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Castlevania

Castlevania is an abandoned action game developed by Distinctive Software and released by Konami in 1990. Castlevania runs on DOS. Download the game here. Castlevania is part of the Castlevania game series.

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Do you have trouble running this game? Read the guide

Main executable file (run this to play the game): castlev/CASTLE.EXE

DOS Games can't run on Windows. You need an emulator such as DOSbox and/or a front-end like D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to run DOS games on Windows systems.

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Additional info about Castlevania

Arrows: move. Enter: jump. Space: attack. Enter + up: fire special weapon.
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Input: joystick, keyboard

Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk

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Comments

  • dieymir - 27/07/2020 08:52
    Use command line argument 'ADL' to enable Adlib sounds. Ctrl+B toggles Background Music and Ctrl+E toggles Sound Effects.
  • Bjorn - 11/07/2020 09:23
    You can get Adlib music to work in this game. It seems, by all the youtube videos I've seen, that most people don't know this.
    It doesn't surprise me, because I haven't found any "official" way to activate it. I suspect it might be a commandline switch, or perhaps you need to generate a config file of some kind... not sure.
    But there is an easy fix: just rename to AD.DRV file to PC.DRV (make a backup first of course). Voila. It certainly less excrutiating than PC speaker music.
    There does not seem to be any sound effects though, but that might just be a by-product of this kludge.

    Also, like so many rushed PC ports of the time, the interface and controls are a bit baffling. I've worked out so far that ctrl plus certain keys do things like save, quit and turn things like music and sound on and off. It took me a little while to find out how to fire the secondary weapon, but it's up+space. Seems to be a bit dicey though, but that may have to do with the dosbox settings I was using.
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