Castlevania Nintendo 64

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Dec 31, 1998
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  1. I really want to like Castlevania, but I can’t. Konami made a truly complete quest by throwing in a very long section leading up to the Castle, but ultimately it becomes boring. Once you actually get into some of the architecture, the bad camera angles and less than perfect collision detection makes the game an exercise in frustration most of the time.
  2. It's one of those games you just buy on the name alone -- unfortunately, it's also one of those games that hold the potential to make a killing, but leave the impact of a mosquito on a windshield. It's not horrendous or even bad; just extremely disappointing in execution.
  3. Very decent. Old fans of the 2D installment and first time players should look into this title.
  4. A worthy 3D update of the 2D classics. It's a decent third-person action game with a decent story and great atmosphere.
  5. Proves that the third dimension isn’t always the savior it claims to be when attempting to offer game series another shot at glory for a new generation. Certain transitions simply aren’t meant to succeed.

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#2 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 30, 2016
    5
    The Nintendo 64 Era was a make-or-break moment for many franchises leaving their comfort zones of traditional 2D platforming and upgrading toThe Nintendo 64 Era was a make-or-break moment for many franchises leaving their comfort zones of traditional 2D platforming and upgrading to 3D. For many franchises like Mario and Zelda, it worked out very well. For others like Earthworm Jim, it didn't work out so well and the franchises never had the success they once had. Unfortunately, Castlevania turned into one of those franchises after this game. Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2014
    8
    this game is SOOOO underrated. Trust me this game is AMAZING. Do not listen all of these castlevania fanboys who say this game is sucks.this game is SOOOO underrated. Trust me this game is AMAZING. Do not listen all of these castlevania fanboys who say this game is sucks. First, it's the castlevania with the best atmosphere, the music are greats, two playable characters (Reinhardt and Carrie) with exclusive levels for each, alternative endings depending on your actions and unlockable costumes. But don't be fooled by the first level of the game (forest of silence), the game gets better thereafter. However, the game suffers of problems of camera, the platform sequences are sometimes difficult due to the camera and the lack of checkpoints within levels and levels are often labyrinthine so you will be often lost. But these problems are nothing compared to these great qualities and do not listen to people who tell you that this game is bad, IT IS NOT THE TRUE. Greatly underrated Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2012
    8
    This game used to piss me off so much, but when I played it again when I was older I realized it was actually a pretty good game with a greatThis game used to piss me off so much, but when I played it again when I was older I realized it was actually a pretty good game with a great atmosphere Full Review »