Akumajyo Dracula Peke (あくまぢょお どらきゅら ぺけ Akumadyoo Dorakyura Peke?) is a minigame that came with Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It is also known as Stage X "The Fate of Blood Must be Cut with the SUPER CD ROM ROM" (血の因縁はSUPER CD・ROM²でなければ断てない Chi no Innen ha Super CD ROM ROM de Nakereba Tatenai?). This minigame played instead of Rondo of Blood if the user was using the wrong kind of System Card.

Peke is Japanese for the letter "X", substituting the usual "ekkusu" pronunciation used in the actual game's title and the series title is pronounced "Akumadyoo Dorakyura Peke" (あくまぢょお どらきゅら ぺけ?) to highlight that this is essentially a "wrong" game.

The game was later included as an unlockable feature in Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles.

It is also an Easter Egg feature in Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night/Rondo of Blood, wherein inputting the famous Konami Code on the main menu (using PlayStation - Circle - 01 and PlayStation - Cross - 01 to substitute for A and B, respectively, and Options for Start) will cause the screen to briefly glitch similar to a CRT monitor before loading the minigame.


On the original version of Rondo of Blood, this minigame would trigger if the CD was booted with an incorrect System Card inserted into the PC Engine console. It simply consists of a cartoonish Richter Belmont moving from left to right and defeating purple creatures with his whip. The stage is short and ends in a large board telling players to reset the game and use the correct system card, while a similarly cartoonish Maria Renard walks about, occasionally jumping and saying "Sorry!" The track "Opus 13" plays all throughout.

When it was included in The Dracula X Chronicles, the message at the end now simply tells players to press Start to return to the main menu. The Easter Egg version in Requiem has a similar message, but also chastises players as cheaters by stating that the collection does not support "extra lives" codes.

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For additional artwork, please visit Peke Artwork.

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