The original vampire-whipping adventure, and the beginning of one of Konami’s most beloved series.
Available on: NES
Delving Into Castlevania – #1 - One of the nice things about revisiting old games from a modern perspective is the fact that you can see how certain genres have evolved over time… and sometimes seemingly morphed into different things altogether. The original Castlevania is a great example of this. Far from being your common-or-garden everyday mascot platformer that we saw a fair … Continue reading Delving Into Castlevania – #1
Delving Into Castlevania – #2 - Last time around, we looked at how Castlevania’s overall mechanics and sense of game design can be traced forward to technical action games such as From Software’s popular titles. Today, I wanted to focus on some other important and distinctive aspects of this original NES installment: specifically the platforming component, and the boss fights. All … Continue reading Delving Into Castlevania – #2
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Wii Essentials: Castlevania: The Adventure – ReBirth - Well, friends, it’s finally happening: as of the time of writing, you can no longer add credit to your Wii Shop Channel account, meaning that if you don’t already have some on there, you can’t buy anything. With this in mind, I loaded up on points the day before the payment processing facility was shut … Continue reading Wii Essentials: Castlevania: The Adventure – ReBirth
Harmony of Despair: Castlevania’s Red-Headed Stepchild - Speak to anyone who claims to be a fan of Konami’s Castlevania series and ask them what their favourite entry in the series is, and doubtless each one will give you a different answer. Some will prefer the purity of the NES originals. Some will cite Symphony of the Night’s genre-defining nature. Some will extol the virtues … Continue reading Harmony of Despair: Castlevania’s Red-Headed Stepchild