Castlevania is a platformer video game developed and published by Konami for the Famicom game console in Japan in 1986. It was released in North America for the NES in 1987.

The game takes place in the year 1691 where players control Simon Belmont who is tasked with defeating the vampire Dracula. It is the first game in Konami's Castlevania video game series. It was followed by two more NES games titled Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse A fourth game, retelling the events of the original, was released for the Super NES and titled Super Castlevania IV

Original description:
Enter at your own risk!
If you think it's scary on the outside, wait'll you see the basement! You're in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats - creatures lurking around every corner. As you descend deeper and deeper, they get thicker and thicker. Better stick close to the cavern floor - it's your only chance of finding a weapon or two. You're gonna need 'em. Because when you finally meet the Count, you know he'll be going for the jugular. So keep your courage up and your stake sharp. And say your prayers!


Enter - start (pause);    Arrows - move;    UP - up stairs;    DOWN - down stairs;
Z - jump;    X - attack;    Esc = exit fullscreen;

You can change keyboard settings, save (F5) and load (F8) the game.
Put your mouse over the game and choose your settings, you can also play the game in fullscreen.