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JasonK

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I'm just curious if anyone has played this yet. I know it was released before on a now-defunct system (the XR68000?)From what I understand, some levels from the original Castlevania make an appearance, but are more difficult. I'm a Castlevania nut, but only the 2D versions. The 3D ones for N64 didn't feel like Castlevania. I'm not expecting this to be as good a Symphony of the Night, or even Circle of the Moon, but I figure for $20 it's worth giving it a shot.
 

Morgan Jolley

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I think it was only released in Japan. Nonetheless, its the first Castlevania game ever, so its worth buying.
 

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To clarify...
It's not the first Castlevania ever. But it plays mostly like it (which is good). It's an old-school 2D romp (basically a remake of Castlevania). I bought it as an import, but with the arrival of DMC, I haven't played it much. It is fun, but it is no SOTN. If you can get it for $20...it's worth it IMHO. Take care
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JasonK

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Thanks, Chuck. The way it was explained in EGM was that SOME levels were taken straight out of the original Castlevania, but otheres were brand new. I pre-ordered it from EBGames for $20 and it comes out in October. One of my all time favorite games is Castlevania, even though I never beat it. So any old-school "2D romps" (I like that phrase) are ok by me. I'm looking forward to its release. I may even have to bust out the original and have another go to see if I can actually finish the damn thing.
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Morgan Jolley

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I think they started out to make the first Castlevania for PSX, but ended up making a sort of "director's cut" since they changed the graphics around and added some things.
 

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