User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Game Boy Advance release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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90 (Aug, 2003)
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.
Nintendojo (2004)
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.
IGN (Oct 26, 2004)
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.
Die Grafik ist zwar nicht wirklich die Bombe, aber dafür kann das Spielprinzip den Retro-Fan mal wieder restlos begeistern. Monster verkloppen, Endgegner in die Hölle peitschen und Punkte sammeln ohne Ende. Yay! Neulinge, die das Originalabenteuer noch nie zuvor gespielt haben, sollten sich trotzdem nicht abwenden, denn Castlevania ist und bleibt ein gutes Spiel.
GameSpot (Oct 28, 2004)
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.
60 (Jan 13, 2005)
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.
1UP (Nov 03, 2004)
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.
Retro Gamer (Feb, 2005)
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.
Armchair Empire, The (Jan 09, 2005)
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).