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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Game Boy Advance)

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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.

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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Bats chase
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Is he man or woman?
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance What this? A statue? Whatever, it still appears harmless...
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Skeleton mirror

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 NeoJ (428) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
An enjoyable, but merely average entry to the series. The Cliffe (1586) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge. Bregalad (916) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Level Dec, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Over Online Oct 02, 2002 92 out of 100 92
RPGFan Jul 22, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Consoles Plus Sep, 2002 92 out of 100 92
GameSpy Sep 18, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Netjak Oct 23, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Pelit Oct, 2002 85 out of 100 85
NintendoWorldReport Oct 28, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Le Geek Jul, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Legendra Oct 22, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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^^Snoop^^ (33) added Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Game Boy Advance) on Sep 17, 2002
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