Castlevania Nintendo 64

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Dec 31, 1998
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
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  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 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 franchisesThe 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. Expand
  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. 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 thethis 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 Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#9 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#3 Most Shared N64 Game of 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
  1. A refreshing change of pace from most of the cutesy games that come out for the N64. It's a fun ride, and as the first 3d game in the series, it shows the versatility of the series.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    88
    The first attempt to bring the Belmonts to 3D was, for its time, an excellent one. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  3. If you're prepared to overlook, or at least work around, the faults, Castlevania is well worth considering. The only thing that old hands at Castlevania will be left wondering is why you can't swing with the whip.