Author Topic: Let's Compare Castlevania  (Read 2023 times)

Offline TrekMD

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 23371
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
    • http://plus.google.com/+EugenioAngueira
Let's Compare Castlevania
« on: January 02, 2013, 21:59:23 PM »
Someone is trying to program this game for the Atari 2600, which will be another impressive feat if done.  So, I figured I'd post this video comparing other versions.


Going to the final frontier, gaming...

Offline 108 Stars

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 263
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • http://www.magicalgamefactory.com/
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 03:30:02 AM »
I'm quite impressed with the C64 and DOS versions. Especially the C64 one seems good. There could have been more detailed sprites, but the gameplay and speed is pretty much intact; and thanks to fewer enemies it should be somewhat easier, so I would probably have picked that ne over the NES version back in the day.
Systems owned: Atari 2600, Lynx, Jaguar, NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, Master System, Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Game Gear, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Wonderswan

Offline Rogue Trooper

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2828
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 20:00:23 PM »
C64 version, sound (music) very harsh on the old ears, poor use of SID, but otherwise game is fine.

DOS looks nice, but again, let down by audio.

Offline 108 Stars

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 263
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • http://www.magicalgamefactory.com/
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 17:49:11 PM »
Say, is it just me or do the enemies in the Amiga-version look like huge cartoon witches with hobbit-feet, dwarfing Simon in comparison? :P



Looks quite ridiculous.^^
Systems owned: Atari 2600, Lynx, Jaguar, NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, Master System, Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Game Gear, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Wonderswan

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 17:58:25 PM »
Yeah you are right!  ???

Offline TrekMD

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 23371
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 88
    • View Profile
    • http://plus.google.com/+EugenioAngueira
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 18:05:47 PM »
Quote from: "108 Stars"
Say, is it just me or do the enemies in the Amiga-version look like huge cartoon witches with hobbit-feet, dwarfing Simon in comparison? :P



Looks quite ridiculous.^^

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 23:58:50 PM »
Some screenshots from the Atari 2600 version being worked on:


Offline 64bitRuss

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 300
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 01:42:19 AM »
One of my favorite NES games ever. I had never seen any of these other versions before this video. I am really digging the funky remixed tunes on the MSX game, and I like the graphics of the X68000 version.

Offline TL

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 13398
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 20:04:04 PM »
I never really got into Castlevania but I did absolutely love Master Of Darkness for the Master System. A blatant clone of the series but a really impressive game for the system that I would say is better than any of the official Castlevania games on the NES:

Master System Longplay [013] Master of Darkness