This week’s release from the good folks over at Hamster returns to the formative years of one of gaming most-loved franchises, as Konami’s whip-crackin’ adventure Haunted Castle joins the Nintendo Switch Arcade Archives range.

Released in arcades back in 1988, Haunted Castle was the first Castlevania title developed specifically for the coin-op market, following the home console success of 1986’s Castlevania and Vampire Killer, and 1987’s Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. A hodge-podge of lore and features from the monster-hunting series, Haunted Castle sees Simon Belmont battle through six stages in order to rescue his wife Serena from the evil Count Dracula. Oh, we also get to see our boy Simon getting married in a slick white tuxedo… during the middle-ages.

Check out the action in the video below, courtesy of YouTuber NintendoComplete.

Return to Castlevania's roots with Arcade Archives' Haunted Castle screenshot

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Source: Destructoid Return to Castlevania’s roots with Arcade Archives’ Haunted Castle