Game specific information
In the Famicom game, Easy mode starts the player with 9 lives and 30 Hearts. Also, the enemies deal less damage and the player does not get knocked back when taking damage. When a life is lost, the player retains any sub-weapons and Double or Triple Shots they had equipped.
Easy Mode can be selected prior to starting a game.
"Light Mode" can be selected when starting a new game. In this version, the player starts out with the whip fully powered up.
Easy Mode can be selected from the options menu, making the computer controlled opponents easy to defeat. They will also not perform Super Finishing Moves in this mode.
Easy Mode can be selected in the options menu. Some noticeable differences are that getting hit by an enemy attack does not knock the player back. The player also starts out with more Hearts than normal. Dracula's third form will also not appear in this mode.