Most modern Castlevania characters can perform a sliding maneuver. In 2D games, it is performed by pressing the Jump button while crouching. If the slide is performed feet first, the move will cause some damage to an opponent. Care must be taken to only slide into enemies with low-enough hit points that can be destroyed while sliding into them, lest they cause damage.
The first character to be able to slide was Maria Renard in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. It was performed belly-first in comical fashion, however, and could only be used as an evade maneuver. This slide returned in games where her child-sprite set was used and in Castlevania: Judgment.
Richter Belmont was the first character with an attacking feet-first slide, which he could do in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. In later games, the ability often needed to be earned with an object of some sort, such as the Lizard Tail or Skeleton Blaze soul.
|Item Data: Slide|
|Image||Name - Game |
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
Richter, Maria (Saturn and DXC)
| Sequence: ↓ + [Jump]|
|Slide by pressing DOWN + A.|| Silver Soul|
| Find: Dance Hall|