Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Released: Sep 1, 1990
  • Famicom
  • NES
  • Cheats

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Cheats & Secrets

Last Updated on Nov 15, 2021

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Cheats For NES

Sound Test

To access the sound test, on the title screen, hold A + B and press Start. Use Up or Down on the D-pad to cycle through the music, and use B to play the currently selected song and the A button the stop playing music.

Hard Mode

To unlock Hard Mode, beat the game at least once.

Player Name Codes

If you enter one of the following names as your character name you will get one of the effects listed below.

Code Effect Cheat Code
Start the game with 10 Lives HELP ME
Start the game on the Second Quest (hard mode) AKAMA
Start the game with Alucard OKUDA
Start the game with Grant FUJIMOTO
Start the game with Syfa URATA

Passwords

The following passwords can be entered by selecting Password on the title screen.


Trevor Only Passwords

In order for the Trevor Belmont passwords to work, you must use the name HELP ME.

Password Effect Password
Level 2-1 Whip, Heart, Blank, Blank
Blank, Heart, Blank, Whip
Blank, Blank, Whip, Blank
Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Level 3-0 Blank, Blank, Whip, Blank
Blank, Blank, Heart, Heart
Blank, Blank, Blank, Whip
Heart, Blank, Whip, Blank
Level 4-1 Blank, Whip, Whip, Blank
Blank, Blank, Whip, Whip
Blank, Blank, Blank, Cross
Heart, Blank, Blank, Blank
Level 4-A Cross, Cross, Blank, Whip
Blank, Cross, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Cross, Blank
Blank, Blank, Whip, Blank
Level 5-1 Blank, Whip, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Whip, Cross
Blank, Whip, Blank, Cross
Cross, Blank, Whip, Blank
Level 5-A Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Cross, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Whip, Blank, Blank
Whip, Whip, Blank, Heart
Level 6-1a Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Whip, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Whip, Heart, Blank, Heart
Level 6-1b Heart, Cross, Blank, Whip
Blank, Cross, Blank, Whip
Whip, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Level 6-A Blank, Whip, Blank, Whip
Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Cross, Whip, Blank, Cross
Level 7-1 Blank, Blank, Blank, Whip
Whip, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Cross, Heart, Blank, Cross
Level 7-A Blank, Blank, Whip, Blank
Blank, Blank, Cross, Whip
Blank, Blank, Blank, Whip
Heart, Blank, Blank, Blank
Level 8-1 Blank, Whip, Whip, Blank
Blank, Blank, Cross, Cross
Blank, Whip, Blank, Heart
Cross, Blank, Blank, Blank
Level 9-1 Blank, Blank, Blank, Blank
Whip, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Blank, Whip, Blank
Whip, Cross, Blank, Heart
Level A-1 Blank, Blank, Blank, Whip
Heart, Blank, Blank, Blank
Blank, Whip, Whip, Blank
Cross, Cross, Blank, Cross

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite hearts OPELUZEP
Infinite lives SXPAOO
Infinite time SXYAPO
Jump higher TAVEOZ
Different background SXPAKO
Gain a life every time you die PANESO
Hit from very far VPLLTG
Increased defense SOTLYK
No enemies AAPAPA
Small hearts don't disappear VOYOKN
Start with 10 lives AAGPLA
Start with 25 lives IXUOAAZA
Start with 50 lives ASUOAAZA
Start each level with 25 hearts IXKPPAIA
Start each level with 50 hearts ASKPPAIA
Start each level with 99 hearts OOKPPAIE
Start at the end of the game NYZAGA
Start with the dagger VEKPAZSA + SEKPLAKA