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Castlevania: Bloodlines

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Genre: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Time refuses to forget the Belmont family's horrifying, bloody destiny. And in 1917 two of its descendants are summoned by fate into epic battle. Their enemy? The most evil incarnation of Castlevania legacy to ever rise from the grave, the vampiress Countess Bartley. This spine-tingling, 6-stage fear-fest overflows with graphic sights and sounds from your worst nightmares. As John Morris, the whip wielding vampire hunter, or E... Read More

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Good 90%

It's not CASTLEVANIA on Genesis ... it's GENESIS CASTLEVANIA. Breaks off from the pack with a totally fresh take on the venerable CASTLEVANIA series in the way that only Konami on Genesis in the mid-'90s could do. It's a wild, weird, goofy cavalcade of every creative platformer element on their minds at the time, and while not every piece of every level pays off, you just have to keep playing to see what's next. The sound effects are little w... Read More

Positive points
- All over the place in the best possible way
- Breaks from series tradition to satisfying effect
- Incredibly sick soundtrack
Negative points
- Not all the weird platforming elements are home runs


In 1897, the long war between humanity and Dracula came to an end, as Dracula was laid to eternal rest by Quincey Morris, a distant descendant of the Belmont family. Peace was restored to Europe, until the outbreak of the First World War, which transformed the continent into a dark world filled with massacre and violence. At the beginning of the war, in June 1914 at Sarajevo, the Crown Prince of Austria was assassinated. It was said that a strange beautiful woman was involved, within the shadows. It was Elizabeth Bartley. In order to revive her uncle, Count Dracula, she conducted an unholy ceremony which caused the war, giving her possession of human souls from Europe.

The game itself takes place in 1917. The characters are John Morris, a distant descendant of the famed Belmont and Morris families who obeyed his fate to fight vampires day and night, and Eric Lecarde, whose girlfriend was transformed into a vampire when Elizabeth was revived. After Drolta Tzuentes resurrected Elizabeth Bartley, they traveled across Europe to conduct the resurrection of Count Dracula. John Morris and Eric Lecarde followed them. Even though the resurrection of Dracula was a success, the vampire hunters defeated him, and his allies.