Generation-MSX

Comments: Vampire Killer


Vampire Killer (1986, MSX2, Konami) Vampire Killer (1986, MSX2, Konami)
Original title
悪魔城ドラキュラ
Title translations
Vampire Killer (English), Akumajō Dracula (Japanese Romanji)
Also known as
Castlevania
Developed by
Konami
Year
1986
Month
October
System
MSX 2

4 Comments

    by rderooy | 1 year ago

    rderooy

    Patch to fix various speed and other issues:
    https://www.msx.org/news/software/en/frs-enhancement-patch-vampire-killer

    SCC Patch:
    https://www.msx.org/downloads/vampire-killer-patch-to-scc

    Patch to transform the game into a "Castlevania" edition:
    https://www.msx.org/news/en/vampire-killer-to-castlevania-msx2-patch


    by Gerwin | 1 decade ago

    Gerwin

    Probably the best game for the MSX that ever existed! The atmosphere and the looks were so impressive - one could even smell the stuffy air in the catacombs. ;-)

    Only many years later I encountered Castlevania for the NES: pathetic, brainless monster-bashing with crude graphics and a funny bleep-bleep-bloop that seemed to be the background music.

    Folks, it's a shame Konami didn't keep the gameplay of Vampire Killer for their much adored series!!


    by Samor | 1 decade ago

    Samor

    Better looking, but not as good as the NES version in playability. The action is slowed down through the addition of having to find keys. There's also no scrolling in this version. The idea to add merchants hidden in walls is, well, strange (especially since the way to get the merchants "talking" is to... well, find out yourself :) )

    Sadly, Konami didn't pay much attention to the European users, as the speed is quite unstable in PAL (50hz) mode.


    by Holo | 1 decade ago

    Holo

    VERY BEST GAMES FOR MSX!
    MSX CLASSIC FOREVER!
    Whether somebody remembers a combination of keys for immortality? graf+ctrl+1+2+3???


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