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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 Soul Orb
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance A large knight is throwing stones.
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Aaaaaagh! Help!
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Game Boy Advance Menu (Japanese version)

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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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 (1625) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge. Bregalad (938) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews (GAF) Apr 13, 2003 9 out of 10 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameSpy Sep 18, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Gaming Target Oct 04, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Netjak Oct 23, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Sep 17, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Le Geek Jul, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Level 7 Nov 03, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle 2002 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Dec 15, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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