The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, is an 8-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Its Japanese equivalent is known as the Nintendo Family Computer, or Famicom (ファミコン Famikon). The most successful gaming console of its time in Asia and North America (Nintendo claims to have sold over 60 million NES units worldwide), it helped revitalize the video game industry following the video game crash of 1983, and set the standard for subsequent consoles in everything from game design (the first modern platform game, Super Mario Bros., was the system’s first "killer game") to business practices. The NES was the first console for which the manufacturer openly courted third-party developers.
Castlevania Games for the NESEdit
There have been three Castlevania games released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The first is the original Castlevania game. The basic themes for most Castlevania games were established here, such as the battle of a Belmont with a Vampire Killer Whip pitted against Dracula and his minions, and the use of Heart powered Sub-Weapons. The second is Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, which has more role-playing elements and somewhat different enemy designs and play style. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse was the third game for the system. This game returned Castlevania to its roots and was one of the largest games created for the original NES.