Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse User Reviews

9.4

The curse being that this is the best of the NES Castlevania trilogy

Summary:

Castlevania 3... Ooh yeah, this was excellent. Not only was it a return to form, but it managed to overshadow the hell out of the last game, Simon’s Quest, which was an ambitious effort with terrible execution. It STILL has a couple of problems, but goddammit, this game is just that awesome, it doesn’t matter!

Story: Taking place well before the events of the first Castlevania game, Trevor Belmont, grandfather of Simon Belmont, has to go and slay Dracula. The Belmont clan was originally exiled from Europe, but due to Dracula terrorizing Europe, Trevor has been called to the stand to slay Dra...

10

Great backwards step forward in the series

The good:

Ability to switch characters while playing. Many different paths through the game add replay value. Good graphics & sound. Hidden second quest adds extra challenge.

The bad:

Nothing.

Summary:

The third and final NES Castlevania game is more like a prequel to the series rather than a sequel-instead of continuing to follow Simon Belmont, the game shifts the story's focus to his ancestor, Trevor Belmont and his quest to rid the world of Dracula and his Curse. But this time trevor can enlist the help of three "spirits" to aid his quest, including Dracula's own son! That certainly makes for an interesting little plot twist!
The graphics & sounds are nothing differnt from the previous two titles, but gameplay is the biggest change. It's worth noting with graphics, though, that when you...

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