Excerpt: Dracula is alive. Well, as much as a vampire can be. He’s spent at least a century rotting inside of a coffin, but that doesn’t stop him from getting back into the swing of things. Now that he’s been resurrected, he can continue with his favorite pastimes. Ruling over his vast, magical estate of Castlevania. Restoring the decrepit ruins of his home. Tending to his menagerie of mythical, demonic creatures.
Excerpt: By Hans Niedermair The 16-bit era is home to an abundance of excellent games that were rarely played on North American shores, either because they were only available on the third-bestselling system, or because they were never published here. Originally released only in Japan in 1993 on the PC Engine CD – known as the TurboGrafx-CD on these shores – Castlevania: Rondo of Blood falls into both of those categories.
Conclusion: Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is just about everything an old-school fan could hope for, and it's probably the best title in the ReBirth series thus far. The various difficulty settings are balanced really well, and the overall level design is expertly crafted. Tons of options and features make for a great retro package Wii owners really shouldn't miss out on.
Excerpt: Konami's long-running Castlevania series is renowned for its chilling atmosphere, fantastic music, and, most importantly, superb 2D gameplay. Now, for the first time in its illustrious 13-year career, the series is making the jump into 3D - a jump that understandably has many fans feeling quite skeptical. Fortunately, the development team at KCE Kobe has done an excellent job of making the transition to 3D, while still staying true to the series' roots.