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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.^^
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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 17:58:25 PM »
Yeah you are right!  ???

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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.^^
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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #7 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:


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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2021, 23:31:40 PM »
Here is a new video looking at the various versions of Castlevania...

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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2021, 01:31:22 AM »
I don't even like the NES version of C-Vania.  It's probably because my first game was IV on SNES which is majestic. I even own the soundtrack on vinyl.  Such is my fanboy-ness of that game.

I like Rondo of Blood, Chronicles on PS1 (itself a remake of a JP Sharp computer version) and WiiWare's Rebirth. But I really don't like the Metroidvania games which the series developed into. I even dislike Symphony of the Night - and I really wanted to like it. I appreciate those games but I just don't like them as I prefer my C-Vania to be linear.

But I do have to pay tribute to the NES original. A great series that is due a proper update , remembering to drop the idea that it could be a 3D game. I've given up on thinking I'd ever get a current gen 2D linear game though. :(

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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2021, 03:23:05 AM »
It would be cool to see an update with that 2D plus mode that is pseudo 3D. 
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Re: Let's Compare Castlevania
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 18:53:29 PM »

Yeah - that would be nice. As long as it plays 2D I'd be all for that.

 

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