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Top 10 Useless Castlevania Secrets

Some secrets aren't worth the effort

A.J. Maciejewski

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If you have ever played a Castlevania game then you would know that they're riddled with secrets. A lot of these secrets are pretty awesome but some are completely useless. They may be a fun distraction but there is no denying how useless these truly are.

A.J. has been obsessively gaming since the late '80s and is just as passionate about video games in 2022. 🐻

Can Alucard spare some change?

In Symphony of the Night, you get a sword called the Jewel Sword. It sometimes makes enemies drop valuable jewels that you can sell at the library. One lesser known feature of the Jewel Sword is that you can perform a move by pressing down to forward then attack and something awesome will happen. You'll get a couple dollars! Too bad there's no convenience store in Dracula's castle. If there was, Alucard could get a Slurpee and some Slim Jims with all his new found change. v1d30chumz 44-210-77-106

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Akumajyo Dracula Peke

There is a game called Akumajyo Dracula Peke that can be unlocked in The Dracula X Chronicles by beating boss rush mode a couple of times or in Rondo of Blood by using the incorrect system card. When the game first starts it seems like it could be a fun little spin-off. Then, as you walk right for a few seconds, you're shown a message that tells you to quit the game. Well, that was fun... I think?

Akumajyo Dracula Peke screenshot
Konami should totally make a sequel to this

Seasonal artwork

In Castlevania Chronicles when you enter the Konami Code (in this case up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, O, X, start) at the title screen you will go to a secret menu. In this menu you can change the date and time. What effect does this have in the game you ask? In stage 7 the painting before the boss changes depending on what season the date you entered is in. If you think that's cool, the clock tower also changes depending on the time you entered! Oh boy!

Mini Mina

This secret requires that you have a DS or DS Lite since you need to use the Game Boy Advance slot. If you go to Yoko's shop in Dawn of Sorrow while you have a copy of Aria of Sorrow inside your DS, you get to see a doll of Mina in the background excitedly flapping her arms up and down. Adorable.

Juste is such a poser

After you kill a boss in Harmony of Dissonance you can jump up with your whip fully extended while collecting ye old post-boss orb and get a rewarding message for looking so damn cool. The higher you are when you collect the orb, the better the message.

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance screenshot
Juste looks super awesome after kicking some ass

Creepy confessional

As you explore the Royal Chapel in Symphony of the Night you will come across the confessional room. Alucard may have a few sins so why not have a seat and confess? Depending on what kind of mood the priest is in he may laugh at you, stab you, or give you some grape juice. Gee, thanks. I think it's best to pass on this and hope Alucard will go to heaven anyway. Patricide isn't a sin, right?

Top 10 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Secrets

Keep it down, Simon

After turning on the original Castlevania for NES you might leave it running a bit before starting a game. If you do, there's a chance that when you get around to playing it there will be no music. That's annoying. How am I supposed to beat Dracula without any rocking tunes? What actually triggers the muted soundtrack is if you let the demo play through twice then start the game when the start screen shows up for the third time. Who knows why anyone would ever want to do this? It's probably almost always triggered by mistake.

The circle of life

Here is yet another secret from Symphony of the Night, the game that keeps on giving. At the bottom of the Outer Wall area you will find the telescope room. Sure, you can look through the telescope and see the ferryman paddling away. But there's something more magical taking place in this room. If you wait a bit and look underneath the room you can see a bird flying in and landing in its nest. If you exit the room and enter again, you'll see that it laid some eggs. Keep exiting and entering to watch the eggs eventually hatch, the chicks grow up, learn to fly, and eventually one will start its own nest and thus the circle of life is complete.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night screenshot
Alucard relaxes while unaware of the beauty of nature beneath him

Happy Birthday! Here's the bill

If you're having an awesome birthday and want to make it even better, why not play some Portrait of Ruin? Go ahead and while you're at it go visit Vincent. He'll give you a birthday cake! And charge you $3000 for it. Best. Birthday. Ever.

Hector's quest for comfort

You know how tiring vampire slaying is, right? Hector sure does. So why not find a place to sit? Well, in Curse of Darkness you can spend hours looking for places to sit. There are over 20 chairs scattered throughout the game to find and sit in. If you manage to sit in every single one of them (including Dracula's Throne) then you unlock the coolest thing ever... another chair! Trust me, it's very comfy and totally worth it.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness screenshot
Hector spends some quality time on his throne

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