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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Posted by GamersTavern
Posted on 27 September, 2016 at 4:19PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is a side-scrolling platform video game published and developed by Konami for the PC Engine CD. It was released exclusively in Japan on October 29, 1993. The critically acclaimed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a direct sequel to this game. Outside Japan, the PC Engine and its CD add-on were known as the TurboGrafx-16 and the TurboGrafx-CD. While the system and its add-on did moderately well in Japan, they did poorly everywhere else, and so many of its greate

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Retro of the Week - Aria of Sorrow
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 26 August, 2012 at 10:57AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Retro of the Week - Aria of Sorrow

Aww yeah, now we're talkin'. No more of this mix of good and bad stuff, get ready for a big ol' gush.

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Retro of the Week: Harmony of Dissonance
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 19 August, 2012 at 07:17AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Retro of the Week: Harmony of Dissonance

God damn it.

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Guest Modern: Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth
Posted by Gilgamesh
Posted on 13 August, 2012 at 10:22PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Guest Modern: Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth

Released for the Wii in 2009 Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth is a throwback to the Castlevania games of old. Similar to how Super Castlevania IV is essentially a retelling of the original Castlevania Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth tells the story of Christopher Belmont, the protagonist of The Castlevania Adventure. For those of you that played the 1989 Game Boy title and thought it was crap, you're not alone! Thankfully The Adventure Rebirth is good. In fact, it's not just good it's one of the best classic style Castlevanias made.

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Retro of the Week - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 12 August, 2012 at 11:36AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Retro of the Week - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

So after Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released, the world was amazed. THIS was a great game. An 'instant classic', to quote an over-used phrase. So naturally, it was time to see if Konami could replicate that success!

....Half a decade later, on a much less powerful system. The Gameboy Advance? A handheld typically associated with kids? Make a game with blood, demons and dark tones on that platform? Makes perfect sense!

Well, in retrospect, yeah, it kinda does. Metroid F

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Retro of the Night: Castlevania: Symphony of the Week
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 5 August, 2012 at 09:36AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Retro of the Night: Castlevania: Symphony of the Week

Oh nostalgia, how you twist opinions.

Of course, given the subject of what I generally write about, naturally there's quite a lot of nostalgia blur going on. God, look at articles for Contra III and pretty much any Genesis game. Sheesh. What the fuck is with me and old games.

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