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Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth

version: pal - year: 2010 - developer: m2 - publisher: konami - format: wiiware digital download - condition: n.a. - rarity: n.a.

Released as a Wiiware exclusive, within the Rebirth series which also features Contra and Gradius remakes.

 

The collapsing bridge...I bet you haven't seen this one before :)

 

Death is always a pain to get rid of

Review - Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth is really Castlevania return-to-basics.

No MetroidVania fancy gameplay here, but just good old whipping topped with crucifixes, axes and what not just to make you feel right at home.

The side-scrolling action platforming feels definitely old-school yet the formula is still good while the typical roster of enemies and bosses which all castlevania fans have come to expect are back, from the giant bat to Death, Dracula and everything in between.

If this sounds underwhelming or a return to a nostalgic past, it’s because it kind of is! This is in fact a remake of the 1989 original Gameboy game, Castlevania The Adventure.

Ironically, this return to the roots feels fresh and also welcome if you are eager to play some simple yet still addictive side-scrolling 2D Castlevania. No inventory management here, no huge maze-like areas, no new powers to learn, no puzzles…just you, a whip and tons of beautifully drawn 2D graphics packed within 6 familiar-looking yet gorgeous levels.

Bottom line:
A return to the pure and classic Castlevania formula, timeless and fun, you simply can’t go wrong here! 8/10


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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