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4.75 stars 4.75/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews spread across 14 releases and 0 DLC

An unrelenting classic 0

The storied reputation of the Castlevania franchise is no doubt partly due to the solid foundation of its initial installment. Konami's Castlevania for the NES went beyond just establishing franchise conventions like whips, hearts, and complete thievery of classic monster icons but additionally set series standards like great music, precision 2D gameplay, and the occasional bout of frustration. It's a true classic in every sense of the phrase and still holds its undead head up high amongst its c...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Genesis of a classic franchise. 0

Castlevania came out in 1986 and was Konami’s entry into the platform style game with power-ups that was big on the Nintendo Entertainment System thanks in large part to Super Mario Bros. You control vampire hunter Simon Belmont who, armed with the whip Vampire Killer, is invading Dracula’s castle to fight through the dark lord’s minions so he can take a shot at the head vampire himself. This basic story hook would expand with every sequel to become a sweeping epic detailing the battles of the B...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best in the series, even to this day. 0

The ShortPros- Beautiful NES graphics with a strong art design- Killer soundtrack- Near-perfect level design that accommodates (intentional) control limitation- Holds up extremely well, even to this dayCons- Can be incredibly difficult- Stairs. Screw stairs.- Losing your cross sub-weapon for a knife PISSES ME OFFWe're revisiting a classic.The LongCastlevania is easily one of my favorite NES games. Since spawning a massive franchise (that has "rebooted" with the recent Lords of Shadow) and even i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Interplay With A Vampire 0

There's so much fan-service out there for Castlevania, and yet very little modern-day love in terms of sequels and/or remakes. This still remains the perfect Castlevania game, a side-scrolling wonder of creepy castles, scary monsters, eerie ghosts, bloodthirsty bats, and terrifying pork chops. This is one of the mack-daddies, folks. If all of the best and brightest NES games took human form, founded a shadowy political council, and plotted to take over the world, then Castlevania would probably ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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