This was a few years ago. A seller who deals mainly with PCE stuff from Japan listed a few of these supposedly store demos of Dracula X. From time to time he has lots of PCE games, all legit, and usually starts his auctions very low. I talked to him back then and he told me he frankly had no idea about this particular item, since he got large stocks from his Japanese supplier and simply resold on eBay. He listed a few copies at USD 0.99 and they didn't go very high, which indicates buyers didn't believe it was real and didn't want to risk hundreds in it. A guy is trying to resell one here, not that I'm advertising, but you can see the pics, which helps: clickity-click There was a thread on a PCE forum about it, but I can't find it. A guy who bought a copy said it was fake, since the jewel case and tray didn't look and feel right, same for the disc and manual. Quality wasn't as good as the real one and all. I just keep wondering, if it were fake and the faker made several copies, what's the point of losing them to a seller who listed them at 0.99 without trying to generate any kind of hype anywhere? Seems odd to me. This is the kind of fake you'd make to lure some Castlevania collectors who lose their minds when they see anything that looks remotely like a demo, beta, preview or anything similar. So yeah, just wondering what you guys think. I did get one back then, and confirmed the dump is the same as the final game, but that doesn't prove much (I have an embargo/review disc of Lament of Innocence, which is also the same as the final game). I tried to ID the disc to find out when it was produced or any date tag, but I didn't manage to find any date with any disc info software. I think this is the only way to confirm whether it's a real store copy from 1993 or something made later. I'm also thinking, frankly, if you want to make a fake sample, you'd make it more obvious than this, I mean it's barely noticeable on the manual cover unless you're looking for it and you know how the normal cover looks. Very strange. The usage of different quality materials, different disc type and the slightly off-printing of the manual can be explained (pre-production stuff), that's why I wanted to ID the disc badly, because a later date is clear proof of a forgery. In my opinion this is most likely a forgery, but I'm still looking for a demolishing proof.