Dance of Illusions (also occasionally known as Illusionary Dance or Third Struggle) is the musical theme most commonly associated with Dracula battles. The song first was played in the final Dracula battle in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It is considered to be Dracula's main battle theme. The song was composed by Sanoppi. It is composed of various organ music (and in some cases, symphonic vocalizations) and percussion beats in a rhythm indicating a march.


Song Data: Dance of Illusions
Image Track No. / Name (Japanese Name) Game / Soundtrack Composer Usage Notes / Links
Akumajo Dracula X Cover 14. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood /  Akumajō Dracula X
Sanoppi  Dracula boss battle Links: YouTube The SNES version sounds slightly more electronic.
Sotn ost 3. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night /  Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Michiru Yamane (arranger)  Prologue: Dracula battle with Richter Links: YouTube
ApocalOST 29. Dance of Illusions -The Third Struggle-
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania (N64) /  Castlevania: The Original Game Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Masahiko Kimura, Motoaki Furukawa, Mariko Egawa (Arrangers)  Dracula boss battle Links: YouTube
CotM~HoD OST 16. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon /  Castlevania: Circle of the Moon and Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Original Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Sotaro Tojima, Hiroshi Mitsuoka (Arrangers)  Dracula boss battle (First form) Links: YouTube
AoSDoSOST 27. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow /  Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Masahiko Kimura (arranger)  Julius Mode: Final battle Links: YouTube
Castlevania - The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack 21. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles /  Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Akihiro Honda (arranger)  Dracula boss battle Links: YouTube
Judgmentostcover 6. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania Judgment /  Castlevania Judgment Original Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Yasushi Asada (arranger)  Dracula's Theme ; plays during a fight with or against Dracula Notes: 15
Links: YouTube
Best Collection Product Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Akumajō Dracula: The Arcade /  Castlevania Best Music Collections BOX
Sanoppi (composer), Masayuki Maruyama, Goh Fujiwara (Arrangers)  Dracula boss battle (first form) Links: YouTube
21877-1294824986 16. Dance of Illusions
(幻想的舞曲) [alt]
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair /  Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack
Sanoppi (composer), Akihiro Honda (arranger)  Stage 6 boss theme - final form Notes: The arrangement used in this game is from Dracula X Chronicles
Links: YouTube
Ssbu Dance of Illusions Super Smash Bros. Ultimate /  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Original Soundtrack
Links: YouTube

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