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Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse

Class: Licensed
Cart ID: NES-VN-USA
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Region: United States (USA)
Rarity:
2  Cart: Widespread
3  Box: Very Common
2  Manual: Widespread
Peripherals: Standard or Compatible Controller
TV Format: NTSC
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Released: September, 1990 (09/01/1990)
UPC Code: 0-83717-11021-7
Pak Type:
Standard Cart
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Sources of Information

Hardware Profiles
1 - NES-ELROM-01
PCB
NES-ELROM-01
UNIF Board
NES-ELROM
INES Mapper
5
Mirroring
Mapper Ctrl
Battery-backed
No
WRAM
0
VRAM
0
CIC Type
6113B1

Rom Sets
Type Name Size CRC32
PRG0 NES-VN-0 PRG 256 KB 95CA9EC7
CHR0 NES-VN-0 CHR 128 KB 1B448E0A
ROMs Combined: 384 KB ED2465BE

Major Variations for Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse:
Title Code
Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse (Non-Contest Box) NES-VN-USA


Additional Images
Sweepstakes Insert:

Codes, Cheats & Spoilers
 =>Sound Test: During the demo at the beginning of the game, while the film
strip is rolling, hold A+B and press STARTx2. Now press U and D to change
the music, B to start, and A to stop the music.
=>Name Codes: Start a new game, and on the Enter Your Name screen enter these
codes.
|HELP ME| Start with 10 Lives
|FUJIMOTO| Start with Grant
|OKUDA
| Start with Alucard
|AKAMA
| Harder version of the game
|URATA
| Start with Sypha
->Lightning Attack: When fighting the first Cyclops, you should notice bolts
of lightning in the background. Every once in a while, the sky changes color
and a larger bolt zaps forth. If you throw the dagger just when the screen
blinks with the bolt, the bolt will hit the Cyclops for 4 points of damage.
->Passwords:
Passwords-Use HELP ME unless instructed otherwise!!!

B=Blank W=Whip C=Cross H=Heart

Trevor
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-WBBB- -WHBB- -BWBB- -BWWB- -CWBB- -CCBW- -BWWB- -BWBB- -HWBB- -BWBB- -BWBW-
1-BHBW-2-BHBW-2-BBHB-3-BBHH-3-BHBB-4-BCBB-5-BBWW-6-BBWC-6-BHBW-7-BBBB-8-CBBB-
-BBWB- -BBWB-B-BBBH- -BBBH-B-BBBB- -BBBB- -BBBC- -BWBC-B-BBCB- -BBBB- -BWBB-
-BBBB- -BBBB- -HBWB- -HBWB- -BBBB- -BBBB- -HBBB- -CBWB- -BBWB- -WWBH- -CWBC-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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-HCBW- -BWBB- -BBBW- -BWBB- -BWWB- -BWBB- -BBBW-
1-BCBW- 1-CBBB-1-HBBB-1-BBCW-1-BBCC-1-HBBB-1-HBBB-
0-WBBB- 1-BWWB-2-BWBB-3-BBBH-4-BWBH-5-BWBB-6-BWWB-
-BBBB- -WHBH- -CHBC- -HBBB- -CBBB- -WCBH- -CCBC-
--------------------------------------------------
Trevor & Grant. Use name FUJIMOTO for stages with * by them.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-WBBW- -WCBB- -BWBB- -BBWB- -CWBW- -CHBW- -BWWB- -BBBB- -HWBW- -BWBW- -BWBB-
1-BHBH-2-BCBC-2-BBHW-3-BBHH-3-BHBC-4-BHBH-5-BBWW-6-BBWC-6-BHBC-7-WBBB-8-CBBB-
*-WBHB-*-BBCB-B-BWBC-*-BWBC-B-WBWC- -BBWB- -BWBC- -BBBH-B-WBBB- -BBHB- -BBHB-
-BBWB- -BBBB- -HBCB- -HBCB- -BBWB- -BBBB- -HBHB- -CBCB- -BBBB- -BWBH- -CWBC-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-HCBB- -BWBW- -BBBB- -BWBB- -BWWB- -BWBW- -BBBB-
1-BCBC-1-HBBB-1-BBBB-1-BBCW-1-BBCC-1-HBBB-1-WBBB-
0-WBHB-1-BWCB-2-BWHB-3-BWBH-4-BBBB-5-BWHB-6-BWCB-
-BBBB- -WHBH- -CHBC- -HBHB- -CBHB- -WCBH- -CCBC-
-------------------------------------------------
Trevor & Alucard. Use name OKUDA for stages with * by them.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-WBBH- -WHBH- -BWCB- -BBCB- -CBBH- -CHBH- -BBCB- -BWHB- -HWBB- -BCBH- -BCBH-
1-BCBC-2-BCBC-2-BBHB-3-BBHH-3-BCBH-4-BCBH-5-BBWB-6-BBWH-6-BCBH-7-WBBB-8-HBBB-
*-CBCB-*-HBCB-B-BHBW-*-BHBC-B-CBCB-*-HBCB-*-BHBH-*-BHBW-B-CBBB-*-BWHB-*-BBCB-
-BBBB- -BBBB-*-CBCB- -CBHB-*-BBBB- -BBBB- -CBCB- -CBHB- -BBWB- -BWBC- -HWBC-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-HCBB- -BCBB- -BHBB- -BWCB- -BWCB- -BCBB- -BHBB-
1-BHBH-1-HBBB-1-BBBB-1-BBCW-1-BBCC-1-HBBB-1-HBBB-
0-CBBB-1-BBCB-2-BWHB-3-BHBB-4-BBBW-5-BBHB-6-BBHB-
-BBWB- -WHBC- -CHBH-*-CBHB- -HBCB- -WCBC- -CCBH-
-------------------------------------------------
Trevor & Sypha. Use name URATA for stages with * by them.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-WBBB- -WHBB- -BCCB- -BHHB- -CBBB- -CCBW- -BCHB- -BCCB- -HBBB- -BHBW- -BCBW-
1-BWBB-2-BWBW-2-BBHB-3-BBHH-3-BWBW-4-BHBB-5-BBWB-6-BBWH-6-BWBW-7-HBBB-8-BBBB-
*-HBCB-*-CBBB-B-BBBC-*-BBBB-B-HBCB- -HBBB-*-BBBH-*-BBBH-B-CBHB- -BWWB- -BBWB-
-BBCB- -BBHB-*-WBWB- -WBWB-*-BBCB- -BBBB- -WBBB- -WBWB-*-BBCB- -BWBC- -CWBH-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-HHBB- -BCBB- -BCBW- -BBCB- -BWCB- -BHBW- -BHBW-
1-BWBW-1-BBBB-1-CBBB-1-BBCW-1-BBCC-1-WBBB-1-WBBB-
0-HBHB-1-BHBB-2-BCBB-3-BWBW-4-BWBH-5-BBWB-6-BBWB-
*-BBCB-*-WHBW-*-CHBB- -CBWB- -HBBB- -WCBC- -CCBH-
-------------------------------------------------

Screenshots

Nintendo Power Top 30
We've recreated the Nintendo Power TOP 30 from Player's, Pro's & Dealer's, here on NintendoAge. Following are all of the issue #'s where this game appeared in the TOP 30, what score it received (# of #votes) and the rank it received in that issue.
Issue Date Score Rank
Nintendo Power #020 01/1991 1,342 20
Nintendo Power #021 02/1991 3,913 5
Nintendo Power #022 03/1991 3,308 10
Nintendo Power #023 04/1991 2,106 14
Nintendo Power #024 05/1991 2,231 15
Nintendo Power #026 07/1991 1,579 19
Nintendo Power #027 08/1991 2,135 15
Nintendo Power #028 09/1991 1,386 23
Nintendo Power #029 10/1991 1,811 17
Nintendo Power #030 11/1991 1,411 22
Nintendo Power #031 12/1991 1,589 23
Nintendo Power #032 01/1992 2,109 36
Nintendo Power #033 02/1992 1,298 55
Nintendo Power #035 04/1992 1,605 51
Nintendo Power #036 05/1992 2,086 50
Nintendo Power #037 06/1992 1,943 48
Nintendo Power #038 07/1992 2,006 54
Nintendo Power #040 09/1992 2,519 41
Nintendo Power #042 11/1992 3,700 35
Nintendo Power #044 01/1993 2,934 42