[Happy Birthday!] Castlevania


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Hello old game lovers,

Today, or better on September 26th, 1986 (my flu took over my will of writing) has been released in Japan a game with a strange title, Akuma jō Dracula, widely known in the west as Castlevania, one of the most famous games of all time, first title of a never ending saga and one of the first among the well-known video games with a horror setting, being set in 1691 in a sinister castle.

So we pay homage to this brand new 30 years old boy and we wish him other 30 years!

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Mr. Panda says:

    Wow! 30 years! Happy Birthday to Castlevania!

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  2. Ah Castlevania was one of the first games to scare the hell out of me! I remember my brother and cousin playing it, and just to make me more terrified my cousin told me stories about werewolves so sleeping that night was out of the question. I don’t think I’d find it too scary now in my mid thirties, but to a six year old, well vampires and werewolves were still pretty monstrous.

    While I haven’t really played much Castlevania myself, it’s one of those series I still like. I’m…quite a fan of Alucard in Symphony of the Night and elsewhere. Also the soundtrack is phenomenal!

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    1. benez256 says:

      This was one of the things that scaried a lot of young boys and girls even if isn’t actually scary at all!

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      1. Nope, not in the least! I’m still such a wuss puss even today :p

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      2. benez256 says:

        Don’t think I defeated my fears with time! When I play Resident Evil even today, even if I know precisely what’s going to happen I still shit myself…

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      3. I HATE jump scares and anything chasing me. Talk about primal fears *shudders*

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      4. allendemir says:

        I was playing the original Resident Evil a few months back, and that game still got me. Just running through an empty hallway, a Hunter jumps right in front of me from around the corner, and I swear my heart nearly stopped. The only time where I saw a monster try a literal jump scare.

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      5. benez256 says:

        Resident is the best horror game ever made, and I don’t think somebody will be able to do better…

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  3. penguin1721 says:

    I never got the chance to try the original out but i enjoy the newer one.

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  4. hungrygoriya says:

    I just played a Castlevania game for the first time yesterday. Just in time to celebrate 30 wonderful years I guess! I really enjoy all the metal covers of Castlevania music. It sounds so much more awesome that way!

    I hope you’re feeling better. I was sick lately too and it wasn’t very fun at all.

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    1. benez256 says:

      I like Castlevania music too! I’m sorry you were sick too. Unfortunately I’m still sick today 😦 HATE

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      1. hungrygoriya says:

        I promise I’m not liking that you’re sick. I’m liking your like of Castlevania music! Have lots of tea and rest.

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      2. benez256 says:

        I drank more ginger teas than I though it was possible 😉

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    1. allendemir says:

      The sad thing is this series died long before Konami went the way of Pachinko.

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  5. allendemir says:

    Don’t think I’ll ever beat this…

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  6. Lots of these are going to be hitting their big three-oh with the NES having come out 31 years ago. Couldn’t be a better time for raising retro awareness! I’m sad to say, however, that I’ve never played the original Castlevania. That will be rectified by the NES mini.

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    1. benez256 says:

      I’m waiting for NES mini to to beat the game. Even because I’ve played Castlevania just a couple of times…

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