• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
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  • Summary: Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is an entirely new take at the best Castlevania game to never be released in the US, "Castlevania: Rondo of Blood". The Dracula X Chronicles brings this action/adventure franchise to the PSP system for the first time, complete with 3D graphics, enhancedCastlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is an entirely new take at the best Castlevania game to never be released in the US, "Castlevania: Rondo of Blood". The Dracula X Chronicles brings this action/adventure franchise to the PSP system for the first time, complete with 3D graphics, enhanced gameplay and new music. Completing the Dracula X storyline, this game also includes an unlockable version of Symphony of the Night and players will also be able to unlock the original Rondo of Blood from the NEC PC Engine. Includes unlockable versions of the original "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night" games, optimized for the PSP. Timeless side scrolling action through more than 10 gothic stages and additional hidden areas. Return to previously completed levels to find additional secrets. [Konami] Expand
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  • Developer: Konami
  • Genre(s): Action, Miscellaneous, Platformer, Platformer, Compilation, 2D, 2D
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Between Rondo of Blood, its beautiful 3D remake and its legendary sequel, there's a lot of quality gaming here.
  2. For anyone else who may wonder what the hubbub is all about, if you have the patience to endure many levels repeatedly in an old school side scrolling fashion, then this is a great start for you. Nevertheless, this game fills in the gaps and tells the tale before the greatest Castlevania title of all time, and includes it in the package to boot.
  3. The Dracula X Chronicles is simply a great package for old school Castlevania fans and newcomers alike.
  4. 80
    Despite some questionable design and admin decisions, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is one of the best retro gaming compilations that you'll ever find, though casuals need not apply.
  5. Castlevania fans will certainly find a lot to love about The Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP and, while the different versions of these classics are still too hard, these classics are just way too good to pass up.
  6. As a reinvented version of a 16-bit game, this looks quite nice on the PSP's sharp display, but it plays like nobody's greased the machinery since its original 1993 release. [Oct 2007, p.127]
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    40
    This might have seemed enjoyable 14 years ago, but then again so did MC Hammer. [Feb 2008, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Cody
    Nov 3, 2007
    10
    A great game. The 3d remake looks great, sounds great, and plays great. In Symphony you can even play as Maria. All of this and tons of A great game. The 3d remake looks great, sounds great, and plays great. In Symphony you can even play as Maria. All of this and tons of replay value make it a perfect game. Expand
  2. DavidScott
    Jun 30, 2008
    10
    Best Game Ever for the PSP!!! I was a huge Castlevania fan for all the other platform games. By FAR not the most difficult Castlevania game toBest Game Ever for the PSP!!! I was a huge Castlevania fan for all the other platform games. By FAR not the most difficult Castlevania game to beat but the hidden characters/items, multiple scenarios, and unlockable mini games including Sympthony of the Night and the Orignal Rondo of Blood make this game a prize! This game is a MUST for all Castlevania enthusiasts! Quite a collector! Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    Об игре можно сказать, что она сделана с душой! Это отражается в красивых декорациях, в музыке (тут имеется даже специальный плеер дляОб игре можно сказать, что она сделана с душой! Это отражается в красивых декорациях, в музыке (тут имеется даже специальный плеер для прослушивания композиций из игры, треки кстати, нужно выбивать из специальных мест, по ходу игры) и в разных мелочах. Почти все старые мелодии подверглись аранжировке, появились также новые мелодии, даже появились треки из Symphony of the Night, а звучит все это, просто потрясающе! В течении всей игры, нашему взору открываются уровни с величественными строениями, красивыми пейзажами, затонувшими кораблями, а какие тут боссы, заглядение! Но и это не все, в виде подарка, щедрая Конами поместила в игру оригинальный Rondo of Blood и немного измененный - Symphony of the Night! Конечно Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles сложная, но не настолько, как например версии с NES, так что, пройти можно и даже нужно и желательно два раза, в игре ведь две концовки. Ради этой игры я и покупал psp, о чем ни секунды не жалел. Expand
  4. YoungFrank
    Jan 14, 2008
    9
    This Castlevania game for the PSP is a winner. If you're a fan of the more recent series, you may find the linear nature of Rondo a bit This Castlevania game for the PSP is a winner. If you're a fan of the more recent series, you may find the linear nature of Rondo a bit shocking, but it's still very enjoyable and fun. If your still unhappy, there's the level select with branching paths, as well as the fantastic Symphony of the Night as an unlockable that you can fall back on. All three games have great value, are very replayable, and should eat up plenty of unconstructive time spent staring out the window on the bus or in waiting rooms or something. The characters mouths and facial expressions never move and the voice acting is a little painful, but it's forgivable- especially as the game supports stereo surround and the music is good enough to make up for it. The whole package is accessible and sold at a bargain price, and this game has not left me wanting for more. I'm glad the first Castlevania game for the PSP was so good and stuck to it's roots, and I'm looking forward to another PSP installment of the series. Try this game- today! Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2012
    8
    A nice remake of Rondo of Blood, it looks so much prettier. It kept the same difficult-as-hell gameplay while also sticking to the storyline.A nice remake of Rondo of Blood, it looks so much prettier. It kept the same difficult-as-hell gameplay while also sticking to the storyline. The best part? You can unlock the original Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. I was super stoked when I found out this little gem. Now that's what I mostly use this game for anymore, but all-in-all still great. Expand
  6. TLink
    Mar 3, 2008
    8
    I've played nearly all the Castlevania games and have beaten most of them. My all-time fave is definitely Symphony of The Night and the I've played nearly all the Castlevania games and have beaten most of them. My all-time fave is definitely Symphony of The Night and the great part is, you don't have to beat the difficult Rondo of Blood to unlock it (you can do it in Level 3.) Rondo has awesome graphics but is a very hard game. Instead of the backslide move they give you a backflip. Which is unforgiving, as you often land on a monster while executing the move to escape another. Also, it's hard to use the backflip to reach upper platforms. It looks like you should be able to get higher with a backflip to reach them, but for some reason I miss half the time. The monsters drain much of your life and when die you have to restart at the beginning of the level, which is harsh by today's standards. Buy Dracula X for Symphony of The Night unless you're a hardcore gamer that likes a tough challenge. Worth the money, definitely. Expand
  7. Mar 19, 2015
    6
    New players will be thrown back by how simple the controls are. You can't make him whip in any direction, only forward. This Castlevania isNew players will be thrown back by how simple the controls are. You can't make him whip in any direction, only forward. This Castlevania is laggy and too punishing once you start into it. I wish they had made this more fluid and faster, but they were really strict to make it like an NES game. The music is excellent. There are also some fun animations / dialogue that don't ruin the game. They had an oppurtunity to make a new game but they copied the old ones. I'm not going to recommend this one unless you already like Castlevania, and then probably only the NES or Genesis ones. Expand

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