For John Morris, the ending mentions that he has stopped the resurrection of Dracula. If the game was completed on Expert mode, another screen will be displayed with John striking an action pose and mentioning that the blood of Vampire Hunters courses through his veins.
The game underwent censorship when localized to PAL regions in both Europe and Australia because of its dark themes. Because it was forbidden to use the word \"blood\" in video games at the time, the game was redubbed Castlevania: The New Generation. The Japanese and North American title screen was originally red and depicted a sea of blood; this was changed to blue to make it look like water and also had no dripping effect. The palette colors for some enemies like Zombies and Medusa Heads were altered to make them less menacing looking.
This meant the blood drips in Stage 1 and 6-2, and the blood fountain in Stage 5 were removed completely. Finally, Eric's death animation is different; his spear doesn't impale him the moment he dies like in other versions. 1e1e36bf2d