Super Castlevania IV


SGM0017 - Developed and published by Konami, Inc.,, "Super Castlevania IV" was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in December of 1991. This is the first Super NES installment in the popular Konami Castlevania series and essentially goes back to the roots of the first Castlevania for NES. Super Castlevania IV is a refreshing step back to the original formula that made it so great. The storyline is that you are Simon Belmont of Transylvania, and you go to Count Dracula's elusive castle to break the family curse, and vanquish the king of vampires. The console and architecture may be different, but the gameplay is very familiar. Super Castlevania IV features 2-D scrolling action with platform jumping and combat, plenty of depth with the Mode 7 effects of the upgraded SNES hardware. You will play Super Castlevania IV with the classic Castlevania weapons, which consists of the whip (of course), daggers, boomerangs, holy water, axes and fire bombs. One thing you will notice right away is the upgraded ability you have to crack the whip in eight different directions. And you can also use it to grab hold of things and swing across gaps. No, this is not your father's Castlevania! There are 11 astounding maze levels to for you to conquer as you use your whip and chain more effectively than ever before. As with the original, you gain points and strength by collecting pork chops, hearts and coin purses. Super Castlevania IV graphics are upgraded of course, and the Parallax scrolling and rotating chambers are quite nice. The designers at Konami wanted to show off Castlevania using as much of the SNES graphical capabilities available at the time, and the succeeded. The backgrounds and colors are simply phenomenal. It also features a very memorable soundtrack, with some of the best music I have heard on any Super Nintendo game. Add to that great and eerie sound effects that fit the style and atmosphere perfectly. In the final analysis, Super Castlevania IV is the best of the Castlevania series games, and a true classic worthy of any gamer's collection. In some gaming circles Super Castlevania IV is known as "Castlevania 4," and in Japan it is called "Akumajo Dracula." Pre-owned - Includes Game Only - ESRB Rating RP Rating Pending - Rarity Rating C - Review by Prince NES Gamer

Product Details

  • UPC: 837171500172
  • Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • Region: NTSC
  • ESRB Rating: "T" for Teens
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Condition: Pre-owned excellent condition

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 08 March, 2014.

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