Friday, May 20, 2011

The Castlevania Series


Another classic series by Konami that originates on the NES.
In the early Castlevania games you're playing as the whip swinging, demon slaying Simon Belmond.
As you towards the end of the stage you fight monsters not by shooting or jumping on them, but by hitting them with your whip. 

Unlocks are found in torches spread throughout the stages. 
The main difference between Castlevania and other games from its time you'll notice is the setting. 

Unlike in games like Mario or Contra (Probotector in Europe) you won't find yourself walking through colorful mushroom worlds or futuristic cities, but rather old, european castles and forests with a creepy atmosphere.

The music is once again excellent.
Everyone should try a Castlevania game once, 'cause this ain't your run of the mill jump and run.

If you've never played a Castlevania game I'd recommend to start with one of these (in that order)

1) Castlevania (NES)
2) Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
3) Castlevania 3 - Dracula's Curse (NES)

30 comments:

  1. Super Castlevania is my favorite, followed by Dawn of Sorrow & Order of Ecclesia.

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  2. Loved this series. Endless hours of fun.

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  3. What A Terrible Night for a Curse. Some entries in this series were hard as nails.

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  4. i remember playing this as a kid and stuck at level 1 forever

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  5. I still like SoTN the most. Ah the PS1

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  6. Oh this was one of the first games I loved because of the music, it was simply incredible!

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  7. Glad to see I'm not the only one still playing old school Nintendo! I look foward to seeing what other games you will blog about =D

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  8. Classic one there with a great soundtrack :) Good post :)

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  9. one of the greatest games ever!!! :D
    so much good memories :3

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  10. I still have my old SNES somewhere, this blog is making me think about finding it and booting it up:p

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  11. love castlevania. had the gameboy version i believe.

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  12. love all the castlevania games

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  13. I love this game my friend, one of my favourite :) old good times :)

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  14. OMFG Castlevania is one of my favorite game series ever i really recomend it to everyone :) so if you can get anygame, play it!

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  15. i can play SNES on my phone!!!! i love it!!!

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  16. Too bad I never had SNES when I was young, Amiga500 (former) user here :)

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  17. Egoraptor's sequelitis about Castlevania 1 and 2 is one of the best videos I've ever seen.

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  18. Look up Drunk gaming. Theres a video of a guy playing this and just raging...

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  19. One series I truly wish I had gotten into, this and Megaman.

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  20. I've always anted to play these games, but side scrollers aren't my thing

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  21. I don't know if it's just me, but I've always found these games very difficult :/

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