Quick Review : Castlevania (NES)

Sometimes, you’ve got to go back to the beginning. Thanks to the NES Classic, I did…and what a game to start the franchise! The gothic atmosphere fills the player with dread and uncertainty. You’re sucked in almost immediately…and the insurmountable challenge keeps calling you back. Yes, it’s unfair at times. Yes, the rigid controls constrain your ability to dodge and kill enemies. But there is always a small chance that you can succeed…

castlevania dracula
If you think this Dracula is difficult to kill, wait until the Dracula of Castlevania III …

Unfortunately, there are only 6 levels, worth half an hour of gameplay if you played it from start to finish without dying (an impossible challenge?). It’s a damn shame that the game is so short. From playing its remake to playing the original, you can see the potential in those 6 levels. But that potential isn’t realized until Castlevania III…

Hammy’s Rating: 4/5

Click here for my Quick Review of Bloodstained : Ritual of the Night (XBox One)

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Click here for my Quick Review of Castlevania – Symphony of the Night (Playstation)

Click here for my Quick Review of Castlevania : Aria of Sorrow (GBA)

Click here for my Quick Review of Castlevania III – Dracula’s Curse (NES)

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