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In case that two-hour commentary video featuring Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from over the weekend stoked a new fire in you for another side-scrolling dungeon romp, boy have I got some good news. Co-designer Koji Igarashi's taken to Kickstarter for help funding his new game Bloodstained: Ri...

May 11th 2015 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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There's plenty I could say about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night but in the interest of time I'll keep it short and sweet: it's one of the most influential games ever made. Don't believe me? Eighteen years later, its core design conceit (read: explore a gigantic environment at will, uncovering...

May 9th 2015 at 2:27pm 0 Comments

We know that most of you are probably familiar with this piece of Atari mythos, but we thought it would be a festive way to celebrate this Easter Sunday. While Robinett's egotistical stunt was definitely ballsy, it doesn't approach some of our favorite secrets throughout gaming history -- lik...

March 23rd 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you're one of the few who have a PSP and do not have Castlevania: The Darcula X Chronicles, then we advise you to definitely avail of this bargain. Amazon lists the game at $18.99; back in January the price dropped down to $20 but steadily went back up. We're glad to see the deal return.Anyway, t...

March 6th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Pac-Man Championship Edition (XBLA) If not worthy of a Top 10 spot, then certainly Pac-Man deserves Joystiq's 'Comeback Player of the Year' award. I covered Pac-Man CE's overblown launch in early June, but it wasn't until I became a devoted player at home that I realized the sheer genius of the fi...

January 1st 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Time to play favorites again! This time we'll look at our favorite series, Castlevania. You've got your Quests, Curses, Laments, Curses, Bloodlines, Symphonies, Rondos, Circles, Arias, Harmonies, Adventures, Legacies, Legends, Chronicles, Portraits, Dawns, and a few that just go by Castlevania. The...

August 19th 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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File Size: 356 MBPrice: $9.99Developed By: KonamiPublished By: KonamiOriginal Release Date: October 2, 1997Short ReviewRecommended. One of the most frequently requested PS1 titles finally hits the PlayStation Store, with Konami releasing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The title holds its age r...

July 24th 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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File Size: 356 MBPrice: $9.99Developed By: KonamiPublished By: KonamiOriginal Release Date: October 2, 1997Short ReviewRecommended. One of the most frequently requested PS1 titles finally hits the PlayStation Store, with Konami releasing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The title holds its age r...

July 24th 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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PS3 owners can now download the PS1 classic, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from the PlayStation Store for only $10. The downloadable game will play on both PS3 and PSP systems. For those without PS3 systems, players can find a version of Symphony of the Night included in the upcoming Dracula X...

July 19th 2007 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
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At long last, we were able to get our hands on Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles at Konami's E3 booth. This upcoming PSP-exclusive remake of Rondo of Blood is easily the best-looking handheld Castlevania to date. Although far away from being the best looking PSP title to date, the game offers a vis...

July 12th 2007 at 3:39am 0 Comments
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The place may be overrun with deadly monstrosities and the overwhelming powers of darkness, but the tunes that echo throughout the hallways of Dracula's castle usually make the vampire killing ordeal worth it. Sensing that others might share the dark lord's fine taste in orchestral compositions, Kon...

May 15th 2007 at 1:53pm 0 Comments
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Dracula's ethereal castle, Castlevania, has officially materialized on Xbox Live Arcade. Of course, we speak of the oft cited pinnacle of the Castlevania series, Symphony of the Night. The game will set you back 800 points and will cost you a few extra seconds than most XBLA games, thanks to its 90...

March 21st 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments