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Old 28 January 2009, 14:40   #1
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Happy Castlevania Discussion

Cheers m8!

Symphony of the Night, Castlevania III, Rondo of Blood (PC-Engine and the awesome PSP-remake), Bloodlines, Super Castlevania IV, Aria of Sorrow, Circle of the Moon - these are all among the best games ever created!
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Old 28 January 2009, 14:59   #2
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Cheers m8!

Symphony of the Night, Castlevania III, Rondo of Blood (PC-Engine and the awesome PSP-remake), Bloodlines, Super Castlevania IV, Aria of Sorrow, Circle of the Moon - these are all among the best games ever created!
yessss!!! and don't forget the awesome gameboy Castlevanias 1+2 !!!
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Old 28 January 2009, 15:15   #3
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Yeah, I enjoyed them, too (even Castlevania Legends).
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Old 28 January 2009, 15:45   #4
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SOTN by far my favorite.
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Old 28 January 2009, 20:20   #6
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Of course SotN is the best. It's art. But it offers NO challenge at all - unlike every older (linear) Castlevania title.
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Old 28 January 2009, 20:33   #7
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Akumaj˘ Dracula X is the best oldschool Castlevania. No doubt.

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true, john. As you said it is art. I never really questioned the difficulty. It was so enjoyable.
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Akumaj˘ Dracula X is the best oldschool Castlevania. No doubt.
"Akumaj˘ Dracula X" is a mini-series of Castlevania-games. In fact it only consists of two games: "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night" ("Nocturne in the Moonlight" in Japan).

"Akumaj˘ Dracula X - Chi no Rondo" is the japanese title of the game you mean.
"Akumaj˘ Dracula X - Gekka no Yas˘kyoku" means "Demon Castle Dracula X - Nocturne in the Moonlight" and is the japanese version of "Symphony of the Night"

And then there is the worst old school Castlevania: "Akumaj˘ Dracula XX" for SNES which still is very playable and very challenging. It's known as "Dracula X" in USA and "Vampire's Kiss" in Europe. It tells the same story as Rondo of Blood but has completely different level layouts.

Btw.: The real transliteration for the japanese characters is "Akumajyō Dorakyura"
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While "Rondo of Blood" is one of the best old-school Castlevanias I still prefer "Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse" (Akumaj˘ Densetsu) because it's harder, has even more paths to choose from and additionally to Trevor Belmont (Ralph in Japan) you get to play as Sypha, Grant and Alucard (even if totally different from the SotN-Alucard).
Rondo of Blood only has Maria Renard as additional character - and she sucks donkeys balls with her stupid birds as attack.
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Let's not forget the X68000 version , which is old-school-awesome! (released as Castlevania Chronicles on PSX)

Truly SOTN on the PSX is a masterpiece ... Music, gfx and gameplay is superb! Too bad the Saturn port is crappy, it had some extra stuff...

Did you guys enjoyed the PS2 Curse of Darkness and Lament of Innocence? LOI was the reason I got a PS2 , but I don't recall finishing it, or COD... maybe I give them a shot again...
as a sidenote, I got a PSP for the Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles
I wonder if they will make a x360 'vania... or a ps3...
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Hehe john, that was a nice read and now another piece of Japanese -> USA -> European version name confusion is enlightened

You know guys I'm into offtopic stuff and it would be a waste if your posts will stay in this thread that will be closed in two weeks So could a GM please move the 'Castlevania discussion' posts to a new thread?
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Done TCD... hope I've managed to get all the relevant posts across
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Cheers Graham, thanks a bunch Now the guys have a new playground to talk about all Castlevania versions on this planet
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don't forget the DS castlevanias 2D, gorgeously drawn and highly addictive, especially the first one (dawn of sorrow, sequel to aria of sorrow).
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I refuse to buy a Nintendo DS (happy with PSP because of its emulators), but I must complete its 3 (or 4?) Castleroids some day, too.

Do they work well with the emulator "No$GBA"?
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don't forget the DS castlevanias 2D, gorgeously drawn and highly addictive, especially the first one (dawn of sorrow, sequel to aria of sorrow).
Agreed, Dawn Of Sorrow was a great game. The second one wasn't AS good but was still good fun. Not played the third yet...
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third one is a little different, but equally good as the first one. The level bosses of the third one are a right pain in the arse though, a little frustrating at times.
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I have played only the GBA 'vanias... is there a decent NDS emu yet?
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GBA have unofficial, great Castlevania clone (I think I have it from pdroms.de, offline now). I can find it at home on my harddrive.
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