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'''''Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse''''' is an action platformer by [[Konami]] released on the [[Famicom]] in 1989. It is the third game in the [[Castlevania (Universe)|Castlevania series]], and a prequel to the first Castlevania. You play Trevor Belmont, ancestor of Simon Belmont.
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'''''Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse''''' is an action platformer by [[Konami]] released on the [[Famicom]] in 1989. Though the title makes it sound like it's the third game in the [[Castlevania (Universe)|Castlevania series]], it's actually the sixth Castlevania title released, and is a prequel to the first Castlevania. In this game, you play Trevor Belmont, ancestor of Simon Belmont, although it functions very similarly to the original [[Castlevania]] and borrows heavily from it.
  
Knowing that Castlevania games were well liked by my friends, I bought this game shortly after it came out, and I think it was the very first Castlevania game I ever played. I fount it to be particularly difficult. The furthest I got on my own was to the mummy bosses.
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Knowing that Castlevania games were well-liked by my friends, and well-covered in gaming magazines, I bought this game shortly after it came out, and I think it was the very first Castlevania game I ever played. I fount it to be particularly difficult. The furthest I got on my own was to the mummy bosses.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
I own this game on the NES, but I have never even come close to beating it.
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At some point a friend borrowed this game and never returned it. I have not beaten it and have no interest in trying.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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===Good===
 
===Good===
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* The game has great graphics and sound for the NES, and the Japanese release even featured an additional audio chip.
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* The addition of the three playable characters adds more depth replay to the game allowing the player to try to beat it with all four characters.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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*
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* The game is annoyingly difficult to the point where I don't feel like every trying to get good at it.
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* Like before, the game is just too damn difficult to the point where I don't feel like ever trying to get good at it.
  
 
==Box Art==
 
==Box Art==
 
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Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse - NES - Japan.jpg|The original Japanese FDS box art. The painting is fantastic and sets the mood for the game.
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Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse - NES - Japan.jpg|The original box art has great lettering and a nice backdrop, and the theme nicely portrays the game, but the faces of the characters are really jacked up.
Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse - NES - USA.jpg|The North American and European art uses the same painting, but is partially obscured with the Konami gray frame. I love the Gothic Castlevania logo.
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Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse - NES - USA.jpg|The North American box are is fantastic. Trevor looks like a bad ass, riding the clock gear to whip the skeleton, and Sypha and Grant also do their thing. Very masterfully painted. By-far my favorite.
Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse - NES - EU.jpg|The Japanese re-release in cartridge form uses the full painting, which looks the best.
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Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse - NES - EU.jpg|The EU box uses the same art as the American release, but annoyingly crops off more of it.
 
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Revision as of 15:28, 23 October 2017

North American box art.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is an action platformer by Konami released on the Famicom in 1989. Though the title makes it sound like it's the third game in the Castlevania series, it's actually the sixth Castlevania title released, and is a prequel to the first Castlevania. In this game, you play Trevor Belmont, ancestor of Simon Belmont, although it functions very similarly to the original Castlevania and borrows heavily from it.

Knowing that Castlevania games were well-liked by my friends, and well-covered in gaming magazines, I bought this game shortly after it came out, and I think it was the very first Castlevania game I ever played. I fount it to be particularly difficult. The furthest I got on my own was to the mummy bosses.

Status

At some point a friend borrowed this game and never returned it. I have not beaten it and have no interest in trying.

Review

  • Overall: 4/10
  • Best Version: NES

Good

  • The game has great graphics and sound for the NES, and the Japanese release even featured an additional audio chip.
  • The addition of the three playable characters adds more depth replay to the game allowing the player to try to beat it with all four characters.

Bad

Ugly

  • Like before, the game is just too damn difficult to the point where I don't feel like ever trying to get good at it.

Box Art

Documentation

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