In the peaceful country of Transylvania, there is a legend of an evil
castle and its master, the Prince of Darkness, Dracula. Once every
hundred years, the powers of good mysteriously weaken, and evil attempts
to resurrect Dracula. It's up to the Belmont clan to take up the eternal
fight against the vampire. Players take on the role of Simon Belmont,
armed with the legendary whip, Vampire Killer, to defeat Dracula and his
evil minions. Luckily, Simon has many additional weapons at his
disposal, including axes, holy water, crosses, knives and even a magical
stopwatch that can stop the flow of time for a spell. Simon must travel
through 11 stages, beginning in the countryside, to reach Dracula's
Castle, all the while overcoming perilous traps and hideous monsters.
Only the power of the Belmonts can quell the looming darkness.