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 firstwas 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.

 

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Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (74 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.