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Dracula Densetsu
ドラキュラ伝説
27 Oct 1989

 
 
Dracula Densetsu was a very early Game Boy release: the gameplay is slow and jerky, and all your character can do is walk, whip, jump and climb ropes along four very short and placid stages.
You couldn't do much on the old GB, so maybe it should be forgiven for being comparatively bland. Its vastly superior sequel Dracula Densetsu II (1991) does a lot better, but everyhting is so downgraded it feels like half a game.
Hell, the kiddies didn't care back then anyways. The Game Boy was selling like hot cakes, so if the game made a few more people look into the series, that's a good thing.
Move along. Nothing here but a middle-of-the-road Game Boy game from 1989, with a half-decent soundtrack and a few precision platforming moments. As a part of the Akumajō Dracula series as a whole, it's down there with the more tedious chapters of the saga.

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Dracula Densetsu
ドラキュラ伝説
GAME BOY
DETAILS
Format Game Boy
Released 27 Oct 1989
Publisher Konami
Product ID DMG-CVJ
Size (cm) 10 x 9 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.06
PRICE
STATUS
It's small, it's cute, it's the first Akumajō Dracula on Game Boy.
It can fit on the smallest of shelves, and after a couple of games, stay there for good.

Standard small-size GB packaging, 64kb cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Akumajō Dracula Best 2
悪魔城ドラキュラ ベスト2
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 5 Dec 1991
Publisher King Records
Product ID KICA-7506~7
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
Second Dracula compilation, a double CD soundtrack set featuring the BGM collections for:
- Akumajō Dracula [SFC] (1991)
- Dracula Densetsu [GB] (1989)
- Dracula Densetsu II [GB] (1991)
This original 1991 print is very hard to find - the 1998 re-issue (listed below) is still widely available.
View [back] for track listing.

Double CD case, 2 x audio CD (CD1 28 tracks, CD2 35 tracks), 8-page booklet, spine card.

Akumajō Dracula Best 2
悪魔城ドラキュラ ベスト2
SOUNDTRACK (RE-ISSUE)
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 23 Sep 1998
Publisher King Records
Product ID KICA-7902~03
Size (cm) 14.2 x 13 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Re-issue edition of the second 'Akumajō Dracula Best' compilation, a double CD soundtrack set featuring the BGM collections for:
- Akumajō Dracula [SFC] (1991)
- Dracula Densetsu [GB] (1989)
- Dracula Densetsu II [GB] (1991)

Twin CD case, 2 x audio CD (CD1 28 tracks, CD2 35 tracks), 4-page booklet with notes & track listing, spine card.

 



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