Cool... I finally beat Dracula!
I never beat the first Castlevania because I could NEVER get past the Grim Reaper ( bastard! ). Only later on did I learn about the holy water "trick" to defeating him! Damn! LOL!
OK... as far as this game goes, it was alright. No secondary weapons sucked, and the controls too a while to get used to, but considering that Dracula does the "teleport, 3 fireballs" attack in many of the Castlevania games, I practiced, used past experience, and beat him after 5 tries.
My main complaint is that touching Dracula and losing so much life was CHEAP. If he teleports on you you'll lose a 1/3 of your life. Not fair! Plus, the game was rather "short and sweet."
Overall, nice quickie. Good work.