Year: 1993
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Platformer

How often is it that a game which was intended as a parody actually turns out to be a pretty great time all on its own? Originally created to poke fun at the Castlevania series, Kid Dracula became much more than that when it was released in 1993, as the platforming adventure allied you with Death and Dracula in your quest to defeat Galamoth. Of course, it never took itself too seriously, but Kid Dracula also showed how fun a video game could be without dragging itself down by its own emotional weight. After all, it is just a game.