Castlevania is a gothic horror action-adventure series that first released in 1986 by Konami. It follows the Belmont clan in their eternal fight against the vampire hordes and their leader, Dracula. It’s made to feel like an old-time horror film, due to it featuring classic monster like zombies, Frankenstein’s monster, and obviously Dracula. Castlevania helped coin the term “Metroidvania” which refers to a style of game that focuses on exploration, backtracking, finding upgrades and secrets as well as having a dark/lonely atmosphere.
Most games require you to go through a huge castle, fighting monsters and solving puzzles on how to proceed. You come equipped with the iconic Belmont whip, but also have access to many other sub-weapons like knives, holy water and throwing axes, to help you battle demons, monsters, and all manner of ghouls.
There have been multiple spin-off games, including a mobile game, and has even inspired spiritual successors like Bloodstained Ritual of the Night, made by ex Castlevania director, Koji Igarashi. The franchise has expanded to other media such as comic books and a television series on Netflix (Season 3 just got a release date), and has gone on to be one of the best selling video game franchises of all time. So do you think have what it takes to ace this Castlevania quiz? Well, grab your holy water and tighten your belt, because this quiz is not an easy one.