Kid Dracula (1990 video game)

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Kid Dracula
Akumajo Special-Boku Dracula-kun!(cover).jpg
Japanese box art
Developer(s)Konami
Publisher(s)Konami
Director(s)Shiro Murata
Programmer(s)Shiro Murata
Huuko Eriko
Yasuhiro Yamamoto
Artist(s)Yoichi Yoshimoto
Kenji Fujioka
Kazunori Yana
Composer(s)Shinji Tasaka
Satoko Minami
Platform(s)Famicom, mobile phone
ReleaseFamicom
  • JP: 19 October 1990
Mobile phones
  • JP: 30 June 2006
Castlevania Anniversary Collection
  • WW: May 16, 2019
Genre(s)Platform
Mode(s)Single-player

Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun[a] is a platform game made by Konami. It was released in Japan for the Famicom on 19 October 1990.[1] It is considered a parody of the Castlevania series. A version for mobile phones was released on 30 June 2006 in Japan.

The game saw ports for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows as part of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection which was released digitally on May 16, 2019 in all regions, with an English localization as Kid Dracula.[2]

Plot[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 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.

Soundtrack[edit]

The 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.[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 25 out of 40.[3]

Legacy[edit]

A game titled Kid Dracula was released for the Game Boy in 1993 and is both a remake and sequel of the original Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: 悪魔城すぺしゃる ぼくドラキュラくん, Hepburn: Akumajō Supesharu: Boku Dorakyura-kun, Demon Castle Special: Kid Dracula

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun". Gamespot. Archived from the original on 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  2. ^ "Castlevania Anniversary Collection Whips Up A New Batch Of Screenshots". Siliconera. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Castlevania Cameo Appearances: Kid Dracula". MrP's Castlevania Realm. Video Game Museum. Archived from the original on March 16, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2018.

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