Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Castlevania Rondo of Blood.jpg
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Castlevania
Platform(s) Virtual Console, TurboGrafx-16
Release date(s) PC Engine
JP October 29, 1993
Virtual Console
JP April 22, 2008
NA March 15, 2010
EU March 19, 2010
Genre(s) Platform, Horror, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Perfect
GameIDs QAPN18, QAPL18, QAPJ18
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Count Dracula, the evil Transylvanian vampire lord, is resurrected in the year 1792, a century after the brave vampire hunter Simon Belmont vanquished him. His demonic servant Shaft is sent to nearby village to kill men, abduct women, and set the village on fire. Richter Belmont, Simon's descendant, swears to free the women, among which is his fiancee Annette. He takes the Vampire Killer, a powerful whip he inherited from his ancestor, and enters the castle, hoping to put an end to the Dark Lord's reign.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (悪魔城ドラキュラX 血の輪廻 (ロンド) Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, lit. Devil's Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood), like its predecessors in the series, an action platformer. Richter is trying to reach the end of each stage, defeating evil creatures on the way with his whip and traditional sub-weapons (throwing axes, daggers, holy crosses, etc.). He can also perform powerful "item crash" attacks with his sub-weapons. In comparison with the previous entry in the series, Super Castlevania IV, the game lacks the eight-directional whipping. As with most Castlevania games the levels consist of platforming challenges which require good timing and reactions. At the end of each stage Richter will face a powerful boss.

The kidnapped women are hidden in the castle and to find them Richter needs to uncover hidden exits which may lead to alternative levels and bosses. One of such hidden areas unlocks a second player character: Maria Renard, Annette's sister. She is weaker than Richter but has a greater agility and her own abilities such as sliding and double jumping, which allow her to find even more alternative paths. She also has her own special attacks with unique sub-weapons.

Problems

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Configuration

This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
3.5-1720 Windows 8 Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.8GHz Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset No problems Jogait

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