What does this price mean? Feel free to insert your own rating system. As with most Castlevania games, the difficulty is a little high on the spectrum. Overall I give this game a good rating. Moreover, how about that crafty little wall-scaling pirate, Grant? You must journey through 24 levels within 8 stages before you finally meet up with the Count. Castlevania Chronicles is the first opportunity a majority of U. I mean, come on; peanut butter andd jelly is great. The gameplay was good but not great and there really is no story to tell here.
Unfortunately, once the nostalgia wears off after 20 minutes or so, you're left with an ultimately unimaginative, graphically unimpressive game with a migrain-inducing control scheme. About a decade later, the game was redesigned to reflect the style in which Castlevani a characters were being drawn in that decade like the picture on the game's cover. To me, there's nothing better than taking an old game like Castlevania, and having the game revamped no pun intended with updated graphics, musical score, and playability. What makes this game unique in the Castlevania series, and interesting to me as a collector, is that there are actually two versions of the game on this disc. The game is classic Castlevania sidescroller action and nothing wrong with that, some levels are losely based and enhanced on the first Castlevania.
You can play the original mode or play the newly enhanced version of the game which also includes a completely redone soundtrack. I think that this game probably could have benefited from the addition of a second playable character with different abilities, instead of just making Simon look different. Also included is an interview with the game's producer, Koji Igarashi, and an art gallery of Kojima's work, which can be accessed after the game is completed. I bought it because I'm a huge fan of the Castlevania franchise and I would like to have every Castlevania game. The graphics seemed reminiscent of an older 16-bit video game as did the soundtrack. These include holy water, throwing daggers, axes and the holy cross. It offered everything good about the originals with serious upgrades to both control scheme an d graphics, to say nothing of the incrdeible soundtrack.
It contains the original version, which was released in the early 90's, and has the artistic look that one would expect to see at that time. Setting a new milestone in the genre, the fearless vampire-hunting Belmont family gave players a great story, great characters, and the chance to go pot-roast hunting amidst the rubble of ancient castle ruins to replenish there failing strength. Breathing life into the old games. This is a must-have game for any true Castlevania fan. Simon Belmont will have to whip his way through the dark halls of the Lord Vampire's castle, taking down his minions and eventually doing battle with Dracula himself.
However, chances are that if you're not a die-hard fan of the series, then you're not looking into buying this game in the first place. It isn't my favorite Castlevania game in the series but it was a fun return to the Castlevania's of old. The original version is also relatively difficult. . Along the way he will find hearts to power special weapons that will be familiar to Castlevania players, such as the boomerang, axe, and dagger. The result is a strange amalgamation of the original Nintendo releases with a few scraps of 'Symphony' thrown into the stew pot for. Will I play it through out of principle? In addition to the Original mode, which is simply a straight port of the Sharp X68000 game, Castlevania Chronicles adds an Arrange mode.
Afterall, a bad Castlevania game is still better than cleaning the oven or getting a root canal, but at the end of the day what I foresee my self daydreaming about is playing Symphony of the Night. This game also comes with a filmed interview with the producer of the Castlevania series. With that said, I'll try to remain unbiased throughout this review. You must use your enchanted whip and classic sub-weapons to take these minions down. You play the part of Simon Belmont, legendary whip-wielding vampire hunter set out on yet another quest to vanquish the resurrected Count Dracula.
Simon's quest will take him through the entry hall, into the underground dungeons, and past various ledges, courtyards, and passages that will eventually lead him to Dracula's tower. This was more or less the achilles heel of the originals, but it was 1987 and we didn't know any different. It was and still is to this day the Castlevania true die-hard fans always hoped the franchise would become. The second version of the game is also easier, as it has adjustable difficulty settings. Some of the levels are immediately recognizable as enhanced versions of levels that appeared in earlier games, such as the cave, red chapel, and clock tower. If you are a fan, you'll be dissap ointed at some aspects of the game, but other new additions make it very interesting to pick up and play.
Fast-forward 9 years, past two Nintendo sequels and one companion story release on the Sega Genesis and you arrive at Konami's Castlevania Juggernaut, it's side-scrolling Magnum-Opus, Symphony of the Night. This version of the game offers some updated music and new graphics handled by Ayami Kojima, who was responsible for the visuals in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Castlevania Chronicles looks and plays like an updated version of the original. This is the price excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past. Still, I consider this game a great addition to my collection, and it's also a lot of fun to play. Any more than that and I'd consider a best offer or waiting for a no-reserve auction.
Levels are either 85% redesigned or brand new altogether and are packed with a slew of totally new enemies, along with all your old favorites. The price may be the seller's own price elsewhere or another seller's price. Heck, I even liked Castlevania 64. Armed with your whip and your wits you must traverse the great halls of Castlevania once again to put the Lord of Darkness back in his grave where he belongs. In this Castlevania adventure, the man who started it all once again returns to the stage. It abandoned nearly everything that didn't work or simply wasn't very interesting the majority of 1988's Simon's Quest.