Castlevania: Dracula X Cheats, Cheat Codes, Secret Levels, and More for SNES

Castlevania: Dracula X Cheats, Cheat Codes, Secret Levels, and More for SNES

Castlevania: Dracula X is a linear action platformer from the iconic Castlevania series. It was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1995. This game is also known as Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss in Europe or Akumajō Dracula XX in Japan. It was developed and published by Konami, known for its franchises like Castlevania, Metal Gear, and physical card games such as YuGiOh.

The game is a remake of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and uses most of its design and plot. But it has its own new levels and gameplay elements. Players love it for its updated color palette and graphics. While Castlevania: Dracula X is considered one of the best traditional Castlevania games, it holds mixed reviews. The main critique is that it is inferior to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and too similar to be considered a separate game.

Castlevania: Dracula X Premise

This 2D action-adventure takes place in medieval Transylvania. Several hundred years after the heroic Simon Belmont defeated Count Dracula, he has been revived. To rebuild his strength he spends his days recovering in his coffin and his nights secretly preying on the innocent.

Now to get revenge on the Belmont bloodline, the evil Dracula is after Richter Belmont. To lure Richter to his lair, Dracula kidnaps Richter’s girlfriend Annet and her sister Maria. Richter must follow in his ancestor’s monster-hunter footsteps to save the day and defeat the evil Count.

Castlevania: Dracula X Unlockables

Unlike Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, this game has three different endings. It also has alternate boss fights and stages depending on the choices you make. If you are interested in unlocking any of these, check out the information below. Warning that they may contain minor spoilers.

Alternate Bosses

BossHow to Unlock
CarmillaDo not save Annet
DeathSave Annet

Alternate Stages

StageHow to Unlock
Alternate Stage 4In Stage 3, fall between the columns near the end.
Note: This will lock you into the Bad Ending
Alternate Stage 5Collect the Key at the end of Stage 3 to save Maria in Stage 4. Then use the key she gives you to unlock the door at the end of Stage 4.


EndingsHow to Unlock
Bad EndingDo not save Annet and Maria
Good EndingSave only Maria
Best EndingSave both Annet and Maria

Castlevania: Dracula X Main Character

Unlike Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Castlevania: Dracula X only has one playable character. In this gothic horror game, players control Richter Belmont. Richter is the descendent of legendary hero Simon Belmont who once sealed Dracula away. After Dracula kidnaps Richter’s girlfriend, Richter arms himself with his ancestor’s sacred whip. He must go on a monster-killing quest to seal away the evil Count Dracula.

Castlevania: Dracula X Series

This game is part of one of the most iconic gaming franchises. It has dozens of games in the main series, a sub-series, and several spin-offs. Several of the characters even crossover into other franchises like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Brawlhalla, and Super Bomberman R. It even has two widely popular animated shows on Netflix, Castlevania and Nocturne. So if you are interested in more of this wicked vampire series, check out the list of titles below.

Original Castlevania series:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows series:

The Castlevania series has even gotten several spin-off games including adorable parodies, a fighting game, a mobile game, and more.


Castlevania: Dracula X Cheat Codes

This retro game has a unique way of handling cheat codes. Instead of your traditional button mashing, cheats are entered by clicking on certain objects to change them in the password screen. This screen is accessible from the game’s main menu and then by clicking on “Password”. These passwords allow players to go to any stage of the game.

Stage 2Blank, Holy Water, Axe, Axe, Axe, Axe, Axe, Holy Water, Holy Water
Stage 3Holy Water, Blank, Blank, Axe, Axe, Blank, Blank, Holy Water, Holy Water
Stage 4Axe, Axe, Axe, Blank, Holy Water, Holy Water, Axe, Heart, Heart
Alternate Stage 4Holy Water, Axe, Holy Water, Axe, Blank, Heart, Axe, Blank, Axe
Stage 5Holy Water, Heart, Fire, Fire, Holy Water, Axe, Holy Water, Heart, Heart
Alternate Stage 5Axe, Heart, Axe, Axe, Blank, Axe, Heart, Heart, Blank
Stage 6Holy Water, Axe, Axe Holy Water, Blank, Holy Water, Axe, Holy Water, Blank
Stage 7Holy Water, Holy Water, Holy Water, Axe, Blank, Heart, Blank, Blank, Axe
Final StageHeart, Axe, Holy Water, Fire, Fire, Fire, Axe, Holy Water, Fire
Final Stage with Best EndingSimply change the bottom right flame to Axe

And for players who have a Game Genie, here are all of the cheat codes available. They can give players unique advantages like the ability to walk through walls, a mega jump, and more.

Game Genie Codes

Lives and Health Codes

Unlimited LivesC9AF-47A7
Small Hearts Worth 0DD29-1763
Small Hearts Worth 10FD29-1763
Small Hearts Worth 254929-1763
Start with 25 Hearts4981-170F
Start with 50 Hearts9D81-170F
Start with 99 Hearts6D81-170F
Start with 25 Hearts After You Die49A4-44D7
Start with 50 Hearts After You Die 9DA4-44D7
Start with 99 Hearts After You DieBBA4-44D7
All Hearts Worth 992D25-1FD3
Item Crash Does Not Use HeartsC9A6-3D94
Start with 1 LifeDD85-1D6F
Start with 10 LivesDB85-1D6F
Start with 25 Lives4085-1D6F
Start with 50 Lives0B85-1D6F
Start with 99 LivesBB85-1D6F
Each Heart You Grab Maxes Your Hearts2D25-1FD3
Increases your Heart Capacity by 2.5EE25-1D63
Start with 2 Lives and “The Axe”DF85-1D6F
Start with 3 Lives and “The Boomerang”D485-1D6F
Start with 4 Lives and “The Holy Water”D785-1D6F
Start with 5 Lives and “The Dagger”D085-1D6F
Start with 6 Lives and “The Stop Watch”D985-1D6F
Start with 7 Lives and “The Key”D185-1D6F
Start with 8 Lives and “A Surprise”D585-1D6F

Energy Codes

Unlimited EnergyC96D-17FF
Start with 25% EnergyF421-1707
Start with 50% Energy4D21-1707
Start with 75% Energy7D21-1707

Miscellaneous Codes

Invincible After One HitC969-CD2D
No InvincibilityDD6F-CFBF
Jump Midair78C6-C494
Super JumpEB87-C7BD
Mega JumpE687-C7BD
Walk Through WallsED68-C72F
Second Weapon Isn’t Lost After ContinueC985-17DF
Second Weapon Isn’t Lost After DeathC9A4-47D7
Kill Enemies with One HitCB2C-3F63
Replace the Password Screen with the Level Select Screen516A-14DF
Skip All Intro ScenesCE69-4FAD

And for players with a Pro Action Replay, here are the cheat codes you can use. These can give players infinite hearts, let them teleport to any Stage, and more.

Pro Action Replay

Teleport Codes

Stage 17E007800
Stage 27E007801
Stage 37E007802
Stage 47E007803
Stage 57E007804
Stage 67E007805
Stage 77E007806
Stage 87E007807
Stage 97E007808
Part A of the Stage7E007A00
Part B of the Stage7E007A01
Part C of the Stage7E007A02
Part D of the Stage7E007A03
Part E of the Stage7E007A04
Reach the Stage Boss7E007A05

Health and Lives Codes

Unlimited Health7E00A840
Unlimited Hearts7E00DE64
Start with 99 Lives7E009E99
Start with 99 Hearts7E00A299
Small Hearts Give 9983D95F25
Start With and Keep 99 Hearts7E00A299

Weapon and Item Codes

Flame Whip Modifier7E00A400
Get a Axe7E00A401
Get a Cross7E00A402
Get Holy Water7E00A403
Get a Dagger7E00A404
Get a Watch7E00A405
Get a Key7E00A406
Get a Fire Whip7E060011
After You Collect A Weapon, Get Hit And You’ll Get 38 Hearts84850DA2
When You Get Hit After Collecting a Weapon, You’ll Lose Your Weapon84850DA3
When You Get Hit After Collecting a Weapon, You’ll Get Infinite Hearts848502A4
Jump Further by Using Whip in Mid-Air7E04A900

Miscellaneous Codes

Unlimited Energy7E00A263
Instant Death7E049304
Walk Through Enemies7E00DF01
Jump Higher7E04A501
Slow Mega-Jump7E04A596
Mega-Jump With a Slow Descent7E04A201
Glide Walk7E04AA01

Castlevania: Dracula X Cheat Code FAQ

Does Castlevania: Dracula X have any cheat codes?

Yes! The game has several codes. There is a password screen that lets you go to any level you want, including the final boss fight. For players with a Game Genie or Pro Action Replay, there is a variety of codes that let players have an advantage or disadvantage of their choice. Players can have infinite health, reduced energy, special weapons, and more!

What are cheat codes?

Cheat codes are exploits that change the game’s behavior and give players an advantage. They may help move on to a different level, make the player completely immune to damage, or do some other action that wouldn’t take place without them.

They can also make the game more accessible and appealing to casual gamers or those who find its current state inaccessible.

What is a Pro Action Replay?

A Pro Action Replay is a cheat device that lets players input different cheats for multiple retro platforms. They manipulate the memory of the game code to allow cheats like more money or more saves.

What is a Game Genie?

A Game Genie is a cheat device, like the Pro Action Replay. They are available for many retro consoles like the NES or Game Boy.

Are the cheats permanent?

No, do not worry. The cheats last until you quit the game. So if you want to change things up again, you can next time you load it up.

What makes a cheat device different?

Since developers intentionally implement traditional cheat codes in their games, not every game has them. But that does not mean players don’t want them. Hence, cheat devices were born. Devices like the Game Genie allow players to do things the developer did not intend, while regular cheat codes are implemented by the developers.

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