Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360. The option to use enhanced graphics is available, which smooths out the pixels for use on a higher resolution screen. By default, the action takes place within a frame, though it is possible to expand it to cover the entire screen. Xbox Live Arcade standard features, such as Achievements and Leaderboard tracking has been added. The game is larger than a standard Xbox memory card, so a hard drive or 512MB memory card is required. The game was also released in disc format in Konami Classics Vol. 1, a compilation which features this game alongside Frogger and Super Contra.

The North American version plays identically to the PSX North American version of the game. This means that any items that were left out of the North American PSX version (such as the Nose Demon Familiar) have also been left out of this game. The dialog is also identical to the PSX dialog. The ending theme "I am the Wind" was removed and replaced by an instrumental called "Admiration of Clan". All FMV cutscenes are removed as well (although they reappeared for the Japanese release of the game).


Image Name Description Gamerscore
Rampage Rampage Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using the standard weapons without getting hit. 5
Apprentice Apprentice Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using only magic without getting hit. 5
Weapon Master Weapon Master Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using special weapons without getting hit. 10
Changeling Changeling Obtain the Bat, Wolf and Mist transformations. 10
Familiar Familiar Collect all five familiars in the game. 10
Demon Slayer Demon Slayer Defeat Gaibon and Slogra. 10
Bloodlines-Achievements Bloodlines Defeat Dracula in the Bloodlines stage without getting hit. 10
Warlock Warlock Unlock/Cast all eight of Alucard's spells. 15
Topsy Turvy Topsy Turvy Unlock the Inverted Castle. 20
Money Bags Money Bags Collect a bank of $100,000. 25
Seeker Seeker Explore 200.6% of the game. 35
Belmont's Revenge Belmont's Revenge Finish the game, including the inverted castle, as Richter. 45


After beating the game once, the game will track the amount of time taken to get to certain objectives or a score at these times. These scores can be compared to your previous runs, your friend's runs, and global runs. Some of the Time Attack benchmarks are similar to those found in the PSX version, which did not feature online capabilities.

Conquering the castle:

  • Exploration/Time
  • Max Life/Time

Time Attack:


  • Although "I am the Wind" is discarded as the ending theme and replaced by "Admiration of Clan", the track is still present in all versions of the Xbox Live Arcade release.

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