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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

PlayStation

Game Description:

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is an action role playing game for the PlayStation.

This game in the Castlevania series departs from the designs of the others, and takes the series into an RPG approach.

Known in Japan as Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Demon Castle Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight), this game takes place after the first Dracula X game (specifically, “Dracula X: Rondo of Blood”). You play as Alucard, a returning hero from the third installment of the series on the NES. Alucard is Dracula’s son, who had gone into a deep sleep for many years until he was awakened by the return of Dracula’s castle.

As Alucard, you have a large number of equipment to choose from (daggers, one-handed swords, two-handed swords, fist-type weapons, rods, as well as armor, shields, capes, helmets, accessories, and usable items).

Alucard has many techniques at his disposal. First, he has a large set of spells (about 10 or so) that he can perform by using his MP (one of the three main statistics, in addition to HP and Hearts). He can transform into a Wolf, Bat, and Mist (each of which has a few abilities of their own). He also gets familiars of varying types (demons, faeries, and even a sentient sword) to help fight his enemies.

The game itself is huge. The amount of ground you have covered in the castle can be viewed on a Metroid-style map that takes up just about the entire screen when it’s full. There is also a separate area after the castle which is just as big. There are plenty of secret areas for you to find as well.

Content:

1 Document
TitleCategoryDate
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Zone File Technical DocumentationFile Formats26 Dec 2010

6 Translations
TitleCategoryDate
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (ES)Fully Playable09 Jul 2020
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (ID)Unfinished24 Jan 2019
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (ZH)Addendum23 Jun 2015
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (ZH)Fully Playable27 Feb 2013
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (EN)Fully Playable06 Sep 2009
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (IT)Fully Playable03 Aug 2007

6 Hacks
TitleCategoryDate
Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - All Access (Replay Mode)Improvement27 Jan 2020
Castlevania SOTN - Survival ModeImprovement08 Apr 2019
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Quality hackImprovement30 Nov 2017
Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - HardTypeImprovement30 Apr 2017
Castlevania SOTN - Boss ModeImprovement16 Jan 2016
Skill HackImprovement30 Jan 2014