Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

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Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:56 pm

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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by Miketendo » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:43 pm

If we're talking secondary weapons, I'm going to go with the boomerang cross. It got the most bang for your buck. The holy water didn't start getting really good in these games until Circle of the Moon, when you could whip it at people.

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Post by Mayhem » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:18 pm

The cross is good but it's a bit slow, but you don't lose a heart if you catch it again. However I prefer the dagger...
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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by stejay215 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:43 pm

The Axe for me. Just love throwing them and hitting something on target especially skeletons.

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Post by Miketendo » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:39 am

Mayhem wrote:The cross is good but it's a bit slow, but you don't lose a heart if you catch it again. However I prefer the dagger...
Throwing three of them with the triple shot does brutal damage, to me, the dagger always seemed very weak and one dimensional. To each his own though :)

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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by deadpan666 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:52 am

The Dagger

I like the speediness of it....and it's straightforward....You throw it, it kills stuff! No nonsense! :lol:
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Post by Smurph » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:32 pm

The cross is the correct answer for pretty much every Castlevania ever.
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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by thesubcon3 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:37 pm

By far the Axe was the most used weapon, with it's height advantage over other items. Of course the best overall weapon is the whip :)

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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by Skull Commander » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:17 pm

The cross is the best all rounder, but the freeze enemies timepiece is handy for pesky Medusa heads.

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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by Jeremiah Jones » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:13 pm

Although the Holy Water is great for some of the bosses, the wide forward-vertical arc of the axe makes it best for reaching distant enemies and items while keeping Simon at a safer distance from danger.
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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by Alarm » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:08 pm

The cross is by far the best weapon for speedruns, you can scroll the screen and let it do its stuff before the enemy has a chance to do anything. Also useful for collecting hearts when speedrunning.

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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by o.pwuaioc » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:37 am

Depends on the situation. For secondary weapons (otherwise the whip would be #1), the stopwatch works wonders. On levels where you're going up or down (stairs, etc..) the axe is great since it can reach things your whip can't. For bosses, cross or dagger (although cross is better) since it can hit them from the other side of the chamber.

Nothing quite replaces the whip, though.

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Re: Super Castlevania - Best Weapon

Post by dste » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:01 pm

For me it was always the boomerang cross purely due to the fact that you could hit enemies twice with it but playing it again I've really learnt to love the knife for the way that you dispatch a few of them rather speedily which can be quite handy in places.
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