Akumajō Densetsu (NES)

by Patrick H. 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.


Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 17th june 2019

No latin glyphs.

Comment by arth-0 1st july 2019

@arth-0 a very astute observation...

Comment by Patrick H. Lauke (redux) 1st july 2019

A clever guy!

Comment by Sed4tives 1st july 2019

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