Castlevania - Dracula X © 1995 Konami, Inc.
North American release. Game developed in Japan. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Japanese release entry; "Akumajou Dracula XX [Model SHVC-ADZJ]".
Text from the back cover:
Rising up from his eternal sleep, Count Dracula is back again to battle the descendants of the great vampire-stalking Belmont family of the Castlevania series. He has summoned his dark minions-Cerberus, Minaurus, and the Salamander-to bring a reign of terror on the land.
Grab your whip and try to defeat these dark forces in this new conversion of the hit Japanese game: DRACULA X™. The 7+ stages unfold with myriad possibilities depending on the choices you make during the game. This multi-ending, multi-story feature takes you through many levels of adventure. You must stategically use magical tomes, mystical power-ups and titanic weapons to defeat the horrifying bosses and discover secret bonus levels.
Cartridge ID: SNS-ADZE-USA
Released in September 1995 in the USA. This version was edited. The first obvious difference is the name change - it was renamed Castlevania - Dracula X. The US version also appear to be censored and the blood was re-colored white, especially when Richter dies. Another interesting difference is the Cross secondary weapon - although it definitively looks like a crucifix in the original Japanese version, it was changed to a cross in the American release. Finally, Death's final death was changed - although he cuts off his head with his own scythe in the Japanese version, it just disappears in a burst of flames in the American version. All the other differences are relatively minor, such as extra copyright information when the American version boot up.
Game's trivia by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com