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Castlevania: Bloodlines - A Genesis Treasure

Battle Dracula as 2 legendary hunters

June 13, 2021 - John Morris and Eric Lecarde fight dark forces in this special installment of the Castlevania series. Bloodlines released in 1994 for Sega Genesis and it's the only Castlevania for the console but you can now play it on the Genesis Mini or Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
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Castlevania vs. Mega Man

An epic battle of classic 2D action

December 27, 2019 - When you think of incredible retro experiences, 2 series likely come to mind: Castlevania and Mega Man. So, let's explore both franchises and pick which one is the epitome of old-school 2D action.
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Top 10 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Secrets

Alucard has some tricks up his sleeve

November 29, 2019 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is full of rewarding secrets to discover so here's a list of my personal favourite ones.
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night vs. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

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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Super Castlevania IV vs. Castlevania: Bloodlines

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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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Review (PlayStation 4)

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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Super Castlevania IV is Hard

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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Castlevania Requiem Review (PlayStation 4)

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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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review (PlayStation)

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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Castlevania: Dracula X Review (Super Nintendo)

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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