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Castlevania 2 Music



Castlevania 2 is well remembered for its music. If you ever played it, you probably know what I mean. I'm sure I'm not the only one who, after playing the game, walked around humming Bloody Tears, the music heard during the day outside of the towns. Well, here now is your chance to hear the music again without having to run an emulator or cleaning the dust off that old NES.

Most of these songs are not just mindless copies of the original though, they all sound different, but still remain true to the original. I have them listed below according to the song, with some comments about what I think about each one as well as a rating out of 10 for each. They are all in midi format, the best program to use to listen to these is WinAmp, even though there are many smaller and simpler ways to listen to them. Each song is also in zip format for easier downloading. I have also zipped every song on this page (73 KB) into one large zip file, making it even easier to listen to these songs. Well, enough talk, let's get on to the music!

NOTE: I do not claim to have created these files, and I do not know who did..


Bloody Tears - music heard during the day (outside towns)
Daylight1 9/10 Listen (1:01)
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This one is the most true to the original, although it seems almost too fast.
Daylight2 9/10 Listen (3:43)
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I think this song is from a different Castlevania game, but it is a reprise or remix of Bloody Tears from CV2. It is the longest and largest in file size, but also shows the most musical talent.
Daylight3 8/10 Listen (1:05)
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This one starts out kind of flat, but has the second voice on the second time through the verse, which some others lack.
Daylight4 7/10 Listen (2:02)
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This one is fluid and the drums are spiced up a little. What I don't like is how it slows down and stops in the middle, and then plays the first half all over again, without any noticable changes. For some reason, the drums remind me of Megaman ... see what you think.
Daylight5 7/10 Listen (1:59)
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This version has a very medieval sound to it right away. Like the song above, it slows down and stops in the middle, and then plays the first half all over again, without any noticable changes.
Daylight6 7/10 Listen (0:58)
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This version sounds a lot like the above song, but doesn't repeat itself and instead simply stops after playing through once.

Music during the day in the towns
Town1 9.5/10 Listen (1:47)
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This one is very true to the original, and a little jazzed up.
Town2 9/10 Listen (1:07)
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This version also sounds very true to the original, and fades out at the end.
Town3 9/10 Listen (3:07)
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Starts out slow and gothic, then picks up the tempo and adds some drums. Really sort of a remix with a lot of new musical voices. Very well done.
Town4 8.5/10 Listen (1:22)
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Well... this one also sounds a lot like the original. What can I say? I guess you don't need to improve on something that already works.

Music heard during the night
Night 9/10 Listen (1:12)
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The only version of this song that I have, but it is a very well done version of this song, very true to the original.

Music heard in the Mansions
Mansions 8.5/10 Listen (0:54)
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Not much to say about this one really. This is the music heard in each mansion except for Dracula's. It is very well done and sounds a lot like the original.

Password Music
Password 8.5/10 Listen (1:01)
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Yes, even the music on the password screen has left an imprint on the minds of Castlevania 2 fans. Not too many other games can claim such an accomplishment.

Dracula's Mansion, Battle with Dracula, and Ending music
Dracs_Mansion 9/10 Listen (0:41)
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This music was perfect for getting you psyched out for the upcomming battle with Dracula. Too bad that battle was such a let down...
Dracs_Battle 8.5/10 Listen (0:17)
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In case you missed it when you played the game, this is the music played when you fight Dracula. Just like the fight, the song is short, but great.
Ending 10/10 Listen (2:00)
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Well, after it is all over, this solumn music plays. Some games have bad ending music (I personally don't like Symphony of the Night's ending song), but this song is perfect. It is not uplifting and fakey, instead, it provides the perfect atmosphere and follows with the rest of the game. Sadly, I think that endings are far too often overlooked in video games, but as far as the ending music for Castlevania 2 goes, it is perfect.

Misc. - ???
rcastle 9/10 Listen (4:31)
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Thank you Eric for identifying the origin of this song. According to him, "The "rcastle" midi is a rendition of the Rock Castle BGM from the Game Boy un-hit CastleVania II BELMONT'S REVENGE! I should know! It's my favorite GB game of all time!" Thanks Eric.