The PSP remake is harder than the original - and complete garbage to begin with those ugly animations and gringeworthy rock remixes of the original songs.
Rondo is very easy indeed, easier than the sequel (after few level ups). It is also very enternaining on first two playthrus (because of two different paths and extra character).>>53281
It's hardly a remake. Almost all the levels are straight as arrow, with very little variation. The game is dull and uninspired and in my opinion Dracula XX - especially if you didn't know it was supposed to be straight port of the PCE Rondo - is much better game.
Sharp X68K port or rather remake of the Famicom Akumajo Dracula is probably hardest of the classic titles and easily best after Akumajo Densetsu.
It was ported to PSX as 'Castlevania Chronicle Akumajo Dracula', which also includes gay hair -mode, so it is easily playable.
It also has ever harder loops upto level screen 99, just like original Fami one and Densetsu.