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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations, special editions and non-story DLC items. 3.3
Overall User Score (35 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
O Herói Simon deve enfrentar novamente seu arqui-rival, o Conde Drácula. No caminho, acerte as velas. Elas contêm moedas (pontos) cruz de ouro (invencibilidade), cristal (aumenta o poder do chicote) e coração (energia). O coração brilhante dá energia máxima.
Zero (Apr, 1990)
The action gets a tad repetitive after a while, but there's enough variety to keep you whipping for some time. And the ever-so-handy continue option makes the game that much more unputdownable.
If it wasn't for the annoying restart points this game might have got into the nineties. Even so, it's still a rip-roaring little game. Give it a bash!
Fue le primero y no por ello el menos divertido. Echa una mano a Simon en su lucha contra el mal personalizado en el rey de los vampiros: Drácula.
Video Games (Jun, 1991)
Fantastisch, was Konami aus dem Game Boy herausgeholt hat: Dieses Castlevania-Abenteuer ist für mich das bislang spielerisch Beste. Die Levels sind durchdacht aufgebaut, sehr abwechslungsreich und strotzen nur so vor Ideen. Wirkt das Spiel anfangs noch etwas behäbig (das Scrolling ist nicht allzu schnell), so entfaltet sich seine Klasse im Lauf der Zeit zur vollen Blüte. Absoluter Höhepunkt: der panische, aber erfrischend originelle dritte Level. Zur Langzeitmotivation tragen auch die vielen versteckten Geheimgänge, Abkürzungen und Bonusräume bei, die nicht einfach zu entdecken sind. Sämtliche Gegner, ob groß oder klein, reagieren auf ein bestimmtes Angriffsmuster Eurerseits allergisch. So schafft man auch den widerstandsfähigsten Bösewicht nach einigen Übungskämpfen ohne Energieverlust. Castlevania - The Adventure ist ein herausragendes Geschicklichkeitsspiel, das selbst verwöhnte Mega-Drive-Besitzer missen werden.
This game is proof that the GameBoy can duplicate all the action of an NES title. Visually, one of the most amazing GameBoy games to appear, with crisp backgrounds and excellent stereo sound. A good quest with plenty of challenge!
70 (Oct 27, 2011)
Difficile, cruel, mais artistiquement réussi, Castlevania : The Adventure aurait gagné à être plus maniable et plus long. Malgré ses quelques défauts, il reste un jeu agréable, grâce à un level design excellent et à une ambiance saisissante. Un cran en dessous des opus NES, celui-ci n'en est pas moins un bon jeu que tout amateur se doit de posséder.
Castlevania is a good adventure but not extremely exciting. Graphics and controls make the game good enough to recommend. With unlimited continues the difficulty is not bad.
Ein graphisch feines, doch spielerisch eher ödes Hüpf- und Schieß- (bzw. Peitsch) Spiel erwartet den Adventurefan. Große, gut animierie Sprites und zweckmäßig ßig gezeichneter Hintergrund geben ein positives Bild. Schauderhaft düdelt dagegen die laue Musik. Am besten verzichtet man gleich auf sie. Bild um Bild klettert Simon nach oben, peitscht Monster und Fackeln (!) aus, um Punkte zu sammeln und ergattert manches Extra. Dabei überlasssen wir ihn bald sich selbst, hat doch die Kletterpartie mit den Originalen so viel zu tun wie Sauerkraut mit Weihnachten. Simon-Fans: Finger weg!
Retro4Ever (Dec 03, 2013)
if you are looking to own an original copy of the game, you almost have to play it on the original Game Boy hardware, as it has nasty sound glitches that spring up if you plug it into a Game Boy Advance. The Nintendo eShop version is vastly superior thanks to the inclusion of save states. This game is brutally unforgiving, and if you really want to see the end it will be tough to do without some strategic saving and restoring. I was never able to beat the final level until I got the digital version. Its just that tough. The low price of $3.99 also makes this an attractive alternative, as you probably would spend twice that to get a used copy. If you own a Wii, there is a remake of sorts available for WiiWare, but it really doesnt follow this game at all. At the end of the day, this game is for serious Castlevania completionists only. There are so many other better entries to be had.
Retro Game Reviews (Oct 06, 2015)
Castlevania: The Adventure pales in comparison to the NES versions mainly due to the stiff controls that suck all the enjoyment from the game. Unless you're a die-hard fan of the franchise I'd recommend skipping this one as it's a disappointing effort from Konami.
Castlevania: The Adventure was the first game in the series for a portable system and third released in America. Konami decided to eschew the light role-playing elements found in Simon's Quest to attempt recreating the tough-as-nails arcade platforming found in the original Castlevania. The problem is this game just doesn't feel like it's truly part of Castlevania lore. There is very little of that gothic medieval atmosphere that's made those games so appealing to me and Dracula and the whip-wielding hero are about the only things that made me think "Castlevania". Take away those two elements and all you have is a clumsy, slow-moving guy struggling through tricky platforming bits to fight the game's boss. Nothing more, nothing less.
Nintendo Life (Sep 14, 2009)
Konami’s first stab at bringing the Castlevania legend to a portable console isn’t exactly pretty. Some fairly obvious design blunders have been perpetrated here, with atrocious level design, poor control and a crippling lack of attack options all combining to create a pretty hateful piece of software