Castlevania User Reviews

10

Excellent vampire slaying action

Summary:

Back in the dim dark ages lied a game that dared to challenge convention. Oh sure, it appeared to have been playing by the rules, but as you look into it, you know for a fact that it was making its own rules. But unlike some arsty fartsy game, it did so in a way that worked for the best. It took conventions and played around with them until it became its own thing. They didn't want to stop there – they wanted to play around with the idea of Van Helsing's pretty boy cousin killing all of our favorite horror icons with a whip. From small fry like skeletons and bats, to bigger fish like Franke...

8.4

Dawn of the vampire

Summary:

Castlevania is, hands down, my favorite series. I was what you would call a Castlevania kid. While everybody was well into Mario, Sonic and Mega Man, I was the one who hyped up the latest Castlevania release, even to this day with the immenent release of Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow. Damn, that game is going to rule... Anyway, this is the game that got me into the series, and holy hell, I loved it. Nowadays, I still like it a lot, but can't seem to get over a few things. What are they? Let's find out...

Story: The year is 1691, and Dracula has been risen from his grave. It is up to Simon Bel...

10

A classic worth dying for

The good:

Engaging gameplay. Good variety of stages and weapons.

The bad:

Simple graphics. High difficulty level.

Summary:

The first entry in the legendary Castlevania series helped launch the still-popular horror game genre, now personnified through series like Resident Evil, but Castlevania did it first. The story focused on legendary Vampire Hunter Simon Belmont, whose mission was to rid Transylvania of Count Dracula himself, armed only with a whip and whatever items he found on his journey. The journey spanned 15 stages with a battle against a fearsome boss character every couple of stages.
The graphics are simple but effective, with backgrounds giving the castle a nice European flavor of sorts. Sounds and m...

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