Super Castlevania IV Reviews (Wii)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
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Critic Reviews

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Nintendo Life (Dec 26, 2006)
Although Konami eventually bettered this with the stunning Playstation release Symphony of the Night, this is still the best traditional Castlevania game, and one of the finest action platform titles on the machine. Consider this an essential purchase.
Mag'64 (Feb 28, 2010)
Die Evolution der Castlevania-Reihe ist auf dem SNES definitiv gelungen. Es spielt sich dank verbesserter Steuerung um einiges runder und weniger hölzern, als zuvor. Dabei ist der düstere Charme der Serie nicht verloren gegangen und man fühlt wie viel Liebe in die verschiedenen Umgebungen gesteckt wurde. Nichtsdestrotz verfällt der Titel im späteren Verlauf etwas in Monotonie, zumal man doch eigentlich schon zu Beginn zeigt, was an verrückten Ideen möglich ist. Ebenso ist das Fehlen von alternativen Routen etwas bedauerlich, da vor allem die dichte Atmosphäre zu einem erneuten Durchgang motivieren könnte. Das war es dann aber auch schon mit der Kritik - auf zugegebenermaßen hohem Niveau -, denn Super Castlevania IV hat sich das "Super" im Titel absolut verdient, so dass ich dieses Fazit nicht mit einem kritischen Satz hätte enden lassen wollen. Viel Spaß bei der Vampirjagd, ihr werdet es nicht bereuen.
85 (Aug 04, 2009)
Super Castlevania IV fait partie de ces jeux qui ont su bien vieillir, tant au niveau du visuel que du gameplay d'une simplicité et d'une efficacité exemplaires. Refaire une partie de temps en temps réanimera chez les moins jeunes d'entre nous joie et nostalgie. Un indispensable de la Super Nintendo qui montre, bien des années plus tard, que Konami est un éditeur sur lequel les joueurs peuvent compter.
80 (UK) (Jan 19, 2007)
Classic in a similar way to Super Metroid, which we hope is also coming soon. A little rough around the edges, sure, but it's a game with bags of charm.
Gaming Target (Jan 08, 2007)
Super Castlevania IV has aged better than many of its 16-bit peers. The game successfully brings players back to when platforming and action took precedence over leveling up and hoarding items. Even at its arguably steep price of 800 Wii Points, the path to the confrontation with Dracula has never been more challenging or exciting. Sure, there may not be any inverted castles or drawn-out storylines in this game—but it nevertheless stands as one of the best games in the series and is worth the download.
80 (Jan 31, 2007)
Schon damals war das mittelalterliche Actionspektakel ein beliebtes Anschauungsobjekt für die technische Überlegenheit des SNES. Hier werden Sprites gezoomt, rotiert und mit Transparenzen verziert, dass es eine Freude ist. In gewisser Weise ist Super Castlevania IV die Quintessenz dessen, was die Serie ausmacht. Zu schade, dass es bis heute scheinbar unmöglich ist, dieses Erlebnis angemessen in die dritte Dimension zu transportieren.
IGN (Jan 11, 2007)
Super Castlevania IV's first release came during the launch window for the SNES, making it to market just in time for Christmas back in 1991. It was only appropriate, then, for its Virtual Console debut to come during the game's 15th anniversary, as it debuted for download as a surprise on Christmas Day, 2006. Though it was re-issued for the SNES a few years after '91, this is the first time since the 16-bit era that Super Castlevania IV has been made available in America. If you're a fan of the whip-cracking series or even just well designed action platformers, SCIV is certainly worth your Points.
GameSpot (Jan 10, 2007)
Like most action games of the era, Castlevania IV isn't very long, but its sometimes punishing difficulty makes up for that fact because you'll probably end up playing through several areas more than once before you make it to the end. You never know when a medusa head is going to come out of nowhere and knock you off that platform into the abyss. Oh, and was that your last life? And you were just about to make it to the boss? Sorry, it's back to the beginning of the area for you. If this scenario sounds familiar, and you don't mind plunging ahead anyway, Super Castlevania IV is probably a worthwhile download for you.