''Hasslevania: The Quest For Shuteye'' is a 2007 PC action/metroidvania FreewareGame by DXF Games that parodies the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series.

It tells the story of [[SdrawkcabName Rovert]] Bellhump, who just bought a nice and cheap house. The problem is that his new neighbor happens to be {{Dracula}} and evil is a ''noisy'' business. Rovert can't sleep with all those skelecopters flying around, so he decides to invade Drac's castle to tell him to stop, or else he'll call the cops!

While the game is a metroidvania, it plays more like the older Castlevanias, with plenty of platforming, level gimmicks and traps.

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A sequel named ''Hasslevania 2: This Space For Rent'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIR8WQEWmsA is in development.]]
!!General tropes:
* AffectionateParody: Of ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Lost Axe. Slow but powerful and required to beat armored enemies. In the second game it also lowers enemies' defenses.
* BigWhat: Like Alucard, Rovert sometimes says this.
* CatchPhrase: Rovert's "I can do it!".
* HealingCheckpoint: [[AvertedTrope No.]] However, in the first game Save Points do heal you in easy mode, but even then it's only up to half of the HP gauge.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: If Rovert finds a edible item, he'll immediately eat it for HP. A cut comment from Chris lampshades this - Rovert could make better use of his backpack.
* MythologyGag: Lots about the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series and a few to Del Duio's earlier works as well.
* NonindicativeName: No, David Hasslehoff isn't the villain of this series. There are a few references to him, though.
* RandomlyDrops: Candles and pots may drop money, keys, hearts or ''nothing'' when destroyed. The second game adds random drops for the enemies, too.
* SdrawkcabName: Rovert = Trevor backwards.
* ShoutOut: Besides ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', there's shoutouts to ''{{Rush}}'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'' and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Rovert loses HP while underwater unless you have [[SuperNotDrowningSkills the item that allows him to breath underwater]] (In the sequel you must wear a space suit instead). [[WalkDontSwim Also, not only Rovert's unable to swim, he can't even ''jump'' while underwater.]]
* WhipItGood: The Family Whip, which kills undead enemies in one hit.

!!Tropes found in the first Hasslevania include:
* ArtificialStupidity: When summoned, Chris will sometimes fail to go after enemies even if they're standing by his side.
* AuthorAvatar: Del Duio can be found [[spoiler:as a miserable little pile of bones]] in a certain room. Rovert gets the Blade of Del Duio from him.
* AwardBaitSong: "Oh, Rovert!" parodies this kind of songs.
* BigBad: Dracula
* BlackoutBasement: The final area. The switch to turn the lights on is not too hidden, though.
* TheCameo: Statues of characters from earlier DXF games appear through the castle.
* CutSong: A "[[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Vampire Killer]]" elevator remix was considered, but removed to avoid lawsuit problems.
* [[KilroyWasHere Del Duio Was Here]]: Written in some rooms, foreshadowing the character's presence in the game.
* DummiedOut: Each weapon was supposed to have a spell, but they caused glitch problems and had to be cut. Some dialogue was cut, too. Plans for a fourth revision of the game have been canceled, but two enemies from it will appear in the sequel.
* EasyModeMockery: The easy mode is named ''"Wussy Schoolgirl"''. It also locks the good ending.
* EasterEgg: There is a secret room that is only accessible through the use of a glitch. Near it there is a room where a cutscene will only be available if you go there immediately.
* {{Expy}}: Alucar'''t''', the vampire who runs a ''[[MythologyGag casino]]''.
** Also Gala Moth, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a moth in a gala outfit]].
* FloatingInABubble: A gimmick present in a couple of screens.
* FragileSpeedster: The Blade of Del Duio makes Rovert walk faster, but enemy attacks will be slighty stronger. It's not a big penalty at all ([[GoodBadBugs and only happens when a room is loaded, not after that]]), and wielding it makes candle grinding less tedious.
* GameOverMan: Rovert in Hell.
* GuideDangIt: When the game tells you about a draft, it means there is a passage in the ceiling right above you. Version 3 makes it a little easier to notice it.
* HaveANiceDeath: The game over screen shows Rovert in Hell. In reference to ''Symphony of the Night'', the game over screen has some random silly phrases for flavor.
* LogoJoke: A rat passes by Del Duio's face. [[HellIsThatNoise He then screams.]]
* {{Metroidvania}}
* MonsterCompendium: A book with data about the various enemies is hidden in one level. Another book that is about the weapons Rovert can collect can be bought and increases his power a bit.
* MultipleEndings: A bad and a good one. Find Chris and collect most of the items to get the good ending.
* NintendoHard: Levels are filled with danguerous traps, ''save points won't heal you'' and other healing options are expensive and limited.
* SchmuckBait: Early in the game, a hint book is visible on a underwater path. If you get it, ''it tells you Rovert can't jump while underwater, [[SuperDrowningSkills as you die hopelessly]].''
* ScriptBreaking: It's possible to defeat Deaf before watching the cutscene where he is supposed to appear for the first time.
* SpikesOfDoom: Early versions of the game had a... notable use of spikes. As in, a set of spikes in the path to the shop were ''unavoidable''. By jumping on them and then immediately jumping off, damage could be avoided due to an [[GoodBadBugs apparent glitch in collision detection]].
* TakeThat: Rovert's grandfather complains about how how complicated Castle(vania) [[{{Metroidvania}} exploration]] has become nowadays.
* [[spoiler:VillainExitStageLeft: Dracula escapes after he is defeated.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Rovert's grandfather Simon isn't seen again after he gives his whip to Rovert.
* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready: The random password at the LCD Tower only works if you found all 3 password codebooks. You can't just find two and guess the third.

!!Tropes seen in Hasslevania 2:
* ImmediateSequel: It begins shortly after Rovert and Chris [[spoiler:escape to space after Hasslevania self-destructs.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: A trailer makes it noticeable that Rovert's skin is purple because [[spoiler:he's fused to Chris.]]