Here lately it seems this blog has been going through the evolution of a certain set of games from your past. Two days ago being one for a musical history of Nintendo games where a few honorable mentions took place. Castlevania, Metal Gear, and a dose of Contra.
But this time we focus on Castlevania itself, which has to be one of the longest running franchises for Konami in its history. Save that for Metal Gear games and Gradius among a few other well known gems.
Many a vampire hunting fan never realized that there was an arcade game, let alone a number of other titles for lesser known systems such as MSX and Sharp X68000 just to name a couple. So if you think you are a true Castlevania fan, maybe you are, but are not aware of the existence of these particular titles, aside from never having the chance to even play them.
Don't sweat it my friend, as most of you just can't own every system ever made, let alone every game even from a particular genre.
So one person has decided to put together an army of pretty much all Castlevania games ever made into one video, and I hope you have a snack or drink handy, as well as at least 20 minutes of spare time on your hands. This is going to take a while folks.
Get ready to watch a buffet of your favorite, not so favorite, and some perhaps unknown games in your wake.
Special thanks to INDIEACHIEVMENT for producing this video and sharing with the rest of the world.
So which games are your favorite and why? Fire away with your feedback below. Listed titles in order as they appear are followed.
1. Castlevania (1986)
2. Vampire Killer (1986)
3. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987)
4. Haunted Castle (1988)
5. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1989)
6. Castlevania: The Adventure (1989)
7. Akumajo Special: Boku Dracula-kun (1990)
8. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (1991)
9. Super Castlevania IV (1991)
10. Kid Dracula (1993)
11. Castlevania Chronicles (1993)
12. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993)
13. Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994)
14. Castlevania: Dracula X (1995)
15. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
16. Castlevania Legends (1997)
17. Castlevania (1999)
18. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (1999)
19. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (2001)
20. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (2002)
21. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003)
22. Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003)
23. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005)
24. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (2005)
25. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (2006)
26. Castlevania: Order of Shadows (2007)
27. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008)
28. Castlevania Judgment (2008)
29. Akumajo Dracula The Medal (2008)
30. Pachislot Akumajo Dracula (2009)
31. Castlevania: The Arcade (2009)
32. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (2009)
33. Pachislot Akumajo Dracula II (2010)
34. Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night (2010)
35. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (2010)
36. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (2010)
37. Pachislot Akumajo Dracula III (2012)
38. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (2013)
39. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (2014)