Dracula. Few names in popular culture are as well-known as he. Every good hero needs a villain, and vice-versa, and Dracula has plenty of nemeses to keep him busy. In film and literature, he faces off against a man named Van Helsing. In gaming, however, it’s the Belmont clan, particularly Mister Simon Belmont. Like a teacher in a Lifetime original movie, Castlevania is tough, but fair, and will test the skills of any gamer brave enough to plumb the depths of Dracula’s castle. The visuals for the game manage to deliver a nice dose of ghoulishness to them, with all sorts of nasty zombies, skeletons, and Medusa heads all clamoring for a piece of Simon’s Belmont booty. The cover to the game is one of the most famous in gaming history; I mean, look at Dracula! Dude’s looking pretty vicious on that cover. He’d probably bite a kitten and make it a vampkitten if you let him.