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Haunted Castle (version K)


Haunted Castle (c) 02/1988 Konami.


Dracula stole our hero's wife the day of the ceremony and so you must rescue her. Armed with your whip, fight classic horror monsters in in this horizontal action game.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : GX768


Main CPU : KONAMI (@ 3 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), YM3812 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K051649 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.00 Hz

Palette colors : 128


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


This game is known in Japan as "Akumajou Dracula".


Haunted Castle IS part of the "CastleVania" series. However, as many games of this series, it is not part of the main storyline. The main character doesn't have any name, but it is believed to be Simon Belmont of the original "CastleVania".


King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Game Music Collection Vol.1 - K30X7705) on 05/08/1988. This album was reprinted (KCIA-2309) on 21/05/1993.