Castlevania game that has a film effect on the title screen. I suppose the developers would have gotten a lot of their inspiration from classic horror movies.
Immediately I find myself approached by a creature. When my whip proves to be ineffective I decide to make a run for it.
I had to press down on its own, without pulling right. If I press diagonally, he won't move. In Castlevania I always pressed diagonally, and it worked fine.
I don't think it's very safe to have huge gaps in the road like that. What sort of crappy town has an open sewer across the main road into town? The water isn't even animated, that's how much this town sucks.
That open doorway intrigues me however. Perhaps inside I may find one of these shops I've heard mention of. Hopefully one which doesn't trade in bum deals.
You know, I think it's fair to say that the graphics are generally much better looking in this than in Castlevania 1.
I guess I have to go backtrack through the town now then. Maybe I'll go see where that staircase in the forest led to.
Just gotta wait them out until morning, then the streets will be clear. Clear of monsters anyway, all those NPCs will be wandering around instead.
ONE LONG WAIT FOR MORNING LATER.
It's like I'm playing Battle of Olympus all over again.
That's it, I'm done with this town. Time to leap the open sewer again and head back to that branching path.
It seems that I reappear pretty close to where I died in this game. Which I'm definitely not complaining about. Plus I seem to still have infinite continues like in the first game. And passwords!
All I really want now is to find a dungeon that leads to an item, or something. Anything.
Well I could draw up my own map maybe, and write down all the clues. Or I could quit and play something better. Which is what I'm actually going to do. 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)