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Simon Belmont

Simon Belmont, the main character of the series.

Castlevania, known as Akumajou Dracula (Demon Castle Dracula) in Japan, is a Horror-themed platformer video game series by Konami.

Video Games

  • Castlevania (September 26th, 1986). NES. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition.
  • Vampire Killer (October 30th, 1986). MSX.
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987). NES. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition in North America and Europe.
  • Haunted Castle (Feburary 1988). Arcade.
  • Castlevania: The Adventure  (October 27th, 1989). GameBoy.
    • Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (October 27th, 2009). Remake for WiiWare.
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (December 22nd, 1989). NES.
  • Super Castlevania IV (October 31st, 1991). SNES.
  • Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (July 12th, 1991). GameBoy.
  • Castlevania Chronicles (July 23rd, 1993). Sharp X68000 and PlayStation.
  • Castlevania: Rondo of BloodDracula X (October 29th, 1993) for PC-Engine.
    • Castlevania: Dracula X (July 21th, 1995). A remake for the SNES.
    • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicle (October 23rd, 2007). A remake of Rondo of Blood for the PlayStation Portable. Includes the original Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night.
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (March 17t,h 1994). SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive.
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (March 20th, 1997). Playstation, Sega Saturn, and Tiger LCD.
  • Castlevania Legends' (November 27th, 1997). GameBoy
  • Castlevania (December 31st, 1998). Nintendo 64.
  • Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (November 30th, 1999). Nintendo 64.
  • Castlevania:  Circle of the Moon (March 21st, 2001). GameBoy Advance.
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (June 6th, 2002). GameBoy Advance.
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (May 6th, 2003). GameBoy Advance.
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (October 21st, 2003). PlayStation 2.
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (August 25th, 2005). Nintendo DS.
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (November 1st, 2005). PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (November 16th, 2006). Nintendo DS.
  • Castlevania: Order of Shadows (September 18th, 2007). Mobile Devices.
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (October 21st, 2008). Nintendo DS.
  • Pachislot Akumajo Dracula (January 5th, 2009). Pachislot. Later released on iOS and Android.
  • Pachislot Akumajo Dracula II (July 20th, 2010). Pachislot.
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (August 4, 2010). PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (October 5th, 2010). PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
  • Pachislot Akumajo Dracula III (February 6th, 2012). Pachislot.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (March 20th 2013). Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Feburary 15th, 2014). PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
  • CR Pachinko Akumajo Dracula (October 19th, 2015). Pachinko.
  • Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (TBA). iOS.


  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1990). A novelization of the NES game published by Scholastic, part of the "Worlds of Power" label.
  • Akumajō Dracula: Akuma no Chi, Chi no Akumu (1992-1995). A serialized novel written by Ichiro Tezuka and illustrated by Masaki Takahashi. Six chapters were released before being discontinued.
  • Akumajō Dracula: Yami no Juin - Fukushū no Jokyoku. A prequel short comic included as a pre-order bonus with the Japanese release of Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (2005-2006). A two-volume manga by Kou Sasakura, prequel to the game of the same name.
  • Akumajō Dracula: Kabuchi no Tsuisōkyoku (November 2008). A sequel to Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow by Ryohgo Narita.
  • Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy (March 30, 2005 - July 20, 2005). A comic book adaptation of Castlevania The Adventure by IDW Publishing.
  • Akumajō Dracula: Lament of Innocence. A cellphone digital comic book released through Konami's "Weekly Konami" online service.


  • Akumajō Dracula X: Tsuioku no Yasōkyoku (2008). A Japanese internet radio drama, first broadcast in the Akumajō Dracula: Radio Chronicle online radio, and later released in CD form in March 2010.


  • Castlevania (July 7, 2017). A 4-episodes Netflix Original Anime. A 2nd season was confirmed to air in October 23, 2018.

Links to other series

Mascot Links:Konami Man appearance in various Castlevania games.

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Gradius19860926 September 26, 1986Moai heads and the Vic Viper from the Gradius series appear as items in several Castlevania games, while the boss Bat Company from Dawn of Sorrow can assume the form of the giant Moai boss from Gradius.2

5Arrow R Famicom Funji1987 1987Castlevania is featured in Famicom Funji.1

5Arrow R Famicom Rocky1987 1987Castlevania is featured in Famicom Rocky.1

5Arrow R Konami Wai Wai World19880114 January 14, 1988Simon Belmont is a playable character in the series.1

5Arrow R Nester198811 November 1988In episode 3 of the Howard & Nester comic, Nester disguises as Simon and plays through Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.2

5Arrow R Hai no Majutsushi1989 1989Simon Belmont from Castlevania is one of the opponents in Hai no Majutsushi.

5Arrow R Captain N19890909 September 09, 1989Simon Belmont and Dracula from Castlevania are recurring characters in the Captain N TV show.1


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Kid Dracula19901019 October 19, 1990Kid Dracula is a spinoff of Castlevania.1

4Arrow L Ganbare Goemon1991 1991Goemon visits the world of Castlevania in the Ganbare Goemon: Jigenjou no Akumu OVA, Simon Belmont is a playable character in Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihō, a vampire hunter look-alike makes a cameo appearance in Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu, and Simon's grandfather appears in the Ganbare Goemon: Jigoku-hen manga. Goemon appears as an item in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.1

5Arrow R Zombies Ate my Neighbors19930924 September 24, 1993Zombies Ate my Neighbors features an enemy named "Vlad Belmont the Vampire".3

5Arrow R Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles199312 December 1993There's a minor reference to Castlevania in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters for the SNES.3

5Arrow R Robotrek1994068 June 8, 1994A character in Robotrek is named "Count John Paul Belmont Prinky".3


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Contra1994088 August 8, 1994The secret boss Simondo Belmont from Contra: Hard Corps is a parody of Simon Belmont, including the use of a whip and hitting candles for power ups. In Order of Eclessia, the boss Arthroverta is inspired by Shadow Beast Kimkoh from the NES port of Super Contra.3

5Arrow R Tokimeki Memorial19940527 May 27, 1994One of the selectable cursors in Tokimeki Memorial is based on Maria Renard, while Tokimeki Idol features a medley of themes from Castlevania.2

5Arrow R Snatcher19941130 November 30, 1994People dressed like Simon Belmont and Dracula can be seen in "The Outer Heaven Show Pub" in the Sega CD and later ports of Snatcher, and at one point the main character makes a comment about the gameplay in the first Castlevania.2


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Parodius199603 March 1996Sexy Parodius features a stage based off Castlevania, while Aitsu and Koitsu from Parodius make a cameo appearance in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and Harmony of Despair.1

5Arrow R Jikkyō Power Pro Wrestling19960913 September 13, 1996Richter Belmont from Castlevania is a selectable character in Jikkyō Power Pro Wrestling '96: Max Voltage.1

4Arrow L JoJo's Bizarre Adventure19970327 March 27, 1997The recurring item "Stone Mask" from Castlevania is a reference to a similar mask in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The boss Zephyr from Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin has an attack referencing Dio Brando's Time Stop.3

5Arrow R Konami GB Collection19970925 September 25, 1997Castlevania: The Adventure is included in Konami GB Collection Vol. 1, while Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge is included in Vol. 3.2

5Arrow R Battle Tryst199802 February 1998Battle Tryst was planned to feature Simon and Richter from Castlevania.51


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Metal Gear19980903 September 03, 1998Metal Gear Solid features a reference to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Solid Snake's bandanna and Solid Eye from Metal Gear Solid 4 are hidden items in Castlevania: Lord of Shadows.2

5Arrow R Mitsumete Knight19981126 November 26, 1998A sticker of Alucard from Castlevania can be seen in printstations from Mitsumete Knight R.2

5Arrow R Konami Krazy Racers20010321 March 21, 2001Konami Krazy Racers features Dracula from Castlevania as a selectable racer.1

4Arrow L Rakugakids20010321 March 21, 2001The item "Bear Ring" from Castlevania: Circle of the Moon transforms Nathan Graves into Beartank from Rakugakids.1

4Arrow L Metroid20020606 June 06, 2002Skulls similar to Crocomire's from Super Metroid can be seen in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.3

5Arrow R Evolution Skateboarding20021009 October 09, 2002There is a stage called Dracula's Castle which features Dracula, Skeletons, but most important to the series to link these two as type 1 is a Brachyura. The character, Vampire Hunter is unlockable in the game who is similar to Simon Belmont.1

5Arrow R DreamMix TV World Fighters20031218 December 18, 2003Simon Belmont is selectable in DreamMix TV World Fighters.1

5Arrow R Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar20040429 April 29, 2004Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar: Byuu to Deru! Megane-Kun for the GameBoy Advance features a stage based off Castlevania.1

5Arrow R Yu-Gi-Oh20050504 May 04, 2005The Yu-Gi-Oh cards "Infernalvania" and "Vampire Hunter" ("Vampire Killer" in Japan) are references to the Castlevania series.3

5Arrow R Van Helsing20040506 May 06, 2004There's a minor reference to the Belmont family in Van Helsing: The Game.3

5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20040516 May 16, 2004The first episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd is a review of Castlevania 2; he then reviews many games from the series in the four-part "Castlevania" episode.2

5Arrow R The Sword of Etheria20050630 June 30, 2005Leon from The Sword of Etheria has a costume based off Leon Belmont from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.2

5Arrow R Dance Dance Revolution20051115 November 15, 2005The song "Akumajou Dracula Medley" from Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 is a remix of Castlevania themes. Dance Dance Revolution Universe features a remix of the "Vampire Killer" theme. Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2 features a remix of the "Bloody Tears" theme and background images from the intro of Curse of Darkness.2

5Arrow R World of Darkness20041116 November 16, 2004In Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines there's an enemy unit known as the "Belmont Squad", in reference to the family clan from Castlevania.3

5Arrow R GameCenter CX20061115 November 15, 2006Arino plays Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse in Episode 38 of GameCenter CX.2

4Arrow L Indiana Jones20061116 November 16, 2006The Fedora item from Portrait of Ruin and Harmony of Despair is a reference to Indiana Jones.3

4Arrow L Kinnikuman20061116 November 16, 2006There are two techniques in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin which references techniques from Kinnikuman.3

4Arrow L TwinBee20061116 November 16, 2006Twinbee appears as an item in three games of the Castlevania series.2

5Arrow R Pop'n Music20070425 April 25, 2007Simon Belmont appears in Pop'n Music 15 Adventure when playing a Castlevania music arrange, while Trevor Belmont appears in Pop'n Music 18 Sengoku Retsuden.1

5Arrow R Captain S20070516 May 16, 2007Captain S enters the world of Castlevania.2

5Arrow R Eternal Knights2008 2008The "Vampire Hunter" class in Eternal Knights 2 includes references to Castlevania characters.3

5Arrow R Track & Field20080620 June 20, 2008Simon Belmont is selectable in New International Track & Field.1

4Arrow L Fist of the North Star20081028 October 28, 2008The boss Goliath from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia features references to the Fist of the North Star villain Raoh.3

5Arrow R Bishi Bashi20090729 July 29, 2009THE ★ BishiBashi features an avatar of Death from Castlevania.3

5Arrow R 3D Dot Game Heroes20091105 November 05, 20093D Dot Game Heroes features loading screens based on Castlevania and Castlevania 2.3

5Arrow R Konami Classics20091215 December 15, 2009Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is included in Konami Classics Vol. 1.2

4Arrow L King's Valley20100927 September 27, 2010Vick XIII from King's Valley II appears as an item in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. The enemy Elgiza from Portrait of Ruin is inspired in a similar enemy from King's Valley II, and Portrait of Ruin also features two remixed tracks from the series.2

5Arrow R Shantae20101004 October 04, 2010Shantae: Risky's Revenge features a dialogue reference to one of the obtuse hints in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.3

4Arrow L Zelda20101005 October 05, 2010Castlevania: Lords of Shadow features a reference to the Zelda series.

5Arrow R Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle20101005 October 05, 2010Monster Retsuden Oreca Battle features Simon, Alucard, Dracula and the Grimm Reaper as playable characters.1

5Arrow R Super Meat Boy20101020 October 20, 2010The World 2 intro in Super Meat Boy is a parody of the intro from the NES Castlevania.3

5Arrow R Scribblenauts20110127 January 27, 2011The Japanese version of Scribblenauts features Alucard from Castlevania as a spawnable object.1

4Arrow L Getsu Fūma Den20110202 February 02, 2011A skeleton enemy in Getsu Fuma Den is named Shimon and attacks with a whip, referencing Simon Belmont from Castlevania; while Getsu Fuma and a map based on his game are DLC content in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.1

5Arrow R Rock of Ages20110831 August 31, 2011Rock of Ages features a parody based on the Castlevania series.3

5Arrow R The Binding of Isaac20110928 September 28, 2011When Eve turns to her cursed self the text box and words come out from "Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest" saying "What a Horrible Night To Have A Curse.".3

5Arrow R Otomedius20111115 November 15, 2011Kokoro Belmont from Otomedius Excellent is inspired by the Castlevania series.3

5Arrow R The Elder Scrolls20120626 June 26, 2012The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard features a display case referencing Dracula's Relics from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.3

5Arrow R Frogger20120706 July 06, 2012Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition features a game mode based on Castlevania.1

5Arrow R Dust: An Elysian Tail20120815 August 15, 2012The item "Red Orb" from Dust: An Elysian Tail is a reference to a similar item found in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.3

5Arrow R Adventure Time20121120 November 20, 2012Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! features a minor reference to the Castlevania series.3

5Arrow R KPE Dream Master20121122 November 22, 2012Several cards of Castlevania characters and monsters are featured in KPE Dream Master.2

4Arrow L Mario2013320 March 20, 2013Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate features a reference to Luigi.3

5Arrow R My Little Pony20131130 November 30, 2013The fourth season episode "Castle Mane-ia" from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a reference to the Castlevania series.3

5Arrow R Kingdom Dragonion20150610 June 10, 2015Kingdom Dragonion featured Simon Belmont and Alucard as playable characters.1

5Arrow R Bomberman20180919 September 19, 2018A DLC bomberman from Super Bomberman R (added in Ver.1.4) known as "Simon Belmont Bomber" is based off Simon Belmont from Castlevania, while Ver.2.0 added "Dracula Bomber", based on the series' main antagonist, and Ver.2.2 added "Alucard Bomber" and three stages based on the Castlevania series.1

5Arrow R Super Smash Bros.20181207 December 07, 2018Simon and Richter Belmont appear as playable characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, with a stage based on the series.