I've thought about getting back into the Darkstalkers games for a while. I remember it as very hard, and I did quickly run into trouble against the weird mummy-dude Anakaris.
completed the game with Demitri on Normal (4/8) difficulty (MAME).
'I am the true lord of the night! A toast to my eternal rule! The moon will be my scepter, and the stars are but jewels in my crown!' And then Demitri chills out with two blond ladies.
Demitri is basically Ryu.
completed the game with Demitri on Easiest (1/8) difficulty (MiSTer).
Easiest is not very easy. I still had a lot of trouble in the last 2 fights.