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




Batman NES History and Guide – Full Playthrough With Commentary

How to play through Batman on NES. Full version with mini-doc and commentary.

How to play through Batman on NES. Full version with mini-doc and commentary.

 

Super Mario Bros 2 NES | Play & Trivia

Take a stroll down memory lane and unwind to some 8-bit goodness. Playthrough with tons of game trivia and a few personal stories.

 

 

Going retro with the classic Super Mario Bros 2 for the old school NES. Take a stroll down memory lane and unwind to some 8-bit goodness. Playthrough with tons of game trivia and a few personal stories.








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




Hi-Def NES for Sale

Get it while you can!




$349.99
SOLD!


Up for grabs is the super rare and highly sought-after Hi-Def NES by Kevtris.

This NES top-loader, fully pre-modded with the Hi-Def kit by Jason Rauch of game-tech.us, comes with a power cord and pre-cut HDMI cable (pictured above). Play all your favorite NES games in beautiful native 1080p resolution, complete with customizable firmware with a plethora of audio/video options to suit your specific taste. Console is in terrific condition.

This is my personal unit, as seen in this unboxing/review:


The Hi-Def NES kit adds MANY features, this is not a complete list:

  • Fully digital video generated with zero lag — no frame buffer.
  • 3 output resolutions: 480p, 720p, or 1080p.
  • HQX 2,3,and4 scaling filters, simple 2x and 3x scaling, and an x-ray mode.
  • Multiple selectable color palettes and a black and white option.
  • Adjustable horizontal stretch for different aspect ratios.
  • Adjustable top, bottom, left, and right edge cropping.
  • Adjustable horizontal position.
  • Fully digital generated audio including all expansion audio chips, no ADC.
  • Adjustable Stereo panning and volume level for each audio source.
  • Audio register viewer.
  • Multiple scanline options.
  • Menu access via controller (select + left).
  • Hotkeys for long and short resets.
  • Hotkeys for overclocking with audio pitch fix option.
  • User definable hot key combinations for each option.
  • Console is fully powered by the Hi-Def NES kit with a cleaner more efficient supply circuit, still works with original ac adapter and similar universal supplies.
  • Future firmware updates can be done by owner with a flashcart.


Not to be confused with the NES Classic. This is much better, quite frankly, and isn’t limited to 30 games.

*FREE SHIPPING in the United States. International buyers must contact me to make shipping arrangements. Insurance is optional and must be requested and paid by buyer prior to shipping.

If you have any questions, please email me directly at lordkayoss@gmail.com

Thanks for looking and happy gaming!








Revisiting Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)

A true classic never dies! Join me for a stroll down Memory Lane as we tackle this 8-bit gridiron champ!





Bustin’ out Tecmo Super Bowl after about 20 years! Whew, can’t believe it’s been that long. A true classic never dies. Join me for a stroll down Memory Lane as we tackle this 8-bit gridiron champ!








Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! (NES)
Playthrough With Commentary

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out has quite a rep for being one of the hardest NES games of all time. Can’t say I agree. Time to tackle this 8-bit bully up close and personal.





Mike Tyson’s Punch Out has quite a rep for being one of the hardest NES games of all time. Can’t say I agree. Time to tackle this 8-bit bully up close and personal.








Super Mario Bros (NES)
Playthrough With Commentary

Yo Bowser, I’m comin’ for ya!





It’s about damn time we fired up the NES for a classic playthrough!

I closed my eyes and randomly pointed to a game in the pile, and Super Mario Bros is what we got. Doesn’t get much more old school than that. Yo Bowser, I’m comin’ for ya!