Excerpt: Konami beckons you back to basics. They've taken a break from the Metroid build and revived the retro structure with Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth . It's not only structure that returns. There's something in the quality of the music that stirs memories of pumping quarters into Vs.
Review: Castlevania the Adventure: ReBirth (WiiWare)
4 June 2010
Summary: Castlevania the Adventure: ReBirth is a short but excellent platformer that harks back to the 8 and 16-bit eras of the franchise. The game manages to look stylish and retro at the same time and boasts a remixed soundtrack that is literally a “best of” collection of tracks from previous Castlevania...
Excerpt: First released on the original Game Boy in 1989, Castlevania: The Adventure has returned two decades later with a re-imagined level layout, some gameplay upgrades, and a far more impressive color palette.
Excerpt: o weapon is as satisfying to use against hordes of flea-men as the whip. I shun any is not a game I shun. If anything, the game shuns me. It punishes, provokes, and tells me I'm not worthy; that my childhood reflexes have dried up. All I can do is prove that I am no quitter.
Excerpt: Konami continues to successfully deliver new installments of their Rebirth series with Castlevania the Adventure Rebirth for the WiiWare. Although the new episode still shares the old ‘Castlevania Adventure’ moto from the 1989 Gameboy release, it’s really a new game of the ‘Vampire Hunter’ saga, and...
Conclusion: I still don't get the doubly-capitalized monicker "ReBirth" that Konami has been giving its retro-inspired downloadable games ( Gradius ReBirth , Contra ReBirth ), but since I already beat that horse to death, saw it become undead, and then beat it to death again, I'll refrain from that.
Pros: Much better than previous games, Brings back the 8-bit glory, Some 'new' additions feel unnecessary, Totally want a , now!
Cons: Not much of a personality, None of the additions from, Fairly short with little replay value
Excerpt: Storming the castle again. I still don't get the doubly-capitalized monicker "ReBirth" that Konami has been giving its retro-inspired downloadable games ( Gradius ReBirth , Contra ReBirth ), but since I already beat that horse to death, saw it become undead, and then beat it to death again, I'll...
Pros: Much better than previous, Brings back the 8-bit glory, Not much of a personality, None of the additions from, Fairly short with little replay value
Conclusion: Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is one of the best retro games I can ever remember playing. Some gamers might find it to be too short or too antiquated, but it definitely holds its own when compared to the old games that established the series.
Excerpt: The Castlevania series is a franchise that has struggled with an identity crisis. The first Castlevania introduced the world to a gothic side-scrolling adventure. The sequel, Simon’s Quest , introduced RPG elements and tried to vary the formula.