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|Platform(s)||Virtual Console, NES|
|Release date(s)|| NES|
NA May 1, 1987
EU December 19, 1988
JP February 5, 1993
EU March 23, 2007
NA April 30, 2007
JP June 17, 2007
|Input methods||Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller|
|GameIDs||FBHE01, FBHP01, FBHJ01|
Castlevania is an action-platformer video game developed and published by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in May 1987, followed by a European release in 1988. Castlevania puts players in control of Simon Belmont as he travels through Count Dracula's castle, which emerges every 100 years. Simon battles numerous bosses along his way, including Frankenstein, Igor, the Mummy Man, the Phantom Bat, Queen Medusa, the Grim Reaper, and Count Dracula himself.
Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.
DirectX with NES Games
Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.
As of, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive/Synchronous (Ubershaders). It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders/Synchronous (Ubershaders) to work properly.
This seems to have been rectified at some point, though it's unclear what resolved it.
This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.
This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.
The graph below charts the compatibility with Castlevania since Dolphin'srelease, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|Windows 7||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760||Works OK. Requires EFB2RAM.||JMC47|