Dracula has awakened from his 100-year slumber and kidnapped Christopher Belmont's son. There are four castles to explore as you take the role of Christopher and try to save your son in four different castles: Crystal, Cloud, Plant, and Rock, which can be completed in any order before going on to the final stages. Fortunately, you possess weapons like armor piercing Battle Axes, beast burning Holy Water, and the Legendary Mystic Whip. And you can increase your arsenal with power up items like Crystal Balls, Hearts, and Candles. Strap on your shield and step into the shadows. That is, if you're prepared for the dwellers of darkness.