Castlevania: The Medal is a Japanese slot machine based on Dracula X Chronicles. It features Richter Belmont and Maria Renard battling enemies and bosses overlaid on top of the slot wheels. The battle progresses as certain events happen, such as attacking an enemy when a Wild appears. After collecting enough hearts, players enter a Boss Rush mode, where they attempt to defeat a string of bosses until facing Dracula himself. After defeating a boss, a song is unlocked from the sound collection.
Being a medal slot game, Castlevania: The Medal does not feature actual gambling. The player purchases medals and puts them into the machine, and has the opportunity to obtain more medals which they can use to play other games in the arcade. The medals cannot be exchanged for cash. Originally released in 2008, Castlevania: The Medal was the first slot machine game for the franchise, a predecessor for the popular Castlevania Pachislot titles in Japan.