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The Reverse Castle appearing from the clouds.

The Reverse Castle (also known as the Inverted Castle) is an upside down version of Dracula's Castle which appears in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night if Alucard frees Richter from Shaft's dark spell instead of defeating him, a quest which requires finding a number of hidden items in the normal castle. It's a vertically flipped version of the normal castle map, with different color schemes, area names, music, items, enemies and bosses.

The new castle has its own map which begins with the square at the bottom of the Reverse Keep, and exploring it can expand the map coverage beyond 100%. It has Teleport Rooms just like the normal castle, but these are not connected to the original castle's teleport rooms. Unlike the normal castle, if only a single such room is discovered, using it will just warp Alucard to the room he was already in, there is no "free" second room.

Many of the usable objects in the castle, such as the telescope at the bottom of Outer Wall and the confessional in Royal Chapel, are either absent or impossible to activate. Most routes that are sealed in the normal castle start out open, though breakable walls are still present and have their own rewards.

Within the Reverse Castle, in a nod to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Alucard must find the five body parts of Dracula (which function as Relics) in order to access the Reverse Castle Center, defeat Shaft in battle, before ultimately challenging the Vampire Lord and obtain one of the possible good endings.

The player can travel to and from the Reverse Castle using the chamber at the top of Castle Keep originally used to enter it and its reverse equivalent. Using a Library Card in the Reverse Castle will also warp Alucard to the normal castle's Long Library, although there's no way to do the opposite.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (SoN/DXC)
AlucardMaria Renard (Saturn · DXC)Richter Belmont
Supporting cast
Master LibrarianFerrymanLisa
Dracula's Castle bosses
Slogra and GaibonDoppleganger Lv. 10HippogryphKarasumanMinotaur and Werewolf
Lesser DemonOlroxSuccubusScyllaCerberusGranfaloon
Reverse Castle bosses
Darkwing BatThe CreatureAkmodan IIMedusaFake Trevor, Fake Sypha and Fake Grant
BeelzebubDoppleganger Lv. 40GalamothShaftTrue Dracula
Dracula's Castle
Final Stage: BloodlinesEntranceAlchemy LaboratoryMarble GalleryOuter WallLong Library
Clock TowerUnderground CavernsRoyal ChapelOlrox's QuartersCastle KeepColosseum
Abandoned Pit to the CatacombCatacombsCastle Center
Reverse Castle
Reverse EntranceNecromancy LaboratoryBlack Marble GalleryReverse Outer WallForbidden Library
Reverse Clock TowerReverse CavernsAnti-ChapelDeath Wing's LairReverse KeepReverse Colosseum
CaveFloating CatacombsReverse Castle Center
Dracula's CastleCastlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack
MIDI Power Pro6Dracula X: RemixiesDracula Music Collection
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
Futabasha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideNTT Pub Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official Guide
Shinkigensha Gekka no Yasōkyoku Official GuideBradyGames Symphony of the Night Official Strategy Guide
Prima's Unauthorized Symphony of the Night Strategy GuideKonami Akumajō Dracula X Chronicle Official Guide
BestiaryInventoryCreditsAchievements & TrophiesRichter ModeMaria ModeThief Mode