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                                       | Title: Castlevania: Bloodlines |
                                       | System: Genesis/Megadrive      |
                                       | Guide type: FAQ/walkthrough    |
                                       | Guide version: 1.1             |
                                       | Writer: Punisher_x2            |
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    | 1. Introduction               |
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    | 2. Version history            |
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    | 9. Walkthrough                |
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    | 10. FAQ                       |
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     Hello people, how is it going? Well, recently my life has been very tight
    with all kinds of homework, but since now I am in swine fly vacation I can do
    a FAQ/walkthrough for one of my favorite Castlevania games. Now, this is a
    very rare game so if you could get it then what the hell are you waiting for?
    Enjoy my guide and the game aswell.
    
    
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     Version 1.0 (30.11.09) - Guide created and uploaded
    
     Version 1.1 (14.03.10) - Added Myspace, Twitter and Facebook account ULRs at
    the contact info section
    
    
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     In the year 1897 the war between Dracula and humanity came to an end, as
    Dracula was put to eternal rest by Quincy Morris, a descendant of the Belmont
    family. Europe was at peace until the beginning of the world war, which turned
    the continent into a dark world filled with massacre and violence. At the
    beginning of the war, on June 1914 at Sarajevo, the Crown Prince of Austria was
    assassinated by a mysterious beautiful woman named Elizabeth Bartley. In order
    to revive her uncle, Count Dracula, she conducted an unholy ceremony which
    caused the war, giving her possession of human souls from Europe. And now, two
    silhouettes can be seen near Castle Dracula. John Morris, a descendant of the
    famed Belmont and Morris families who obeyed his fate to fight vampires day and
    night, and Eric Lecarde, whose girlfriend was transformed into a vampire when
    Elizabeth was revived.
    
    
    
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     Basic controls:
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     D-pad - Move, crouch
    
     A button - Attack
    
     B button - Jump
    
     C button - Use weapon
    
     Start - Pause the game
    
    
     Advanced controls:
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     John Morris:
    
     D-pad down + A button - Crouch attack
    
     B button + D-pad up and A button - Air attack (It can also attache to
     ceilings)
    
     Eric Lecarde:
    
     D-pad down + A button - Crouch attack
    
     B button + A button - Air attack
    
     D-pad down (Hold) - Super jump
    
     D-pad diagonal + A button - Diagonal attack
    
    
    
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     Here is a list of all the enemies:
    
     Zombies - Hungry undead zombies.
    
     Golden eye - A golden eye with a chain attached to it.
    
     Fish monster - Big fish monsters with long tongues.
    
     Flying skeleton - Half flying skeleton with blue flames around it.
    
     Skeleton - An ordinary skeleton that throws his bones.
    
     Bats - Angry vampire bats
    
     Three headed skeleton heads - They are big skeleton heads atop each other.
    
     Skeleton dragon - A skeleton dragon with a long neck that stretches.
    
     Minotavar - A Greece mythology creature.
    
     Raven - The devils bird.
    
     Medusa heads - Medusa's clone heads.
    
     Brutes - Little guys with spiked metal balls.
    
     Bird warrior - A big bird carrying a spear.
    
     Mummy - A bandage undead creature.
    
     Skeleton bat - Big skeleton bat
    
     Robot bug - Flying bugs that also speed up on the ground
    
     Tree creature - A creature attached to a tree
    
     Knight - An undead knight
    
     Skeleton bagger - He throws skeletons that come alive and pork chops
    
     Knight archer - A knight archer
    
     Knight brawler - A knight holding a big hammer
    
     Knight wheeler - A knight on wheels
    
     Knight gunner - A knight with a turret for an arm
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     Here is a list of all the items:
    
     Crystals - Gives you ammo
    
     Porkchop - Restores a fair amount of health
    
     Money bags - Gives you extra score
    
     Black orb - Gives you invincibility for a short period
    
     Blue orb (John only) - Upgrades your weapons
    
     Small object with a red ball (Eric only) - Upgrades your weapons
    
     Mirror - Destroys all enemies on the screen
    
    
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     Vampire killer (John only) - A strong wipe made to kill all kinds of creatures
    
     Alcarde spear (Eric only) - Alucarde's spear
    
     Boomerang - A very sharp cutting boomerang
    
     Axe - Small axe which can be thrown
    
     Holy water - Weak but it's still holy water :)
    
     Upgrade item ( For the two different characters) - Creates a powerful blast
    
    
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                 |   John Morris      |
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     Born: December 12th 1895 in Texas, USA
    
     Weapon: Vampire killer
    
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     Born: May 3rd 1892 in Segovia, Spain
    
     Weapon: Alcarde Spear
    
    
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     From here, the FAQ begins. Now be aware that this is a very difficult game
    so I will do my best to explain all kinds of boss and level strategies. Enjoy!
    
     Note: Destroy the candles to get items
    
     Stage 1: Ruins of the Castle Dracula - Romania
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     Castle entrance
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     The castle entrance is unguarded, so just collect items from the torches and
    go inside. Also, look at the torn up body, pretty violent eh?
    
     Castle hallway
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     Go right only and get the candles. In a few seconds you will encounter some
    zombies. Don't bother killing them all because they are endless. Go up by the
    first stairs and smash the candles. Get the invincibility and go on. There is
    another stairway ahead. Go up and through the door.
    
     Empty room
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     The room is empty, except there is a golden eye on the platform. Once you
    go down, kill it. Before you go down the stair, destroy the cracked wall and
    get the item inside.
    
     Underground sewer
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     Now we go a little more deep. This area is filled with fish monsters coming
    from the water. Get on the platform, destroy the candle and get the mirror
    to kill a few of the fish monsters. Then hurry up the stairs before the attack
    you again.
    
     Stairway
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     Use the stairs to go up. Oh look, the first skeleton. Make him suffer. Get
    all the items and go through the door.
    
     Castle hallway 2
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     This hallway is filled with vampire bats. They keep coming from the right
    side of the screen so keep your guard up. After a while you will encounter
    the fist boss.
    
     > Boss: Hellhound <
    
     This Hellhound is tough, if you stay too close to it. Hit it's head to take
    damage. Make sure when he spits the flame to run away quickly. It also barks
    so loud it breaks the mirrors. When this happens, go to a spot where the
    mirrors aren't flashing to avoid the glass. After it's health is gone, hit
    it again so it dies completely. Allright, now that the pest is out of the
    way, continue.
    
     Hellhound boss rating: 1.5/5
    
     Stairway 2
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     You should notice the skulls on the floor. Don't get fooled, because when
    you get close to them they raise up to skeletons. Walk slowly to avoid damage.
    On the second stairaway, destroy the cracked wall and go up.
    
     Upper floor
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     Kill the skeletons in the way. Before the stairs you will see a three headed
    skeletons. From now on remember to avoid their flames just duck and attack
    without stoping. After that go up the stairs.
    
     Upper floor 2
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     Notice the spinning gear. It looks pretty cool. There will be a skeleton
    with a sword that jumps towards you. Just smack him and he is as good as
    dead. Now, you have to reach the platform. There is a rotating platform
    with spikes. Jump on it when the spikes are under it but do it quickly. Move
    by the stairs. Go right and take down the skeleton with the shield. This guy
    dies when his shield is knocked out. As you keep moving there will be two
    paths. First go to the below and smash the candles to get a mirror. It will
    kill all the enemies above. Return and go up. Be aware that the spiked
    platforms rotate when your on them so, jump quickly.
    
     Upper floor 3
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     Above you there are skeletons. If you are playing with Eric, jump on the
    platform. There is a big skeleton in the background holding a spinning
    blade. Jump when the blade comes towards you. Before you go in the door,
    make sure that you kill the skeletons and get the items and destroy the
    cracked wall. Now go through the door.
    
     Outside the castle
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     This area has no enemies but, you should see a Vertebral column. Move very
    fast because the column breaks. Once it's head fall down move ahead.
    
     Outside the castle 2
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     Now you will engage into a small fight with the skele - dragoon. Don't stay to
    close, I suggest you use some of your other weopones. After it's dead go by the
    stairs.
    
     Ruined hallway
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     Collect the items from the candles before you encounter the boss.
    
     > Boss: Super Knight <
    
     This is a boss where you have to keep a distance amoung him. To avoid damage
    use your weopons. When he charges, hide behind the platforms then attack again.
    The more damage he takes, the more his bodyparts start to fall of. Make sure
    that you are not behind the platforms when he jumps also. When he is armless
    just finish him like the little pig he is and congratulations! Now for the
    second stage.
    
     Super knight boss rating: 1.5/5
    
    
     Stage 2: Atlantis shrine - Greece
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     Waterway
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     Be very cautions because the water instantly kills you. On the next platforms
    is a minotavar waiting. When he reaches the edges then attack him. Before
    jumping further, wait for the minotavar to run at you. This should be followed
    because he will hit you otherwise. As you keep moving more of them will come.
    move slowly so you don't accidentaly run into them. At the last platform you
    will encounter some fish monsters. Ignore the ones from behind and go on.
    
     Tower
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     Here, you need to move extremely quick because the water keeps rising. On the
    platform in front of you is a small ball that rolls all around it. Don't touch
    it for it takes damage. Move up the stairs but, be watcheful for the minotavar
    with the spear. Stay away and attack after his attack. Go to the stairs and
    be aware of the next ball. Don't try to hit it because it won't break. Keep
    going up, and kill the next minotavar. Now, you are between two stairs. Go left
    because the right one is a dead end. Watch the ball and the minotavar above.
    Either of the two stairs lead to the same platform, but still be cautios for
    the balls. At the last platform, take down the minotavar and see that the water
    has stoped rising. Go up and prepare for battle.
    
     Tower top
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     > Boss: Atlantis wizard <
    
     This is the easyest boss in the game. Make sure to beat him quick because he
    is the reason why the water rises. Don't get too close to him before you attack
    due to the fact that he teleports away. After he dies, the water will reise
    down.
    
     Atlantis wizard boss rating: 0.5/5
    
     Go right and collect the items. As you go, blood-thirsty ravens shall attack
    you from the statues. They are easy targets. Before you complete this section,
    a knight will attack you from the right side of the screen.
    
     > Boss: Golden and bronze knight <
    
     This golden knight is also easy. Just duck and stay close to him to avoid his
    attacks. When he jumps, go where he is and repeat. When the golden knight is
    no more, a bronze one will come from the left side. Because his attack is slow,
    just get near him and attack. Then run. Repeat and he is as good as dead. When
    he jumps he will get his axe stuck leaving you to kick his butt.
    
     Golden and bronze knight boss rating: 1/5
    
     Go down the stairs to the next part.
    
     Tower 2
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     Now, the water goes down. Stand on the five wooden platforms as you go down.
    Annoying medusa heads will appear from all directions as you continue. You
    also need to keep track with the platforms because the water keeps decresing.
    This means you are stuck and have to comith suicide. Just go down to the last
    floor and go right.
    
     Waterway 2
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     Again your in the middle of the sea. In front of you is a brute. As you
    attack he will defend himself but he still takes damage. Don't stay too
    close because he charges his attacks. Go right and kill more of them. In
    a few seconds you shall encounter a huge statue that blocks your path. Just
    hit his head once and it will fall of thus creating a path for you. Then
    another brute shall come. In a matter of seconds you will see some two
    headed skeleton heads. You know what to do. You shall reach a dead end with
    a skeleton dragon. After you kill it hit the platform to fall in the water.
    More brutes and a two headed skeleton awaut for you. You will again see
    a platform which you have to hit. Keep going and watch for the brutes. The
    third and last platform you have to hit will drop in the water and disapear.
    Move fast to get to the other side. Kill the last brute and three headed skulls
    and go down the stairs.
    
     Chamber
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     This part is also very short. There are three minotavars below you who run
    into the wall. Here is a tip on how to kill them and go down the stairs.
    After the two ones run for the wall immidietly go and kill them. Once the other
    one goes to the center where you fall down from kill him too. Now, go down.
    
     Underground fortress
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     > Boss: Rock creature <
    
     You start from a platform. Stay there untill the water decreases. Look at the
    big rock creature in front of you. It will start walking towards you when the
    water disappears. Don't worry because it won't pin you down to the corner.
    Attack the body to the destroy it's body. This doesn't do him damage, but it's
    has to be done in order to hit it's head. When it touches the ceiling make sure
    to run and avoid the rocks that fall. After the body is destroy attack the head
    so it can die. The pretty annoying thing is that it will start jumping and will
    bounce you off. This is also annoying because you may hit a falling rock. The
    only way to avoid it is to jump right before he lands. Once it's dead look how
    he shaters and get the orb.
    
     Rock creature boss rating: 2/5
    
    
     Stage 3: The Leaning tower of Pisa - Italy
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     City of Pisa
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     Immediatly take out the bird warrior and advance. Watch out for the next ones
    aswell. After a certain number of dead birds see the minotaval how it takes the
    platforms pillar. Don't stay next to it for it will attack you instantly as
    soon as it gets the pillar. Go ahead. There is also another minotavar just
    waiting to strike at you. Kill it fast and from behind kill the bird warrior.
    The next part is easy so I think you should be allright.
    
     Tower of Pisa stairway
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     Awaken the golden eye and take it out first. The two skeletons in front of
    you may be dangerous if you don't have a boomerang. I suggest you wait for
    them to attack and run go up the stairs. If you are with Eric the just jump
    on the platform where the eye was. By now you should guess that this is an
    acword maze of stairways. Kill the other skulls and go to the platform below.
    Take the invncibility behind the candle and go up by the same starway. Kill
    the next skulls and golden eye. Get on the stairs to the left. Okey, go right
    for the next room.
    
     Tower of Pisa maze
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     This place is a multi path. If you are playing as John, go right only but, if
    you are with Eric, keep jumping up and then right. This is because the area on
    the right is a death trap for Eric because he doesn't have the wipe to swing
    across and John can't jump so high. I hope you understand and watch an eye out
    for the burdys.
    
     Empty room
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     An empty room. Just continue and destroy the skeleton dragon that guards the
    door. Don't get caught by it's fire.
    
     Tower of Pisa escourt
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     Yet again you have to hurry up to avoid death. Look at the way the tower
    shakes and messis with your eyes. The strategy here is to keep jumping on the
    platforms and avoiding or killing the medusa heads. Be on the lookout for a
    door on the left side and enter it.
    
     Empty room 2
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     Another sraithgh forward room with enemies in it (what else). Mummys and bats
    have got the place coverd. Go by the stairs and go on. Well this place isn't so
    hard right? Go up again and to the next part.
    
     Sky platforms
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     This is another "hurry up or the screen kills you" part. Follow the strange
    looking platforms and avoid the screen. You will also be introduced to the
    new enemie; the big bat skeletons. This part may be difficult for unexpirienced
    jumpers due to the many hazards in the way. Soon after the platforms will begin
    to come from above then to the right. The annoying bats won't leave you alone
    and they move all around the screen. Try hitting them with your sub-weopons to
    gain advantage. Once you get pass the last platform in the row, you will be
    guided before the boss section.
    
     Sky platforms 2
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     Collect the items and get ready to fight the big guy.
    
     Tower of Pisa top
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     > Boss: Giant bat creature <
    
     Wow, this is a pretty epic fight. The tower keeps spining so it might make
    you feel dizzy. This bat creature has 3 main methods of attack so read what I
    tell you. First hit it once and go to the opposite corner to avoid the bats
    ball tail attack. The next assault is harder so stay cautions. The bat will
    begin shooting 3 ball which you have a small space to jump through. You can
    hit it but don't jump attack when it's to low because you will get hit. Now,
    when the final balls have been shot, get either left or right to get passed
    the bat. When his health gets low it will start to bounce on the floor and
    goes after you. When the bat dies it shall start to scream and explode.
    well done.
    
     Giant bat creature boss rating: 2.5/5
    
    
     Stage 4: The munitions factory - Germany
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     Outside the factory
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     Notice the skeletons workers in the fence in the background. Just ignore them
    and dodge their bones. Some of them even hide in the barrels. The fourth barrel
    you see has a skeleton inside. After awhile the skeletons will jump over the
    fence and start attacking you from behind. Usually they will jump on the metal
    platforms and strike you from there. I think this part is short but easy too.
    
     Factory entrance
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     The skeletons here are a little tougher. You need to hit them twice before
    they die because their heads restore the bodys. Go up then right. Kill the
    skeleton and get on the conveyor belts. Make sure not too fall because it
    means instant death. Kill the skeleton with the sword. Head to the appear right
    corner with the conveyor belts and smash the wall to get some food. Go down the
    stairs and destroy the skeleton brute then go through the door.
    
     Factory room
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     Get on the stairs and on the conveyor belts. Smack the skeleton and don't
    fall. The third belt sends you bacwards so hurry and hop on the next one.
    Kill the skeleton brute and the one from behind. There is a platform beneathe
    you with a cracked wall.
    
     Factory mechanics
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     In this section, one mistake could mean death. As you go right look at the
    big piston. Jump after it on the platforms and wait for the next piston to
    move. Before it squishis you jump on it and then on the right edge. Now, here
    is the most dangerous part. Jump on the two platforms then wait for the piston
    to move and quickly move ahead. Then go right and ignore the left piston.
    
     Gear room
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     This room will remind you of the classic NES Castlevania games. Also, the
    place is filled with Medusa heads comming from everywhere. Get on the spinning
    geat and then go up the stairs where the skeleton is standing. Continue up
    and don't hurry too much because the skeletons are staning on the stairs. Just
    attack them from there. After the next stairs get on the gear and then on the
    left one. Make this jump carefuly or you might fall. Kill the skeleton go right
    to the stairs and on the gear. Kill some more skeletons then continue. Notice
    the small and giant gear. The small one moves you slow but the big one just
    sends you away so jumo quickly on the platform. Get on the stairs and prepare
    for the next part.
    
     Gear room 2
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     This section is allitle more tricky than the previus. Look at the platforms
    with hooks. You have to jump one on one to make it to the next. You know what
    I'm talking about right? Make sure to look out for the little skeleton ghosts
    that come every 10 seconds. At the door, get on the platform and wait for it
    to fall down completely the you can acess the door.
    
     Empty room
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     > Boss: Frankenstein's monster <
    
     This guy is huge but not so difficult. First, don't get close to him to avoid
    his whipe. Then, crouch and attack while he attacks with the whipe. Quickly get
    on the left platform to get away from the lightning. The it's the same stuff
    but watch for his hand. If it starts to glow get on the platform as fast as
    possible.
    
     Frankenstein's monster boss rating: 1.5/5
    
     Gear room 3
    -----------------------
    
     Get through the empty space on the blade. Move slowly and don't get hit or
    you lose half your health. Wait for the bugs to get on the ground and kill
    them. The next blade is alot faster so you have to move without stoping.
    The last on move to the left but has some small space beneathe it. Just crouch
    and move when there is more room to go. Now, exit and go on.
    
     Outside the factory 2
    -----------------------
    
     Were back in the outdoors again. Get on every platform then take out the
    skeleton brute. Continue and kill the next couple of brutes. Pay attention
    to all of the platforms movements or one mistake is fatal. Well, the next
    is the same so let's go on.
    
     Gear room 4
    -----------------------
    
     This room is filled with these golden gears. They move nonstop so you have to
    destroy them. Get the holy water because you will need it ahead.
    
     Gear chamber
    -----------------------
    
     > Boss: Gear transformer <
    
     This might be the perfect time to use the holy water. The only way to kill
    this thing is to hit the ball in the center of it's body. This thing also
    has a million attack strategys that may be hard to avoid. When it throws some
    gears head to the far opposite platform. He also makes sounds which means
    trouble. When that happens, do a circular motion away from it around the room.
    The other attack where he transforms, just get on the highest platform to get
    out. When it dies, it's gears will split on the ground leaving you to take
    the orb.
    
     Gear transformer boss rating: 3.5/5
    
    
     Stage 5: Versailles Palace - France
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Palace garden
    -----------------------
    
      Get some items then continue. Notice the giant rose which throws pollens
    at the ground. If you get hit by it you start to blink like a negative effect.
    Revers your control like left-right right-left and so on. Also destroy the rose
    if you want. Ahead are two more but on the platform you have to get on is
    another glowing ball. Jump to avoid it and hit the rose. The next one is a
    little more tricky to destroy. Hit it diagonaly or use your weopons. The last
    green woode thats on the ground before the fountain. Stand at the center and
    attack the spikes that come and move on. Once you get passed the fountain, the
    water will become red and red skeletons will appear. They can't die, so just
    hit them to go on. Once your out, see the creature that's hanging on to the
    tree. Killing it without taking damage might be tough. If you have the
    boomerang use it and get on the platform left of you as fast as possible. Do
    this untill it dies and proced. There are more ahead but kill them the same
    way.
    
     Palace hallway
    -----------------------
    
     This is a pretty place. As you move watch for the chandeliers above you
    because it will fall on your head. Move slow and head back before it falls.
    Using the third chandelier to make it fall on the knight may be a good idea.
    The next knight you will have to kill him on your own. Make sure to duck and
    strike to destroy the weapon he throws. Look out for the candlelier above you
    again. At the end there will be a golden knight blocking your path. This guy
    proves to be tough and especially with the regular knight behind you. I don't
    know how you can get passed him without taking damage but, just take one hit
    and finish him off. Go on to the exit.
    
     Empty room
    -----------------------
    
     Duck and destroy every single of these flame spiting skeleton heads to
    proceed. Pretty simple.
    
     Organ room
    -----------------------
    
     We have come across another multhipath zone. If you are with John, simply
    kill the big eye ball lasers and go through the door but, if you are with Erick
    then just jump on the platforms above you. Kill the laser eye balls to get
    through safely. At the top go to the door.
    
     Barrel room (John)
    -----------------------
    
     Swing to the other side. Now, you will encounter the most interesting enemie
    in the game. The skeleton bagger. This guy takes a alot of hits considered by
    the other enemies so far, but if you leave him alive for long he will throw
    porkchops at you. Isn't that nice? But beware that he also throws skulls that
    turn into skeletons and that might be dangerous. Continue and you shall see
    more of them untill you get to the exit.
    
     Palace roof (Eric)
    -----------------------
    
     This part is a bit annoying due to the fact that the bird warriors now throw
    little hunchbacks. Try to kill the while in mid-air. Do this and keep going
    because more will come. After a while it will get overcrouded but do not fear
    because ahead is a mirror in one of the candles. Go onwards and you will exit.
    
     Spinning gear (John)
    -----------------------
    
     Boy, this can get tidios. Kill the skeleton heads at your spot by diagonal
    attack. The formula here is to follow every platform on the spinning gear
    otherwise you fall down. The next enemies are skeleton heads and skeleton
    bats. To kill the enemies a little bit easy, just hop on a platform and keep
    going up. The exit is near so don't worry.
    
     Spinning gear (Eric)
    -----------------------
    
     Just like John's but you have to go down which is easyier. Keep going down
    and use the same strategy like John's. Dont'go all the way down or you will
    reach a dead end. The real exit is in the middle.
    
     Empty room 2
    -----------------------
    
     > Boss: Giant knight <
    
     Finaly, another boss battle. This guy is pretty easy when your not close
    to him and your sub weopons do a perfect job here. Be careful when your next
    to him or he will puch. Also be on the lookout when he jumps then get near him
    and duck attack. Then, runaway. Easy right?
    
     Giant knight boss rating: 1/5
    
     Palace hallway 2
    -----------------------
    
     This place is the hardest part of the level. These archer knight's take too
    much hits and directly shoots at you. Hit the two times and retreat. Now repeat
    and go on. But if you hit the arrows they will brake so this makes it easyir.
    After these fellow archers you will stumble across the knight brawler. These
    guys die fast but still troublesome. After the second brawler you shall see the
    knight wheeler. As long as you keep hitting them, you will be safe. Then the
    last one is the knight gunner. Keep ducking before he shoots and take him down.
    After him a reward will come.
    
     > Boss: Magical column <
    
     This boss is very interesting but dangerios. First off destroy the bouncing
    blue balls to avoid damage. After the faces are gone attack the pillar. When
    they reappear destroy more of the balls. Keep doing it and you will be
    victoryus. Go right and brace yourself what come next.
    
     Magical column boss rating: 3/5
    
     Outside the palace
    -----------------------
    
     Collect every single candle then head for the boss.
    
     > Boss: Spirit/Giant Moth <
    
     Attack the spirit as much as possible before she turns into the Giant Moth.
    After the transformationg destroy it's pollen that falls above you. This
    thing takes lot's of hits so make sure that you follow it and don't stop
    attacking it. Sometime it will start to dash towards you so don't get too
    close. After that she will drop her eggs and little baby moths will come in
    to save their mother. Too bad you have to end their punny little lives soo
    soon. You should have beaten her by now.
    
     Spirit/Giant Moth boss rating: 3/5
    
    
     Final stage: The Castle Proserpina - England
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
     Bridge
    -----------------------
    
     Welcome to the last stage of Castlevania: Bloodlines. Yep only six stages but
    a really good game. As you move kill the ravens that dare to stand in your way.
    Also make sure too kill the fire spitting medusa heads as you continue. Don't
    get caught in their fire balls because they do bad damage. Before reaching the
    castle entrance, jump off the bridge when it explodes and get in.
    
     Mirror room
    -----------------------
    
     Here we come to the most messed up place in the game. Go to the stairs and
    check at the bizzar mirror effect. Your probably saying it's impossible to
    move ahead but no, there is a way.Just look at your feet the wholle time you
    walk and you will be allright. At the pit part this is very important to follow
    to avoid death. Look out for the Medusa heads after you get to the other side.
    Keep doing it untill you get out of there and beware the pits.
    
     Upside down room
    -----------------------
    
     Oh boy, this gets even more annoying. Now the screen is upside down and what
    shall you do. Ok just turn your head upside down and there you go. Make sure
    not to get too much blood on your head :). Kill the knight and get across and
    avoid the ball on the platform. Watch for the next ones aswell. Then kill the
    next knight. After that go through the exit and things will be back to normal
    again.
    
     Castle hallway
    -----------------------
    
     Keep collecting the items from the candles as you go on. In a matter of
    seconds you will hear a strange noise. Ahead of you is the first boss you
    encounter but hit him once and he dies. Then kill the other from the back.
    Now they shall speed up and come from the front and behind. Don't be afraid,
    the exit is near.
    
     Sky stairway
    -----------------------
    
     Get the candles and get on the stairs.
    
     Balcony room
    -----------------------
    
     Get as many of the candles untill you reach the balcany.
    
     > Boss: The Grim Reaper <
    
     Finaly we encountered Death himself. Don't bother attacking him because it
    doesn't do him damage for now. When he fully appears you will see some cards
    spinning around him. Attack any of them and I will say what they do:
    
    
    Scythe card - Creates a  fire ball. Keep moving around to avoid it.
    
    Angel card - Gives you 12 Porkchops.
    
    Gear card - Returns you to fight the Gear transformer boss again. Check out
    stage four for strategys.
    
    Grim reaper card - Same as the scythe card.
    
    Bat card - Returns you to fight the giant bat in stage three.
    
    Fountain card - Returns you to fight the rock creature in stage two.
    
    After all that trouble you will get to fight the Grim Reaper. Throw your
    axes while he is in the air. Avoid his spinning blades too. When he raeches
    the ground prepare to jump or he will slash you. Avoid the blades again.
    The second time he raches the floor he will throw his scythe and suck you
    towards him. Hit him a few time and then jump over the scythe. His last
    attack is when he stands in the air he shoots multiple blades so scater
    around. Reapet untill death dies.
    
     Grim Reaper boss rating: 4/5
    
     Sky stairway
    -----------------------
    
     Get the items and go up.
    
     Bedroom
    -----------------------
    
     Get all the items and get ready for another battle
    
     > Boss: Elizabeth Bartley <
    
     Here come the cobret behind all the trouble. You cannot hit her untill she
    transforms into Medusa. She will take plenty of hits to kill. First avoid
    the fireballs by Ducking when they are together. Then stay away to escape the
    fire breathe. Her last assault is her tail. It will hit you no matter where you
    stand. Jump at the right time. Now she will struggle to move thus giving you
    plenty of time you hit her. Reapeat and use your sub weopons. When her Medusa
    form runs out of health she will return to normal. She will cast four to six
    orbs into the air. You need to hit her by watching the number of the orbs. If
    there are four orb then hit her four times and so on. If you fail she will
    summon some hunchbacks. When she appears duck to avoid her fireball. Do this
    untill she is no more.
    
     Elizabeth Bartley boss rating: 3.5/5
    
     Castle hallway 2
    -----------------------
    
     Easy. Get the candels and procced.
    
     Stairway 3
    -----------------------
    
     Get the items and go.
    
     Coffin room
    -----------------------
    
     Make your way to the coffin and get ready for the Final battle.
    
     > Boss: Dracula <
    
     Here he is, the King of darkness Dracula. This is going to be intense
    especially because that Dracula has three forms.
    
     1st form
    ----------
    
     Pretty easy. Just get to the side with the light and bats and wait for Dracula
    to appear then jump and hit his head. Stay close so you can brake his attack.
    
     2nd Form
    ----------
    
     He turns into a Grim reaper kind of sorcerer, pretty weird. He moves fast to
    random places so make sure to follow him and attack. His first assault is
    sending these fire balls on the ground. Jump before they hit you. His second
    attack is cloning himself. Remember where the real one is and stay underneath
    him. The third attack well, he just moves towards you. Well I think you can
    take him from here. Now get ready for his last form.
    
     3rd form
    ----------
    
     Here the background will change and Dracula will become a demon with a mouth
    on his lower part of the body (yuck). Hit that mouth to hurt Dracula. Now for
    his attacks. He will throw blades like the Grim reaper so avoid them the same
    way. After a few hits he will change his color to bloody red. From his lower
    mouth he will spit some fire balls attached to each other. Jump over it and
    beat him up. He will also grow larger depending on your hits. When he gets in
    bad shape he will shrink to his normal size and turn grey. Now, he will just
    jump towards and shoot bones from his back. After his health reaches zero he
    is dead.
    
     Dracula boss rating: 4/5
    
     Congratulations! You just beat Castlevania Bloodlines. Now try expert mode.
    
    
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     Here is an FAQ with all kinds of questions realeted to the game:
    
    Q: Why is this game called The new generation in Europe?
    
    A: Because the game had too much violents and was censored in the European
    version.
    
    Q: Who is John Morris?
    
    A: He is the son of Quincy Morris from Bram Stoker's Dracula novel.
    
    Q: Can I use this guide on my site?
    
    A: Just ask me first.
    
     If you have a question and want it to be posted in this FAQ then see the
    contact info section.
    
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     This game has a few nice unlockables:
    
    Expert Mode:
    
    If you don't want to beat the game to unlock the Expert Mode, just press: up,
    up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A on the title screen. If done
    correctly, you'll hear a sound.
    
    Previous Castlevania Series Music Code:
    
    On option screen play BGM (Background Music) 05 and play SE (sound effects)
    073. Make sure that these music settings are set when you leave the options
    screen. Press start to start the game. When your standard weapon is powered up
    to level 4, you will hear the old Castlevania Music until you get hit.
    
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     Here are the passwords for each stage:
    
    Level passwords
    
    Stage 2
    Empty Axe Bird Empty
    Bird Empty Bird Empty
    Jewel Empty bird axe
    axe Empty axe axe
    
    Stage 3
    axe bird jewel axe
    Empty Empty Empty jewel
    axe Empty bird Empty
    Bird axe axe axe
    
    Stage 4
    Empty bird Empty bird
    bird Empty bird Empty
    axe Empty bird Empty
    axe Empty jewel axe
    
    Stage 5
    axe axe jewel jewel
    Empty Empty Empty jewel
    Empty bird bird jewel
    bird axe jewel axe
    
    stage 6
    axe axe Empty jewel
    Empty bird Empty jewel
    Empty axe bird jewel
    bird axe Empty Empty
    
    Various Stage Passwords
    
    Enter the following passwords at the PASSWORD screen...
    
    01. Start game at Stage 2/Atlantis Shrine, Greece with John Morris/Expert Mode
    
    Axe/Bird/Axe/Empty
    Jewel/Empty/Bird/Jewel
    Empty/Jewel/Bird/Bird
    Bird/Axe/Axe/Empty
    
    
    02. Start game at Stage 3/Ruins of the Castle Dracula, Romania with John
    Morris/Expert Mode
    
    Axe/Axe/Jewel/Jewel
    Bird/Empty/Axe/Empty
    Bird/Empty/Bird/Jewel
    Axe/Axe/Jewel/Axe
    
    
    03. Start game at Stage 4/The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy with
    John Morris/Expert Mode
    
    Axe/Axe/Empty/Jewel
    Bird/Bird/Axe/Empty
    Bird/Bird/Bird/Jewel
    Axe/Axe/Empty/Empty
    
    
    04. Start game at Stage 5/The Munitions Factory, Germany with John
    Morris/Expert Mode
    
    Empty/Bird/Jewel/Bird
    Empty/Empty/Bird/Axe
    Bird/Axe/Empty/Axe
    Empty/Empty/Axe/Empty
    
    
    05. Start game at Stage 6/Versailles Palace, France with John Morris/Expert
    Mode
    
    Axe/Axe/Jewel/Empty
    Jewel/Bird/Axe/Bird
    Bird/Jewel/Axe/Bird
    Jewel/Axe/Axe/Empty
    
    
    06. Start game at Stage 2/Atlantis Shrine, Greece with Eric LeCarde/Expert Mode
    
    Empty/Bird/Jewel/Empty
    Jewel/Empty/Bird/Jewel
    Bird/Empty/Bird/Empty
    Bird/Empty/Bird/Axe
    
    
    07. Start game at Stage 3/Ruins of the Castle Dracula, Romania with Eric
    LeCarde/Expert Mode
    
    Axe/Bird/Jewel/Bird
    Axe/Empty/Bird/Axe
    Bird/Bird/Empty/Jewel
    Empty/Axe/Bird/Axe
    
    
    08. Start game at Stage 4/The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy with Eric
    LeCarde/Expert Mode
    
    Empty/Axe/Axe/Axe
    Jewel/Bird/Axe/Bird
    Bird/Axe/Axe/Empty
    Jewel/Empty/Empty/Axe
    
    
    09. Start game at Stage 5/The Munitions Factory, Germany with Eric
    LeCarde/Expert Mode
    
    Empty/Bird/Bird/Bird
    Jewel/Empty/Bird/Jewel
    Bird/Jewel/Bird/Empty
    Bird/Empty/Jewel/Empty
    
    
    10. Start game at Stage 6/Versailles Palace, France with Eric
    LeCarde/Expert Mode
    
    Empty/Bird/Axe/Empty
    Jewel/Empty/Bird/Jewel
    Axe/Empty/Bird/Empty
    Bird/Empty/Jewel/Axe
    
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     I am in no way associated with Konami or this game. Castlevania is pure
    property of Konami.
    
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    Thanks goes to:
    
    Konami - For making this game and the Castlevania franchise
    
    Bram Stoker - For writing the Dracula novel
    
    Special thanks goes to:
    
    My family - For supporting me
    
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    You - For reading this guide
    
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