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Super Castlevania IV
Game Code: AD Genre: Action/ Platform Adventure
US Title: Super Castlevania IV US Publisher: Konami
Japan Title: Akumajou Dracula Japan Publisher: Konami
Title in Kanji: 悪魔城ドラキュラ Title in Kana: あくまじょうドラキュラ
European Title: Super Castlevania IV Europe Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami of Japan Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: Password

Super Castlevania IV was a SNES launch game. It showed what the SNES could do musically, graphically, and gameplay-wise. This game was a remake of the original Castlevania game, as you once again took control of Simon Belmont on his quest to vanquish Dracula. The graphics and sound stand the test of time, and remain some of the best for the SNES in general. New gameplay features include a whip that could go any direction, the ability to swing across crevices, and land on stairs. Mode 7 effects include a rotating chamber, and swinging chandeliers.

- Was on the cover of Nintendo Power issue 32 (January 1992)


Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Americas USA SNS-AD-USA regular release link
Americas USA SNS-AD-USA Majesco re-release (Assembled in Mexico) link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SNS-AD-0 (front) USA 9140 SHVC-1A0N-01 D411 There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SNS-AD-0 (front) (back) USA 9147 SHVC-1A0N-01 D411 There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SNS-P-AD-0 (front) USA 98xx MAXI-1A0N-30 D411B There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SPAL-AD-0 (front) (back) Europe 9246 SHVC-1A0N-20 D413A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code Notes Front Scan Back Scan
Americas USA SNS-AD-USA regular release link link
Americas USA SNS-AD-USA Majesco re-release link link

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Reviews

Evan G - 100%

Screenshots

Screenshots (2)

Cheats and Strategy Guides

Game Genie Codes - by Evan G

Published Review Scores

Nintendo Power Publication date:
October 1991
Issue: 29 Page: 87
Graphics and Sound: 4.3/5 Play Control: 3.7/5 Challenge: 4.1/5 Theme and Fun: 4.0/5
Nintendo Power (Rob) Publication date:
January 1992
Issue: 32 Page: 100
Graphics and Sound: 4.0/5 Play Control: 4.0/5 Challenge: 4.5/5 Theme and Fun: 4.5/5
Nintendo Power Publication date:
January 1992
Issue: 32 Page: 102
Graphics and Sound: 4.6/5 Play Control: 4.2/5 Challenge: 4.3/5 Theme and Fun: 4.4/5

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, In the works for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (a poster showing games released or in development for the Super Famicom), Publication date: July 1991, Volume: 26, Pages: 50
  • Nintendo Power, Super Nintendo Entertainment System Development Dispatch (Preview), Publication date: August 1991, Volume: 27, Pages: 96
  • Nintendo Power, Super NES Preview, Publication date: September 1991, Volume: 28, Pages: 70-73
  • Nintendo Power, Review, Publication date: October 1991, Volume: 29, Pages: 87
  • Nintendo Power, Cover, Publication date: January 1992, Volume: 32, Pages: -
  • Nintendo Power, Feature - overview and hint guide, Publication date: January 1992, Volume: 32, Pages: 75-82
  • Nintendo Power, Now Playing Review, Publication date: January 1992, Volume: 32, Pages: 100
  • Nintendo Power, Review, Publication date: January 1992, Volume: 32, Pages: 103
  • Nintendo Power, Classified Information (secret areas), Publication date: April 1992, Volume: 35, Pages: 27
  • Nintendo Power, Counselors' Corner! (How do I beat the Gear Wheel in B-2?; How do I get past the moving Platforms?), Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: 70
  • Nintendo Power, Classified Information (get extra energy in stage 9; hidden powerups before Dracula fight), Publication date: November 1992, Volume: 42, Pages: 27
  • Play Action Strategies: Super Nintendo, Hint Guide, Publication date: 1992, Volume: -, Pages: 11-15

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