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Kid Dracula (Game Boy)

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Title Screen

Kid Dracula

Also known as: Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun (JP)
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Game Boy
Released in JP: January 3, 1993
Released in US: March 1993
Released in EU: 1993


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


Kid Dracula is a rather silly Game Boy spin-off of the Castlevania series, and a pseudo-sequel to the NES game of the same name.

Music Test

BAT-DAAAAAAAANCE

Enter password 7314 (まつたけ in the Japanese version).

(Source: 悪魔城ドラキュラ黙示録 ~Forever KCEK~ (Japanese password))

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan US
Draculakungb title.png Gbkiddrac-title.png

In the Japanese title, Kid Dracula stands atop his castle which is fashioned into the game's title. A speech bubble reads "Push Start". In the US version, Kid Dracula's head has been moved upwards, redrawn to be smaller and shaded, and his cloak has been fashioned into the game's title instead.

Intro

Japan US
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The intro scene in the Japanese version features a church bell tower. To comply with Nintendo of America's policies at the time, it was replaced with a generic castle spire likely based on the one in the NES game's title screen, for the US version (but the bell sound effect was retained).

Gameplay and Level Changes

Many gameplay changes exist, mostly to increase the difficulty.

  • In the Japanese version, enemies that die stay dead. In the US version, enemies respawn as soon as you move half a screen away.
Japan US
Kid dracula start jp.png Kid dracula start us.png

The spell text was reduced by one character for some reason.

The Japanese version starts you off with four lives and 20 coins. The US version halves the life count and removes the coins.

1-2

Japan US
Kid dracula 1 2 heart jp.png Kid dracula 1 2 heart us.png

The big heart was replaced with a small one.

1-3

Japan US
Kid dracula 1 3 heart jp.png Kid dracula 1 3 heart us.png

The maximum heart increase was replaced by a big heart.

Level 1 Boss

Japan US
Kid dracula level 1 boss 1 jp.png
Kid dracula level 1 boss 2 jp.png
Kid dracula level 1 boss 3 jp.png
Kid dracula level 1 boss 1 us.png
Kid dracula level 1 boss 2 us.png
Kid dracula level 1 boss 3 us.png

The three ghost boss characters of Level 1 have had the symbols on their foreheads removed and the tops of their heads rounded due to their unintentional resemblance to Ku Klux Klan.

In addition, the bosses gained more health in the US version.

Song titles

Similarly to Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, the songs in the Japanese version's sound test all have unique titles, whereas in the US version they are just named "BGM1" through "BGM20".

Japanese Translation English
おしろ で ゴーゴー
oshiro de GO GO
Go! Go! in the Castle BGM1
おさるの きぶん
osaru no kibun
Feeling Like a Monkey BGM2
おそらで ピクニック!
osora de picnic!
Picnic in the Sky! BGM3
イケイケサンバ
ikeike samba
Go-Getter Samba BGM4
かいぞくせんがきたぞ
kaizoku-sen ga kita zo
A Pirate Ship's Arrived! BGM5
おっと あぶない!
otto abunai!
Whoa, Careful! BGM6
あっちっちっ!!
acchichi!!
Ouch! Hot!! BGM7
タン タン タンゴ
tan tan tango
Tan-Tan Tango BGM8
ロボロボ とっくり
roborobo tokkuri
Robo-Robo Cautiously BGM9
まってろ! ガラモス
mattero! Garamosu
Wait, Garamoth! BGM10
ドタバタ ドラちゃん
dotabata Drachan
Dracula-chan in a Panic BGM11
くたばれ! ガラモス
kutabare! Garamosu
Die, Garamoth! BGM12
おめざめですか?
omezame desu ka?
Are You Awake? BGM13
じゃんけんコウモリ
jan-ken-koumori
Ro-Sham-Bat BGM14
わたしは ゆかり
watashi wa Yukari
I'm Yukari BGM15
グサッとひとさし
gusatto hitosashi
Thrusting Your Pointer Finger BGM16
ぼくは おかねもち
boku wa okanemochi
I'm Rich BGM17
いっしょにつれてって
issho ni tsuretette
Take Me With You BGM18
ガラモスがやってくる
Garamosu ga yattekuru
Garamoth is Coming BGM19
バイバイ ドラちゃん
baibai Drachan
Bye-Bye, Dracula-chan BGM20