Battle of the legendary Igavanias
August 30, 2019 - Koji Igarashi worked on many incredible Metroidvanias so allow me to discuss how his latest offering lives up to his most iconic game.
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16-bit vampire hunters never die
June 21, 2019 - Konami's Castlevania series has been providing gamers with challenging 2D action for decades so let's take a good look back at 2 highlights from the 16-bit era and see which one comes out on top.
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A compilation fit for a Belmont
May 16, 2019 - Konami's Castlevania series has been haunting living rooms for well over 30 years and now, you can enjoy 8 of the games in one package.
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How good of a vampire hunter are you?
January 12, 2019 - Before I started Super Castlevania IV, I thought it would be a Metroidvania but that's not the case. While many Castlevanias are Metroidvanias, Super Castlevania IV is more of an action platformer and it's a darn hard one to boot.
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Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood return
October 27, 2018 - Back in the '90s, very few companies produced as many quality games as Konami. Now, 2 of their best are available in one must-have compilation for PlayStation 4. Grab your favourite whip and a few dozen swords so we can stop Dracula's evil plans yet again!
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This castle is a creature of Chaos
April 8, 2015 - With countless Metroidvania games being released, it's a good time to revisit the origins of the genre. Symphony of the Night boldly took the Castlevania series in a new direction by incorporating exploration as the main gameplay mechanic in a similar fashion to the already established Metroid series. The result was one of the greatest video games ever crafted. As the 100th review on Video Chums, I invite you to join me in celebrating this brilliant example of gaming perfection in a modern review of a timeless classic.
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16-bit graphics meets classic 8-bit Castlevania gameplay
October 29, 2014 - The Castlevania series is renowned for its simplistic yet brutally challenging gameplay and Dracula X is no exception. Castlevania: Dracula X manages to retain the classic feel of the original Castlevania games while boasting great 2D graphics and a phenomenal soundtrack.
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Some secrets aren't worth the effort
August 25, 2014 - If you have ever played a Castlevania game then you would know that they're riddled with secrets. A lot of these secrets are pretty awesome but some are completely useless. They may be a fun distraction but there is no denying how useless these truly are.
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