Akumajō Densetsu (NES)

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by Patrick Lauke (redux)
See also Wink_Hira by AidenFont.

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Recreation of the hiragana and katakana pixel fonts from Konami's "Akumajō Densetsu" (aka "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse", 1987) on the Nintendo Famicom.

This font is only used on the title screen, intro story crawl, and dialog boxes - otherwise, the game uses a standard "Nintedoid" type font like https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/676742/nintendoid_1. In contrast, the western release uses a single stylised font throughout - see https://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/682911/castlevania_3_1.

In the game's tileset, the dakuten and handakuten are separate tiles, positioned in the line above the character they relate to. In this recreation, these characters are pre-combined into a single glyph.

The game also uses a handful of actual kanji characters - however, due to their limited number and usefulness, these have not been added in this recreation.

Only the characters present in the game's tile set have been included.

Info: Created on 15th June 2019 . Last edited on 17th June 2019.
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4 Comments

Comment by Patrick Lauke (redux) 17th June 2019

No latin glyphs.

Comment by arth-0 1st July 2019

@arth-0 a very astute observation...

Comment by Patrick Lauke (redux) 1st July 2019

A clever guy!

Comment by Sed4tives 1st July 2019

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