Castlevania. I'm playing as a Belmont (Christopher in this case), I have a whip, I wreck lights to steal the stuff hidden within, and I can't steer myself in the air during a jump.
Also, this looks a lot nicer than the NES game, but it moves like ass. This is not a slick game.
Wait, did that heart just... did I just get health from a heart pick up? In a Castlevania game?
It doesn't help that I took damage earlier and lost my fireball whip attack. Now I'm stuck attacking from close range again.
I'm a vampire slayer, I don't give a shit about birds. Seriously, I'm not after you, I'm happy enough to just walk on by and leave you alone.
I just hope that cross is some kind of invulnerability power up or a screen clearing super attack. I doubt it's going to be a special weapon, considering how I'm using hearts for health instead of ammo in this.
I need to go to flying enemy training or something and study how to defeat these foul feathered fucks, because if there's an easy trick to killing them, then I'm too dumb to figure it out.
33 SECONDS LATER.
The trouble is that even if I kill the bat, climbing back up moves the screen across a bit, meaning the bat can respawn off screen.
But I've got lives, I'll be back.
TWO MINUTES AND EIGHT SECONDS LATER.
75 SECONDS LATER.
Well, I don't really want to keep playing to be honest. But it'd be nice to at least complete at least one stage before I give up on it, so I'll go with 'yes'.
It looks like Castlevania, and controls like Castlevania, but I found it nowhere near as entertaining. Next game.
1986 - Castlevania (NES)
1986 - Vampire Killer (MSX2)
1987 - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
1988 - Haunted Castle (Arcade)
1989 - Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy)
1990 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
1991 - Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy)
1991 - Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
1993 - Akumajō Dracula / Castlevania Chronicles (X68000)
1993 - Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo / Rondo of Blood (TurboGrafx-CD)
1994 - Castlevania: The New Generation / Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis/Mega Drive)
1995 - Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss / Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES)
1997 - Castlevania Legends (Game Boy)