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From the forum question for issue 56

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:06 am

This month's question is "What's your favourite Castlevania game?

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Post by Dizrythmia » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:38 am

Having not played a lot of Castlevania, I'd have to say the original Gameboy version "Castlevania Adventure". It kept me going back in high school, though today I find it doesn't really have the playability it once had for me.

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Post by pantal00ns » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:51 am

I must confess I have never played one, I had a gameboy version in my grasp once so I pick that.

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Post by felgekarp » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:56 am

None of them really do anything for me, sorry.

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Post by STranger81 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:48 am

Mine has to be Castlevania 2 - Belmonts Revenge on the Gameboy. The level design is the best on any of the series, plus the Gameboy versions never really got the respect they deserved in my opinion

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Post by HEAVYface » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:38 am

symphony of the night. no question.

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Post by TheDude18 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:03 am

The only one I've played is the SNES version (cant even rember the name....Super Castlevania?)

It was ok but it didnt hold my intrest for you can tell.

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Post by TheShend » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:05 am

Symphony of the Night, I played the Japanese Saturn conversion 1st but I got to admit the Playstation original beats it hands down.

Which pains me to say as a Saturn-boy.

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Post by necronom » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:18 am

The only one I've ever played is SotN, and I didn't like it.

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Post by kiniki » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:40 am

I wish I enjoyed the Castlevania series, especially as everyone raves about it..

I played Symphony of the Night.. but it made me sad :cry:

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Post by random_dave » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:59 am

My first still holds a special place in my heart, and that was Castlevania 2 : Simons Quest on NES, but the one I end up going back to the most is Castlevania IV on SNES.

I'd really like an Akumajou Densetsu cart and a Famicom though so I can enjoy 3 with the music as it was intended (my portable mp3 player can play NSF's so it's very nice when it's on random in the car and the soundtrack comes on)
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Post by Team Alfie » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:24 am

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse on NES. Hooray for the delights of simple platforming. I'm not into all the RPG jazz that Castlevania II and the later games got mixed up with, I just want to whip things. In Dracula's Curse I got to whip things as a Belmont called Trevor. Result.

I could play it for the music alone.
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Post by Kenz » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:26 am

Castlevania IV on the SNES! I used to love all that whipping action (oo-er) and the fab mode 7 effects like the massive swinging chandeliers and the bits where the entire screen rotated. Sublime music too! - New games for retro gaming systems! - Binary Zone Retro Store! - Psytronik Software Blog now online!


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Post by hydr0x » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:51 am

I was hooked to Super Castlevania IV from the moment the fantastic music started but I just have to go with SOTN. It's pure gaming perfection and doesn't suffer from the DS releases more childish character design.

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Post by Mayhem » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:31 am

Castlevania IV on the SFC as well, hands down. Starts off a bit slow but gradually builds up and springs some lovely visual surprises on you. Audio is even better, one of the best soundtracks on the console. Probably has about the right balance on the difficulty level too.

I still have the PAL version of this somewhere abouts. Why do I have a PAL version when all my stuff is imported? Because I attended the Gamesmaster show at the NEC back in 1992 and won it as a prize in one of the on-stage challenges hosted by Dominic Diamond... haven't been able to part with it.
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