Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Halloween Havoc - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

I'm a little late in this Halloween theme since it's now mid November but hey that's what I get in playing another hard ass game in Castlevania III. Right after beating Castlevania II I quickly began my run through of the third installment of the series. After playing one hard game (Castlevania), and then an easy game (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest), it's a no brainer the next Castlevania game will go back to the difficult game play and frustrating moments like the first one did. Boy I was right.

Castlevania III starts off as a prequeal before Simon Belmont ever faced off against Dracula. This time it's his great, great, great.... whatever he is family member, Trevor Belmont. Along the way in the game you get a chance to meet up with other characters who will help you throught out the game. The negative of this is you can only tag along with one. It would've been nice to carry a group like in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles where you were able to use all four turtles in the game. But nooooooo! This is Castlevania! This series shows you no mercy what so ever. I managed to complete the game with both Trevor & Alucard. Alucard is Dracula's son if you didn't know. Now I did meet up with Grant DaNasty but I never ran into Sypha. This game has different paths to choose from when you progress through the game. You could either choose to go down route 5 or route 4? Whatever you decide makes the game change when your playing.

Now on to the villians in the game. Of course Castlevania III has more villians compared to Castlevania II this time around. You got Dracula of course, Death, Cyclops, Medusa, Mummies and etc. Well I only fought Dracula, Death, Mummies, Cyclops, and a clone of myself. You see it all depends which routes you take so I did not get a chance to fight the two headed dragon, Medusa, or Frankenstien. Dracula was a bitch to fight once again as it took me quite a while to figure how to defeat him since you had to beat him three times as he transforms twice during the battle. First he's the Count himself, second, he transforms into a 5 headed demon, and finally he transforms into a huge gargoyle.

This concludes the 8-bit Castlevania games on the NES. I went through all three from the middle of October and ended it in the middle of November. Of the three games, Castlevania II is the worst of the worst. There is another Castlevania game I must go through so...........

Coming up next: Super Castlevania IV

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..........................

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