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Player's Guide

Dracula X: The Rondo of Blood

A Walkthrough by Carlos Baez // August 18, 1999

 

Index
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1. What is this Walkthrough?
2. Information about the game
3. Walkthrough
4. Bosses Strategies
5 . Item Crush and Weapons
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1. What is this Walkthrough?
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This Walkthrough tells you everything you need to do to rescue the hostages beat the bosses and get along in this great game. This Walkthrough is designed for playing with Richter with Richter the game is more challenging than Maria so enjoy!

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2. Info about the game
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This game is one of the best castlevania game ever made it was release only in Japan for the Super CD-ROM2 System and never ported to the U.S.

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3. Walkthrough
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This section is divided in 13 sub-sections called Stage 0,1,2,2' and so on.


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Stage 0
Prologue
Boss: Death

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This stage is the prologue of the game here Death will come and attack after you whip him a couple of times it will shoot you a large skull thing and after you whip it or jump it or whatever he will say something and leave.
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Stage 1
The Burning town of veros
Boss: Wyvern
Secret Boss: Serpent

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This is where the game really begins at first you will fight ape skeletons and one skeleton I forgot the name of it I only know it also appear in symphony at the middle of the stage you will find a wall and a door on the other side if you break the wall you will find the secret way and fight the serpent if you choose to go the normal way you will arrive at the gates of castlevania and fight the
wyvern.


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Stage 2
Entrance to Demon Castle
Boss: Werewolf

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This level is a recreation of the first level of the original castlevania so I don't have to talk or type here is where Maria is being held near the mermen's lair you need a key you will find it in the hellhound chase when the chase starts the second candle has the key so you don't need to be whipping every candle with that hellhound and the zombies up to you back.

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Stage 2'
The lake bridge
Boss: Bone Golem

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This stage is a bridge this level has many secrets the only thing you need to know is where to drop down but don't worry I will tell you exactly where to drop down and you won't have a problem.
In the first part is straight forward so when you reach the second part the bridge sometimes collapses in the first part it collapses if you drop down there will be a ferryman (yes the same one as symphony) will take you right to stage 3' but the mermen are a pain in the *** will try to make harder your way but if you want to go and fight the boss of this stage in a place where there's a bone bridge after that in the first hole you drop and then you fight a armor lord and go right to fight the bone golem.

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Stage 3
The Chapel
Boss: Minotaurus

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Well this stage reminds me of symphony the royal chapel well this place is a disgrace to its name it has become a devil's chapel well this stage is straightforward so good luck.

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Stage 3'
The Cemetery
Boss: Dogether

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This stage is like its name says the cemetery here is where the men that Dracula has killed are being keep here in the beginning of the stage you will find a 3 eyed monster just whip out every eye and he's done for tera is hidden somewhere finally I have found where tera is bieng held in the first part of the stage there's a door and below is a wall break the wall in order of up to down and then go down the ladder that is indicated with a red piece of wood when you get to a place with maceballs swigging if you whip the chain of it it will drop if you whip the one in the middle it will break the floor below and give you access to the dogether the boss of this secret stage if not you will fight the minotuar.

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Stage 4
The inner halls of Castlevania
Boss: Dullaron

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This stage is very hard until you get used to it this stage has nasty traps and enemies and that not all here there's nasty traps this stage has no secrets (that I know) is pretty Straightforward so I only have one thing to say Good Luck!!!

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Stage 4'
The mountain range
Boss: Carmilla

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This stage is pretty short if you go the right way if not you will find it pretty long and hard here is where iris is being to rescue her in the second part of the stage there's 3 frog statues just whip the first and the last one and a path will open for you then you can go down to a mermen's lair and there's her cell. When you got past the first section catch a raft so you go the right way

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Stage 5
The ghost ship
Boss: Death

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This stage is hard is frustrating is wonderful at last a stage that has give me real problem this stage is pretty straightforward there not major secrets and nothing special just a pain in the *** flea riders and Death one of the most hard bosses in the entire game.

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Stage 5'
The hidden docks
Boss: None

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This level is hard to get access to it because you only can access it only after you have beaten the game only only and this level although it doesn't have a boss it is really hard but is pretty forward and there's no secret to uncover.

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Stage 6
The Guardians
Bosses: Bat,Medusa,
Mommy man, Frankestein,
Shaft

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This stage looks hard but when you get the pattern of attacks of every boss is pretty easy and shaft could'nt be easier. The only problem is by the time you have killed the other 4 bosses you are almost dead but thanks that Konami to it this way you don't have to fight the 4 bosses again just shaft.

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Stage 7
The Clock Tower
Boss: Shaft's Ghost

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This level is the same hear me the SAME as in playstation even the enemies are the same (altrhruogh there's has to be atleast one difference) here is where Annette is being held at first you will walk into a crumbling bridge then you enter the tower on top of the first screen there's a gear and a door whip it until it drop and the door opens theirs is a hawk guarding the key needed to free Annette so kill the hawk and take the key then you will reach a screen with the @#@$ hawk women they are as in symphony so kill them as quick as you can if not they will kill you on the next screen there's Annette's cell go there and free her then go all the way up and you will reach another familiar area (hey what area in this stage isn't familiar) and here are this guys with enormous sword when they swing and hit you send you across the screen then after this you will reach a room before the boss the most (if you don't know how to fight it) difficult boss in the entire game shaft's ghost.

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Final Stage
The Rondo of Blood
Boss: Dracula

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This is the final stage and the first of Symphony you may be asking why I don't put the translated name of the stage like the one in symphony because the same kanji in the box of the game are the same in the name in this stage so well in this stage there's a secret stair just like symphony just a little bit different besides that is the final showdown with Dracula so Good Luck!!!!!!

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4. Bosses Strategies
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Stage 0: Death

Just whip him until he leaves this boss doesn't much effort.

Stage 1: Wyvern

Well this boss is rather easy just pick up the axe and axe him to death but go crazy and start doing the item crush it doesn't do much damage and take 10 hearts.

Stage 1': Serpent

This boss is hell but I have found a trick so don't worry just pick up the cross and get sure you have atleast 15 hearts or 30 is recommended when it starts jumping around the screen, it will come and fire you some water here's your chance do the item crush if you do it correctly you should take more than half of its energy bar ehh pretty cool if you have enough hearts to do it again then wait again when it fires the water and the serpent will be done for.

Stage 2: Werewolf

This boss is nasty keep your distance at all times when he does the ball attack surprise him with a whip the recommended weapons for this boss are the holy water and the cross.

Stage 2': Bone Golem

This boss looks nasty remember it only looks nasty but is pretty easy grab the cross (with the cross I have beaten all the bosses in this game except for the wyvern and dullah) this boss has 3 forms the first whip it in the head then the second is a flying skeleton do the item crush then the 3rd form looks very familiar to the big globe of people of symphony just smaller.

Stage 3: Minotaur

This boss is like the werewolf just keep your distance when he attack beware of his breath he haven't brush for a week :) well his breath can turn you into stone but after that is easy.

Stage 3': Dogether

This boss can't get any easier because you only need the cross and 30 hearts do the item crush 2 times and it's history man.

Stage 4: Dullahah

Ahh another nasty boss watch his head because it can curse you this boss has a variety of attacks all of then nastier of any of the werewolf so keep your distance and when you get a chance whip him as much as you can.

Stage 4': Carmilla

This boss is easy just whip the flying skull 'til it dies then whip the woman a couple of times and its over man.

Stage 5: Death

This time Death will no go easy on you no my friend this boss in its first form is somewhat easy but when you reach his energy to half it will go to the background and shoot skulls at you when you evade all the skulls he transform into the nastiest boss ever this time death has his axe and when swing and hits its homerun man keep you distance at all times when he dies you will see a funny death sequence.

Stage 6: Bat, Medusa, Mummy, Frankenstein, Shaft

Well this stage is rather hard but for me is pretty easy just grab the cross and follow my instructions.

The bat

This bat the only thing you have to do here is just whip like there's no tomorrow but be sure to be whipping it ok.

Medusa

Ahhh this one is more easy just crounch and whip her when you see that her tail is moving quickly get far and repeat this procces you should kill her with less than 2 hits.

Mummy man

Same as the medusa just when he calls the blocks use the item crush so you as the same time you do damage you don't have to worry about jumping the blocks

Frankenstein

This boss act like the one in castlevania 3 just it fires a lightning bolt but that is the only difference

Shaft

This boss couldn't be easier just whip him every time you can and avoid the green globes at all times specially the ones that are lightning.

Stage 7: Shaft Ghost

This boss is nasty if you don't know how to act but always try that he doesn't calls the flying skeleton always try that he calls the hellhound its much easier to evade and evade the bats in this room.

Final Stage: Dracula

This fight is just like the one in symphony of the night so you know what you have to do ahh the blue demon that Dracula turns into it cannot be hit anywhere its have to be in the head. Good Luck!!!!!!!

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5 . Item Crush and Weapons
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Richter's weapons

Axe -1 heart
This weapon is great it does great damage and for aerial foes is a must have weapon.

Item Crush 10 hearts
The item crust of this weapon is a great number of axes rotating Richter that expand to the end of the screen.

Knife - 1 heart
This weapon is fast but pretty weak stay away from this at all cost.

Item Crush 10 hearts
Richter creates a solid stream of knives for about 5 seconds or so the damage inflicted its not so great.

Cross or boomerang - 1 heart
This is my weapon of choice it does medium damage and its item crush is the one that most damage inflicts.

Item Crush 15 hearts
This is like symphony but instead of the crucifix be flying in around you they fly trough the screen.

Holy water - 1 heart
This weapon its another of my favorites it is thrown in the ground and the fires goes the direction that you are facing in that moment.

Item Crush 20 hearts
The item crush of this weapon is the hydro storm of symphony the difference is that in symphony it does a paramount damage here doesn't do much damage.

The Bible - 3 hearts
Ahh another item only found in symphony the only difference is that here the bible moves in spiral trough the end of the screen.

Item Crush 10 hearts
This item crush is one of the most weaker in the entire game so the weapon is great but never waste your 10 hearts doing the item crush.

The pocket Watch - 5 hearts
This weapon only slowdown not stopping just slowdown the movements of the enemies on the screen and there's enemies that doesn't affect so stay away from
this one.

Item Crush 25 hearts
Besides to be the weapon that more hearts waste its has the most short item crush it only does a shield of time protecting Richter nothing more.

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This Walkthrough Copyright 1999 Carlos Baez. "Dracula X: The Rondo of Blood" and others characters are Copyright Konami of Japan 1986-1993