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For other uses, see Kid Dracula (disambiguation).

Kid Dracula, originally known worldwide only by its Japanese title Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (悪魔城すぺしゃる ぼくドラキュラくん? lit. "Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula"), is an action-adventure platformer game developed and published by Konami, originally released exclusively for the Nintendo Family Computer system on October 19, 1990, in Japan. The game is a parody spin-off of the Castlevania series, starring Count Dracula's son and title character, Kid Dracula.

An arranged version of this game was later released worldwide on the Game Boy handheld system under the title of Kid Dracula.

Boku Dracula-kun was later made available via digital download for mobile phones in 2006 as part of the Konami Masterpiece Series.

The game was released for the first time in English as part of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection on May 16, 2019, now under the official title of Kid Dracula (the same title as the Game Boy game).

Plot

The story of Kid Dracula is relatively simple: the self-proclaimed Demon King, Kid Dracula, has awoken from a long sleep, only to discover that the dinosaur Galamoth has challenged him. Swiping his father's cape, it's then up to Kid Dracula himself to set out on a journey to destroy the monster and retake his throne.

Although not related to the actual Castlevania storyline, Galamoth, the villain of the Kid Dracula games, is responsible for starting the events seen in Castlevania Judgment; this somehow created a connection. According to the Kid Dracula series, Kid Dracula is 10,009 years old. In Castlevania Judgment, Galamoth sends the Time Reaper from 10,000 years in the future.

Gameplay

Stages

Stage Name Boss Music
1 Kid Dracula's Castle Spirits of Halloween
2 Attack of the Thundercloud Chicken
3 Stage 3 Alien Soap Octopus
4 Stage 4 Rahab
5 Stage 5 Lady Liberty
6 Stage 6 Tutankhamun
7 Mysterious Realm of Galamoth Demon Lord Galamoth
8 Ghost Pirate Ship Big Robot
9 Robot Factory Phyllis Driller
King Galamoth

Cameos in Castlevania canonical games

Magic Powers

Kid Dracula can fire normal magic bullets straightforward, or in an upward or downward direction. He can charge his attack for a more powerful attack. He can swap his normal charged magic power for a different one at any time once he has obtained it. He obtains a new charged magic power after beating the first five stages, which he can select at any time. Charged Magic Powers include:

  • Normal (Japanese - Fireball, FIRE) - Fire special magic bullets with three times the damage of normal bullets.
  • Homing (Japanese - Seeker Shot, SEEK) - Launch magic missiles that home in on your foes.
  • Bomb (Japanese - Bomb Attack, BOMB) - Launch bombs that cause area damage when striking the ground.
  • Bat (Japanese - Flight, BAT) - Transform into a bat and fly through the sky for a short time.
  • Ice (Japanese - Freeze Shot, ICE) - Freeze enemies for a short time.
  • Updown (Japanese - Hang Skill, HANG) - Reverse the force of gravity, allowing you to walk on the ceiling.

Trivia

  • The background music for the first stage of the game is a whimsical remix of "Beginning", from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.
  • As it is a parody game, most tropes related to vampires are lampooned or outright disregarded in the game; for instance, one stage involves being in open daylight, with clearly no negative effects for Kid Dracula.

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