Sit down with a bunch of retro video game enthusiasts and you might have an argument about the best platform game of the 80’s and 90’s. Some will say the Mario series, some will say Kirby, and some will even say Sonic the Hedgehog. But one series that I loved to follow was the Castlevania chronicles. And now, thanks to the Nintendo Switch and Konami, as part of the KONAMI’s 50th Anniversary celebration, they have released a collection of games compiled into one download called Castlevania Anniversary Collection
CASTLEVANIA ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
This is the second of three releases for the Nintendo Switch. The first was KONAMI’s 50th Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection. The followingare the games that are included with this collection.
Castlevania – NES, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – NES, Castlevania: The Adventure – Gameboy, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – NES, Kid Dracula – NES, Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Gameboy, Super Castlevania IV – SNES and Castlevania Bloodlines/New Generation/ VampireK Killer –Mega Drive.
This is a perfect companion for anyone who loved playing these games on their classic systems. Although, I don’t really remember Kid Dracula, it was still fun to play. But the only game I pretty much steered clear from was Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. This game was more in the vain of the Legend of Zelda format. While that’s not a bad thing, it just wasn’t my type of game.
But the graphics, sound and playability are all there to bring back every single memory and more. Within each game, you are now able to adjust the screen resolution and color, save wherever you are in the game, as well as read the history of the game, which is a nice addition. Read the rest of the article here from Old School Gamer!
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I really liked the few games in the Castlevania series that I tried. Here’s a bit of a pun, though, especially since it’s about a vampire game. When one thing is kind of like another, it’s said to be in the same “vein,” not the same “vain.” Weird, huh?