DescriptionCastlevania: 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.
- "CV: HoD" -- Informal abbreviation
- "Castlevania 白夜の協奏曲" -- Japanese spelling
- "Castlevania Byakuya no Concerto" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Castlevania / Akumajō Dracula series
- Fictional character: Count Dracula
- Genre: Explorable platformer / Metroidvania
- Theme: Vampires
|Worse than Circle of the Moon||NeoJ (428)|
|An enjoyable, but merely average entry to the series.||The Cliffe (1625)|
|Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge.||Bregalad (938)|
|IGN||Sep 16, 2002||9.2 out of 10||92|
|The Video Game Critic||Oct 25, 2003||A-||91|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Sep 17, 2002||17 out of 20||85|
|GameSpot||Sep 18, 2002||8.2 out of 10||82|
|NintendoWorldReport||Oct 29, 2002||7.5 out of 10||75|
|GamePro (US)||Sep 17, 2002||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Realm of Gaming||Oct 13, 2013||7 out of 10||70|
|Level 7||Nov 03, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Thunderbolt Games||Dec 15, 2005||7 out of 10||70|
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Related Web Sites
- Castlevania Dungeon (Fansite dedicated to everything and anything Castlevania.)
- Konami: Harmony of Dissonance (The official site.)