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Abschließend kann ich sagen, dass man auf jeden Fall zum Castlevania-NES-Modul greifen sollte, denn damit habt ihr einen zeitlosen Klassiker in der Hand, der auch noch nach so vielen Jahren seit dem Erscheinen immer wieder zum Spielen einlädt und für eine lange Zeit motivieren kann. Die C-64-Version ist dagegen wohl nur was für echte Hard-Core-Castlevania-Fans, die alle Teile und Versionen dieser Serie unbedingt durchspielen wollen. Alle anderen sollten lieber die Finger davon lassen.
Out of all four of the Classic NES Series titles released, Castlevania is certainly the most recommended. If you have to pick up one of these titles, make it Castlevania.
Even with the limited save feature, Castlevania on the GBA is still a great retro throwback. It would have better fit as an unlockable in an original Castlevania, but as it stands it's the only official way you can have the original game in portable form. It's the best game of the second batch, by far.
Ultimately, this all leads to a single question: Should you buy this version of Castlevania? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, provided, of course, that you're into side-scrolling adventure games, the Castlevania license, or anything old-school gaming. This is a well-produced port of an excellent game, and even though it probably would have been better served as part of a collection than as a stand-alone product, you could certainly find a number of worse ways to spend $20 for your GBA.
Jeu old-school par excellence, Castlevania constitue l'un des pionniers du jeu d'action et il permet de redécouvrir un genre héroïque où la moindre action doit être calculée, millimétrée et anticipée pour pallier le manque de mouvements du personnage principal. Cruellement difficile, le titre de Konami compte parmi les indémodables de la NES.
Castlevania was a great game in its time. It's still pretty good today, and it represents a whole lot of gaming history. It's a short quest, but while it lasts it's a genuine challenge that promises to kick you in the pants and make you like it. It's nothing to excite devotees of the latest and greatest, but for Castlevania fiends and classic gaming nuts alike it's definitely worth a look.
Simon Belmont’s first adventure
makes a great transition to the
GBA, and although it’s over 10
years old, you can clearly see
where the slew of sequels got
their inspiration from. The
gameplay is tough has old boots,
and more than a little frustrating.
But it’s all handled so well that
you can’t help yourself coming
back for just one more go.
It’s unfortunate that the simple gameplay hasn’t held up well over the years, because most of the fun here is had through shear nostalgia (whipping candles, etc).