Retro Game Report

Posted on Dec 10th 2010 at 10:11:33 PM by (sunsetflip84)
Posted under Platform, Undead, Bloodsuckers, Whips, Tough


The Castlevania Adventure[/u]

Fired up another GB game on the ol' Game Cube! Trying to get as far as I can playing as the forgotten Christopher Belmont. I'm a bit rusty as I haven't touched this game in quite a few months.

(Game Play)
And just like the first time I had some problems even getting the game going! Cleaned up the cart and after a few minutes it worked. Bah. So Belmont is slow. Very slow. His jumps are faster for pity's sake! The first level is pretty straight forward. The only hits I took was from the birds (pesky things).

Found the hidden area and powered-up. Netted 2 extra lives in the first level, I'll need them for later. The jumping portions of the game are just too unforgivable. Perhaps the programmers scaled back the speed of Belmont? Thus making the game more difficult?

Lost my first life on stage 2. The part where you cross the chasm by jumping on those platforms that fall. Ugh. Notice however that the backgrounds and the music are standard Konami fare (excellent). Stage 3 the trap area is the one that finally got me. The chasing spikes was too much for poor Belmont.

(Verdict:)
Pros: Great music, sound effects and graphics (for an original GB game)

Cons: Slow movement, whip downgrade when you're hit, very difficult platforming area

I say pass on this game!


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Comments
 
Yikes. You're review is pretty different the one I did in October. I say "don't pass on this game!" haha.
 
lol, I wanted to give this game a good review. I wanted to give the thumbs up. But I couldn't. The game just suffers because of the sheer brutality of the platforming pieces. Not to mention Christopher moves like a friggin' zombie!
 
I love hearing conflicting perspectives like this on games. They are so subjective that its great to get as many different opinions as possible when making a purchase decision.
 
Any opinions on the WiiWare remake?
 
^ It is amazing. They fixed nearly everything about it Smiley
 
@Crabmaster2000: Agreed.

Even better is that it seems like Sunset didn't know Noise had done a review.
 
@Izret101:
oops posted last one on accident.

Which means you get 2 completely unique reviews as opposed the the second one almost being a rebuttal.
 
lol. Its funny but the next game I want to get on the Wii Virtual Console is Castlevania adventure rebirth. If no one else posts up a review I'll do one for sure.
 
Even if someone else posts a review there is nothing saying you can't also Smiley

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