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Genre: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Amiga, Arcade, PC DOS, Family Computer Disk System, Virtual Console (Nintendo), Commodore C64/128

Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on earth. You've arrived at Castlevania, and you're here on business: To destroy forever the Curse of the Evil Count. Unfortunately, everybody's home this evening. Bats, ghosts, every kind of creature you can imagine. You'll find 'em all over the place, if they don't find you first. Because you've got to get through six monstrous floors before you even meet up with the Master ... Read More

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1 reviews

Fair 70%

Famous for it's unforgiving difficulty, Castlevania on the NES sees you take control of Simon Belmont on his first adventure through Dracula's castle. Over the game's 18 levels of spooky platforming, whip cracking action, you'll face off against hoards of supernatural enemies from ghouls and bats to psychotic hunchbacks and flying medusa heads that will knock you into pits again, and again, and again. All these enemies are so ruthless that it tak... Read More
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4 reviews

Great 100%

An all time favorite retro game. Played through it again a few times recently. The music, atmosphere, and gameplay are incredible for the NES. A nearly perfect game. Those that complain about the stiff mechanics don't seem to understand that the game was created with those mechanics in mind. There is a reason why Super Castlevania IV is a bit too easy. My only nagging flaw with the game is Death's Hallway on stage 15. That section feels a bit o... Read More
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15 reviews

Fair 70%

Castlevania is first entry of popular old-school platformer that still recognized today among gamers. This game what is definition of challenging and hardcore platformer in 8bit era. Playing as Vampire Hunter, you have to face against supernatural enemies by using whip as main weapon and obtainable skills alongside the side scrolling gameplay by whipping the enemies and also breakable items to get power to use skills. If its something that is r... Read More

Positive points
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Entry point to start with Castlevania lore
Abilities and skills to help gameplay
Negative points
Unpredictable enemies movement
Need more save points