AVGN: Castlevania Part 3

Mike Matei / November 5th, 2009

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  • shipman96

    April 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    man super castelvania 4 is awsome why did’nt they make all castelvania games after this like it

  • bloodlockscc

    April 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Good Question. Super Castlevania IV has the best control. I guess Konami was giving us euphoria by having us whip in all eight directions, but took that away in the other games to go back to NES style combat. I wish they didn’t do it but it’s better than trying to Play the N64 Castlevania games.

    • January 21, 2013 at 12:21 am

      It does not have the best control…CastleVania 4 is an amazing game and very challenging, but isn’t NEARLY as fluent as the controls in Symphony of the Night…I don’t count the three low whip directions because you have to be mid air, and there’s VERY few enemies you can even hit with those low attacks, so really, there’s 5 directions..CV 4 is amazing, but SOTN is by far the better game in probably every aspect

      • FrancisHatesYou

        January 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm

        He meant it’s the best out of all Castlevania games.

      • granado_jake

        March 24, 2013 at 12:31 am

        SOTN is meh, I am not saying its not a good game, because it is. But for me, SC4 is the best. Then Rondo of Blood

      • June 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        lol. “I don’t count the 3 lower directions because you have to jump…” Well, I don’t count the “metroidvania” games because they aren’t true to the original castlevania formula. It’s easy to arbitrarily ignore whatever we want so long as it conforms to our own personal bias, isn’t it?

  • g9

    April 9, 2010 at 7:17 am

    CASTLEVANIA 4 is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the best of all time!!!!!!!
    control + you dont rely on nothing but yourself + music + graphics + gameplay + beggining and endings + difficulty = THE PERFECT GAME back in the early 90’s!!!!

  • shipman96

    April 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    man that is copletly true bloodlocksec i had the unfortunet time bying and playing one of those games befor i saw this video i was so shocked on how shitty it was it almost made me give up my bid for owning every singel castelvania game for the nintendo consoles

  • shipman96

    April 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

    hey guys i gust got super castelvania 4 in the mail today and it is awsome

  • ThatGuy

    April 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Many people think that the music from Castlevania 4 is the best, but the music from Castlevania 2 is my favorite

  • MidnightPhil

    April 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Man, I try to love this series. I really do. There are good things about it. But good lord, the frustration level is absurd. I just downloaded Rondo of Blood (the original Japanese version, not the SNES port) onto the Wii. If you try to explore any of the alternate routes, prepare to be bent over and had, repeatedly. It’s insane. Y’know those videos on YouTube of superhuman players acing games? You need to be one of those for half the game’s content.

    And on a broader note: how in the hell can a BAT send you flying backwards 3-5 feet? =P

  • toshinori581

    May 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    im getting castlevania 4, im fvking getting it, thats all there is to it…… castlevania 64, what a joke, depresses me just watching it

    • December 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

      You shouldn’t say shit about it… Have you beaten it? Castlevania”64″ wasn’t great, okay, I’ll give you that Toshi.

      And James, you should have given the whip a shot, it seemed to be more about the items anyway. If anything, I would have requested “Legacy of Darkness”… lol

      • December 19, 2015 at 6:28 am

        I beat all 3, no matter what, Castlevania 4 included…

  • May 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    no matter how many times it happened, that explosion on your little sailor moon character never failed to make me lmao

  • supermark64

    June 10, 2010 at 10:01 am

    i say, just stick to the first 4 and leave the rest to sit there and rot.

  • Squall85

    June 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    This castlevania review made me buy Syphony of the Night, import it from the US to Hungary. I’m about to buy the nes classic remake for GBA too. Damn you, Nerd! I spent a lot of money just because of you 🙂

  • July 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    watching you play as that blue-haired school girl was so epic, James, lawl

  • toastmaster

    July 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I wonder why he never reviewed legacy of darkness… That was a great game.

    • December 19, 2015 at 6:52 am

      No it wasn’t, just admit it… Unless you like a challenge, I’d definitely say it was the harder one of the two. 😀

  • avgnfuckfan

    July 18, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    i gotta get a super nintendo!

  • July 23, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Greetings from Deutschland

    Love AVGN, Quick question, what did James exactly do wrong in blowing up the wall. I have tried to look it up and it says to use rheinhardt, is there no way to do it with Carrie?

  • Blooshi

    August 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I’ve only played Castlevania IV once when my friend brought over his wii and had it downloaded… It was one of the greatest games I’ve ever played! Definitely one of the best games on the SNES, along with Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and A Link To The Past. As for the N64 Castlevanias… I’m gonna get them. Why? Because they suck. And I refuse to allow a sucky game to go unbeaten! D:<

  • supermark64

    August 7, 2010 at 1:23 am

    i love that line: life sucks

  • MrCuddlez

    August 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I love the Nerds reviews. Though one thing that disappoints me is he didnt finish the Castlevania 64 review. All he had to do with the nitro/mandragora was press the use button to put it by the wall. Im sure he already knows this however.

  • MrJamJams66

    August 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    My name is also james i and effin love super castlevania four. i downloaded it ontop my wii vritual console after watching your review and the control as you said was perfect. by far my favorite castlevania game ever. i deffinitely havent beaten this game, but either way its amazing.

  • August 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

    James, if I ever become a game designer for Konami or some shit like that, I’m gonna try to get them to make a new Castlevania game just the way you like it. Everything you loved about SCVIV and more! Oh, and I’ll get it to ya for free. I hope it happens. That’d be fucking awesome. But you’d owe me. You’d have to talk to me on a regular basis 🙂

  • jeager1999

    October 17, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Whoa Whoa Whoa. You Hate Castlevania 64? Are you insane. Please tell me you figure out that you had to hit the Right C button to drop the Nitro. The same button for doors/switches. Yeah I know that game had some issues but you have to give it more credit then that. Also you really need to try legacy of darkness, that put some hair on your chest.

  • Xinachi

    October 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    All play Castlevania 4!! Buy it! Download the ROM! Whatever. Just play it! If you like game music, this possibly has the most catchy themes from the 16-bit era. Plus, the stages are wicked. That creepy bridge that crumbles into bats, the rocking chandeliers that creak all freakish-like, the stage made entirely of gold and treasure. It’s just platform heaven. Plus, it’s hard as shit but if you die it’s your only fucking fault because the controls are perfect.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 27, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    WOW. Super Castlevania IV DOES look awesome. The graphics, the music, the gameplay. It’s like the perfect SNES game.

    1:41- This was how I felt when I saw Paranormal Activity in the theatre.

    I love the Moonwalk bit.

    To me, Dracula X, and most of the games afterward, looks more like an anime or manga.

    9:02- I think the designers of this game were WAY into the Evil Dead movies, and I find that NOT groovy.

  • mcnerven

    November 24, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I have to admit I may be the only person that never got into Castlevania IV and I really don’t understand the hype/praise. Granted, the whip controls were MUCH improved, but overall the level design was really lackluster, the music was easily the worst of any title and there’s zero strategy to the majority boss fights, you simply mash the whip button until they die, even as late in as the Frankenstein’s monster battle. I know that’s the case for some earlier Castlevania titles, but I was hoping for a greater improvement and imagination analogous to Link to the Past, Mario World, Contra 3 and Super Metroid. Plus the controls outside of the whip are as clunky as ever, especially when trying to swing or while navigating the jumps across the mode-7 animated chandeliers.

    Dracula X would’ve been pretty slick had they simply added in the directional whip controls and eased up on the insane end-boss difficulty. I know the game is a lackluster port of Rondo of Blood on the PC-Engine, but despite a couple of control issues I thought it was a decent entry.

    James, it’s too bad you didn’t have time to get into the GBA titles. Circle of the Moon was challenging and amazing and mixed Castlevania 2 w/ SotN beautifully I thought, Harmony was uneventuful and Aria of Sorrow was also fantastic despite the heavy anime influence.

    I am glad that so many people are able to enjoy Castlevania and I don’t mean to critique as a means of invalidating anyone’s opinion, just simply stating that I don’t get it and listing some honest personal opinions.

    • December 19, 2015 at 7:20 am

      Those are some good points about Castlevania 4, but I just dealt with it, it was on a Super NES afterall.

  • mcnerven

    November 24, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Also just wanted to add that the directional whipping is the only improvement. There’s still that annoying delay where your attack while jumping is delayed, also making the swinging sections unnecessarily difficult.

    In order to swing at the apex of your jump you have to hit the attack button just after hittin jump rather than while at the top of your jump. Hitting attack while at the top of your jump makes you attack halfway back to the ground.

    It’s a pain in the ass when enemies suddenly appear, like the divebombing bats and you literally have no chance to hit them due to these delayed controls.

  • February 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Here’s a little Hint on the 5th stage for ya, AVGN.

    This multilevel stage has a sub-task: Find magical nitro and mandragora and put them together to blow open two rickety walls. The catch is this: When carrying nitro, you can’t jump, attack, or take any hits, so carrying it from the top to the bottom floor is a task. A mutated lizard man, who resides on the top floor, will give you the key to the Mandragora room on the bottom floor. The rickety wall on the top floor must be blown up first to get to reach and align the angel statues to remove Dracula’s seal. After blowing up the bottom wall, you can open the way to the next stage–after fighting two bosses first. Depending on the character you’re using, the second boss will be different.

  • 24devilmaycry

    June 12, 2011 at 2:51 am

    man angry video game nerd you are so funny and the castlevania games are cool

  • nukesploder

    June 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    AVGN look i can help u with castlevania nintendo 64 WATCH THIS VIDEO LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • DVKproduction

    July 2, 2011 at 5:43 am

    No adds? KICK FUCKIN’ ASS! Life is kinda cool sometimes… 😀

  • DarkTruth666

    July 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    OK, its generally funny to watch idiots play with the Nitro, specially since we spent hours just blowing Carrie up for being such a useless piece of shit, but when u seriously quit the fucking game because u can’t figure it out u deserve a kick in the face. Have u tried interacting with the wall. Thats generally how these things work, and after u get one, u place it at the wall, then go get the other. Though I always wondered why the nitro didn’t explode when u brought the Mandragora in the room with the nitro, its like bringing a lit match into a room filled with gunpowder. Arguably its because its in its jar but then why not carry them together if they’re both in their jars? Like I said, useless piece of shit.

  • kaidoku123

    August 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    if you didn’t like it play the much better original version Chi no Rondo cause you get Maria Renold and better final boss and better stages

  • kaidoku123

    August 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    oh yeah and much control and story just like the original Metal Gear

  • IceWolfSti

    August 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    This is a funny episode, but here is a link for what you need to do in Castlevania n64 in the castle center:

    Maybe if you find some more bad things you can review it again.

  • phoenix252005

    September 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Damn that Castlevania game on N64 looked shitty,and I don’t meant the graphics either!! Looked impossible to play too

  • samuli-sampy

    September 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    You just have to press c-left to drop the nitro. It´s strange that avgn didin`t figure that out. Also Castlevania 64 isn´t a bad game. It´s just more like classic Castlevania: hard game.

    • ljngamessuck

      September 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      @samuli-sampy its funnier this way lol

  • ilikenites

    September 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

    You don’t get it, right?. He cannot be angry if ge is not frustrated. Been the AVGN is act like “not smart” sometimes, just for the sake of the bitching.

    • samuli-sampy

      September 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

      Im just saying that he made the game look more shittier than it really was, but yeah have it your way.

    • December 19, 2015 at 7:54 am

      “shittier than it was”??? You would really have to TRY to make that happen, unless you could turn into a half-wolf or something, oh wait…

  • JoseGonzalez

    September 17, 2011 at 1:27 am

    i loved that game as a kid =/ i beat it without much of a problem… time to replay it 😀

  • gamenerd2700

    October 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    James is a fucking idiot in this video. You don’t use the nitro and mandragora from the menu retard. You use them by standing in front of the crack and pressing right c. The same button that you pick up items with and open doors with throughout the entire game. And it doesn’t matter if you pick up the mandragora first. You can dispose of it by using the fucking hazardous disposal chute by standing in front of it and pressing right c. It’s not a fatal flaw if you are too stupid to figure out simple controls. And it’s not the games fault if you can’t read plain english and decide to walk instead of run when the game clearly tells you that running wont detonate the nitro. It clearly states that jumping or taking a hit from an enemy is what detonates the nitro.

  • October 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I hate to say, but I don’t like the Castlevania 64 review much. There is so much wrong in it. Its a great game and one of the best game on the N64 though.
    The music is awesome. Please don’t tell anyone that there is no music. Just listen to the clips where he drags the mandragora around, its just great and makes the whole scenery very creepy and atmospheric.

    The jumping can be difficult, but you can switch the camera around so you know where to jump on. Hitting something with the whip isn´t so hard. To blame on the enemies is just wrong. Skeletons on motorcycle are a little weird, but this is not supposed to be the chronological correct i guess.

    The chase scene in the labyrinth is so creepy that I nearly shit my pants. Being followed by someone with a chainsaw and a bunch of dogs is such a great way to make you feel uncomfortable. 😉

    The Nitro Quest was one of the hardest challenges on the N64 as far as I remember but if you made it, you are the king of the world. ^^ And to put something down, you just have to push one button.

    • HappyVideoGameStud

      November 20, 2011 at 12:09 am

      I agree with there being some flaws with the Castlevania 64 review, but to say it was one of the best games on the Nintendo 64 makes me wonder how many games you played. I wouldn’t even put it in the top fifteen games. The best word I can use for the control is ‘sloppy’, and that combined with the erratic camera mad for a bad game for me.

      I bought the game new along with a guide, and I remember being quite exciting when I got them home. Within two weeks, I was bored out of my skull and dreaded trying to slog through more of the game. With the new 3D setting, it felt like a bad Tomb Raider game set against a bland background. I quickly traded both game and guide in on Star Fox 64 and never regretted it. Even watching this video now makes me glad I did so, and while I would like to play some of the GBA and DS Castlevania games, I have zero desire to revisit this.

      • mcnerven

        March 25, 2012 at 12:55 am

         @HappyVideoGameStud You’re missing out! Circle of the Moon, Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorry are all fantastic. You could probably pass on Harmony of Dissonance and Portrait of Ruin though. Harmony is too bland and Portrait tipped the series way too much in the anime/dialogue realm for my tastes. Order of Ecclesia, the last of the DS Castlevanias, was just okay.

  • C-Truth

    October 24, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Personally, I’ve always liked the SNES ‘Dracula X’ port more than ‘Castlevania IV’, because of the superior visuals, more refined character/monster design, and the fluidity of the animation (as opposed to the rather choppy animation in CV4 – a quality which I’ve kind of hated in older 16-bit games).

    @ gamenerd2700:
    If you’ve been watching AVGN videos for quite a while, you’ll realize that “The Nerd” character (idk irl) isn’t actually very good at these games for someone who’s a “video game nerd”. Obviously, the dumbassness you’re pointing out is part of the comedic element of this series, and is not meant to be taken seriously as a part of a game review.

  • gamenerd2700

    October 24, 2011 at 10:03 am

    @C-Truth This has nothing do with his playing skill. We all know the character. He purposefully plays games badly because its much more entertaining in terms of the nerd to see him fail and get angry then to succeed and be happy. That’s no excuse for general ignorance. That’s no excuse for not being able to read plain english. Knowing how to push a button or how to read is not about playing skill. Its general knowledge of a game. Nothing more nothing less. In every game that he reviews he gives detailed info about the game from story line to basic controls to development details. I don’t know about you but i bet the rest of us don’t watch his videos expecting that info to be flat out wrong, or for certain parts of that info to be missing. Bottom line, unless a character is created around incorrect or missing info, effort needs to be put into having that info correct, regardless of how bad the nerd is at PLAYING the game.

  • Throwback Neil

    October 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    10:30 Why didn’t you just watch a let’s play or read an FAQ to see how to get through the wall. Same with the boss of Dracula’s curse. You really need to use the internet more, James.

    • TRhamy

      November 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      no such thing back then

      • GarbageGamer_

        January 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        @TRhamy actually *not to be a troll* but there was internet when the n64 was released. But i do agree. These videos show his experience playing the games when he first played them, not a how to beat it guide 🙂

      • magdra

        January 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

        @[email protected] do you remember the internet back then? Waiting 15 minutes to sign on to AOL and then laboriously searching for a page for Castlevania…you go past the kid fan pages giving no information, then you reach others that give false information…a few dozen hours of that and you just give up

      • Survivalism

        March 31, 2012 at 3:39 am

         @GarbageGamer_ He didn’t say there wasn’t an internet.

    • Jackjustjack

      February 10, 2012 at 2:31 am

      by that time, the internet wasn’t as big as it is today, the conection was very slow and i don’t think walkthrough videos existed back then

  • October 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Love this Castlevania Marathon videos. CV4 is the best 🙂

  • C-Truth

    October 26, 2011 at 1:16 am

    @ gamenerd2700:
    Were those instructions explicitly stated in the game? Because I haven’t played that game myself (probably never will)…

    • gamenerd2700

      December 16, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      The instruction manual shows the basic controls of the game. Examining things is a basic control. Considering he has made it as far as the castle center he should know how to examine things. You cant progress otherwise. He even shows us a shot of him examining the hazardous material chute, which i might add is another bit of fakery. He claims he tried to use the chute to dispose of the material, but you can clearly see he didnt have either the nitro or mandragora on him at the time. If he had the game would have asked him straight up if he wanted to dispose of them. It did not therefore he wasnt holding either of them as he claimed he was. Also as far as how long it takes to get the nitro back, he lied there as well. The game tells you the only thing that blows up the nitro is jumping and getting hit by enemies. And falling obviously. The game tells you running is ok. So its his own fault for going so slow. I would also like to point out that he ruined the bit by going to an entirely different wall than the first time, so his explanation of the items not working is flawed. Cause even if he had managed to figure out how to use the items he wouldnt have been able to where he was because that wall has a seal on it clearly shown that must be broken before it can be blown up. Bottom line is this video is a complete failure in editing and the information given is so far off base that you can’t take it seriously from a comedy standpoint. James is better than the effort in this video.

      • Arquillius

        December 22, 2011 at 6:13 am

        @gamenerd2700 I completely agree. It’s as if he never made it to the right area. This part of his video bugged me, and as I have never played the castlevania games I wanted to know. So i looked it up on youtube, and guess what…. the answer was plain as the day, He was at the wrong wall. He needed to examine it, and it would have givien him the option to set the item down…..


      • BradPederson

        March 1, 2012 at 3:55 am

         @gamenerd2700 I would just like to comment and say that this is a factious review and not a fucking walkthrough. That game is total horse shit and these videos are all FREE. Would you rather pay 30/Month and get some “Real Quality”? Jeez, cut the guy some slack for Christ Sakes!

      • OfficialJab

        March 6, 2012 at 1:12 am

         @BradPederson I sort of agree with them and you. He’s making it look like it’s totally impossible to figure out, when it’s not really that bad.
        But, in a lot of videos when that happens, it’s the sort of thing lots of regular people get stuck on. I’d wager lots of gamers who got that game new couldn’t figure out what to do and had to look all around.

  • ljngamessuck

    October 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    i love these games sooo much better than ljn games

  • SONofTheASS

    November 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I own Castlevania and Super Castlevania IV, OH TEH AWSOMENESS!

  • SONofTheASS

    November 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I cannot watch any Cinemassacre videos, it is stuck at a black screen and the progressbar saying “advertizement playing”

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      December 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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  • DavidRaynor

    December 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    please review super metroid!!!!

    • HappyVideoGameStud

      December 7, 2011 at 1:48 am

      @DavidRaynor Dude, Super Metroid? In my opinion, none of the Metroid games are “shitty games that suck ass”. If he reviews any of them at all, it likely wouldn’t be as the AVGN.

      • Shuntaro

        January 8, 2012 at 7:27 am

        @[email protected] Well he did these Castlevania games as AVGN and he dosen’t think they suck so why not Metroid?

      • anewonline

        March 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

         @Shuntaro I second the Metroid review; it would freaking rule, cause Metroid’s awesome.

  • davidsworld3

    December 9, 2011 at 3:00 am

    fuck that review duke nukem that game made history!

  • keniakittykat

    December 20, 2011 at 12:23 am

    8:05, that’s Midna’s theme from twilight princess!

    Not too spam or anything, but you should listen to this comparison, they totally ripped the song and put it in Zelda!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yYXwj4l-FU

    • Jackjustjack

      February 10, 2012 at 2:28 am


      not really, only the intro is similar, other than that both songs are different and that video is poorly made, it doesn’t help that much to prove nintendo “ripped off” the song, besides nintendo have alot of talented composers, i don’t see why they need to rip off something to put it in their games

  • NathanielFreed

    January 6, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Oh man, I remember that damn crack. I was stuck at it for 10 years, then picking the game up 2 years ago, I started freaking out and saw “would you like to place Nitro?”. Turned out you need to hit right-C. I really wish someone had told me that back in the 90’s.

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    January 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 1, 2012 at 5:36 am

    that one thing I love about you Rolfewe both love the same games and movies styles, the same nostalgia for older movies…but you learned me how to appreciate all that, that’s the thing ;)Long live JamesI expect a world changing movie don’t let me down lol Do something that’ll let us all drooling and clicking replay over and over againI believe those who can understand what I mean agree lol

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

    that one thing I love about you Rolfe…. We both love the same games and movies styles, we share the same nostalgia for older movies… but you learned me how to appreciate all those things! that’s the thing ;)Long live JamesI expect a world changing movie don’t let me down lol Do something that’ll let us all drooling and clicking replay over and over againI believe those who can understand what I mean agree lol

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 1, 2012 at 5:38 am

    that one thing I love about you Rolfe…. We both love the same games and movies styles, we share the same nostalgia for older movies… but you learned me how to appreciate all those things! that’s what makes you so special to us ;)Long live James…..

    I expect a vision changing movie don’t let me down lol Do something that’ll let us all drooling and clicking replay over and over againI believe those who can understand what I mean agree lol

    • OlDirtyVinceDm

      February 1, 2012 at 5:45 am

      btw there’s still games where you need to restart all over again if you do it wrong…. 200x longer games…Let me give Two hints.Arrow + Knee

  • metalfuk1

    February 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    LOL at 4:30 doing the crazy whip thing

  • OlDirtyVinceDm

    February 6, 2012 at 1:19 am

    most of your death scenes in the part where you fight Dracula in Castlevania Dracula X just show your failures LolI know this game was really badly designed, but that dracula is easy 😛 only the blue wave thing knocks you down and That’s when you’re supposed to jump down on a lower platform, those fireballs are So easy, you only have to jump and stand still lol

    I’m just sayin, I’m not the one who owns a collection of 90% retro games that ever existed, what do I know about shitty games lol !!

  • ToddKingry

    February 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    When I heard “Bad” play, I was reminded of “SEND FOR THE MAN!” Anyone? Anyone?

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      March 28, 2012 at 1:34 am

       @ToddKingry &lt;–

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  • Sirkrozz

    April 1, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Castlevania 64. What a horrible game.

  • May 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve played quite a few Castlevania games but never Dracula X Rondo of Blood…..i’ve always wanted to play it but never had the opportunity to…i’ve seen it played via walkthroughs however and I love it. Symphony of the Night is my favorite, I can play that game anyday…it is timeless!

  • binaryfruit

    June 20, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Personally, I think the second n64 castlevania is better. But it does still have horrific camera control.

  • Roryreyn

    July 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Just played this game again after many years. I never noticed until now, but in level 3, the second half of the level after the caves, the music that’s playing is JAZZ! Yep, you can hear bass, drums, piano, trumpet, and that awsome jazz flute solo. Yeah baby, that’s bad ass. Good music was a hallmark of many of those great super nintendo games back then, I loved it.

  • TheNerdGamer

    August 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I love how you just gave up at the end

  • mingkey

    September 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I played Castlevania 2 as a child when it came out.Every time i started playing I thought this would be the time i beat it!.I never did.That one game cursed the series for me making me hate all of them.Intill now am playing Castlevania 4.Its a fun adventure game but to be honest they all fucking suck.

  • maniac_3_2000

    September 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Ha maybe Ash came back in time and gave Frankenstein his chainsaw for the arm. Someone obviously liked army of darkness when they designed that character.

  • November 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    lol I love the aspies sitting here and breaking down the review frame by frame explaining how its completely impossible to get to this point in the game without doing this and that and blah blah blah shut the fuck up. Nobody fucking cares about this shitty game except maybe as a punchline to a bad fucking joke. Get over it. You want a fucking walkthrough of this game go to gamefaqs or go watch an LP; you don’t watch AVGN videos expecting him to beat each and every game he reviews that’s just fucking insane.

  • December 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Perfect Castlevania game is right Castlevania IV was the best in my opinion…

  • maniac_3_2000

    April 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Dracula x is hard as hell. The last boss is hard, but i’v done it once. You need to use the axe on him, and in his second form you just have to duck when he fires at you and take the hit (for some reason when your ducking you dont get flown backwards and fall off.) Also you need to get the second form with full health. That leaves you with being able to get health during his second form too.

  • Aaron1375

    May 2, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I so want to play that Dracula X game, even though it looks hard as hell, the graphics look great. I find it funny though how James and I made a similar assumption. I got the Nintendo 64 too, passing on the Playstation, thinking that the newest Final Fantasy game would be coming to the 64. We both thought wrong, but at least there was a Castlevania game for the 64, there was like one RPG period for the 64.

  • May 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    to put down items in castlevania for 64, you need to press the right arrow button on the controller lol its pretty easy to put stuff down

  • J J

    June 6, 2013 at 1:08 am

    best game and best review

  • Curt90

    December 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Super Castlevania IV has awsome graphics, music, controls but it’s also has one serious problem – comparing to Castlevania games on NES it’s too easy.

  • Curt90

    December 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I just passed through 6 stages of Castlevania Dracula X and i have to tell one thing. Jumping control is totaly fucked up. There are two types of jump: too long and too short. And half the time you jump backwards which is just bullshit. You want to jump and attack the enemy but Richter is turned the other side so you jump backward and get hit. It’s still an awsome game, but very frustraing becasue of this jumps.

  • December 19, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Castlevania on the N64 has worse navigation than Assassin’s Creed glitching with the player in panic mode.

  • jay cragg

    July 7, 2014 at 12:54 am

    N64 was such a let down, but game cube gets all the hate. I don’t understand.

  • July 14, 2014 at 5:20 am

    When playing a side scroller, try setting jump to the L trigger instead of B. Castlevania makes this easy via options. Now you have 1 finger per action (Move, jump, attack, item); your left hand is for movement, your right hand is for attacking. Of course I’m used to the standard style but it hasn’t taken long at all to re-learn.

  • linkfan3

    July 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I actually like the Castlevania game on the Nintendo 64, it’s no masterpiece but I enjoyed it, also just pointing this out (even though there’s probably no point in doing so) you didn’t have to walk while holding the nitrus and it didn’t matter which one of the two components you got first, what is stupid is that once you beat the boss in that level on easy mode, the game ends, you can only finish the game if you’re on normal

  • JT

    October 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Man I loved when they went back to up and the attack button in Drac X. I hated having to press the R button on the Castlevania 4. I found myself never using the sub weapons because it felt so awkward. Brother I love the 64 games, the music in them is absolutely epic. Take a listen to castle center and the art tower. Art Tower theme has been brought back in a number of titles including circle of the moon, one of the best vanias. The music is top notch and is there regardless of your opinion on the game.

  • December 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Isn’t Castlevania4 the only game where Simon can use his whip to swing? At least of the old games. Also I think the ‘hold the whip button and fuck about w/ d-pad’ clearly has use, video shows it being used against a cluster of bats at Dracula. Helps Simon deal with close range more.
    I agree this is the best Cv , If they made it similar with a non linear style it would be sick.

  • Pezrimbo64

    December 30, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I recently played the castlevania quadrilogy and James, you’re right. Super Castlevania IV is the perfect castlevania.

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