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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 Legion
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance JP Title Screen
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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 (1625)
Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge. Game Boy Advance Bregalad (938)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Oct 25, 2003 A- 91 (GAF) Game Boy Advance Apr 13, 2003 9 out of 10 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Aug, 2002 89 out of 100 89
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Dec, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Sep 18, 2002 87 out of 100 87
neXGam Game Boy Advance 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Mar 30, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Level 7 Game Boy Advance Nov 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Realm of Gaming Game Boy Advance Oct 13, 2013 7 out of 10 70 (GAF) Game Boy Advance Apr 23, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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