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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the second Castlevania game to appear on the Game Boy Advance. Juste Belmont and friend Maxim are drawn to the newly resurrected Dracula's Castle in order to save their mutual friend Lydie, although it remains to be seen who will be saving whom.

The game is another Castlevania in the action/RPG style of the previous Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. Juste is able to dash at will similar to Alucard, and use subweapons like the axe and holy water. By combining subweapons with magic tomes located throughout the castle he can increase both their power and their properties, such as turning the holy water into a rain that damages every monster onscreen, or turning a Bible into a holy shield that circles him. Juste can equip many kinds of armor and accessories, and he can modify his Vampire Killer whip with different tips that change its elemental property or increase its power. As an optional side quest, Juste can also find furniture and furnishings left around the castle and decorate a room with them, although there is no reward for doing so beyond a nice looking room.


Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Bad news
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance In the dungeon
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Skeleton mirror
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance A big enemy

Alternate Titles

  • "CV: HoD" -- Informal abbreviation
  • "Castlevania 白夜の協奏曲" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Castlevania Byakuya no Concerto" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Worse than Circle of the Moon Game Boy Advance NeoJ (428)
An enjoyable, but merely average entry to the series. Game Boy Advance The Cliffe (1594)
Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge. Game Boy Advance Bregalad (916)

The Press Says

Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Oct 02, 2002 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Oct 25, 2003 A- 91
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Pelit Game Boy Advance Oct, 2002 85 out of 100 85
neXGam Game Boy Advance 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Le Geek Game Boy Advance Jul, 2006 4 out of 5 80
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Oct 28, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Realm of Gaming Game Boy Advance Oct 13, 2013 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Sep 17, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Legendra Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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