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Top 5 Classic Castlevania

So it has come to this… We have gone through the main classic Castlevania games which only means that we have to rank them from best to worst. Check it out and see if you agree! Or flame us if you don’t 🙂
To qualify for this list the game has to be a pre-Symphony of the Night Castlevania game,  or in other words not a “metroidvania” game.

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Castlevania: The New Generation/Bloodlines (Sega MD/Genesis 1994)

Sega finally gets some of that Castlevania action! This time set in the 1st world war. Two vampire hunters face the resurrection of Dracula in the absence of the Belmonts. John Morris who is the successor of the Vampire Killer whip of the Belmont clan and Eric Lecarde who wields the Alucard spear join hands in Castlevania’s first shot at a Sega console. Let’s see how they did!

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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Turbografx/PC Engine 1993)

This rare gem is the Castlevania made for the “PC Engine” console in Japan. The reason it is so uncommon is because it was released only in Japan and only for the PC Engine CD add-on which was expensive and not as popular as the SNES in Japan. A copy in good condition is being sold from around 160$, 110GDP or 150EUR. The PC Engine CD itself will then cost you about 350$.
You can burn that cash, or just buy it on the PSP/Wii virtual console 🙂
UPDATE: The game is available as a part of the Castlevania: Requiem on PS4 but beware of the input lag! It is not game breaking but certainly is noticeable. And the Wii VC is of course closed so only modded Wii’s can play it
Let’s see if it is worth the hassle!

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Review: Castlevania III: Draculas Curse (NES 1989)

Unlike Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse is not controversial at all. This is a plain action-platforming thriller that makes your heart beat. After the not so successful Simon’s Quest, Konami decided to go back to the gameplay of the very successful Castlevania 1. This time with a few awesome twists.

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Review: Castlevania (NES 1986)

Castlevania is a game that should not need any introduction but I am going to give it one anyway.
The 1986 Konami game was only the beginning of what would become an immensely popular franchise. The game was released on the NES/Famicom which of course means a world of technical limitations but like so many other games on the NES it remains one of the most satisfying video game experience of my life. Continue reading Review: Castlevania (NES 1986)