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original title: AkumaJou Dracula


Censored Version
Region: Worldwide

Uncensored Version
Region: Japan

Release: Jun 14, 2013 - Author: KT - Translator: DaxRider123
One of the oldest and often continued game series released by Konami is the "AkumaJou Dracula"-saga, in Western countries better known as "Vampire Killer" and most frequently known as "Castlevania".

The first of the two games For Nintendo's Super Famicom/SNES was released in Japan as well as internationally, however, some of the details were censored for the translated versions.

This is a comparison between the uncensored Japanese Super Famicon version and the censored North American SNES version. The censorship can be found in any international version - the Japanese version is the only uncensored version in existance.
On the left side you will always find the images from the uncensored version. The following things were altered:

The dripping blood during the title screen was deleted.

During the intro, the cross on Dracula's tombstone was deleted and you can no longer read the name.

The tombstones in stage 2 also miss out on the crosses.

The statues are a little more revealing in the uncensored version.

The blood during the levels was re-colored: in the original version it's red, while in the censored version it's green. The same thing happened with all the drips that fall from the ceiling and hurt you.

The coffin-enemies also miss out on the corsses.