Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse | Full Playthrough With Trivia

Completing the classic Konami trilogy, here’s a full playthrough/guide with some trivia bits on the final Castlevania game of the 8-bit era.

 

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse is one of the most challenging games on the old school NES, and also one of the best. Completing the classic Konami trilogy, here’s a full playthrough/guide with some trivia bits on the final Castlevania game of the 8-bit era.


When I started this project, it actually wasn’t a project, per se. I covered Simon’s Quest out of a pure labor-of-love desire, as the second game is the most sentimental to me. The following year I covered the original game just because. At that point the trilogy project became a thing (and I’m glad it did). This was fun. 😊

 


Graphics/Art (side panels) Credit: The Last Interceptor

 


HACKS DISCUSSED:
Akumajou Densetsu – Localization / Title Screen Redone
Improved Controls


QUICK LINKS:

00:00 – Intro
01:11 – Game Start
03:16 – Stage 1
05:51 – Origin of Alucard
07:45 – Boss (Skull Knight)
08:33 – Stage 2
12:07 – Regional Differences
13:00 – Boss (Possessed Grant)
15:47 – Hidden 1-up
18:45 – Stage 3
20:38 – Path to Syfa
22:36 – Boss (Cyclops)
23:32 – Syfa Joins
24:17 – The Legend of Squeaky
24:30 – Stage 4A
28:04 – Sub-Boss (Echidna/Medusa)
30:43 – Boss (Evil Flame)
32:29 – Stage 5A
35:27 – Hidden 1-up
37:56 – Boss (Frankenstein’s Monster)
38:24 – Stage 6A
42:30 – Boss (Water Serpents)
43:44 – Rom Hack Info
44:09 – Stage 7A
48:09 – Boss (Evil Flame)
49:32 – Stage 8
50:47 – Castlevania Movie
53:12 – Boss (Death)
53:36 – Dracula vs. Pazuzu?
53:52 – Stage 9
54:42 – Second-Hand Scam
1:00:23 – Boss (Doppelgänger)
1:00:52 – Stage 10
1:04:17 – Staircase
1:04:31 – Boss (DRACULA)
1:06:07 – Ending
1:08:51 – Final Thoughts




Castlevania NES | Full Walkthrough With Trivia

Let’s go old school and dive into one of the best games of all time for the classic NES! Here’s a full Castlevania walkthrough complete with fun-fact trivia via live commentary.




 

Let’s go old school and dive into one of the best games of all time for the classic NES! Here’s a full Castlevania walkthrough complete with fun-fact trivia via live commentary.




QUICK LINKS:

00:00 – Intro
00:31 – Begin Stage 1
03:41 – BOSS (Vampire Bat)
04:04 – Castlevania Director Trivia
04:21 – Begin Stage 2
04:53 – Double-Shot Found
07:02 – Triple-Shot Found
07:50 – BOSS (Medusa)
08:22 – Begin Stage 3
11:40 – BOSS (Mummies)
12:18 – Begin Stage 4
14:38 – BOSS (Frankenstein Monster)
14:56 – Castlevania Name Origin Trivia
15:16 – Begin Stage 5
18:10 – Early Development Trivia
20:05 – BOSS (Grim Reaper/Death)
20:47 – Begin Stage 6
22:17 – The Steps
22:38 – BOSS (Dracula)
23:50 – Dracula (Second Form)
24:38 – Ending
25:00 – End Credits Trivia
25:43 – NMI Crash
26:15 – Invisibility Potion Crash
26:42 – Closing