F1- Pauses the game.
- Shows a map of the stage (the map item required).
- Jump, Climb stairs.
SPACE - Strike with your weapon.
UP, DOWN - Activates the hourglass.
UP+LEFT/RIGHT - Throw blessed water.
DOWN,UP - Enter a portal in stage 12.
Vampire Killer has 6
sections with each 3 stages. Every stage has a big key
which will open the portal to the next stage. The most keys
are hidden inside the weak bricks. Those walls can be broken
with any weapon. After 3 stages you have to fight a boss
demon. After Dracula, stage 18, the game will start all over
again. The enemies are faster and bring your more
There are several
Merchants in Castlevania. Hit them several times with your
weapon, after some strikes he will ask you to trade your
hearts for an item. Wait about 15 seconds if you don't want
to buy the item and the message will disappear. When he's
orange he will give you some hearts or sometimes the
merchant will steal a few of Simon's hearts. The bibles
influence the price of the items.
FREEZE THE ENEMIES
Make sure you've got
a hour glass before you enter the Bat's lair in stage 3.
Defeat him, and don't touch the globe which appears after
defeating the bat. After a while the boss music tune stops
and will be replaced by the end of level tune. Wait 4
seconds, then press UP, DOWN to activated the hour glass,
you'll notice that all the enemies are frozen. This cheat
will end when you've lost a life or when you use the hour
Put the game master
in slot 2 of your MSX. A menu will now appear at the
titlescreen of Vampire Killer. You're now able to change
your number of lives and change your starting
He has a simple attack pattern.
Use the hourglass to freeze him for a while.
Mind the globe in this room,
it will give you a little life boost.
Stay at the entrance of the
Stay away from the monster,
throw blessed water on him if you have or throw your holy
cross to him.
Make sure you've got the
Hourglass before you enter Death's room, activate it when he
floats above the middle platform and hit
Make sure you've got the knifes
before you enter Dracula's lair, you can buy them in level
18. Inside Dracula's room, stand on one of the blocks on the
bottom of the screen, throw the knifes when he opens his
cloak. After you've defeated him, the painting will start to
live. Now go to the 3th platform and throw knifes on his
Destroys all the
enemies in a room.
Makes Simon invincible
for a while.
Makes Simon invisible
for a while.
Wearer can walk
Increases the height of
Makes items more
Stops shots from
Halves the strength of
Shows a map of the
stage by pressing F2.
Freezes the enemies for
a while, consumes 5 hearts.
consumes 5 hearts.
Marks the weak
LOCATIONS OF THE BIG
Go to the left from the start and hit the candle
to receive a blue gem (invisible), go up and leave the other
candles alone for a while, one of them contains a life
The room with the moving platforms left from the big key can
be difficult to pass. Enter the room and jump immediately on
the first platform walk to the edge and jump on the other
platform, you'll be able to pass the room without being hurt
by the Medusa heads.
Fall into the gab near the portal to reach the big
It's important that you shatter the highest
brick first, the big key is hidden beyond this one, and you
can't reach it if you have shattered the wrong
This cave has different floors you can reach them by going
through the portals (press down, up to enter them). Enter
the portal in the 3th room then go to the left and enter the
portal, walk one room to the right and enter the portal in
this room, it will lead to the room with the big key and
stage portal, The big key is hidden inside the brick next to
the white dragon. Get the Gem inside the wall at the right
of the room, jump on the block (don't break it!) and shatter
the brick with the key.
This stage has several big keys. There's one just in front
portal so pay no attention to the ones on the dangerous
The big key is located in the
first room inside the bricks. First break the 2 bricks at
the left side of the wall with the skeleton left from the
big key, otherwise you can get stuck. Then get the big key
and break the other brick.
It's important to buy the knifes if you don't have a proper
weapon before you enter dracula's lair. This can be quite
difficult but Drac is almost unbeatable without them.
There's one red globe and an elixer in this stage, use them