Castlevania has been around for 30 years!


Vampires and lord Dracula have been in the boogeymen of the old world. Their stories were told in myths and legends throughout the centuries. It wasn’t until September 26, 1986, that we finally got an interactive video game where Dracula was the one we were hunting for. Although, it made me wonder why the main character was using a whip to kill a vampire.

If you’re an 80s kid like me, this game was not only fun, it was just as addicting. In the game, you would make your way through Dracula’s castle and locales and fight all the different types of nightmarish creatures that followed Dracula as their master. Once you got to Dracula, it was a fairly difficult battle as he would do massive amounts of damage to your character and you could only hit him in the head with your trusty whip. As a kid, I kept yelling at the game to give me a real stake so I could kill him off properly.


There have been many different versions of Castlevania released throughout the years, however there will never be anything like the original. In one of the series, you actually started playing as Dracula’s son, Alucard. I will say that even though I do love the original version of Castlevania, I don’t think there has been anything that tops Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. If you want the best of the series, I suggest you play that one. Happy Birthday, Castlevania!

Last question:  Why would Dracula hide pieces of meat in the walls of his castle? That made no sense to me as a kid. lol


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Highly sociable and having been entrenched in Nerd\Geekdom since he was a kid, Alger has seen it all. During his spare time he loves to go out clubbing, sing karaoke, and attend parties. This Nerd is no wallflower. He'll always greet you with a warm smile and a drink in hand.