I just bought some Castlevania games I didn’t previously have. Another Castlevania collector were selling off a lot of his collection on Facebook and I managed to snag a few of them :) Since I have recently acquired an MSX I thought it was time to get Castlevania for it, even though it was a bit overpriced.. It was still sealed though, but I’m gonna have to open it up, because I want to play it!! XD I’m not sure if my MSX is an MSX 2 or not though.. I hope it is so I can play it >_<
There were two other games he was selling that I had never seen before, probably because one was a pirated game and the other one was a hack. They still looked pretty cool and weren’t too expensive so I picked them up as well :) One is a russian pirate of the Sega Mega Drive game Castlevania the New Generation, and the other one is a hack of Castlevania Dracula X called Castlevania Dracula X Evil Trevor, starring Trevor Belmont. This last one is also sealed, but I’m just gonna have to open it up to see what it’s like XD
I also picked up two copies of Lament of Innocence on PS2, because the one I had is a PAL version and these were NTSC and NTSC-J, with completely different cover art than the PAL game :) I don’t usually buy the same game just for various regions, but since it was Castlevania and these two were really cheap I couldn’t pass them up XD
I also bought a Japanese Symphony of the Night, or Akumajou Dracula X Gekka no Yasoukyoku as it’s called in Japan ^_^
And the final new addition to my Castlevania Collection was a Soundtrack CD with music from the first three NES games, it’s called “Akumajou Dracula Famicom Best” :)
The guy selling these games also had Castlevania for Sharp X68000 for sale, it was extremely expensive though, and I don’t have the system to play it on.. so it didn’t feel worth it..
I’m happy with these new additions to my collection :) I haven’t bought any new Castlevania games in a while. I’ve updated my collection page with these new ones already though ^_^ Check out my entire Castlevania Collection here >>
Wow! You have got a lot of Castlevania games! And they are soooo hard! Have you beaten any of the ones that don’t support saving? I have not!
The graphics on the MSX version look pretty good. Give us your impression of it compared to the NES when you’ve had a chance to try it out.
I’ve beaten the first one on NES many many years ago ^_^ Apart from that I’ve beaten many of the portable ones, they do have saves though, or password systems.
I will as soon as I get it running :D I sure hope it will work on my MSX >.<
That is outstanding! Beating the NES Castlevania is no small feat! :)
I really enjoy the Gameboy Advanced versions. I think that’s the first time the term ‘Metrovania’ was used as a label for that style of gameplay.
You picked a really good game franchise to have a special focus on.
And I’m pretty jealous of your Sega Mega Drive Vampire Killer!
Haha thanks ^_^ It was a really long time ago though, when I had more patience and time ;D
I think the first “Metroidvania” game was Symphony of the Night on Playstation or? But yeah, all the GBA versions are similar :) Those are some of my favorites too :) Especially Aria of Sorrow. I also really love the Game Boy Legends game ^_^ That one was difficult to beat, but I did it! :D Final boss is crazy hard..
Oh the russian pirate? XD You do have the original on SMD right?
It is a really good franchise ^_^ But now I have even more Tetris games than I have Castlevania games XD
Ah it’s a pirate! I completely over looked that it said Castlevania instead of Vampire Killer. It’s the artwork that I noticed. Well, now I do feel a bit better that you don’t have ALL the good stuff :P I also do not have Vampire Killers for the SMD.
Looking close I can see now:
Some games are just too expensive to own…
Wait, are you saying that there is another official release of Castlevania for Sega Mega Drive called Vampire Killer? Or is it just the Japanese version of Castlevania New Generation?
The Mega Drive version is called Castlevania Bloodlines in the west. It’s not inexpensive for a decent complete copy. Also pricey is this:
I have that Saturn game :) and I have Bloodlines, but the PAL version is called Castlevania the New Generation ^_^ not sure if I need it in different regions.. It would be fun to have, but not really necessary for the price..
See? THIS is why you’re awesome. You PLAY stuff you buy, not just hoard it and polish the shrink wrap, lol. The Sharp 68000 one is expensive, yes… but if you have this:
You get that version on the disc with other awesome stuff!
Haha thanks ^_^ Oooh! I already have Chronicles :D Didn’t know that was the same version :) I will probably end up getting the original eventually as well though, but meanwhile that’s awesome, I can play it! :D