Dracula X: The Rondo of Blood Walkthrough Ver. 1.2
By Carlos Baez (Richter Belmont) 18/8/99 

Index
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1. What is this Walkthrough?
2. Information about the game
3. Walkthrough 
4. Bosses Strategies
5. How to Contact me
6. Item Crush and Weapons
7. Special Thanks
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1. What is this Walkthrough?
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This Walkthrough tells you everything you need to do to rescue the hostages beat 
the bosses and get along in this great game.
This Walkthrough is designed for playing with Richter with Richter the game is 
more challenging than Maria so enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

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2. Info about the game
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This game is one of the best castlevania game ever made it was release only in 
Japan for the Super CD-ROM2 System and never ported to the U.S.

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3. Walkthrough 
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This section is divided in 13 sub-sections called Stage 0,1,2,2' and so 


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Stage 0
Prologue
Boss: Death 
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This stage is the prologue of the game here Death will come and attack after you 
whip him a couple of times it will shoot you a large skull thing and after you 
whip it or jump it or whatever he will say something and leave.
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Stage 1
The Burning town of veros
Boss: Wyvern
Secret Boss: Serpent
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This is where the game really begins at first you will fight ape skeletons and 
one skeleton I forgot the name of it I only know it also appear in symphony at 
the middle of the stage you will find a wall and a door on the other side if you 
break the wall you will find the secret way and fight the serpent if you choose 
to go the normal way you will arrive at the gates of castlevania and fight the 
wyvern.


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Stage 2
Entrance to Demon Castle
Boss: Werewolf 
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This level is a recreation of the first level of the original castlevania so I 
don't have to talk or type here is where Maria is being held near the mermen's 
lair you need a key you will find it in the hellhound chase when the chase 
starts the second candle has the key so you don't need to be whipping every 
candle with that hellhound and the zombies up to you back.

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Stage 2'
The lake bridge
Boss: Bone Golem
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This stage is a bridge this level has many secrets the only thing you need to 
know is where to drop down but don't worry I will tell you exactly where to drop 
down and you won't have a problem.
In the first part is straight forward so when you reach the second part the 
bridge sometimes collapses in the first part it collapses if you drop down there 
will be a ferryman (yes the same one as symphony) will take you right to stage 
3' but the mermen are a pain in the *** will try to make harder your way but if 
you want to go and fight the boss of this stage in a place where there's a bone 
bridge after that in the first hole you drop and then you fight a armor lord and 
go right to fight the bone golem.

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Stage 3
The Chapel
Boss: Minotaurus
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Well this stage reminds me of symphony the royal chapel well this place is a 
disgrace to its name it has become a devil's chapel well this stage is 
straightforward so good luck.

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Stage 3'
The Cemetery
Boss: Dogether
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This stage is like its name says the cemetery here is where the men that Dracula 
has killed are being keep here in the beginning of the stage you will find a 3 
eyed monster just whip out every eye and he's done for tera is hidden somewhere 
finally I have found where tera is bieng held in the first part of the stage 
there's a door and below is a wall break the wall in order of up to down and 
then go down the ladder that is indicated with a red piece of wood when you get 
to a place with maceballs swigging if you whip the chain of it it will drop if 
you whip the one in the middle it will break the floor below and give you access 
to the dogether the boss of this secret stage if not you will fight the 
minotuar.

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Stage 4
The inner halls of Castlevania
Boss: Dullaron
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This stage is very hard until you get used to it this stage has nasty traps and 
enemies and that not all here there's nasty traps this stage has no secrets 
(that I know) is pretty Straightforward so I only have one thing to say Good 
Luck!!!

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Stage 4'
The mountain range
Boss: Carmilla
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This stage is pretty short if you go the right way if not you will find it 
pretty long and hard here is where iris is being to rescue her in the second 
part of the stage there's 3 frog statues just whip the first and the last one 
and a path will open for you then you can go down to a mermen's lair and there's 
her cell.
When you got past the first section catch a raft so you go the right way

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Stage 5
The ghost ship
Boss: Death 
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This stage is hard is frustrating is wonderful at last a stage that has give me 
real problem this stage is pretty straightforward there not major secrets and 
nothing special just a pain in the *** flea riders and Death one of the most 
hard bosses in the entire game.

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Stage 5'
The hidden docks
Boss: None
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This level is hard to get access to it because you only can access it only after 
you have beaten the game only only and this level although it doesn't have a 
boss it is really hard but is pretty forward and there's no secret to uncover.

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Stage 6
The Guardians
Bosses: Bat,Medusa,
Mommy man, Frankestein,
Shaft 
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This stage looks hard but when you get the pattern of attacks of every boss is 
pretty easy and shaft could'nt be easier. The only problem is by the time you 
have killed the other 4 bosses you are almost dead but thanks that Konami to it 
this way you don't have to fight the 4 bosses again just shaft.

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Stage 7
The Clock Tower
Boss: Shaft's Ghost
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This level is the same hear me the SAME as in playstation even the enemies are 
the same (altrhruogh there's has to be atleast one difference) here is where 
Annette is being held at first you will walk into a crumbling bridge then you 
enter the tower on top of the first screen there's a gear and a door whip it 
until it drop and the door opens theirs is a hawk guarding the key needed to 
free Annette so kill the hawk and take the key then you will reach a screen with 
the @#@$ hawk women they are as in symphony so kill them as quick as you can if 
not they will kill you on the next screen there's Annette's cell go there and 
free her then go all the way up and you will reach another familiar area (hey 
what area in this stage isn't familiar) and here are this guys with enormous 
sword when they swing and hit you send you across the screen then after this you 
will reach a room before the boss the most (if you don't know how to fight it) 
difficult boss in the entire game shaft's ghost. 

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Final Stage
The Rondo of Blood
Boss: Dracula
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This is the final stage and the first of Symphony you may be asking why I don't 
put the translated name of the stage like the one in symphony because the same 
kanji in the box of the game are the same in the name in this stage so well in 
this stage there's a secret stair just like symphony just a little bit different 
besides that is the final showdown with Dracula so Good Luck!!!!!!

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4. Bosses Strategies
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Stage 0: Death 

Just whip him until he leaves this boss doesn't much effort.

Stage 1: Wyvern

Well this boss is rather easy just pick up the axe and axe him to death but go 
crazy and start doing the item crush it doesn't do much damage and take 10 
hearts.

Stage 1': Serpent

This boss is hell but I have found a trick so don't worry just pick up the cross 
and get sure you have atleast 15 hearts or 30 is recommended when it starts 
jumping around the screen, it will come and fire you some water here's your 
chance do the item crush if you do it correctly you should take more than half 
of its energy bar ehh pretty cool if you have enough hearts to do it again then 
wait again when it fires the water and the serpent will be done for.

Stage 2: Werewolf

This boss is nasty keep your distance at all times when he does the ball attack 
surprise him with a whip the recommended weapons for this boss are the holy 
water and the cross.

Stage 2': Bone Golem

This boss looks nasty remember it only looks nasty but is pretty easy grab the 
cross (with the cross I have beaten all the bosses in this game except for the 
wyvern and dullah) this boss has 3 forms the first whip it in the head then the 
second is a flying skeleton do the item crush then the 3rd form looks very 
familiar to the big globe of people of symphony just smaller.

Stage 3: Minotaur

This boss is like the werewolf just keep your distance when he attack beware of 
his breath he haven't brush for a week :) well his breath can turn you into 
stone but after that is easy.

Stage 3': Dogether

This boss can't get any easier because you only need the cross and 30 hearts do 
the item crush 2 times and it's history man.

Stage 4: Dullahah 

Ahh another nasty boss watch his head because it can curse you this boss has a 
variety of attacks all of then nastier of any of the werewolf so keep your 
distance and when you get a chance whip him as much as you can.

Stage 4': Carmilla

This boss is eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy just whip the 
flying skull 'til it dies then whip the woman a couple of times and its over 
man.

Stage 5: Death

This time Death will no go easy on you no my friend this boss in its first form 
is somewhat easy but when you reach his energy to half it will go to the 
background and shoot skulls at you when you evade all the skulls he transform 
into the nastiest boss ever this time death has his axe and when swing and hits 
its homerun man keep you distance at all times when he dies you will see a funny 
death sequence.

Stage 6: Bat, Medusa, Mummy, Frankenstein, Shaft

Well this stage is rather hard but for me is pretty easy just grab the cross and 
follow my instructions.

The bat 

This bat the only thing you have to do here is just whip like there's no 
tomorrow but be sure to be whipping it ok.

Medusa

Ahhh this one is more easy just crounch and whip her when you see that her tail 
is moving quickly get far and repeat this procces you should kill her with less 
than 2 hits.

Mummy man

Same as the medusa just when he calls the blocks use the item crush so you as 
the same time you do damage you don't have to worry about jumping the blocks

Frankenstein

This boss act like the one in castlevania 3 just it fires a lightning bolt but 
that is the only difference

Shaft 

This boss couldn't be easier just whip him every time you can and avoid the 
green globes at all times specially the ones that are lightning.

Stage 7: Shaft Ghost

This boss is nasty if you don't know how to act but always try that he doesn't 
calls the flying skeleton always try that he calls the hellhound its much easier 
to evade and evade the bats in this room.

Final Stage: Dracula

This fight is just like the one in symphony of the night so you know what you 
have to do ahh the blue demon that Dracula turns into it cannot be hit anywhere 
its have to be in the head. Good Luck!!!!!!!

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5. How to contact me
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If you have any questions or comments fell free to mail me to 
kakarotto23@hotmail.com please put as the subject "Dracula X Question" or 
anything or just "Dracula X" ok if not your message will be deleted.

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6. Item Crush and Weapons
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Richter's weapons

Axe -1 heart
This weapon is great it does great damage and for aerial foes is a must have 
weapon.

Item Crush 10 hearts
The item crust of this weapon is a great number of axes rotating Richter that 
expand to the end of the screen.

Knife - 1 heart
This weapon is fast but pretty weak stay away from this at all cost

Item Crush 10 hearts 
Richter creates a solid stream of knives for about 5 seconds or so the damage 
inflicted its not so great.

Cross or boomerang - 1 heart
This is my weapon of choice it does medium damage and its item crush is the one 
that most damage inflicts.

Item Crush 15 hearts
This is like symphony but instead of the crucifix be flying in around you they 
fly trough the screen.

Holy water - 1 heart
This weapon its another of my favorites it is thrown in the ground and the fires 
goes the direction that you are facing in that moment.

Item Crush 20 hearts
The item crush of this weapon is the hydro storm of symphony the difference is 
that in symphony it does a paramount damage here doesn't do much damage.

The Bible - 3 hearts
Ahh another item only found in symphony the only difference is that here the 
bible moves in spiral trough the end of the screen.

Item Crush 10 hearts
This item crush is one of the most weaker in the entire game so the weapon is 
great but never waste your 10 hearts doing the item crush.

The pocket Watch - 5 hearts
This weapon only slowdown not stopping just slowdown the movements of the 
enemies on the screen and there's enemies that doesn't affect so stay away from 
this one.

Item Crush 25 hearts
Besides to be the weapon that more hearts waste its has the most short item 
crush it only does a shield of time protecting Richter nothing more. 

Maria's Weapons

Under Construction remember I haven't played the game with Maria yet.

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7. Special Thanks
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1. Konami for making such a kick ass game
2. Harry Tuttle for making the Dracula X copy project it's a shame that Konami 
canceled
3. Parallax for burning me the CD 
4. GameFAQs for posting it 
5. Anyone reading this Walkthrough

One last note: If you have problems burning the CD or you want to get this 
wonderful game go to SJoS Dracula X Faq its great it tells you everything you 
need to know about burning the game yourself the address is 
http://members.xoom.com/SjoS/.

This Walkthrough Copyright 1999 Carlos Baez Dracula X: The Rondo of blood and 
others characters are Copyright Konami of Japan 1986-1993