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Review: Castlevania – Circle of the Moon

The next entry in the Castlevania saga is Circle of the Moon. Released in 2001, this game, for a time, was removed from official chronology by the director of the Castlevania series. It has since been re-added due to the release of more recent title Portrait of Ruin, the details behind this are convoluted and we’ll […]

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Review: Castlevania 64: Legacy of Darkness

The other night we had an wonderful Autumn thunderstorm. Everyone in the house was asleep and the atmosphere was perfect to start the next chapter of my Castlevania playthrough. Technically, the next game released after Symphony of the Night is actually an old Game Boy title called Castlevania Legends. I do own this game but since […]

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Review: Castlevania – Symphony of the Night

The next installment of my Castlevania playthrough is complete. The legendary Symphony of the Night! This title is considered a classic, and is often considered one of the “must-have” Playstation titles. This is the game that revitalized the series, and set the bar for many of the future installments in the franchise. Symphony of the […]

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Review: Castlevania Bloodlines

This installment is a rather obscure chapter in the history of Castlevania. Today, I’m going  to discuss Castlevania Bloodlines. This title was released on the Sega Genesis, and for this reason alone, went largely ignored by many. This title takes place in 1917. You can choose to play as either Jonathan Morris (son of the Dracula character; […]

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Review: Super Castlevania IV

 Castlevania, the company surprised everyone by releasing a revamped version of the original game instead of launching a brand new title. Sold in the USA as Super Castlevania IV, many bought it thinking it was one of Simon’s “further adventures”. However, as mentioned above, it has since been declared to be a glorified re-telling of […]

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Review: Castlevania Adventure II – Belmont’s Revenge

I’ve moved on the the next installment of the Adventure series, Belmont’s Revenge. This game takes place in 1591, several years after the original. In this chapter, Christopher Belmont’s son, Soleiyu, goes exploring and discovers four unmapped castles. During his exploration, he is enveloped by a supernatural mist and disappears. Suspecting the forces of evil […]

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Review: The Castlevania Adventure

The Castlevania Adventure is the first handheld Castlevania title. In the early days of the Game Boy’s release, developers were in a rush to make a GB title for their franchises. Many of these early games were thrown together and done rather poorly. Fortunately, as time went by, developers figured out how to better implement […]

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Review: Castlevania III – Dracula’s Curse

Finishing off the original trilogy is Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. Despite its name, this game actually serves as a prequel to the first two titles in the series. In it, you play as Trevor Belmont, one of Simon’s ancestors. After years of exile due to their Supernatural powers, the Church calls upon the Belmont family to rid the […]

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Review: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Back for the next installment of the Castlevania playthrough and review. As one might predict, the success of Castlevania brought a sequel. However, it is not what you might expect. Castlevania II is not merely an update to the original stage-by-stage platformer. It is something altogether different. The game takes place 7 years after the […]

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