
abilities) read it from top to bottom (first is top left, second is top 
right, etc.)

Soul of Bat 
   Enables you to turn into a bat (press r1 button)
Fire of Bat 
   Enables you to fire fireballs when you are a bat (press attack 
   button)
Echo of Bat 
  Enables you to send sonar waves when you are a bat (press 
  triangle button)
Crazy Echo 
  Makes the bat's sonar wave longer
Soul of Wolf 
  Enables you to turn into a wolf (press r2 button)
Power of Wolf 
  Enables you to run faster (tap right or left twice and hold 
  down) Using this method you can break walls by crashing into them
Skill of Wolf 
  Enables you to swim when you are a wolf. (hold triangle button 
  and press left or right)
Mist 
  Enables you to turn into mist (press l1 button)
Power of mist 
  Enables you to stay mist for as long as you like
Gas Cloud 
  Instead of turning into mist you will turn into a yellow gas cloud 
  that damages enemies.
Materialize Cube 
  Makes pick-ups appear from candles and flames when you hit them
Soul Orb (a.k.a. Candle )
  Displays the amount of damage you inflict with each attack
Float Boots (a.k.a. High Jump Boots)
  Allows you to jump 5 times higher (press down, up, then jump 
  button)
Flight Stone (a.k.a. Double Jump Pendant)
  Allows you to perform a double jump (press jump button 
  while in the air)
Holy Symbol (Snorkel) 
  Prevents water from damaging you.
Book of Enemy Names 
  Names Records the names of enemies you encounter and displays 
  them on the screen (This is actually translated as "Fairy Book,"
  but, since I designed my map with "Fairy Card" listed as "Fairy 
  Book," it's just too confusing to actually list this item by 
  its proper translation)
Unlock Jewel 
  Unlocks locked doors
Mermaid Statue 
  Summons the boatman to bring you across the water vein (lower 
  right hand corner of first castle)
Essence of Bat 
  Summons a bat to help you fight enemies (listed as "Bat Book" on
  my map)
Essence of Ghost
  Summons a ghost to help you fight enemies (referred to as "Skull
  Book" on my map because the ghost is a flaming skull)
Essence of Fairy
  Summons a fairy to heal your health and status and to point out 
  secret areas
Essence of Little Devil
  Summons a devil to help you fight enemies (listed as "Demon Book 1"
  on my map)
Essence of Sword
  Summons an intelligent sword to help you fight enemies (listed as 
  "Sword Book" on my map)
Essence of Hafling
  Summons a "half" fairy to heal your health and status and to point 
  out secret areas (listed as "Fairy Book 1" on my map)
Essence of Nose Goblin
  Summons a "nose" devil to help you fight enemies (listed as Demon 
  Book 2 on my map)
Dracula's Heart 
  Immunity from Curse
Dracula's Tooth 
  Increases your STR+10
Dracula's Bone 
  increases your CON+10
Dracula's Ring 
  increases your INT+10
Dracula's Eye 
  Increases your LCK+10

Thanks to Shadeless and Davin "The Raven" for contributing to these.

Thanks to everyone who's helped me out with the game, especially the guys on 
rec.games.video.sony, Davin "The Raven," "Moi," for some great photos, 
Anonymous, Ed, Locke and Ken Lee.

Retain Initial Weapons
----------------------

From Soo Yu Shen: 

When you first start the game, there is a way to keep all of your belongings
from being stolen by Shaft. To do this, you need to use the 99 luck name code. 
Start the game as usual but in the room after point #19 and before shaft, 
there are 3 wolves. Kill all of them and stop at the end of the room. Unequip 
some of the items so that only the sword, cape & necklace remain. At this 
point, your defense should only be twelve. Turn back & kill the first wolf. 
At the second wolf, stop in front of it so that it will lunge at you. If done 
correctly, you will 'fly' past shaft & into the next room. 

You can't pause & equip back your armor at this point. To resume the game 
normally, save your game or go into the next room. 

Nick got this bug to work, but warns that you can't, at any point, return to 
that room where Death is, or he'll take the stuff. You can go all the way 
around and access the entrance through the ground water vein, however. 

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Beaten the Game Yet?
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Don't scroll down if you haven't!!!
   If you've beaten the game, fought Richter Belmont (from 
Castlevania: Dracula X) and defeated him and seen the end credits, you should 
check your score and see how close you are to 100%.
   Then sit down... you're only half finished.
   That's right, there's a second castle, a duplicate of the first, but it's  
upside down and has tougher, stronger enemies.
   In order to reach the second castle, you must defeat the orb controlling 
Richter Belmont (you didn't think a noble Belmont would really stand in your 
way, did you?).  In order to do so, you'll need to wear the two rings Maria 
gave you during the adventure, one during the nightmare and one in the upper 
left hand corner after the corridor of spikes.  Stand in the clock room and 
the bottom floor will open up.  Drop down and meet Maria, she'll give you a 
pair of goggles.  Equip them and go fight Richter.  You'll see your true 
enemy.
   (A full graphical Map of the inverted Castle can be found at the URL at 
the top of this document.)
Points of note in the second castle:
   1. Level-Raising Opportunity There are some really tough knights in the 
corridors to either side of the clock, but they give an INSANE amount of 
experience, over 2000 pts. each.  Since there's a save point right around the 
corner, this is a quick, easy way to become extremely powerful.  You can 
raise 7 levels in 10 minutes.
   2. Super-Powerful Weapon On my second trip through this corridor, a 
werewolf guy dropped the most powerful weapon I've seen in the game thus 
far:  A sword that just swipes in a blurry circle, as quickly as you can tap 
the button. Keep looking for this one, it's noticeably different from any 
other weapon you'll find.
   3. How To Reach the Underwater Areas If you're going for a perfect 200%, 
you have to go everywhere, but how to reach these high underwater 
areas?  Once you find the final Wolf transform, the wolf can swim underwater 
by using the triangle button.
   4. How to Score Over 200% I've got 200.4%, the highest score I've heard 
of.  To do that, I reached every area of the castle and used the magic ticket 
(teleport back to the merchant, obtained from the merchant... see Merchant's 
Item List) during the fight with Dracula to score that area as well. If you 
figure out a way to score more than 200.4%, please let me know.

Super Companions
----------------

   According to Rukes Kewl, if you get your companion to level 50, they'll 
become much stronger.  The sword, for example, will grow extra blades and 
hurt enemies just by touching them.  You can also use the 50+ level sword as 
a weapon.
   According to Klawinski, once the bat reaches level 50, a second bat will 
join you when you're in bat form, so that when you shoot the fire balls, you 
have a total of 4 coming at once.
The following information is all from Shou:
   Sword: At around level 80, he changes his attack pattern. Instead of 
swinging in a circle, he swings his sword like a regular swordsman:  He goes 
into the background and then comes out and swings the sword to any enemy 
onsight. You can approach an enemy from a far distance and your sword 
companion will strike the for heavy damage (about 300+ hp off the bad guys). 
At level 99, it takes about 500+ hp off the foes and hits the stronger guys, 
or the bosses, twice or three times. Your sword from this companion becomes 
the strongest weapon, too (once at level 99).
   Both Demons: Once you raise their level to 75-80, they start attacking the 
enemies with fire, ice and lighting from their spear. They also have a fourth 
attack, which has a long range. i'm not sure which element this is, but i 
think it's a better version of the lighting spear (they start using this 
attack at about level 85-90). These attacks seem random... depending on what 
level they are, they use these attacks more often.
   Both Fairies: At around level 75+, they become more useful. For example, 
when you're are at an ice area, they'll use the "Defend from Ice" vials right 
away, since the enemies will use ice magic. 
   Bat: There will be 4 bats to help you (when you're in the bat form) at 
around level 85 (i'm not sure, but defintely at level 90).
   Ghost: At about level 80+, the ghost will start giving you hit points as 
he kills the enemies. it seems as if he drains the life force off the enemies 
and transfers it to you, although he only gives you 8 hit points at a time 
(same as the 50 point magic spell). Ift, if he attacks stronger enemies (for 
example, the golden knights, which give a lot of experience (as noted in the 
inverted castle section), he will attack them many times, giving you 40-56 
hit points. 
   Once at level 99, they all take a large amount of hp (we're talking about 
356 and up) off the enemies and bosses.
   Shou also pointed out that he's found a great place to raise the 
companions' levels (obviously, since he's gotten them all so high):  the 
entrance and adjoining room to the library in the inverted castle.  Clearing 
the room of enemies (the lion guys with wolverine claws and pogo stick 
corpses, for example) can give your companions 24 experience points at a 
time.  Check it out... Shou obviously knows what he's doing with the 
companions.
   From Chubs:
   The room where you can get your little guys up levels is located in the 
middle right of the inverted castle. It is the room with the big sword with 
shields and spears flying around it. Your guys go up at least a half a level 
every time you kill the sword. your little guys do not have to hit it to go 
up levels all you must do is kill it with them equiped.

Play as Richter Belmont
-----------------------

   That's right!  We're all trying to figure out exactly what point you can 
do this, but you seem to need a game saved to your memory card that has you 
as far as the final battle in the game, into the middle section of the 
inverted castle. You MUST have beaten the final villain and your save game 
must say "CLEAR."
   PLEASE read the above paragraph BEFORE E-mailing me to ask when you can 
play as Richter.  I'm tired of answering this question when it's 
RIGHT THERE!!! 
   You can play as Richter Belmont by entering the name "Richter" on that 
same memory card.  The game's format is structured very similar to 
Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, this game's direct predecessor (only for the 
PC Engine, despite a terrible conversion to the SNES).  Thanks to Ed for 
pointing this out to me.
   You're a Belmont, and you can whip right or left, or jiggle you whip as 
Simon could in Super Castlevania IV. You can save your game, so it may be 
designed that you can actually play all the way through as Richter (although 
he can't use spells).
   As Richter, a double-forward makes him dash, and you can jump higher. 
   The merchant will not acknowledge Richter, (as seen in a photo):  He's 
facing away.
   I've reached the first throne room as Richter, and there was nobody 
waiting for me.  The portal to the second castle was available.  It's clear 
sailing into the inverted castle.  I have to say, although the game's much 
more challenging as Richter, it's not as interesting without all the items 
and weapons to find.
   I'm currently playing through as Richter, and I'll have more info soon.
   I have to admit, however... I don't really enjoy playing as Richter.  With 
none of the secret items to find, it just becomes a chore to cover all the 
areas.  Although Richter's whip is a very suitable weapon, he's too easily 
harmed, and moving around with that jump move is just a pain in the butt.
   Rumors float about that, after beating the game as Richter, entering 
"Dracula" or "Maria" makes those characters playable... any confirmation?

Richter's Special Moves
-----------------------

   Dash: tap forward twice to make Ricther run.
   U, D, jump: super jump.  Thanks to Ed.
   "Flying": it turns out that Richter's super jump can be done again in the 
air, so he can basically continue to rise and, for the most part, fly 
wherever he needs to go.  It's tricky, but it works.
   Special thanks to Josh for the following secret moves:
     Jump, and then jump again in the air:  Backflip
     D and jump:  Slide
     D, jump and then jump again during the slide:  Slide Kick
     F, FU, U, UB, B, BD, D, DF, F, square:  Blade Attack (this can also be 
done in the air)
     Triangle:  If Richter has no weapon, this will charge his whip with 
fire.  If Richer has a weapon and enough hearts, it will cause the super 
weapon (as seen by pressing select in Dracula X for the PCE).
     U, D, DF, F, square:  Rushing Blade Attack. Use this in combination with 
Richter's super jump to pass some of the difficult jumps in areas 5 and 6.

There are eight areas in which it seems impossible for Richter to pass 
because he doesn't have the same abilities as Alucard.

1) The wolf trick (running through the rock tunnel) area by the fishmen.
2) 'Sticking Point' #14/The area where you need to use the demon to push 
   the button to move the wall for you.
3) 'Sticking Point' #8/The Spiked area (Room of Darkness) in the lower 
   right of the map where you needed to use the bats sonar to get by. 
4) 'Sticking Point' #9/The huge impassable door in the hidden lake. 
5) The Door above the telescope (right side of map) where you need to turn
   into mist to get by.
6) The door in the lower left half of the library where you need to turn
   to mist to get by. 
7) 'Sticking Point' #12/Corridor of spikes in the upper left of the castle
   where there's also a door that you also need to turn to mist to get by. 
8) 'Sticking Point' #11/The lower half of the clock where you need to wear the
   two rings that Maria gave you to open up this area. 

Thanks to Mike for this summary.

Other Name Codes
----------------
These all must be entered once you have another file saved with at least 200% 
of the game complete, same as "Richter."

AXEARMOR - Starts you with the blue armor that enables you to become the 
axe-weilding blue knight.

X-X!V''Q - (that's two apostrophes between the V and the Q) - starts you 
with 99 luck.

Thanks to Soo Yu Shen for these.

Game Shark Codes
----------------
By Chubs
Max attack      800f4bf6 1400
Max Guard       800f504e 1400
Max HP          80097bao 270f 
                80097ba4 270f
Max MP          80097bb0 270f 
                80097bb4 270f
Max Heart       80097ba8 270f  
                80097bac 270f
Max Str         80097bb8 03e7
Max con         80097bbc 03e7
Max int         80097bc0 03e7
Max luck        80097bc4 03e7
Max exp         80097bec 423f 
                80097bee 000f
Max gold        80097bf0 423f 
                80097bf2 000f
All Special Items 
                80097982 8180 
                80097984 8382 
                80097986 8584 
                80097988 8786 
                80097964 0303 
                80097966 0303 
                80097968 0303 
                8009796a 0303 
                8009796c 0303 
                8009796e 0303 
                80097970 0303 
                80097972 0303
                80097974 0303 
                80097976 0303 
                80097978 0303 
                8009797a 0303 
                8009797c 0303 
                8009797e 0303 
                80097980 0303 
  Thanks again Chubs!

Infinite health for richter From Simon
                80087ba0 003c
                80136c04 003c 

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Translations
------------
   I can't provide translations for one amazing reason:  I can't read, or 
speak, Japanese.  Requesting translations won't do any good... we all want 
them. As they're provided to me, I'll post them right away. Thanks very, very 
much to Ed.
   
   Basic Interactions

Merchant: 
   When Al meets the merchant for the first time, he asks for him to help fight 
the revival of Dracula. The merchant who's already Drac's ally cannot. But as 
Al's old friend, he does decide to atleast conduct business with him. 
(From Anonymous)

First encounter with Richter: 
   Once Al meets Richter for the first time, Richter talks about him becoming 
the new master of the castle while Alucard can't quite fit things together why. 
Then Richter does one of those, "Kill him, my demonic minions!" speech to sick 
the werewolf and minotaur on you. (From Anonymous)

When you meet Maria in the hall of spikes (after first confrontation with Richter): 
   Alucard tells her that Richter is the one responsible for the early revival 
of Dracula. Not only that, but he's even the master of the castle. Maria doesn't 
believe you and goes to see for herself.(From Anonymous)

Maria inside center of first castle: 
  Maria tells you that you were right about Belmont. She gives you the green 
goggles that can see through evil illusions (they're really specks).(From Anonymous)

Against Richter WITH Green Goggles: 

When Alucard enters the throne room:

Richter: I've waited long enough for you.
Alucard: Answer me! What is your motive behind resurrecting Dracula?
Richter: The Count revives only once every century, but now my goal has been 
         accomplished to grant my blood's cry for battle; for if Dracula is brought 
         back to life, then I can continue fighting forever.
Alucard: You are merely blinded by your own selfish thoughts.
After Alucard slashes the floating green orb a few times...
Shaft: I've failed! But this is not the end. Dracula's revival is near! (vanishes)
Richter: Blast! How did I become like this?
Maria: Thank you Alucard, for saving Richter.
Richter: Alucard? The very same one which fought together with my ancestor, Ralph C. 
         Belmont against Dracula?
Alucard: I believe the person behind this is somewhere in this castle.
Richter: Yes.
Alucard: Maria, leave this castle with Richter; I'll take care of the rest. 
         (From Anonymous 2)


Nightmare:
Alucard's mother [Lisa] is held on the cross:
Alucard: Mother!
A's mom: Alucard!
A: I am coming to help you!
A's mom: No, alucard, I am so content that I can see you before I die. I hate 
the people in this world and they should be killed.
A: ......Mother! why do you say such thing?
A's Mom: what? you don't agree. All of the people should be killed!
A: No, you are not my mother, who are you?
Bat-girl: Ha ha, I couldn't deceive you!
   Then, Lisa changes into a bat-girl (the succubus) and they 
start the battle. (From Ed)
   
   After Succubus: 
  After Alucard beats the succubus, the succubus realizes his blood-line and 
what she was up against. Alucard tells her that dying in a dream meant the 
death of one's mind, and that she should be trapped in this world for-ever. 
She pleads for him to not leave her there, but Alucard's kinda pissed with her 
medling with his memories and leaves her to rot. (From anonymous)
   
Shaft:
  The guy controling Richter is the Dark Preist, Shaft. Dracula came back when 
the good in humans dwindled (which tended to be when about a century passed 
after one of their problems died). The Belmonts' bloodline was filled with 
some kind of holy power that made them the perfect enenmy for Drac. Their 
existence also kept Drac's power from collecting so easily. If that was so, 
once one of them became evil, the good vs. evil balance would shift a great 
deal to evil with the good in the bloodline temporarily gone. That's what 
woke Alucard up and brought about Drac's early revival.(From Anonymous)

--The Four Endings--

1. Kill Ritcher WITHOUT the green glasses Maria gave you: 
   Ending - Alcaurd on his own. 
   Speech - 
Alucard: All the evil has been banished from this world, I'll now go to eternal rest.

END (From Elji)

2. Kill Ritcher WITH the glasses maria gave you: 
   Ending - Alucard and Maria. 

Translation:

Alucard: It's the end for you, Richter!
Richter: The battle between humans and vampires ends here. There is no need for 
the hunter without the hunted anymore. And this shall become my final resting 
place...
Castlevania disintegrates.
Alucard: You O.K?
Maria: Richter - what's happened to him?
Alucard: I'm sorry...
Maria: ... thank you for stopping him. Although it's a bit of a tragedy, but I 
suppose that's his fate.
Alucard: So, your quest ends here.
Maria: Not quite. I must find out why Richter changed so drastically.
Alucard: In that case, I wish you good luck.
Maria: Farewell Alucard. I hope you have a safe journey.

END (From Anonymous 2)

3. Kill Dracula with less than 200%: 
   Ending - Alucard, Maria and Ritcher. 
   Speech - 

Alucard: The final battle has finished. 
Richter: We can start to rebuilt again. 
Maria: What's going to happen to you, Alucard? 
Alucard: My cursed blood line forbids me of a normal life I shall go to 
         eternal sleep once again. 
Maria: I see...You take care. 
Alucard: Farewell. 
Richter/Maria: Until next time.

END (From Elji)

4. Beat Dracula with more than 200%: 
   Ending - Alucard, Maria and Ritcher. 

Translation:

When Alucard enters Dracula's revival chamber:
Shaft: You have finally come, my master's son.
Alucard: So, you're the one who's been controlling Richter! 
Shaft: That is correct. I am the dark priest Shaft, bringer of chaos and 
       destruction to the world.
Alucard: Why did you make Richter the master of this castle?
Shaft: Vampire hunters have used their holy powers to conflict against 
       vampires for centuries. What if we had this power to fight together 
       with us instead...? 
Alucard: If Richter's powers were controllable, then you could use the same 
         powers to go up against others.
Shaft: Correct! We are making use of his powers to dispose of any intruders 
       which may disrupt the revival ceremony.
Alucard: In that case, you must stop everything at once!
Shaft: I'm afraid that is not going to be easy. You will surrender the final 
       sacrifice item to us - your corpse!

After the battle:

Shaft: (curses)
Alucard: There is no place here for you Shaft. Return to your beloved dark 
         realms!
Shaft: Arrr... my dreams! Master Count Dracula! Plunge this world into 
       darkness and despair!
Dracula appears, seated on his throne:
Alucard: Father...
Dracula: Who are you? Ah, it has been a long time, my son.
Alucard: I would rather not see you again. Neither would I allow you to take 
         another step.
Dracula: You're still unchanged, always standing on the humans' side. Have you 
         forgotten your mother's death?
Alucard: No, but it's because Mother did not wish for me to avenge her.
Dracula: Nonsense! Let me destroy your cursed blood, and have you revert back 
         to a true vampire!
Alucard: By my mother's name, Dracula! I swear to defeat you!

After the battle:

Alucard: Return to your rightful place, and realize Mother's pain!
Dracula: ... why did I lose?
Alucard: If you have to protect something, your will-power will make you 
         stronger; if you lose something precious, that is enough for you to fall.
Dracula: Uh... my never-ending quest for power is the reason which led to my 
         downfall.
Alucard: ......
Dracula: Tell me Alucard, what did Lisa say to you before she passed away...?
Alucard: She said never to hate humans. If they are really unforgivable, then 
         they will pave the way to their own destruction themselves. And she will 
         always love you, my father!
Dracula: Lisa, I am truly sorry.
Castlevania disintegrates.
Alucard: Are you two alright?
Maria: Alucard! You're safe and sound.
Richter: I'm sorry Alucard. To have you fight your own father...
Alucard: It's alright. Maybe that is his fate.
Richter: Even for that I thank you.
Alucard: But remember, in truth, Dracula cannot destroy the world himself; 
         humans can.
Richter: I understand.
Maria: Where are you planning to go now, Alucard?
Alucard: This world does not need me, for my bloodline is cursed. I will retreat to 
         an unknown place to spend my days. Probably, we won't meet again. (leaves)
Maria: Alucard...
Richter: Maria, do you wish to follow him?
Maria: Sorry, but I can't just leave him alone like that.
Richter: If you're not afraid of regretting your decision, then you're free to 
         choose your own path.
Maria: Thank you! Good luck to you.
Richter: Same here.

End (by Anonymous 2, thanks to Jason for some help)

The Monster Dictionary 
----------------------

By Davin "The Raven"
   There's a few things to establish first. The monster's number (listed as 
"No. 1" or "No. 2", etc.) is the actual list number on each of the pages of 
the Monster Dictionary (in the upper right of each page). The abbreviation 
"LV" means "level" 
"HP" means "Hit Points" 
"RE" means "Resists" (meaning that this kind of attack is resisted by 
that monster) 
"IN" means "ineffective" (that kind of attack has no effect) 
"WP" means "weak point" (self-explanatory) 
"AB" means "absorbs" (that's the source of that monster's power) 
"drop items" refers to potential items that that monster may drop 
"Exp." means "experience" 
   The phrase in quotation marks is the actual translated description of that 
monster from the Monster Dictionary. 
   One final note on interpreted names: All names given have been researched 
in fantasy dictionaries, mythology books, and D&D manuals to ensure the 
absolutely correct interpretations. However, there are a few I'm still not 
sure on, so they are distinguished by being surrounded in asterisks and 
written in all capitals like *THIS*. Enjoy!
   No. 1 Dracula LV: ??, HP: 600 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 0 "The master of Demon Castle who was defeated 
by Richter 5 years before in 1792."
   No. 2 Red Skeleton LV: 0, HP: 9 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 0 "Since it absorbed a lot of blood into its 
body, it's a regenerating skeleton."
   No. 3 Spin Head LV: 1, HP: ?? / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 0 "A skull made strong and unbreakable by 
magic."
   No. 4 Zombie LV: 1, HP 1 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy or Fire, AB: none 
drop items: $100, Cloth Clothes / Exp.: 5 "The living dead whose movements 
are controlled by magic."
   No. 5 Bat LV: 1, HP: 1 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none drop 
items: Potion, Capsule Monster #2 / Exp.: 10 "A blood-sucking bat. A terrifying 
underling of vampires."
   No. 6 *ANFOWGLIA* LV: 2, HP: 32 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 10 "Guardian wolf of the castle entrance."
   No. 7 Skeleton LV: 2, HP: 9 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none drop 
items: Shield Potion, Capsule Monster #3 / Exp.: 10 "A white skeleton 
manipulated by magic."
   No. 8 Fishman LV: 2, HP: 10 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire or Thunder, 
AB: none drop items: Zircon (the cheap, green ring), Capsule Monster #1 / 
Exp.: 12 "Water-dwelling man. Attacks prey that comes near the water."
   No. 9 *ALTIBATIRAE* LV: 3, HP: 18 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 20 "Four-legged skeleton that moves along 
walls and drops acid."
   No. 10 Skeleton Soldier LV: 3, HP: 18 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Short Sword, Rusty Sword/ Exp.: 15 "A brave skeleton knight."
   No. 11 Fishman (second type) LV: 3, HP: 10 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire 
or Thunder, AB: none drop items: Zircon, Capsule Monster #1/ Exp.: 12 "A fishman 
who shoots powerful fireballs. Has a massive physique."
   No. 12 Axe Armor LV: 4, HP: 32 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Items (I'm not 
sure what this means by that), AB: none drop items: Axe (Sub-Weapon), Copper 
Armor/ Exp.: 10 "Low-class Axe Armor who wears green copper armor."
   No. 13 Skeleton Rib LV: 4, HP: 12 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none 
drop items: Leather Shield, Knight Shield / Exp.: 10 "Rib-throwing skeleton."
   No. 14 Bloody Zombie LV: 4, HP: 24 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy or Fire, 
AB: none drop items: Cloth Clothes, Baselard / Exp.: 15 "What remains of 
crusaders who came from the east 300 years ago."
   No. 15 Une LV: 5, HP: 12 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: none drop 
items: Grapes, Strawberries / Exp.: 20 "An enchanted plant that attacks its 
prey with thorny leaves."
   No. 16 *TURN-NATE* Table LV: 5, HP: 20 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Beer, Morning Set / Exp.: 20 "By way of channeling, evil 
spirits possess a turn table (Western style)."
   No. 17 Boomerang Skeleton LV: 5, HP: 18 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, 
AB: none drop items: Boomerang, Flame Boomerang/ Exp.: 15 "A skeleton equipped 
with a boomerang."
   No. 18 *GAIBON* LV: 6, HP: 200 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp,: 200 "A type of devil-knight of death. 
Proficient at mid-air attacks and spitting fiery breath."
   No. 19 Ghost LV: 6, HP: 11 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none drop 
items: $400, serum / Exp.: 10 "A ghost enveloped in odd energy."
   No. 20 *BERIGAN* LV: 6, HP: 200 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 200 "A type of devil-knight of death. 
Proficient at ground-level attacks and using a magic battle spear."
   No. 21 Marionette LV: 6, HP: 20 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: none 
drop items: Strength Medicine, Circlet / Exp.: 30 "A doll manipulated by the 
will of evil that desires living flesh."
   No. 22 *ANPHISBAENA* LV: 7, HP: 80 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Holy or 
Fire, AB: none drop items: Pentagram, Strawberry Tart / Exp.: 50 "Two-headed 
monster with a head up front and at the back, but can't discern which is the 
head and which is the tail."
   No. 23 Medusa Head LV: 7, HP: 12 / RE: none, IN: Stone, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Resist Stone, Medusa Sheild / Exp.: 20 "Born and mass produced from 
Medusa's hair."
   No. 24 Flea Man LV: 7, HP: 11 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Takemitsu (a Japanese bamboo sword), Cheese / Exp.: 17 "A monster 
who bounces around like a flea."
   No. 25 Skeleton Gunman LV: 8, HP: 24 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Magic Missile, Talisman / Exp.: 20 "Skeleton soldiers equipped 
with rifles."
   No. 26 Blades Novice LV: 8, HP: 16 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: $400, Namakura (a sword) / Exp.: 20 "A skeleton soldier 
who's still learning the art of 2-handed swordplay."
   No. 27 Heavy Armor LV: 8, HP: 90 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Iron Ball, Neutron Bomb / Exp.: 90 "Heavy armor equipped with a 
huge iron ball."
   No. 28 Medusa Head (second type) LV: 8, HP: 12 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
none, AB: Stone drop items: Resist Stone, Medusa Shield / Exp.: 30 "Born and 
mass produced from Medusa's hair, can change others to stone."
   No. 29 Man-Eating Flower LV: 8, HP: 60 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Slash 
(using a non-elemental sword), AB: Dark drop items: Leather Armor, Leather 
Shield/ Exp.: 60 "A wild man-eating plant, it spits stone-transformation seeds."
   No. 30 Axe Armor (second type) LV: 9, HP: 42 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
none, AB: none drop items: Axe (Sub-Weapon), Axe Armor Shield / Exp.: 50 
"Heavy armor equipped with an axe. Also has a shield, so there's no getting 
past its defensive front."
   No. 31 Devil LV: 9, HP: 200 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none drop 
items: Pentagram, Bat Pentagram/ Exp.: 100 "A devil who uses cold air and fire. 
It's as if he has no spirit."
   No. 32 Archer Skeleton LV: 10, HP: 10 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: $400, Magic Missle / Exp.: 50 "A skeleton archer equipped with 
a bow."
   No. 33 Armor Knight LV: 10, HP: 20 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Javelin, Iron Armor / Exp.: 70 "An armored soldier equipped
with a long spear."
   No. 34 Scylla Tail LV: 10, HP: 130 / RE: none, IN: Water, WP: Thunder, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 100 "A water snake born from Scylla."
   No. 35 Skeleton Ape LV: 10, HP: 10 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Banana, Explosives / Exp.: 500 "A white skeleton with an 
ape-like body manipulated by magic."
   No. 36 Doppelganger Level 10 LV: 10, HP: 120 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
none, AB: none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 500 "A murderous devil who 
borrows the form of his victim."
   No. 37 Flying Skull LV: 10, HP: 15 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Felt Hat, Resist Dark / Exp.: 30 "Begrudged spirit of the 
severed head of a warrior executed by the guillotine that has come to the 
castle in search of a body."
   No. 38 Flying Skeleton LV: 10, HP: 15 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Iron Shield, Javelon / Exp.: 30 "Numerous types of skeletons 
have been put together to make a flying skeleton soldier."
   No. 39 Enchanted Book LV: 10, HP: 26 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: 
none drop items: $1000, Pentagram / Exp.: 30 "A book within which is written 
the first steps of sorcery."
   No. 40 Owl LV: 10, HP: 26 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: none drop 
items: none, none / Exp.: 30 "Owls from a forest near Demon Castle have been 
driven mad by the evil energy." 
   No. 41 Bone Pillar LV: 10, HP: 64 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none 
drop items: Serum, Dance Mask/ Exp.: 30 "A situated dragon head made of the 
white bones of dinosaurs." (Accompanying Spiked Ball drops the "AxeArmor Mail" 
which turns you into the blue knight)
   No. 42 Victory Armor LV: 11, HP: 61 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Cutlass (a sword), *BEKATOWA* (another sword) "A big sword-
wielding armored soldier who boasts of unending victories."
   No. 43 Ectoplasm LV: 11, HP: 18 / RE: Slash, IN: none, WP: Holy or Fire, 
AB: none drop items: Uncurse, Mana-Prism/ Exp.: 70 "The fine substance 
discharged from corpses that still have a connection to this world."
   No. 44 Toad LV: 11, HP: 10 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire or Thunder, 
AB: none drop items: Blue Knuckle, Pizza / Exp.: 20 "A toad was baptised by 
devils upon the Sabbath and grew big."
   No. 45 Great Armor LV: 12, HP: 84 / RE: Slash, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Rapier, Sabre/ Exp.: 100 "The corpse of a general who had 
seen death strewn about the battlefield was made into this heavily armored 
soldier."
   No. 46 Slant Guarder LV: 12, HP: 48 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Cutlass, Damascus Sword/ Exp.: 30 "Armor soldier whose 
fighting specialty is to put his feet in bad places."
   No. 47 *DUELLAHAN* Skeleton LV: 12, HP: 32 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy,
AB: none drop items: Leather Armor, Rapier / Exp.: 50 "A white skeletal 
knight with a severed head and equipped with a rapier."
   No. 48 Frog LV: 12, HP: 2 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire or Thunder, 
AB: none drop items: Knuckle, Pizza/ Exp.: 20 "*JACKMAN'S* frog of ill omen."
   No. 49 Frozen Shade LV: 12, HP: 16 / RE: none, IN: Water, WP: Fire, AB: 
Ice drop items: Ice Armor, Ice Cream / Exp.: 40 "A ghost who controls the 
cold."
   No. 50 Big Ghost LV: 12, HP: 80 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none 
drop items: Scimitar (a sword), Skull Shield/ Exp.: 50 "A ghost grown big 
from powerful spiritual force."
   No. 51 Weapons Dictionary LV: 12, HP: 22 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: Fire, 
AB: none drop items: $2000, Sabre/ Exp.: 35 "Ancient weapons dictionary."
   No. 52 Skeleton Morning Star LV: 13, HP: 36 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
Holy, AB: none drop items: Morning Star (a rod weapon), Tasty Meat / Exp.: 50
"A skeleton equipped with a long-handled morning star."
   No. 53 *SEMULAR* LV: 13, HP: 17 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Turkey, Ham & Eggs / Exp.: 50 "The Flea Man has gained the 
ability to fly by controlling a bird."
   No. 54 Black Crow LV: 13, HP: 15 / RE: Thunder, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Zircon, Anman (Chinese-style bun)/ Exp.: 50 "An evil crow 
with a taste for humans."
   No. 55 Blue Crow LV: 13, HP: 15 / RE: Thunder, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Zircon, Nikuman (Chinese-style meat bun)/ Exp.: 50 "By way 
of the castle's magic, the bluish ghost of a dead crow continues to fly." 
   No. 56 Ruler Sword LV: 13, HP: 90 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: *CUTTSBURGER*, Bastard Sword/ Exp.: 80 "A sword with evil 
intent. Pulls off the phenomenon of raising poltergeists."
   No. 57 Man-Faced Plant LV: 13, HP: 18 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: Fire, 
AB: none drop items: Serum, Healing Potion/ Exp.: 100 "An enchanted plant 
that grew up on the nourishment of human bodies."
   No. 58 Scylla LV: 14, HP: 200 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Thunder, AB: 
Water drop items: none, none / Exp.: 500 "A sea monster with an ugly heart
and a hideous form to match."
   No. 59 Skeleton Spear LV: 14, HP: 30 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Javelin, Ham & Eggs / Exp.: 40 "A skeleton soldier equipped 
with a long-handled halberd."
   No. 60 Alastor LV: 15, HP: 120 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Holy Sword, Enchanted Sword Muramasa / Exp.: 100 "Victory 
Armor's revenge for his death makes this sword move."
   No. 61 Owl Armor LV: 15, HP: 180 / RE: Slash, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Cutlass, Medal/ Exp.: 50 "A high-class armored soldier who 
attacks in cooperation with his beloved owl."
   No. 62 Nemesis LV: 15, HP: 88 / RE: Holy or Items, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: Werebuster (a sword), Cheesecake / Exp.: 70 "Killer 
earth-angels who hunt beast-men."
   No. 63 Mud Man LV: 15, HP: 15 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 50 "A man of mud impregnated with a soul."
   No. 64 Ruler Sword LV 2 LV: 15, HP: 100 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: *CUTTSBURGER*, Bastard Sword / Exp.: 100 "A sword with 
evil intent. Pulls off the phenomenon of raising poltergeists."
   No. 65 Armored Flea Man LV: 16, HP: 18 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: High Potion, Iron Armor / Exp.: 40 "A strengthened Flea 
Man outfitted with armor and an axe."
   No. 66 Slime LV: 16, HP: 32 / RE: none, IN: Slash, WP: Fire, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 50 "A monster that takes the form of a 
gel-like substance."
   No. 67 Big Skeleton LV: 16, HP: 100 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Gauntlet, Skull Ring / Exp.: 50 "A big skeleton."
   No. 68 Hippogriff LV: 16, HP: 800 / RE: Thunder, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 800 "A beast that has the wings of 
an eagle on the body of a horse and lion."
   No. 69 Skeleton Blades LV: 17, HP: 65 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: Shotel, Cross Shuriken/ Exp.: 80 "Superior skeleton 
soldier who uses two blades."
   No. 70 Werepanther Skeleton LV: 17, HP: 33 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
Holy, AB: none drop items: Strength Medicine, Garnet/ Exp.: 50 "The white 
skeleton of a werepanther beast-man."
   No. 71 Werewolf LV: 18, HP: 260 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 300 "Beast-man who turns into a wolf."
   No. 72 Grave Keeper LV: 18, HP: 123 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Fire or 
Thunder or Ice, AB: none drop items: Miso Soup, Nattou (fermented beans) / 
Exp.: 60 "A man who has trained himself to protect graves."
   No. 73 Harpyiai LV: 18, HP: 26 / RE: Thunder, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Apple, Peach / Exp.: 70 "Bird-beast with the body of a bird 
and the head of an ugly woman."
   No. 74 Minotaurus LV: 18, HP: 300 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 400 "A monster with a bull's head and a 
human body."
   No. 75 Ukobach LV: 18, HP: 100 / RE: Fire, IN: none, WP: Ice, AB: none 
drop items: Resist Fire, Flame Armor/ Exp.: 60 "A cauldron devil who appears 
to have a heated body."
   No. 76 Dead Trooper LV: 19, HP: 161 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Estoc, ???? / Exp.: 100 "A dead knight who's still looking 
for a fight."
   No. 77 Mobile Bone Pillar Lv: 19, HP: 250 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy 
or Fire, AB: none drop items: Capsule Monster #3, Skull Shield/ Exp.: 40 
"With the combination of skeletons, this notable Bone Pillar has become 
mobile."
   No. 78 *ARIOLMNUS* LV: 20, HP: 180 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Silver Circlet, Shortcake/ Exp.: 80 "Witches who were 
banished by the Gothic king *FERIMEL*."
   No. 79 Bifrons LV: 20, HP: 99 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Beef, Agni Fire Sword / Exp.: 50 "A monster who lights torches 
upon dead men's graves. Well-learned in the ways of plants and jewels."
   No. 80 Fish Head LV: 20, HP: 70 / RE: Fire, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none 
drop items: Resist Ice, Lahabu Ice Sword/ Exp.: 50 "Ferocious ancient fish 
fossil with a soul that protects the water."
   No. 81 Flying Armor LV: 20, HP: 65 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Flamberge (a sword), ???? / Exp.: 80 "Caped monster 
equipped with a sword who can fly through the air by way of magic."
   No. 82 Lesser Demon LV: 20, HP: 400 / RE: none, IN: Dark, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Obsidian Sword, Quick-Technique Dagger / Exp.: 100 "A lesser 
demon who excels at magic. When he discovers an intruder, he summons his 
underlings."
   No. 83 Guruka Master LV: 21, HP: 420 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Combat Knife, Gold Chest / Exp.: 120 "An armored soldier 
equipped with the incredibly deadly Guruka Knife."
   No. 84 Hammer Shaker LV: 21, HP: 250 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Hammer, Gold Chest / Exp.: 110 "A skillful armored soldier 
equipped with a huge hammer."
   No. 85 Red Smasher LV: 21, HP: 380 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: *JADOPLATE*, Gold Chest/ Exp.: 100 "An armored soldier 
equipped with two daggers."
   No. 86 Slime Large LV: 22, HP: 64 / RE: none, IN: Slash, WP: Fire, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 100 "A monster that takes the form of a 
gel-like substance."
   No. 87 Disc Armor LV: 22, HP: 450 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Chakram, Jewel Sword / Exp.: 140 "A brutal armored soldier 
wielding a spinning disc."
   No. 88 Malfas LV: 22, HP: 500 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none
drop items: Resist Dark, ???? / Exp.: 1000 "A devil who appears in the form 
of a crow, his body engulfed in dark power."
   No. 89 Amduscias LV: 23, HP: 380 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Thunder Armor, Flame Armor/ Exp.: 150 "A devil with the form of 
a unicorn-beast. He is called the musician of Hell."
   No. 90 Cerberus LV: 24, HP: 800 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Ice, AB: Fire 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 1500 "Guard dog of Hell."
   No. 91 Allura Une LV: 25, HP: 100 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: 
none drop items: Coral Circlet, Heart Repair/ Exp.: 150 "An enchanted plant 
raised on absorbing the blood of executed men."
   No. 92 Olrox LV: 25, HP: 666 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 500 "A vampire who possesses very strong 
magic. He governs the upper reaches of the castle."
   No. 93 Killer Fish LV: 25, HP: 120 / RE: Fire or Water, IN: none, WP: 
Thunder, AB: none drop items: Aquamarine, ???? / Exp.: 100 "Master of the 
underground water passages. A sliced delicacy."
   No. 94 Grave LV: 25, HP: 20 / RE: Slash, IN: Stone, WP: Items, AB: none 
drop items: Katana, Beer/ Exp.: 88 "The dead man's grudges move this 
gravestone which attacks the living."
   No. 95 Succubus LV: 25, HP: 666 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 2000 "The dream-demon: Succubus. She deceived 
Alucard by changing into his mother."
   No. 96 Scarecrow LV: 27, HP: 120 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Javelin, Enchanted Sword Muramasa/ Exp.: 1000 "Slow-moving, with 
the remains of a soldier on the end. It's looking for its lost brain."
   No. 97 Lion LV: 27, HP: 150 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none drop 
items: Gauntlet, *HOLYFALCON* (glove that shoots fireballs)/ Exp.: 1000 "A 
cowardly lion, once scared by a young girl and her friends."
   No. 98 Q LV: 28, HP: 50 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy or Fire, AB: none 
drop items: Gauntlet,*VALMANVE* /(cool vacuum-wave sword)/Exp.: 1000 
"Un-named ghost. 'Q' is his nickname. Get used to his cuteness."
   No. 99 Tin Man LV: 28, HP: 48 / RE: Slash, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: "A"-Lunch, Dark Armor/ Exp.: 1000 "A heartless robot. Therefore, 
he knows no fear." NOTE: Notice the goofy "Wizard of Oz" references with 
Monsters # 96, 97, and 99.
   No. 100 Legion LV: 28, HP: 400 / RE: Dark, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 3000 "From many, comes one."
   No. 101 Soccer Boy LV: 29, HP: 10 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Capsule Monster #3, Skull Shield/ Exp.: 300 "A skeleton who 
continues to chase his own head for all his life."
   No. 102 Balloon LV: 30, HP: 46 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 88 "A plant that contains poisonous spores."
   No. 103 Bomber Armor LV: 30, HP: 46 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Explosives, Dynamite / Exp.: 140 "Armored soldier who throws 
bombs."
   No. 104 Flying Zombie LV: 32, HP: 190 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy or 
Fire, AB: none drop items: Shuriken, Frankfurter / Exp.: 50 "A zombie with 
undead strength who continues to move even with his body split apart."
   No. 105 Throw Master LV: 33, HP: 20 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: Shuriken, Flame Shuriken / Exp.: 150 "A skeleton who throws 
everything he holds."
   No. 106 Chon-Chon LV: 33, HP: 4 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Lucky Drug, Pendant/ Exp.: 128 "A monster-bug who turns invisible 
by way of magic. It's only visible to those who hold magic themselves."
   No. 107 Archer LV: 34, HP: 300 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: Heart Repair, Sonic Blade (an okay vacuum-wave blade) / Exp.: 140 
"An archer who searches for those who keep faith in the Devil."
   No. 108 Werewolf (second type) LV: 34, HP: 280 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
none, AB: none drop items: Kaiser Knuckle, Yasutsuna (the really powerful 
whirling-blades sword) / Exp.: 200 "The wolfman has acquired new power from 
the demon realm."
   No. 109 Quetzalcoatl LV: 35, HP: 200 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Bomber Coin, Lapis Lazuli/ Exp.: 150 "The white serpent god
controlled by Flea Man." 
   No. 110 Skeleton Beamer LV: 35, HP: 20 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: Capsule Monster #3, *FURUNCHING* (a poison sword) / 
Exp.: 444 "A skeleton magician with the supernatural power to bore holes 
with a beam."
   No. 111 Black Panther LV: 35, HP: 35 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: 
none drop items: Food Voucher, Masamune (a sword) / Exp.: 300 "A creature 
with no particular form but can change into various forms."
   No. 112 White Dragon LV: 35, HP: 260 / RE: Fire, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 150 "Dinosaur fossil that spits out evil 
souls."
   No. 113 White Dragon Rider LV: 35, HP: 120 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 150 "Flea Man took control of and 
rides a White Dragon."
   No. 114 Minotaurus (second type) LV: 35, HP: 320 / RE: none, IN: none, 
WP: none, AB: none drop items: Beef, Rage Armor / Exp.: 250 "Minotaurus has 
acqired new power from the demon realm."
   No. 115 Giant Bat LV: 35, HP: 600 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 1200 "A vampire transformed into a 
frighteningly large bat."
   No. 116 Amalaric Sniper LV: 36, HP: 50 / RE: Holy, IN: none, WP: Dark, 
AB: none drop items: Magic Missile, Light Armor / Exp.: 200 "Archer of the 
gods who shot the tyrant Amalaric to death."
   No. 117 Fenril LV: 36, HP: 100 / RE: none, IN: Fire, WP: Ice, AB: none 
drop items: Turquoise, ???? / Exp.: 160 "Wolf that spits out fire."
   No. 118 Ruler Sword Level 3 LV: 36, HP: 540 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
none, AB: none drop items: *DYNESLAFE* (a blood sword), Lemuria Sword/ Exp.: 
400 "A sword with evil intent. Pulls off the phenomenon of raising 
poltergeists."
   No. 119 Rock Armor LV: 36, HP: 160 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop iems: Diamond Knuckle, Platina Chest / Exp.: 250 "Armored soldier 
who throws boulders."
   No. 120 Skeleton Jumper LV: 37, HP: 30 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, 
AB: none drop items: Yagyuu Shuriken, Facemask/ Exp.: 160 "Skeleton who 
comes in with a jump."
   No. 121 Fenril Rider LV: 37, HP: 120 / RE: Slash, IN: Fire, WP: Ice, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 160 "Skeleton who controls Fenril."
   No. 122 Crazy Octopus LV: 38, HP: 280 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire or 
Thunder, AB: none drop items: Sushi, Sake (Japanese rice-wine) / Exp.: 120 
"An octopus driven crazy by dark magic."
   No. 123 Gorgon LV: 38, HP: 240 / RE: Fire or Stone or Slash or Items, IN: 
none, WP: none, AB: none drop items: Hammer, *MILLIKAN* Stone Sword / Exp.: 
555 "Bull-beast with armor-like copper skin."
   No. 124 Chupacabra LV: 38, HP: 88 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: 
none drop items: Neutron Bomb, *BREESHIN MASK* / Exp.: 333 "An unknown 
blood-sucking animal that uses its long tongue to draw blood from livestock."
   No. 125 Flame Demon LV: 38, HP: 320 / RE: none, IN: Fire, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: Flame Shield, *LEIVATEIN* (cool fire sword) / Exp.: 666 "A 
flame demon that comes from under the ground."
   No. 126 Evil LV: 39, HP: 450 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: Dark 
drop items: Dark Shield, Dark Armor/ Exp.: 666 "An evil god. Master of the 
ancients. Terrorizes everyone it sees."
   No. 127 Doppelganger Level 40 LV: 40, HP: 777 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: 
none, AB: none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 2001 "A murderous devil who 
borrows the form of his victim."
   No. 128 Franken LV: 40, HP: 1100 / RE: none, IN: Thunder, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 2500 "An artificial man created by a mad 
scientist."
   No. 129 Blue Allura Une LV: 40, HP: 100 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: Fire, 
AB: none drop items: Zweihander (a sword), Heart Repair / Exp.: 400 "Having 
sucked the blood of living creatures in the alternate world, Allura Une has 
become very evil."
   No. 130 Mummy Man LV: 40, HP: 1200 / RE: none, IN: Stone or Poison or 
Curse, WP: Holy or Fire, AB: Dark drop items: none, none / Exp.: 2500 "A 
mummified corpse has emerged from an ancient crypt."
   No. 131 Medusa LV: 40, HP: 1100 / RE: Items, IN: none, WP: none, AB: Stone 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 2500 "Snake woman with a glare that turns 
others to stone."
   No. 132 Imp LV: 41, HP: 43 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none drop 
items: Lucky Drug, King Stone / Exp.: 66 "Miscievous, but likeable little 
devil."
   No. 133 Grant Fake LV: 41, HP: 800 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 1200 "Zombie who sought to fool Alucard 
by changing into Grant DaNasty."
   No. 134 Ralph Fake LV: 41, HP: 1200 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 1000 "Zombie who sought to fool Alucard 
by changing into Ralph Belmont." NOTE: In Castlevania III, "Ralph C. Belmont"
was changed to "Trevor Belmont" in the U.S. In case you were wondering, yes, 
they are one and the same.
   No. 135 Sypha Fake LV: 42, HP: 1000 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 1500 "Zombie who sought to fool Alucard 
by changing into Sypha Belnandes."
   No. 136 Beelzebub LV: 44, HP: 2000 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: 
Dark drop items: none, none / Exp.: 4444 "The lord of the flies, Beelzebub. 
He's worried because his hair is thinning." (a little Konami humor)
   No. 137 *SAUJEENE* LV: 45, HP: 210 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: 
none drop items: *WITCH'S HAT*, Mana Prism/ Exp.: 450 "A girl who practices 
magic. Her nickname is 'Ma-chan'."
   No. 138 *BULLO* LV: 45, HP: 330 / RE: Dark or Items, IN: none, WP: none, 
AB: none drop items: *MEGINGOLES* (a jewelry item), Moan Blade (takes other's 
energy) / Exp.: 700 "Evil god who works as the executioner of Hell."
   No. 139 Frozen Half LV: 45, HP: 118 / RE: Water, IN: none, WP: Fire, AB: 
Ice drop items: Necklace, Ice Circlet/ Exp.: 600 "The evil spirit of a trans-
sexual who controls the cold, also an underling of Garamoth."
   No. 140 Richter Belmont LV: 48, HP: 400 / RE: none, IN: Holy or Stone, WP:
Dark, AB: none drop items: none, none / Exp.: 0 "The strongest vampire hunter
who mysteriously vanished."
   No. 141 Dodo LV: 49, HP: 2 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none drop 
items: Heart Brooch, Heaven's Rune (AWESOME throwing sword!) / Exp.: 777 "An 
uncommon bird. When it sees people, it runs away."
   No. 142 Garamoth LV: 50, HP: ???? / RE: none, IN: none, WP: none, AB: none 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 9999 "Evil god with a 10,000 year project to 
overthrow the king of the demon realm."
   No. 143 Final Guard LV: 60, HP: 500 / RE: Slash, IN: Fire or Thunder or 
Ice, WP: none, AB: Dark drop items: Great Sword, Garb of God / Exp.: 1500 
"High-class Great Armor given the duty of protecting the passages around the 
clock."
   No. 144 Death LV: 66, HP: 888 / RE: none, IN: none, WP: Holy, AB: Dark 
drop items: none, none / Exp.: 4444 "Dracula's trusted retainer."
   No. 145 Shaft LV: LVL:88 HP 1300 Re: none AB: ?? Weakness: none Drop 
Items: none Exp: 0
   No. 146 Dracula's Final Form LV: 98 HP: ???? Re: ? AB? Weakness: none? 
Drop items: none Exp: 0 
   
Regarding these final two entries, in order to get them listed in your Monster 
Dictionary, you need to use the trick with the magical ticket as listed on Page 2 
to get credit for the room. These last two aren't direct translations, which I was 
waiting for, but I was getting a lot of E-mails, so I'm listing these temporarily.
  -- Hugh

Awesome job, Davin.  Thanks very much!

And thanks to Ray, Christopher and Dave for some more help.

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Questions (Frequently Asked...)
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Q: When will the US version be released?
A: October 1 is the official release date.

Q: Will it include the artwork book and music CD?
A: No official word yet, but it's highly unlikely. Video gaming's a much more 
serious thing in Japan, and these items are likely to appeal to the Japanese 
consumer more than they would American.

Q: Is the Japanese version too hard to play if you don't speak Japanese?
A: No, I don't speak Japanese. Everything you need to beat the game is on these 
pages.

Q: Can I play the import on my American PSX? 
A: Not without some modifications, no. For more information, check the 
Introduction on Page 1.

Q: What's in the artwork book?
A: Drawings of characters from this game. 

Q: What's on the music CD? 
A: Tracks from most of the Castlevania games, from NES to PSX.

Q: When can I play as Richter?
A: You need to have a game with at least 200% complete saved 
on your memory card. Then return to the main menu, start a NEW game 
and enter "Richter" as the name.

Q; The Merchant won't sell me the Duplicator OR give me the 
"conversation" option!
A: You have to finish the game before you get these options.

From Victor:  
Q: I went to Maria's place where you need the spikebuster Alucard was in a 
serious mood and Maria was in a desperate, anguish mood! She said "gomen 
nasai" ("sorry") to alucard and left the room running! She gave me nothing! 
What did I do wrong? Was it because it's past midnight!!!!!?????
PM:
A: Maria never gave me anything either. The ring is at the end of the room to 
the left.

From Mark: 
Q: What is the deal with the rooms where you can sit down? One is right before 
the bookcase in the library. The other is in the Bell-Tower section.
From Nick:
A: When I last visited the Konami page of Japan, I found some cool pics and so 
on for the game and also found out that sitting down, viewing the telescope are 
just extra features. I'm not sure if they have an effect, but one of them does. 
In the Chapel, there's a room with 2 chairs facing each other in a booth with 
strange music. If you sit down, a black or green priest will sit down. If 
he's black, he'll stabb you and if he's green, he'll give you a blessing and 
if any luck, sometimes a food item. I'm not quite sure what the 2 ladies that 
confess do though ...

From Trunks: 
Q: What good does that "red colored sword" do? It has no attacking power and 
won't kill enemies? 
From Jeff:
A: According to the translation, the sword's been accursed, that's why it has 
those bad effects.

From SM:
Q: Does anyone knows how to uncurse the "Cursed Sword"? I heard that it can 
become a kick-ass weapon if uncursed. 

From Several People: 
Q: When you pay the merchant to show you how to defeat the mummy, your character 
is a Blue Knight, rather than Alucard or Richter. Who is this... and how do 
we control him???
From ChiChiRi:
A: The blue Knight comes out of one of the shields when you use it with the blue 
wand. I don't remember which shield it is though.

From Trunks: 
Q: What good does that "red colored sword" do? It has no attacking power and 
won't kill enemies? 
From Jeff:
A: According to the translation, the sword's been accursed, that's why it has 
those bad effects.

From Victor: 
Q: Is Maria playable after you beat the game with Richter?
(Victor also found that Maria's voice tracks are kept in permanent memory in 
the RAM)-- implying that she may indeed be playable.
A: Winter says that she heard from a Japanese friend that entering Dracula or 
Maria after completing the game with Richter will enable those characters, 
but it hasn't been confirmed.

From David:
Q: I beat the game with Richter and nothing happens. It gives me the same old 
crappy ending. When I try to start a new game with Dracula or Maria it 
doesn't work. Anyone know the deal.
From Winter:
A: In the Japanese version, Maria Alucard and Richter were playable...but it was 
cut down for some reason... The one cut? Maria... Maria is officially not 
playable...at least in the Japanese version... this is all according to the 
Official Konami of Japan Homepage...:<

From PM: 
Q: Anybody knows the difference between the 2 different fairies?

From Several People: 
Q: How far does the game go? 
A: I recently got my total up to 200.6%. For an explanation about the 
room with the fishmen, check sticking point #19 on the first page.

Several people have told me they talked to Konami of Japan or this person 
and that person and the game only goes to 200.6%, which means we've found 
all of the rooms. ONE person claims a Japanese Konami rep told them 210%. 
IF this is true, there must be a huge entrance we've missed. But, because 
I've seen every bad guy in the Monster Dictionary, I think we're set with 
200.6%.

From Ben (But we're all stuck on this one): 
Q: In the system menu, there were three ??????? at first, I know one of them is 
changing the cape's color and the other becomes companions' stats. But what 
is the other one, and how to get it functional? 
From Locke:
A: After you complete the game, go back to the saved game that you completed. 
When you load it you will notice it says 'clear' under the spot where it 
usually tells you where in the castle you saved it. Now in the system menu a 
'time attack' option will have appeared. It'll tell you how long it took you 
to reach certain key points in the game.

From Dave: 
Q: Is there a noticeable difference between the two demon companions?
A: I noticed that only the first one will open the door in area 14.

From Sarina: 
Q: What do rings do you require before you can meet the final boss in the 
inverted castle? I doubt it's the same combination since I (think!) I'm still 
wearing the same 2 rings from the previous castle .. The floor (or rather 
ceiling now) in the Clock Tower is still closed.
From Dave: 
A: I think you need to have all of Dracula's body parts (the ones that you get 
from the bosses of the inverted castle) and have them ON to open the clock 
tower.

From Greg: 
Q: Has anyone found ANYTHING to do on the observation deck at the bottom of the 
Outer Wall? There's the bird, the telescope, and the fact that when you run 
into the right hand wall as the wolf, it makes a crashing noise (tried this 
on other walls and nothing). All this seems to indicate something should 
happen, but so far nothing! Anyone find a pattern? 
A: I noticed that the fish isn't there once you have the snorkel, perhaps it's 
meant to tell you that you need the mermaid to summon the boatman.

From Greg: 
Q: How do you get a COMPANION over level 50? And how can you tell what level 
they are on? Is if the same as your level? 
A: Hit start, and go down to the bottom selection, it'll list all your 
companions and tell you what level they are and how much exp. they have. They 
raise the same way you do... by killing things.

From Moi: 
Q: Any suggestions on how to kill the Thunder God?
A: Remember the "sticking point 19"? If you open its equivalent in the 
inverted castle, you will find two rings and a "thunder damage heals" 
circlet. Equip that as your helmet and fight the thunder god. Although 
you still take damage from physical attacks and the thunder bolts, the 
thunder wave and lightning strikes actually HEALs you, usually to full 
health!

From Kevin:
Q: ...and to kill him with Richter?
From Josh:
A: The best way I've found to fight the Thunder God with Richter is to 
go into battle against him with the knife weapon. Work your way to the 
upper platform on the right side of the screen (it is level with his head) 
and just keep using the enhanced weapon technique (triangle). If you try 
to use this on any other part of his body, it does very little damage.

Name not given: 
Q: There seem to be different endings. Could it be the time spent playing 
the game? Or the map percentage? How much you did or didn't accomplish?
A: There are actually 4 endings. For descriptions and translations, see 
"Translations" on Page 5.

Name not given: 
Q: Has anyone ever tried the 50-point magic spell with the Shield Rod? 
You get a little blue star, which doesn't seem to do anything in 
particular, and doesn't cost magic points. Anybody have any idea what it 
does?
From Alf:
A: The little blue stars block enemy projectiles. 

From Steve 
Q: When you put the game in an Audio CD player then listen to track to 
it talks to you in Japenese then it's starts playing music. It said 
something about a computer so I put the game in my computer and using 
Windows explorer I checked to see what was on it. It had all of these 
weird files that I couldn't open. Does anyone know what these are or 
how to open them? Is it possible that they are pictures or artwork 
from the game?
From Davin:
A: As an extra special bonus, put the actual game CD into your CD player 
and cue it up to Track 2. First, you hear a (Japanese) message of 
Alucard saying: "As you know, this is a 'black-disc' for use with the 
Playstation. It contains computer data, and should not be played 
(on a CD player)." Well, the joke is, since you hear this, you 
obviously can play it, and once he's done speaking, you're treated 
to a really cool souped-up version of the castle entrance theme from 
the Playstation game itself. 

Q: Does the prologue sequence, where you fight Dracula as Richter, have 
any affect on the game? 
From Rob:
A: It seems that the fight against Dracula in the beginning has some 
affect of how Alucard starts his adventure. For example, if you just 
suck and Maria has to help you, you'll start out with these attributes
(STR,CON,INT,LCK)(HP,MP,HT) -> (7,6,6,7)(70,20,50) However, if you don't 
collect any items (cross, holy water) and beat Dracula you'll start like 
this -> (9,6,6,8)(75,20,50). BUT if you are REALLY smooth and don't 
collect any items AND don't get hit at all you'll start out like this: 
(9,8,8,13)(80,20,50). Notice especially how your life, strength and 
luck are affected. I think other factors contribute to your starting 
strength, like maybe the time it takes for you to win or number of 
hearts you have.

From Steve: 
Q: In the begining , when you fight Dracula with Richter you can go 
into the secret room. The first time I want up there I only got two of 
the items. When the real game started I had both of those Items. Later 
I tried it again, only this time I got all of the items. When the real 
game started I only had one item. Does anybody know how to keep all of 
the items?

Several people have asked: 
Q: Is there any significance to the stone gargoyles you're occassionally 
turned into by the Medusa heads?

From David: 
Q: Has anyone got the rare item from the wolf in the inverted castle 
(monster #117); I swear, something is wrong or maybe it's glitch but 
I can seem to get anything from it (even hearts, money, etc.) What 
does it give you?

Have a Question or an Answer?

   I've been getting a lot of questions I can't post because they're illogical. 
You've got to let the game progress naturally, you can't get the $500,000 
item when you've got 60% completed, and you can't find the third wolf 
transform in the first castle. Please TRY to fix your problem before E-
mailing me.  I got an E-mail complaining that someone couldn't get their 
stuff back after Death took it away at the beginning of the game. 
   If you're going to ask where something is, simply look at my map.  If you're 
missing something, well, then, you haven't been everywhere... things simply 
aren't well hidden in this game once you get into the right room.  Don't ask 
people to take the time to remember where they found something when you 
haven't taken the time to look everywhere. Especially now that the maps are 
complete and posted.

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Numbers in the "Chart" column of this section correspond to item photos at:
  http://members.aol.com/HughSterb/reviews/drac/castlev.htm

Rare Items
==========

Special Thanks to Gryzor for a TON of help with this section.

Note from Dave
   One helpful hint for getting rare items: if you look at the monster index 
(located, I believe, at the Merchant-- Hugh), there will be some characters 
or a long list of question marks on the right side of each monster's status 
screen. the question marks mean you haven't gotten that special item yet, and 
the revealed characters are the names of rare items you already got from that 
monster. Also, equip the Leia ring (see page 8-- Hugh) and anything that 
increases luck like the lapis lazuli (+20 luck, get from enemy #109) to 
increase your chances of getting an item. after you get your luck to above 
65, you should be getting a lot of rare items... 

Swords and Unlimited Weapons
----------------------------
Chart Weapon Name           Ability                       Where Found
W1    SHORT sword
W2    RUSTY sword 
W3    Tyrfing               A "dark" sword of             High room in 
                            Scandinavian legend.          Castle Keep
                            Counters "holy" opponents 
                            like Richter.
W4    Gladius (Roman sword)                               Right after 
                                                          beating first
                                                          Doppelganger
                                                          (Alucard clone)
W5    Baselard (dagger)                                   Cannon room in
                                                          Alchemy lab, 
                                                          also from Bloody
                                                          Zombies (guys
                                                          who scream &
                                                          bleet a lot)
W6    STAR rod                                            clocktower
W7    OLCURIST Sword
W8    Balzai's Full-Moon 
      Sword
W9    COMBAT KNIFE          fast attack                   underground area
W10   TONFA                 Allows you to attack twice    underground area
                            in a row
W11   DIAMOND KNUCKLE                                     east of the castle
W12   HOLY ROD              EXTREMELY powerful against    library (push the book 
                            the unholy and undead.        case)
W13   BASTARD SWORD 
W14   FALCHION SWORD
W15   JAVELIN
W16   KATTSUBARUKEL *english 
      translation unknown 
      japanese sword*
W17   SABER                                               colossium
W18   SCIMITAR  
W19   SHIELD ROD            Listed below with shields
                            (use by pressing square and
                            circle at the same time)
W20   ALUCART'S SWORD       "Looks like a keep sake of    big clock (up right 
                            his mother."                  room) 
W21   Estoc (a German       Alucard automatically 
      sword)                lunges forward. Can't 
                            slash diagonally or slash 
                            while ducking. Strong.
W21A  MORNING STAR
W22   CLAYMORE
W23   Lahabu Ice Sword      Freezes some enemies and      Catacombs
                            bosses (Richter). Useless on
                            some enemies in ice area. Use
                            down toward movement for a
                            strong slash
W24   BEKATOWA                                            big clock (up right 
                                                          room) 
W25   MOON ROD
W26   HOLY BUSTER           Strong "dark" sword, better   underground area
                            then Tyrfing. Counters "holy"
                            opponents.
W27   Bizen Osafune  (a     Strong sword made by the      underground area
      Japanese sword)       famous sword-maker Osafune of
                            the Bizen School
      
W28   GRAMDORING
W29   SWORD OF HELGE
W30   Talwar (Indian sword)
W31   SHOTEL (an Ethiopian  Do a down to forward roll     Secret room in 
      curved blade)         on the D-pad with slash at    upper right of
                            the end to throw the          inverted Outer
                            Shotel like a boomerang.      Wall, also from
                            (To do this, no other         Skeleton Blades
                            spells or armor or capes      (has green armor,
                            or anything is required,      2 swords)
                            just the Shotel).

W32   ALUCARD'S SWORD
W33   KATANA                                             Secret room in 
                                                         Alchemy lab, also
                                                         from tombstones 
                                                         that attack
W34   Famous sword "Gram"
W35   Hayawaza's short      extremely fast, short        demons that replicate 
      blade                 range upward slashes         themselves in the 
                                                         inverse alchemist lab
W36   LEVAITEIN             Use FB motion to make a      fire demons in the
                            flaming attack               inverse alchemy lab
W37   Obsidian Sword                                     Lesser Demon
                                                         (replicating demons,
                                                         inverted Alchemy Lab)
W38   Partner-Demons Sword  power increases as it        Sword Companion over 
                            progresses in levels         Level 50
W39   Valmanve              shoots a series of vacuum    the flying ghosts
                            blades, covers a big range,  in inverse library
                            one of the most useful
                            swords
W40   Yasutsuna             Enables a constant swing;    Werewolves in 
                            extremely powerful, but      Colosseum
                            lowers your defense 
                            rating. Probably the best 
                            all-around sword.
W41   *FURUNCHING* (exact   a poisonous sword
      translation unknown)
W42   Masamune              use FB motion to teleport &  the black pathers
                            slash                        in the inverse 
                                                         tower corridors
W43   Great Sword           Powerful non-elemental sword Final Guard (gold
                                                         knights, both sides
                                                         of inverted Clock
                                                         Room)
W44   *DYNESLAFE* (exact    d to f slash turns you red,  Ruler Sword LV 3
      translation unknown)  allows you to steal energy   (sword w/ shields &
                            when attacking opponents     spears around it in
                                                         inverted stained-
                                                         glass room)
W45   *MILLIKAN* Stone                                   Gorgon (armored blue
      Sword (exact                                       bulls in inverted
      translation unknown)                               marble gallery)
W46   Rapier                Down,forward, slash: 
                            multiple quick laser-like
                            slashes.
W47   Zweihander                                         Blue Allura Une
                                                         (blue rose w/ little
                                                         girl inside)
W48   Jewel Sword           D->F motion creates $1 coins Disc arm (the guy
                            or makes enemies drop rings. with the spinning saw
                                                         blade near the
                                                         catacombs)
W49   *JADOPLATE* (exact                                 Red Smasher (red 
      translation unknown)                               armored knight w/two
                                                         swords)
W50   Kaiser Knuckle        Down to forward motion with  Werewolves in inverted
                            slash at the end to punch    Colosseum.
                            rapidly.
W51   Flamberge                                          Potential drop item of
                                                         Flying Armor (the
                                                         caped guys who throw
                                                         their pink swords in 
                                                         the clocktower).
W52   Enchanted Sword                                    Potential drop item of
      Muramasa                                           Alastor (blue spirit 
                                                         who jumps out of
                                                         defeated green armored
                                                         guys in clocktower
                                                         area).
W53   Red Moon Sword       A down-to-forward, slash      Break open a wall just
                           motion makes sorceresses,     above and to the upper
                           archers, and soldiers appear  right of the inverted
                           to help you.                  Dracula's room.
W54   holyfalcon (fist)    press d,df,f (shoots          Lion-headed guys in
                           fireball) or b,f (rapid punch inverted library)
                           --can be done in air, too).
W55   knuckel              not displayed on screen but 
                           your punch will be more 
                           powerful. close range weapon
n/a   Moonblade             Absorbs HP of enemy.         Invisible swordsman in 
                                                         the lower right of the 
                                                         inverse clock.
n/a   Remuria Sword         same power as shield rod,    The sword with shields 
                            except this sword is         and swords around it. 
                            *much* more powerful         found in the big 
                                                         stainglass room in the 
                                                         lower right portion of 
                                                         the inverse castle.


Shields
------- 
Chart Shield Name   Special Ability
S1    FLAME SHIELD  use it with shield rod (by pressing square and circle at the 
                    same time) and you'll send 3 flaming dragons to kill 
                    enemies.
S2    AXE ARMOUR    use it with shield rod and you'll release a blue knight 
      SHIELD        carrying an axe 
S3    GODDESS       use it with shield rod--a gorgeous goddess will appear 
      SHIELD        protecting you from fire & lighting
S4    Coat-of-Arms  protecting you from dark
      SHIELD
S5    ALUCARD'S     use with shield rod - great attack (200+ (when my level is 
      SHIELD        60)) and steal enemy H.P.
S6    LEATHER       use with shield rod - defense up 
      SHIELD
S7    SHAMAN SHIELD 
S8    Knight Shield Dropped by the skeleton kicking the skull near the starting 
                    point in Inverted Castle, very bottom of map. Extremely 
                    rare.
S9    Skull Shield  Combine with shield rod, multiple 100+ lazer damage.
S10   Medusa Shield Combine with shield rod to do seeking lazer attack, when 
                    equiped, immune to stone. Dropped by Medusa Heads... very 
                    rare.
S11   Dark Shield   Combine with Shield Rod to unleash an undead demon who casts 
                    a spell on all the enemies in the room. Dropped by flying 
                    "Fly Guys" in Olrox's room hallways, below the clock in 
                    Inverted Castle. Extremely rare.

One-Time Weapons
---------------- 
Chart Weapon Name    Special Ability
O1    BAT PENTAGRAM  damages all enemies on screen by "x" hit points
O2    MAGIC MISSLE   damage inflicted unknown.... not sure yet if it 
                     depends on your level or not...might be FIXED
O3    SHURIKEN       (throwing star)
O4    BUWAKA KNIFE  
O5    IRON BALL 
O6    BOMBER COIN    what will happen? depends on the 
                     outcome...HEADS.....OR TAILS 
O7    PENTAGRAM      damages all enemies on screen by "x" hit points
O8    YAGYUU -
      SHURIKEN 
O9    BOOMERANG 
O10   Cross Shuriken
O11   FLAMING 
      BOOMERANG 
O12	Dynamite       One-time use explosive

Miscellaneous Inventory
-----------------------
 
Chart Item Name      Special Ability
M1    delicious      food item which ups you HP by ...?
      mushroom 
M2    food voucher   will randomly create food items
M3    sake           food item
M4    Wrath of Dad   Power from the soul of the original Dracula in Romania. 
      (Vlad Tepes)   Blasts all enemies with a picture of Vlad Tepes.
M5    toadstool      you will be poisoned or recieve damage
M6    heart repair   will give u max hearts depending on your level- max 
                     possible 500
M7    holyfalcon     press d,df,f (shoots fireball) or b,f (rapid punch-- 
      (fist)         can be done in air,too). 
M8    strength       will up your strength...but for how long..?
      medicine 
M9    nutron bomb    Blasts all on-screen enemies.
M10   fire shuriken  one time weapon...shouldn't be in this section
M11   
M12   capsule        will create a monster
      monster No.2 
M13   cured beens    food item
M14   banana         food item
M15   MANA-PRISM     Full magic points
M16   slot empty 
M17   Beef           food item
M18   uncurse potion for use when cursed
M19   apple          food item
M20   peanuts        food item
M21   pizza          food item
M22   curry and rice food item
M23   'X' Potion     will revive all your life to max
M24   Higher Potion  will up your HP higher than 'POTION' which is unlisted 
                     here at present
M25   capsule        will create a monster
      monster No.3 
M26   serum          for use when poisoned
M27   Magical Ticket use this to take you back to the SHOP in the library
M28   Strawberries   Restores HP
NoPic Hammer         Fairy uses this to cure you of stone curse.

Vials
-----
The cylindrical things that are at an angle:   
  Red: Defense-Up
  Green: Defense-Up
  Orange: Intelligence-Up
  Blue: Lucky-Up
I don't know if these are temporary or what... anybody got a clue?

Beakers
-------
The cups. 
  Purple: protection from ice
  Orange: protection from fire
  Black: protection from "dark" (seems to work effectively against the rotting 
         corpse and flies)
  Green: protection from thunder
  Silver: protection from stone
  Checkered Yellow and Black: strength-up

Can you help fill in these charts?

If you can help with direct translations or information on these items, it'd 
be much appreciated.  Keep in mind, I can't do much with the information 
unless it's clear and concise, which is why I laid it out this way. If you 
have an item I don't have, use the comment form and try to be specific as to 
where you found it.  Information already listed on this page will be 
ignored.  Please don't get picky with spelling of interpreted Japanese... 
what's the difference, really?

Contributors to this section
Gryzor
Shou
Ara
Davin
Masa
Anonymous
Shadeless
Nick
BttrthnU
David 

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Numbers in the "Chart" column of this section correspond to item photos at:
  http://members.aol.com/HughSterb/reviews/drac/castlev.htm

Special Thanks to Dave for a TON of help with this section

Jewelry Inventory
-----------------
 
Chart Name         Ability                               
J1    onyx         Sell for money
J2    aquamarine   Sell for money
J3    pendant      Increases rate of MP recovery
J4    Bloodstone   Doubles recovery of HP
J5    medal        +1 to offense and defense
J6    Sun Stone    adds 4 or 5 to all stats from 6am-6pm
J7    garnet       sell for money
J8    torquise     sell for money
J9    Kingstone    +10 to offense, +10 to strength
J10   Necklace     +5 to defense
J11   Opal         sell for money
J12                defense +15
J13   silver ring  Required to receive Saintly Goggles from 
                   Maria.
J14   Diamond      Sell for money---doubles amount of hp 
                   recovered while using blood spell???
J15   Secret Boots Found behind the tall waterfall in the first 
                   castle.
J16   Rare ring    Increases rate of appearance of rare items
      a.k.a Leia
      ring
J17   Rauling's    Transfers 24 points of defense to offense
      ring
J18   Gold Ring    With silver ring, opens area below clock room
      (defined as 
      "Red Ring on 
      my map)
J19   Talisman     Sometimes replaces Alucard's body with a 
                   shadow when hurt
J20   Staurolite   increases strength of the cross subweapon 
                   attack
J21   Moon Stone   adds 4 or 5 to all stats from 6pm-6am
J22   Heart Brooch drop item of the Dodo (the one-of-a-kind scraggly
                   little bird near the inverted castle entrance).
J23   Zircon       Cheap, green ring. Sell to the Merchant for money.
J24   Gauntlet     Not a weapon, because it's stored with jewelry.
J25   Duplicator   $500,000 item from the Merchant, makes one-time 
                   weapons limitless. In order to afford this, use the 
                   Money-Maker Sword with luck potions to get lots of 
                   rings to sell to the Merchant.
J26   Lapis Lazuli +20 Luck. Dropped by the skeleton dragons that become 
                   undead when you kill them near the gate of inverted 
                   castle.  Extremely, extremely rare.  Use the Leia Ring 
                   and a luck potion to try to get this item.
J27   Gold Skull   +30 STR, +10 int., +5 luck, +5 offense (total +40 to 
      Ring         weapons), +12 defense. Dropped by the large gold 
     "He who holds skeleton holding a bone (#67) in the first Colosseum. 
      this ring 
      shall rule 
      the world."


Capes
-----
 
Chart Cape Name    Special Ability/Description
C1    cloth mantle
C2    order-made   change colors in system menu
      cloak
C3    blood cloak  switches hearts and life... lose hearts instead of life when 
                   hit, and lose life instead of heart using subweapons
C4    vampire's    black cloak used by vampires
      cloak
C5    Invisible    made of magical fabric that defies optics
      cloak

Headgear
-------- 

Chart Headgear Name  Special Ability/Description
H1    Traveler's cap the basic equipment for the traveler, buy from merchant
H2    yellow gem     absorbs poison attacks as HP
      circlet
H3    goggles        protects eyes
H4    saintly        shows spells cast on a person ***use during battle with 
      goggles        Richter to take on Shaft and advance to the inverted 
                     castle***
H5    red gem        Absorbs fire attack as HP
      circlet
H6    dance mask     mask used by dancers
H7    bandanna       increases defense by protecting head
H8    stone mask     used in ancient magical rituals. increases magic defense
H9    blue gem       absorbs ice attack as HP
      circlet
H10   sunglasses     cool glasses
H11   helmet of fear puts fear into enemies. decrease enemies' defense, .+3 to 
                     defense, +4 to offense, +4 to strength
H12   Leather Hat
n/a   Witch's Hat    ST+1 Con+1 Int+7 Def+5 Dropped by the Witches.

Armor
-----
 
Chart Armor Name       Special Ability
A1    clothes          the basic shirt
A2    healing mail     recovers HP as you walk
A3    miraculous mail  prevents stoning
A4    diamond breast   diamond armor protecting the chest
      plate
A5    gold chest       gold chest armor
A6    leather armor    leather chest armor
A7    copper chest     copper chest armor
A8    Alucart's mail   doesn't defend against fire, lightning, and ice
A9    silver chest     silver chest armor
A10   holy armor       resistant to holy attacks
A11   Spike Breaker    Allows you to cross spikes
A12   lightning armor  strong against lightning attacks
A13   Alucard's mail   defends against fire, lightning, and ice attacks
A14   Rage Armor       defense temporarily goes up after you're damaged
A15   ice armor        absorbs ice attacks
A16   platinum chest   platinum chest armor
A17   walkmaster       increases in defensive power as you cover more map area
A18   Garb of God      strongest armor (next to the walkmaster with full map 
                       exposed). Dropped by the gold guard in the corridors next 
                       to the inverse clock.
A19   Flame Armor      Reduces damage of flame attacks.
A20   Dark Armor       Dropped by same "Fly Guys" that dropped the Dark Shield. 
                       immune to dark attacks
A21   armor of light   increases attack strength of subweapons. Dropped by the 
                       flying arrow shooting guys in the inverse towers.
N/A   Axe Armor        Start a new game, at the point where you can play as Richter, 
                       and entering the name "AXEARMOR." This enables you to become 
                       an axe-weilding blue knight when worn. This is also available 
                       by destroying the spiked ball at the top of the long stairway 
                       in the first castle.

Can you help fill in these charts?
If you can help with direct translations or information on these items, it'd 
be much appreciated.  Keep in mind, I can't do much with the information 
unless it's clear and concise, which is why I laid it out this way.
Information already listed on this page will be ignored.  Please don't get 
picky with spelling of interpreted Japanese... what's the difference, really?

Contributors to this Section
Leon
Dave
Shou
Davin
Masa
Fairs
Talisman
Reg
Davin

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CD Information
--------------

Castlevania Music CDs

Dracula X Soundtrack (1993)

This double-CD soundtrack features one CD full of music from the PC 
Engine version of Dracula X (the BEST pre-32 Bit Castlevania music) and 
another disc featuring music from Castlevania: Bloodlines Mega Drive (
Genesis to us US folk) and an alternate version of Castlevania, one 
released only in Japan for the X68000.  For a review of this set, see
http://www.alaweb.com/~dcorn/m-dracx.htm.  Running time:  Disc 1: 39:16, 
Disc 2: 46:15

Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight Music CD 
       "Dracula Music Collection" (1997)

16 tracks from all of the Castlevania games.  Running time:  73:37.

Complete Translation By Davin "The Raven"

Listed is each track on the CD, the translated Japanese title, 
the American equivalent (if any), and any special info. Enjoy!

DEMON CASTLE DRACULA MUSIC COLLECTION

1."Demon Castle Dracula" for Famicom Disc System ("Castlevania" for NES) 
2."Demon Castle Dracula" for MSX (no U.S. equivalent) -- the MSX was a 
  Japan-only game system in the 80's 
3."Dracula II: The Accursed Seal" for Famicom ("Castlevania II: Simon's 
  Quest" for NES) 
4."Legend of Dracula" for Gameboy ("Castlevania: The Adventure" for 
  Gameboy) 
5."Legend of Demon Castle" for Famicom ("Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" 
  for NES) -- Intro. of Ralph Belmont, changed to "Trevor" in the U.S. 
6."Demon Castle Special: I, Dracula-kun" for Famicom (no U.S. equivalent) 
  -- SEE NOTES for Track #9 
7."Legend of Dracula 2" for Gameboy ("Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge" 
  for Gameboy) 
8."Demon Castle Dracula" for Super Famicom ("Super Castlevania IV" for 
  Super NES) 
9."Demon Castle Special: I, Dracula-kun" for Gameboy ("Kid Dracula" for 
  Gameboy) -- Kid Dracula has cute graphics and stars a very Alucard-like 
  son of Dracula. The boss is Garamoth, who makes a guest appearance in 
  Dracula X for Playstation. 
10."Demon Castle Dracula" for Famicom (ROM cartridge) -- this was a fairly 
  recent rerelease in Japan on a cart instead of a disc. 
11."Demon Castle Dracula" for X68000 (no U.S. equivalent) -- a Japanese 
  PC game 
12."Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood" for PC Engine (no U.S. 
  equivalent) -- prequel to the Playstation game 
13."Vampire Killer" for Mega Drive ("Castlevania: Bloodlines" for Genesis) 
14."Demon Castle Dracula Double-X" for Super Famicom ("Castlevania: 
  Dracula X" for Super NES) 
15."Demon Castle Dracula" - Demon Castle Dracula -- the Arcade Game 
  ("Haunted Castle Dracula" -- the Arcade Game). 
16."Demon Castle Dracula" for Super Famicom -- special Arranged Version 

Bonus Track on Game CD!

As an extra special bonus, put the actual game CD into your CD player and 
cue it up to Track 2. First, you hear a (Japanese) message of Alucard 
saying: "As you know, this is a 'black-disc' for use with the Playstation. 
It contains computer data, and should not be played (on a CD player)." 
Well, the joke is, since you hear this, you obviously can play it, and 
once he's done speaking, you're treated to a really cool souped-up version 
of the castle entrance theme from the Playstation game itself. Cool! This 
version is not used anywhere in the game, so it's only there for players 
curious enough to try playing the game CD in a CD player. Wow!

Thanks again Davin!

E-Mail me for CD trading information.

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Assignments
-----------
   There are a couple things I could really use help with, if someone would 
take the time to help me out (you all can see what a help Ken Lee's 
merchant's item list has been).  If you'd like to participate in making this 
page the absolute end-all, be-all strategy guide to the game, and saving 
US players the $10 from buying the strategy guide when it's released, I'd 
greatly appreciate the help. 
   Here are the assignments I'm looking to farm out:
   Companions:  I need a complete description of all the companions, what 
their powers are, what they do over level 50 and strategy on when to use 
them.  It's not a problem if you can't do everything, just get it started 
(work in progress already going in "Item Information."
   Translations: We can always use 'em.
   Inventory list: Someone wanna describe and explain all that there stuff?
   If you're interested in taking on an assignment, or would like to 
contribute something else, simply E-mail me.  Thanks!

Contribute to the Page!
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   I have 200.4% of Dracula X complete.  If you've reached a room I haven't, 
it should be easy enough to tell by looking at my map.  Let me know and I'll 
add it to the page for everyone.
   On the other hand...
   As you can see, I've worked pretty hard on the page.  Please don't take 
any of the images from the page, or copy directly any of the text.  Just 
wouldn't be very fair.

   Before E-mailing me, please consider this:  The site is updated more often 
than daily.  I'm not hoarding any secret info, it's all on the site.   
DON'T ask me questions that are answered here, it makes all my (and others') 
work go to waste.  If you have a question that is NOT answered here, or can 
help with one of our conundrums, please use the question form.  If you just 
want to generally feed back, I'd love to hear from you. 
                      E-mail me at: Darkhugh@aol.com

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