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The Reverse Keep is a location in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is the first area visited in the Reverse Castle and has the exact same layout and music as the Castle Keep from the normal castle, except that it is upside down. Only the enemies and items found within it are not the same.


The Reverse Keep is first area of the Reverse Castle entered and is first reached through a teleporter in the Castle Keep section of the normal castle upon defeating Shaft's orb that controls Richter. It is connected to the Reverse Clock Tower to the left and the Anti-Chapel to the right.

There are no barriers in this castle that cannot be passed once you reach the Reverse Castle, so you can explore it in any order. In order to resurrect Dracula and kill him and get the good ending of the game, you must present all of Dracula's Relics in the Ceremonial Room above the Room of Clocks in the Black Marble Gallery, which are obtained by defeating five of the bosses in the inverted castle. The Heart of Vlad is guarded by Medusa in the Anti-Chapel, the Ring of Vlad is guarded by Darkwing Bat in the Reverse Clock Tower, the Tooth of Vlad is guarded by The Creature in the Reverse Outer Wall, the Eye of Vlad is obtained from Death in the Cave, and the Rib of Vlad is guarded by Akmodan II in Death Wing's Lair.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Reverse Keep
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location Notes
Yorick.gif 102. Yorick  (Soccer Boy) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Skeleton eternally chasing his own skull. Level: 29
HP: 10
Exp: 300
Drop: Monster Vial 3, Skull Shield; Ball: Iron Ball, Turquoise
Reverse Keep
Sotnskull.gif 51. Skull Lord  (Big Ghost) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Giant skull spirit. Strong: Dark
Weak: Holy
Level: 12
HP: 80
Exp: 50
Drop: Scimitar, Skull Shield
Clock Tower, Reverse Keep
Tombstone-2-.gif 94. Tombstone  (Grave) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Gravestones possessed by evil spirits of dead. Strong: Cut (resist), Stone (immune)
Weak: Hit
Level: 25
HP: 5
Exp: 88
Drop: Katana, Green Tea
Reverse Keep


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