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

Alucard is the game’s protagonist, so this was obvious. He originally appeared in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which was set centuries before. And in that original version, he looks very similar to what you would expect Dracula to look like. By the time of Symphony of the Night, Konami had remade him as a blonde…

Things I Like: Maria Renard (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)

Maria Renard was actually not new to the series as she appeared and Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, which was only in Japan for many years. She was a little girl in that game but she’s a woman now. She was a decent supporting character. Maria eventually meets Alucard and questions him over her brother-in-law…

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

While the game really didn’t suggest that Dracula would appear at the end, (surprise surprise) he’s the final boss and the father of the game’s hero Alucard. Alucard helped Trevor Belmont kill him the first time, and I guess he was just a wee bit mad about that. This is honestly one of my least…

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

Shaft is right before the final boss in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. He was the mastermind behind Richter Belmont going “evil.” I’m surprised it took that long for a dark wizard to try something like that against the Belmont clan. Luckily for Richter, Alucard manages to free him from his curse. Shaft floats around…