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  • Summary: You must descend into the castle of the undead and its gruesome grounds. Inside, a freshly dug 11 level maze awaits you. Use your whip like a grappling hook and swing past hundreds of traps and a host of enemies. Find the concealed weapons needed to defeat everything from eerie phantoms to haunted furniture. Then prepare to find yourself face-to-thing with hideous bosses. But forge on, Simon Belmont, because if you thought Dracula was down for the count, he's only begun to fright! Expand
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  1. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    A classic. The best Castlevania game. They improved everything in this game since 3. The graphics are brilliant, however there was no need for them to improve as they were good before, but in this game they are just brilliant. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2014
    9
    Super castlevania 4 was originally released for the SuperNintendo back in 1991. And holy hot damn was it awesome. The Wii virtual console port didn't change anything so yeah. But before I fanboy gush over why is love this game I need to address some complaints from me.

    1.The lack of multiple chracters.
    I loved the partner system in Castlevania 3 but here you have to play as simon the whole way through

    2.Too linear
    I loved the multiple pathways of levels in Castlevania 3 but only one path in this game just felt like a step back nut still it didn't have that much of an impact on the amount of fun I had with this game

    3.Its too easy
    Ill explain why it is in a bit

    Okay now that we have those out of the way lets discuss why I cant get enough of this amazing game. Due to the jump to a sixteen bit system the graphics got a major overhaul and must I say the look freaking amazing even till this day I cant stop staring at this game. Each area has it sown uniqe identity because of this. Very well detailed, lots of variety, make this a great looking game for the SNES.

    Next the controls and gameplay have seen a massive overhaul. For starters Simon can whip in all 8 directions, and if you hold down the attack button and **** about with the d-pad you can dangle your whip to take care of tiny enemies. It looks goofy but really helps. Sub-weapons are back in full force along with the double and triple shot plus pot-roast. If you choose to use sup-weapons a lot then you will make this game ridiculously easy. And last but not least THE CONTROL FEELS AMAZING. You can now influence your jump in mid air, yes it still feels a bit stiff but its much better then Castlevania1-3. You can also move while crouched. So the gameplay while a bit easier has gotten a huge upgrade since the nes Castlevania games.

    And now for what is probably the best part of this game THE MUSIC OH DEAR GOD THE MUSIC IS AMAZING! Each piece along with the graphics set off a certain atmosphere for the game and set the overall tone. The theme of Simon Belmont (or Dance of the Holy Men) has become one of the most iconic songs in Castlevania history. The also for the first time remixed Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears, and Beginning in this game. (those remixes play in the final areas of the game) AND THEY SOUND AMZING. I love this soundtrack its atmophereic pieces really bring the whole scary tone of the series to a whole new level. I love this soundtrack short sweet and to the point.

    Overall Super Castlevania 4 is a game I will always love to come back to. Excellent graphics and atmosphere, amazing music, great controls, and an easy to use password system plus unlimited continues make this game worth every second of time you put into it.

    FINAL SCORE: 9.6/10
    (its just shy of perfect due to knockback issues in later stages and the game being a little to easy for my tastes)
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