Things I Like: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)

I wasn’t too big of a fan of the classic Castlevania games. They’re good, but I never thought they were great. Symphony of the Night was what they called a “Metroidvania” because it played a lot like Super Metroid on SNES. I actually played most of the GBA Castlevanias before finding Symphony of the NightContinue reading “Things I Like: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)”

Video Game History: Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge

While Castlevania was a big hit on NES, it also had some notable games on Gameboy that were a bit overlooked. The 2nd title for Gameboy was Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge which is the sequel to Castlevania: The Adventure. The game is set 15 years after Christopher Belmont defeats Dracula. However the old Count comesContinue reading “Video Game History: Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge”

Video Game History: Castlevania: The Adventure (Gameboy)

In 1989, Konami had great success with two Castlevanias on NES and with another soon on the way. But they also produced an original Castlevania set in a different time than Simon Belmont. In-fact, it’s a prequel game set 115 years before the original. It was pretty much the same deal as the original gameContinue reading “Video Game History: Castlevania: The Adventure (Gameboy)”

Video Game History: Haunted Castle (Arcade)

Haunted Castle might seem like a title nobody remembers, but it was actually one of the first games in the Castlevania series. Oddly enough, Konami seemed to keep remaking the story each single time. This is no real sequel, instead Dracula wakes up one day and decides to capture Simon Belmont’s wife Selena right afterContinue reading “Video Game History: Haunted Castle (Arcade)”

Video Game History: Castlevania: Resurrection (Sega Dreamcast)

Resurrection was suppose to be a fully 3D Castlevania game for Dreamcast. However it was cancelled in 2000 after problems internally and the failure of the Dreamcast commercially. It was suppose to star Sonia Belmont who was apparently received a “resurrection” from her grave. You were also suppose to take control over Viktor Belmont whoContinue reading “Video Game History: Castlevania: Resurrection (Sega Dreamcast)”