Thoughts on Castlevania the Adventure?

#1metroid00700Posted 7/6/2013 6:56:33 PM
Saw this on eShop today (recently started to play my 3DS again) and was wondering if the game is as bad as the reviews on here claim it to be. I'm mainly looking for opinions from people that bought this version but any are welcome. I also know about Jontron's video which is fantastic but he was drunk while reviewing it, causing him to really only review the first half of the first level. Thanks!
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#2Bass_X0Posted 7/6/2013 7:11:04 PM
The Battle of Holy music is the best thing about the game. You can listen to that for free on Youtube.

Is it bad? By todays standards, yeah. But back when it originally came out on Game Boy it was decent enough if not great. Its playable, there's nothing really horrible about it. Its just the later games do the Castlevania experience so much better.

Watch Freezing Inferno's review of the game on youtube.
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#3GhetsisPosted 7/6/2013 7:13:10 PM
It's pretty flawed, yeah, but I still like it. The soundtrack is wholly amazing, and I find the game fun enough to have played through it a few times.

However, its sequel, Belmont's Revenge is absolutely amazing, and it's better in every way (except possibly music.) Whenever that's released on VC, definitely pick it up.

But Adventure? Sure, it's not an amazing game, but considering it's one of the cheaper GB games, I think it's worth buying. Though if you haven't already got it, I would suggest the original Castlevania on NES, which is also on VC.
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#4shadosnekoPosted 7/9/2013 1:15:24 AM
I believe it was basically remade for WiiWare as Castlevania Rebirth
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#5vectorman5Posted 7/9/2013 1:54:35 AM
Adventure was bad; jumping controlled terribly and will lead o many, many deaths. If you want some castlevania on the e-shop, get the original NES game; the extra two bucks is worth it.
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#6n00bsaib0tPosted 7/9/2013 1:58:56 AM
Go for the NES original or Vampire for Game Gear, both far superior and both are on the eshop.
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#7ZERO2936Posted 7/9/2013 8:21:31 AM
It's okay. I guess it's worth playing if you want a challenge.
#8iMURDAuPosted 7/9/2013 8:33:40 AM
The game was awful when it came out and hasn't aged well. The second game on GB was pretty good and will probably never see the light of day on VC just like Contra and MGS for GBC. Konami's money allergies are puzzling to me.
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#9xoftheuniversePosted 7/9/2013 8:53:56 AM
See this is the kind thing we have people like me for. When you are in doubt of a game, look up a video on youtube otherwise all you get is a mix of opinions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4mLPMu0CH4 This will have obvious spoilers as it is a video of it.
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#10DarkIVloonPosted 7/9/2013 8:59:12 AM(edited)
Castlevania Adventure is a great game. A good staple in teh castlevania series and much better then most people give it credit for. I honestly don't believe people practice games anymore. The platforming in this game is not hard and any experienced Castlevania player the past 30 years can make it through the game with no deaths. Is it the best Castlevania game, no way. Far from the worst though.


Castlevania Adventure Rebirth for WiiWare has nothing to do with the gameboy game except for they share the same name, Christopher Belmont, and it has rolling eyeballs. Nothing else about the game is from the original
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