• Developer: Unlimited Sofware
Faye Hoffman, Mike Smith, Tom Singleton
Our Game Rating:
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by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I'll be totally honest here and say that I have
never played this game in my life; in fact, I didn't
even know it existed on the Commodore 64 until Brendan
sent in the ending! Sure, I've played it on the Gameboy
Advanced, but I had no idea it was an eighties game that
first appeared on home computer! Anyway, thanks for
Brendan for the ending...
Now you see it...
...now you don't :)
Time for some
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
A trainer was used but Brendan still had to play through
all 18 levels!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have picked up the orb, the ending sequence
kicks in with a view of the castle, which quickly
collapses and the ending credits start. This is
accompanied by an ending tune.
- Brendan: To be
honest - I like this ending, the graphics are poor and
look way earlier than 1990 but the end is done really
good. Animation of the castle being destroyed to the
ground, a little tune (pretty poor to be honest) but
some great movie like end titles. All in all I am
surprised by the ending and would rate it slightly above
- Vinny: I have
to agree with Brendan and say that I like the ending,
but for a 1990 release it could have been a little more
polished. It still has the air of a good ending an so I
too would score it above average (average for me being
- Andy Vaisey:
This game is new to me as well, so I've done some
research and apparently it's a conversion from the NES,
that version being from 1988. And unfortunately it
shows. Castlevania looks and sounds like a mid-80's game
and the 1990 release is a bit of a joke in my opinion
considering the advance in C64 code, GFX and sound by
that point. I've played it for about an hour now and
find it a little dull and uninspiring; maybe I'll return
to it in the future to give it a proper (and fairer?)
The ending is similarly very mid-80's. The sound grates
on my ears I'm afraid and the castle collapses in a
rather unrealistic manner. 3/10 for me, just for the
- Matt Rogers: I
only discovered the arcade version fairly recently on
MAME and had no idea it had been converted! I like it -
it may be worth checking if it's the same as the
arcade...I can't remember what that end was like.
- Andrew Fisher:
It was converted in the USA by Konami from the NES
version, but never released over here (a bit like Metal
Gear). Not bad - I like the joke names in the text (all
inspired by old horror movie stars).
FINAL SAY: It's a little above average and
worth a look.
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