Been replaying the entire 2D catalog of Castlevania.
Went back and played through the original Castlevania for a second time just because. It's only an hour and a half long game.
Dracula is hard, but Death is way harder. Getting past those Medusa Heads and Axe Knights with full health, avoiding all those sickles AND lasting the 3 minutes it takes to take his health bar down is borderline insane.