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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997) Game Information

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
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Overall Rank:

22

Avg. Rating:

4.47/5

# of Ratings:

15

US Release Date:

10/02/1997

JP Release Date:

03/20/1997

Platform:

PlayStation

ESRB Rating:

T
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Multiplayer:

No

Developer:

Konami

Publisher:

Konami

Genres:

Action (2D Platformer), Role Playing (RPG) (Action RPG)

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Megadrive 11/29/2023 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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4/5 

The game where the already enjoyable Castlevania franchise really found its feet. The addition of RPG-style character upgrades and additional powers with a huge map to explore in the Metroid style was a revelation compared to the simple linear progression of the previous titles, and created a whole new sub-genre.

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03/24/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Advancing Castlevania in the Right Direction

Castlevana: Symphony of the Night revolutionized Castlevania games. Before this game, Castlevania was your basic 2D side scrolling action platformer. The idea of turning Castlevania into an action RPG, eliminating levels and adding one big castle that you can go back and forth in was fantastic.

Game control was upgraded. Killing enemies gave you experience. You can upgrade weapons and abilities. The mapping scheme let you know where you were and where you still need to go. The game can continue almost endlessly if you want, advancing to better endings and bosses.

I'll be honest, I have a bit of a bias against Playstation. So, when I tell you this game is great I want you to understand what I mean. It set the standard for Castlevania games to follow, especially the hand hel...

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5/5 

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