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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Thunderbolt Games (Jul 16, 2010)
This game has so much to offer. Richter is a wonderfully balanced hero, offering all kinds of combat options without ever seeming too powerful. His improved handling and Item Crash options make fighting far more interesting. The cleverly designed stages and excellent boss fights offer more than enough challenge. The branching levels, alternate endings, and extra secrets provides plenty of incentives to explore everything. Maria, despite her appearance and ridiculously over-powered moveset, gives gamers a chance to tackle stages in different ways. The animated cutscenes, the little atmospheric details in the levels, and voice acting help tie Richter’s crusade into an incredibly slick and entertaining experience. So before you replay Symphony of the Night for the umpteenth time, take a second to remember this game. Rondo of Blood deserves to be appreciated as much.
Mag'64 (Aug 25, 2010)
"Rondo of Blood" ist das "Mega Man 2" der Castlevania-Reihe. Wer auch nur ansatzweise was für Action-Platformer übrig hat und sich nicht am hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad der Serie stört, wird "Rondo of Blood" lieben. Hielt ich die Gesamtspielzeit nach dem ersten Durchgang noch gerade so für angemessen, entdeckte ich kurzerhand Maria als zweiten spielbaren Charakter und die vielen versteckten Stages, die einen sofort wieder in ihren Bann ziehen, bis man schließlich 100% im Spiel erreichen will. Neuerungen wie der Item-Crash und die Möglichkeit des Ausweichens erweitern die Serie um einige Gimmicks, die aber nichts am typischen Castlevania-Flair ändern. "Castlevania" ist ein Klassiker und spielt man "Super Castlevania IV", "Draculas Curse" oder "Rondo of Blood", dann weiß man, warum. Das Gesamtpaket hat mich hier letztlich am meisten überzeugt.
Nintendo Life (Mar 16, 2010)
Rondo of Blood hasn't acquired the reputation of being one of the finest Castlevania games in existence over the years for nothing. Not only does it feature some absolutely fantastic level design, many with multiple pathways, but the PC Engine CD-quality soundtrack is among the best music the series has ever offered. Couple all of this with the same high level of challenge fans of the series have come to expect over the years and you have a Castlevania experience that should please even the most finicky fans of the series.
IGN UK (Mar 26, 2010)
It's taken a very long while for this long-lost installment of the Castlevania series to finally be found, in America, on a piece of Nintendo hardware, but it's finally arrived -- and it's been worth the wait. Rondo of Blood really is one of the finest sequels in the series, and Richter's adventure is all the richer for the added perspective these extra years have added to the experience. This design combines the straightforward vampire-hunting action of the earliest games with hints of the open-world exploration that would later come to characterize the series in Symphony and beyond, and walking the bridge between those two eras is something that's been incredibly fulfilling for this old Nintendo loyalist to do.
80 (Nov 19, 2010)
Castlevania : Rondo Of Blood est définitivement un des meilleurs opus de la série. Complet, difficile, doté d'une excellente bande-son, il bénéficie en plus d'une excellente réalisation et apporte des innovations franchement bienvenues, tout en respectant à la lettre les codes qui ont fait l'originalité de la série. Une franche réussite donc, pour ce qui constitue l'un des meilleurs jeux d'action sur PC Engine.