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Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

A 3-in-1 remake of classic vampire hunting games.

Game PSP 2007
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In Rondo of Blood, you play as either Richter Belmont or Maria Renard, heroic vampire hunters determined to destroy the maniacal Count Dracula. The side-scrolling game, where you move your character from the left side of the screen to the right, has you battling demons, jumping over chasms, and defeating tough "boss" characters. While the game is easy to control, the 10 stages are increasingly difficult, so expect a serious challenge.

Symphony of the Night, where you begin as Dracula's son, Alucard, improves on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 2 versions by adding Maria as a playable character (along with Richter), redoing the script and voice acting, and fixing some technical bugs found in the original game. Fans of the Castlevania games might also be interested to know The Dracula X Chronicles features new character designs by renowned Konami artist Ayami Kojima, an optional wireless "boss mode" to be played with other PSP gamers, and the ability to mix and match music soundtracks from the various games.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: October 25, 2007
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood and Gore, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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