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Block 2 is the second stage of Castlevania. It consists of several towers that need to be climbed.

OverviewEdit

The first part of the stage is occupied by knights and bats positioned all over the place. Simon first has to climb a tower and make his way to the left. This leads to a long hall where Medusa Heads are encountered for the first time. This is followed by an area where Simon has to make several jumps while Medusa Heads come flying in. The next room features three crushing pistons. The hallway above this room is once again filled with endlessly respawning Medusa Heads.

Stage 4Edit

Stage-04

Notes
  1. The Boomerang is hidden in the first candle of this stage. Walk to the end of the platform above the first stairway, break the blocks in the wall to the right. Step inside and a flashing crown will appear under the stairway. Climb down to collect it for 2000 points.
  2. If you destroy the Black Knight and the Bat in the first room with a single Boomerang, you will be awarded 1000 points.
  3. Further on ahead, a Black Knight is standing down below. It can be killed easily with Holy Water or an Axe. A Double Shot item can be found if the block on the corner of the platform to the right is destroyed.
  4. One more Spear Knight stands in front of the door at the end of the stage. The best way to defeat him is with flying weapons.


Stage 5Edit

Stage-05

Notes
  1. Small Medusa heads appear right away. They move in a wave pattern. Try to whip them when in reach. If this fails, avoid getting hit by quickly jumping over them. A Dagger appears in the candle located near the center of the lower floor.
  2. It is possible to kill three Medusa Heads in the first section with a single Boomerang. Attack the first Medusa Head coming from the left when it swings low, allow the boomerang to continue heading left and destroys the Medusa Head that follows the first one, then jump over the Boomerang as it returns to you and allow it to destroy the Medusa Head that comes from the right. This will reward you 3000 points and can be done repeatedly.
  3. Soon two blocks will appear that are elevated above the rest. A Treasure Chest comes up from the blocks on the right if stood on them. Collect it for 2000 points.
  4. After going up the stairs, wait until the incoming Medusa Heads swoop down, then quickly strike them with the whip. After jumping over the first two gaps, make sure to either crouch and whip the incoming Medusa Head, then jump over the gap, or simply jump over it and the gap at the same time. You can bypass a large section of this floor if intentionally hit while jumping off the floor of the third platform by the passing Head. The Pot Roast at the beginning of the next stage may recover any health lost doing this.
  5. The Pot Roast is hidden in the top-right corner of the section, in the highest step. There is also a Stop Watch in a nearby candle.


Stage 6Edit

Stage-06

Notes
  1. There is a Pot Roast in the block at the very beginning of the stage. Crouch and whip the block to the right.
  2. To deal with the spikes, move as soon as the spikes start to ascend (don't wait until they are back at the top). Avoid the second trap by simply crouching.
  3. The Double Shot is hidden in the block at the bottom of the stairs.
  4. A Dragon Skull Cannon's fireball counts as a separate enemy. A single well times holy water attack can destroy two fireballs and the Dragon Skull Cannon, which will give you 3000 bonus points total.

MedusaEdit

A good strategy is a continuous attack using the whip or Boomerang. Using the Holy Water in combination with a Double or Triple Shot will stun her. Also, the Stop Watch is effective on Medusa as well.

EnemiesEdit

Name Image HP EXP ATK
Black Knight
Knight 2 400 2
動きはおそいが一撃では死なない。離れてうつ。
(...)
Vampire Bat
Bat 1 200 2
は突然おそいかかってくる。
It will suddenly attack.
Medusa Head
MHead 1 300 2
波形にとんでくる。ジャンプでかわせば意外と簡単。
(...)
Ghost
Ghost cv1 2 300 2
とりつかれぬうちに、たたいておくことがだいじだ。
(...)
Dragon Skull Cannon
Pillarofb 6 400 2
不定期に火を放つ。非常に固く、連続でたたかなければ攻略が困難。
It occasionally fires. (...)
Queen Medusa
Castlevaniamedusa 12 3000 2
2番目の強敵。ふだんは石像として身を隠しているが、近づくと本性を現わす。時計・聖水・クロスが有効。
(...)

SecretsEdit

Stage Image Description
Stage 4. Code-cv13 At the beginning of the stage, walk up the set of stairs, break the brick wall to the right, and walk into the area. A crown worth 2000 points will appear from the floor down the stairs.
Stage 4. 04 After climbing the first set of stairs, walk to the right, fall in the gap, jump and hit the brick block to the right. A Double Shot or Triple Shot will be revealed.
Stage 5. Code-cv14 After entering an area with Medusa Heads, jump up an elevated platform located in the middle. After five seconds a treasure chest worth 2000 points will appear.
Stage 5. 05 Right before the section with the moving platforms, jump on the platform in-between two higher platforms. Whip the first brick block of the platform on the right to get a Pot Roast.
Stage 6. 06 In the section with the piston traps drop down and whip the block to the right to find another Pot Roast.
Stage 6. 06 (2) After getting past the piston traps, destroy the block on the left right before the set of stairs to find a Double or Triple Shot.
Stage 6. Stg6 stand here In the final hallway before the boss, stand between the two pillars surrounding the fourth blue background. After a five seconds a money bag worth 700 points will appear.
Stage 24. Code-level2b This special item can only be obtained after playing through the game at least once. After jumping on the first moving platform the item will appear from the ground below.
Stage 25. Stg25 1up stand here In the section with the piston traps stand between the first two pistons to make a 1UP item appear. It should be noted this also works on the first loop of the Amiga version.

MusicEdit

The background music that plays during the second stage is "Stalker".

Other AppearancesEdit

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A huge statue crying tears of blood appears as a new feature.

Castlevania ChroniclesEdit

A stage based on the second stage of Castlevania appears in Castlevania Chronicles, which acts as both an expansion and a rearrangement of the original game. The first and third block remain roughly intact while the second block is omitted entirely. Notable new additions include a huge statue which presumably depicts Medusa in her human form and a Stained Glass Knight who promptly attacks the player.

Castlevania: Harmony of DespairEdit

The first stage of Castlevania appears in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair as part of the downloadable chapter "Origins". The map of this chapter is based on the six stages from the original game.

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