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Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

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Title Screen

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

Also known as: Dracula Densetsu II (JP)
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Game Boy
Released in JP: July 12, 1991
Released in US: August 1991
Released in EU: November 26, 1992


SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge is the much more Castlevania-like sequel to Castlevania: The Adventure on Game Boy.

Hmmm...
To do:
Add Konami GB Collection differences. Source: http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/cvgb2/game-castlevaniabr.htm

Sound Test

Japan US
Gbcastlevania2-jtest.png Gbcastlevania2-utest.png

Use the password Heart Heart Heart Heart.

Also, enter GameShark code 010CCBDE and scroll down past 'DEMO 2/FAITH' to find the inaccessible entry SELECT BGM/NEW CHURCH, which plays at the stage select screen.

Regional Changes

Sound Test Titles

As seen above, the track titles were changed to generic names in the overseas releases, likely done to remove their religious references.

Japan US Info
NEW MESSIAH BGM 1 Crystal Castle
PRAYING HANDS BGM 2 Cloud Castle
RIPE SEEDS BGM 3 Plant Castle
PSYCO WARRIOR BGM 4 Rock Castle
ORIGINAL SIN BGM 5 Dracula Castle 1
PASSPIED BGM 6 Dracula Castle 2-1
EVIL GODS BOSS 1 Regular boss
C.PHANTASIE BOSS 2 Dracula Castle 2 boss
SONS OF SATAN BOSS 3 Final boss
SOLEIYU DEMO 1 Dracula Castle map
FAITH DEMO 2 Dialogue
NEW CHURCH SELECT BGM Stage select

Weapons

Japan US
What you wanted to throw... ...But were afraid to axe

While both regions of the game share the Holy Water, the other weapon is different in each. The Japanese version offers a Cross, but the US version has the Axe, either because it was more useful or less broken.

Revisional Differences

The Japanese Konami GB Collection Vol.3 compilation, released in 1998, adds a Super Game Boy border, but the game does not use any custom color palette.

The European Konami GB Collection Vol.4 compilation, released in 2000, adds Game Boy Color support instead, with the whole game being colorized. Additionally, this version is based on the Japanese version, and so it keeps the Japanese song names and keeps the Cross instead of the Axe.

Original release
(Japanese)
Original release
(English)
Collection version
(Japanese, SGB)
Collection version
(European, GBC)
Belmont's Revenge GB title JP.png Belmont's Revenge GB title EN.png Belmont's Revenge KC3 JP title.png Belmont's Revenge KC4 EU title.png

The Japanese Collection version updates the copyright date, and removes "TM and" and "Licensed by Nintendo". The European Collection version uses a different logo image than the original, and removes all copyright information from the title screen entirely. Additionally, while not pictured above, the versions included on Castlevania Anniversary Collection are the same as the original Game Boy Versions but with "Licensed by Nintendo" removed.

Original release Collection version
(Japanese, SGB)
Collection version
(European, GBC)
Belmont's Revenge GB stage select.png Belmont's Revenge KC3 JP stage select.png Belmont's Revenge KC4 EU stage select.png

The European Collection version removes the bottom row of pixels from the "Stage Select" banner for some reason. This change also applies to the "Sound Select" banner in the sound test and the "Password" banner on the password entering screen.

Original release Collection version
(Japanese, SGB)
Collection version
(European, GBC)
Belmont's Revenge GB crystal castle.png Belmont's Revenge KC3 JP crystal castle.png Belmont's Revenge KC4 EU crystal castle.png

Demonstration of the colors in the Crystal Castle level.