Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun

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Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun
Akumajo Special-Boku Dracula-kun!(cover).jpg
Japanese box art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Shinji Tasaka
Satoko Minami
Platform(s) Famicom, Mobile Phone
Release date(s) Famicom
  • JP 19 October 1990
Mobile phones
  • JP 30 June 2006
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (悪魔城すぺしゃる ぼくドラキュラくん Akumajō Supesharu: Boku Dorakyura-kun?, lit. "Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula") is a platformer video game made by Konami. It was released only in Japan for the Famicom on 19 October 1990.[1] The game was never localized outside of Japan until a fan created translation was released in 2003. [1] It is considered a parody of the Castlevania series. A version for mobile phones was also released on 30 June 2006 in Japan only.

Storyline[edit]

The self-proclaimed Demon King, Kid Dracula, has awoken from a long sleep, only to discover that the demon Galamoth has challenged him. Swiping his father's cape, it is then up to Kid Dracula to set out on an adventure to destroy the monster, and retake his throne. After battling through dangers and demons, Kid Dracula defeats Galamoth. This causes him to become famous throughout the land, with all the monsters in Transylvania showing up at his castle wanting to be his friend.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 25 out of 40.[2]

Cameos in Castlevania canonical games[edit]

  • There are some references to Boku Dracula-kun in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night as Kid Dracula is a reference to Alucard, the protagonist of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
    • Galamoth makes a cameo in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
  • In episode #62 of GameCenter CX (known as "Retro Game Master" outside of Japan), Shinya Arino, the host of the show, played through the Famicom version of the game and successfully cleared it.

Soundtrack[edit]

Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun SOUNDTRACKS
Soundtrack album
Released August 14, 2014 (Japan)
Genre Video game soundtrack

This soundtrack Konami Famicom Music Memorial Best Vol. 3, released on February 21, 1991, contains the soundtrack for Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun, Ai Senshi Nicol and Wai Wai World 2: SOS! Parsley Castle. The music was composed by Konami Kukeiha Club.

A soundtrack album, Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun SOUNDTRACKS was released by EGG Music, a division of D4 Enterprise, on August 14, 2014. It contains every background music and bonus track from the game, which were composed by Konami Kukeiha Club (by Satoko Miyawaki and Shinji Tasaka).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun". Gamespot. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  2. ^ お買い物に便利 : 新作ゲームクロスレビュー - 悪魔城スペシャル ぼくドラキュラくん. Famicom Tsushin. No.22. Pg.19. 26 October 1990.

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