Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Game Data: Review Date: June 7, 2021 Release Date: October 29, 1993 Platform: Some system I never heard of, called TurboGrafx-16 Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: First off, let me apologize to Castlevania fans for skipping Bloodlines. For some reason, I made a mistake doing the research and I thought Bloodlines, Dracula… Continue reading Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Castlevania IV

Review Date: May 17, 2021 Release Date: December 4, 1991 Platform: SNES Publisher: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: Super Castlevania IV is one of those games that is clearly in my memories, especially the rising blocks of block 4-4. I was a freshman in high school at the time. Otherwise, my memories are just kind… Continue reading Castlevania IV

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Review Date: April 23, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1990 Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: After the masterpiece that was Simon’s Quest, Konami had a dilemma. For III, do they make it more like I or II, or do something completely different? It turns out the answer, in 1990, was to go… Continue reading Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Kid Icarus

Review Date: March 6, 2021 Release Date: July 1, 1987 Platform: NES Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: As the oldest, I had a lot of influence over what games our family got, but occasionally, I put no input into it at all. My brother got to pick a game and he chose Kid Icarus. We played… Continue reading Kid Icarus


Review Date: February 28, 2021 Release Date: May 1, 1987 Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: Here’s the first of the 1987 classics. Castlevania is of comparable difficulty to Ghosts ‘n Goblins, but in a very different way. That could be because the early game is easier or because Simon can take more… Continue reading Castlevania