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Castlevania Legends
North American cover art
Developer(s) KCE Nagoya
Publisher(s) Konami
Designer(s) Koki Yamashita
Composer(s) Yoichi Iwada
Kaoru Okada
Series Castlevania
Platform(s) Game Boy
Release date(s) JP November 27, 1997
NA March 11, 1998
EU 1998
Genre(s) Action adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: K-A (Kids to Adults)
Media 2-megabit cartridge

Castlevania Legends is the third and final Castlevania title released for the original Game Boy. It was released in Japan on November 27, 1997 and in North America on March 11, 1998. Its original Japanese title is Akumajō Dracula Dark Night Prelude (悪魔城ドラキュラ 漆黒たる前奏曲 Akumajō Dorakyura Dāku Naito Pureryūdo?, lit. "Devil's Castle Dracula: Dark Night Prelude").




A player starts with three lives, after which the game is over, but a player may continue from the beginning of the last stage they were in.[1] There is also a Hit score showing how many enemies have been defeated in each stage.[1] Striking candles will often cause items to appear.[1] The game does not make use of any sub-weapons, unlike most other Castlevania titles, and relies heavily on the use of magic, which is another unique feature.[2] The magic system used relies on five "Soul Weapons", including Flame, Ice, Saint, Wind, and Magic.[2] Hearts are used as currency to acquire weapons.[2] Sonia can also enter a "Burning Mode", where she becomes invincible, moves faster, and has more powerful attacks, though this power can only be used once per life or level.[2]


The story begins in Transylvania in the year 1450, Sonia Belmont, who in the game (not the series timeline) is the first Belmont to confront Dracula.[1][2] She also meets Alucard who seeks revenge against his father Dracula.[2][3] After Dracula's defeat, he swears to Sonia that as long as there is evil in the world, he will be resurrected, and in response she swears her family will always defeat him.[2] The game was also the first game in the series timeline until Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.[2]


Castlevania series fictional chronology

1094 - Lament of Innocence
1476 - Dracula's Curse
1479 - Curse of Darkness
1591 - The Adventure (ReBirth)
1606 - Belmont's Revenge
1600s - Order of Shadows
1691 - Castlevania (Vampire Killer, Super, Chronicles)
1698 - Simon's Quest
1748 - Harmony of Dissonance
1792 - Rondo of Blood
1797 - Symphony of the Night
1800s - Order of Ecclesia
1830 - Circle of the Moon
1844 - Legacy of Darkness
1852 - Castlevania (Nintendo 64)
1917 - Bloodlines
1944 - Portrait of Ruin
2035 - Aria of Sorrow
2036 - Dawn of Sorrow

Alternate timeline and/or universe
Lords of Shadow

Sonia Belmont (ソニア・ベルモンド Sonia Berumondo?)
Sonia Belmont is the protagonist of Castlevania Legends. At the age of seventeen she lived in a remote part of Transylvania.[4] She was born with special abilities that allowed her to sense the presence of physical and spiritual beings, and was taught how to use a whip by her grandfather.[5] It is not explicitly stated whether the whip she uses is Vampire Killer or not.
Within the castle, she encounters Alucard, the half-vampire son of Dracula. She had met him some time before and it can be inferred from their dialog that the two had formed a romantic relationship.[6] Alucard was intent on dissuading Sonia from her goal, planning to stop his father alone. When Sonia would not yield, he challenged her to a battle to test her abilities. After she defeated him, Alucard was confident that Sonia could overcome Dracula and he went into a self-imposed sleep. Sonia defeated Dracula, and spared Europe from his evil influence for a time. Sometime after Dracula's defeat, Sonia bore a child who "would carry on the fate and tragedy of the Belmont family, and the bloodline of dark ways."[7] The child would grow up to fight Dracula again and become a hero.[8]
Sonia was one of the confirmed leads in the Dreamcast game Castlevania: Resurrection, up until that game's cancellation.[9]

Dracula (ドラキュラ Dorakyura?)

Alucard (アルカード Arukādo?)



IGN called the game one of the Game Boy's cult classics despite the portable systems limitations.[2] Gamespy called the music "disappointing", as the previous two Game Boy Castlevania games were highly praised for their music.[10]

Longtime Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi redacted the game from the series time line because it conflicted with the plot line of the main games.[11] He has stated that "Legends remains something of an embarrassement for the series. If only that development team had the guidance of the original team of the series."[12]


  1. ^ a b c d Castlevania Legends Instruction Booklet. Konami. 1989. p. 16. DMG-ADNE-USA. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mark Bozon (2007-01-18). "Castlevania: The Retrospective". IGN. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Castlevania Legends (1998)". GameSpy. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  4. ^ From Manual: However, at about the same time a baby girl possessing special powers was born to a family living in a remote area of the country. (1998) Konami: Castlevania Legends. Konami, 1. [1]
  5. ^ From Manual: She was taught how to handle a whip by her grandfather and learned at an early age of her ability to sense the presence of beings physical and spiritual that cannot be seen by ordinary humans. (1998) Konami: Castlevania Legends. Konami, 11. [2]
  6. ^ Alucard: Do not trouble yourself about it, Sonia. Now, I must sleep. I fear we shall not meet again. Farewell, my beloved, my beautiful vampire hunter. KCE Nagoya. Castlevania Legends. Konami. Game Boy (in English). 1998-3-11.
  7. ^ Epilogue: After some time, the young girl of our legend became a mother, whose child would carry on the fate and tragedy of the Belmont family, and the bloodline of dark ways. KCE Nagoya. Castlevania Legends. Konami. Game Boy (in English). 1998-3-11. [3] [4]
  8. ^ Epilogue: And yet this child, once content in the arms of its mother, will also rise to fight courageously against the Prince of Darkness, who will return once again. This child who, one day, will be praised by all the people as a hero...... KCE Nagoya. Castlevania Legends. Konami. Game Boy (in English). 1998-03-11. [5] [6]
  9. ^ "Castlevania Resurrection." 2007. IGN Entertainment Inc. 21 June 2007. <> [7] [8]
  10. ^ "The Music of Castlevania Legends". GameSpy. 2000-01-01. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  11. ^ Kurt Kalata (2006-07-26). "Tales from the Crypt: Castlevania's 20th Anniversary Blow-out". Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  12. ^ Nintendo Power, August 2008

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Castlevania is an video game series created and developed by Konami, and has become one of their feature franchises. The plot of the series centers on the Belmont clan, a family of vampire hunters who wield magical whips and other mystical items, and their war against the immortal vampire Dracula.


See also: List of Castlevania titles
  • Castlevania (1986)
  • Vampire Killer (1986)
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987)
  • Haunted Castle (1988)
  • Castlevania: The Adventure (1989)
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1989)
  • Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (1991)
  • Super Castlevania IV (1991)
  • Akumajō Dracula (1993)
  • Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (1993)
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994)
  • Castlevania: Dracula X (1995)
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
  • Castlevania Legends (1997)
  • Castlevania (1999)
  • Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (1999)
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (2001)
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (2002)
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003)
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003)
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005)
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (2005)
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (2006)
  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (2007)
  • Castlevania: Order of Shadows (2007)
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008)
  • Castlevania Judgment (2008)

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Castlevania Legends
Box artwork for Castlevania Legends.
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
System(s) Game Boy
Series Castlevania

Castlevania Legends (Akumajō Dracula Dark Night Prelude (悪魔城ドラキュラ 漆黒たる前奏曲 Akumajou Dorakyura Dāku Naito Pureryūdo ?, lit. "Devil's Castle Dracula: Dark Night Prelude")) was the last Castlevania game released for the Game Boy, and the only game in the series to star a female Belmont. Alucard, the son of Dracula, would also appear, playing a supporting role.

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Canon: Lament of Innocence · Dracula's Curse · Curse of Darkness · The Adventure · Belmont's Revenge · Castlevania · Simon's Quest · Harmony of Dissonance · Rondo of Blood · Symphony of the Night · Order of Ecclesia · Bloodlines · Portrait of Ruin · Aria of Sorrow · Dawn of Sorrow

Non-canon: Castlevania Legends · Castlevania 64 · Legacy of Darkness · Circle of the Moon

Remakes & Collections: Castlevania Chronicles · Dracula X · The Dracula X Chronicles · Super Castlevania IV · Vampire Killer


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Publisher(s) Konami
Release date March 11, 2008
Genre Action/Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
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Platform(s) Game Boy
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