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This game marked the 1st of the 3D Castlevania’s to be produced by Konami. As always, the Castlevania story remains the same, Count Dracula is back and you must explore his estate and defeat him and his horde of undead minions. You choose between the whip wielding Reinhardt Schneider using of course the legendary vampire Killer inherited from the Belmont clan or Carrie Fernandez using magic powers. The game play is somewhat ok with the exception of the atrocious camera work, the new lock-on mechanics and many glitches and inconsistencies in the game design made it at times insufferable to play.
However, the music, as always is one of the best for its time and still holds strong to this day. All in all, definitely not the best of the Castlevania series, but for what's it worth it sure has that frustrating nostalgic feel to it, and despite its glitches it can be enjoyed. A must for any Castlevania fan and/or collector.
The Castlevania series has been one of the most successful console based games available. Part of the fascination comes from our overall fascination of vampires in general, but most comes from the high quality of the games themselves. Castlevania for N64 was a quantum leap from the fun, two dimensional versions on earlier consoles. Gloomy settings and stirring music accentuate the experience. Classified as a "second person shooter," the Castlevania game requires lots of strategy, too, so much so that getting a manual or strategy guide helps greatly.
Everyone loves Castlevania games, and putting a 3D Castlevania game on the marker was a great idea! Finally a castle you can run around in at your own free will! While the overall gameplay was a bit rough, the story line and graphics are great for a 64bit system! Having battles in a free roaming environment was a great addition to the series, for it brings a greater depth of gameplay and realism. This game has all the classic Castlevania elements of whip crushing action and sub-weapon destruction. It set the foundation for future Castlevania games to follow...Lament and COD for the Playstation! Great addition to any gamers collection and alot of FUN!
This is a great role playing game. Great characters, costumes, cut scenes, and evil minions! The story of the game, you are the last in a long line of male vampire slayers, or for the women you are an orphaned girl with magical powers. Dracula has risen again to rule Transelvania. You must defeat him and save the country.
Classic N64 graphics. For anyone who loves the nostalgia of the N64 this is one of the games you want to play. Killing vampires and demons what could be more fun.
Konami's experience that tried to adapt to the times of games in three dimensions. Fortunately after that the franchise returns to its origins in the good way sidescrolling.
First game of the franchise in 3D, delivers what it promises. Tension and fun in an sinister scenario. With a wide and challenging map full of labyrinths and dead ends that ensures fun, although the controls are stiff and half viewing angle bother sometimes but this is not enough to the game that makes use of other weapons to arrest the player.
I thought it was a classic on the nintendo 64 and decided to buy it for cheap on ebay good buy upfortunately it needs memory pack on your controller to save data
Castlevania lets you take the role of either Reinhardt Schneider, the latest whip-toting member of the Belmont clan (don't ask us why he's got a different last name), or Carrie Fernandez, a young girl with magical powers and a grudge. Both characters have their own separate (though similar) storylines, complete with entirely different endings and a couple of stages that are exclusive to each other's quests. Interestingly enough (to hard-core Castlevania fans, anyway), Carrie is a descendant of Sypha Belnades, the 15th century mage from Castlevania III. Unfortunately, Konami didn't bother to keep Carrie's and Sypha's last names consistent in the translation, thus ruining an otherwise interesting plot point of the game. (gamespot)
This is basically a 3D Castlevania game based on the past 2D franchise releases from the past. It's too bad that the newer Nintendo DS releases don't borrow from this great "Castlevania 64" title. I find the game a bit difficult and the camera movement and angles weren't done very precisely, which makes it a bit hard to get around and reach certain points and destinations. If it wasn't for the camera movements, I'd rate this as an excellent all-time great "Castlevania" title. The newer "Castlevania" titles need to reach this level for the franchise.
though a good game for the Nintendo64 it does not live up to the expectations of the classic side scrolling series that is Castlevania this series is truly made for the 2d world not the 3d world.
Yet another must have for Famicom Disk Fans. Castlevania has never sounded better in 8bits before. The musical score for this game is amazing on this platform. Also, it allows you to save your progress! This is the game that started the legacy and its still insanely fun to pick up and play again all these years later.