• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2002
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  • Summary: Nearly fifty years has past since Simon Belmont rescued the land from the curse of Dracula. Now, Simon's descendant Juste Belmont, must acquire the relics of Dracula to unravel the disappearance of his childhood friend Lydie. The castle's enchanting mysteries and danger await all those whoNearly fifty years has past since Simon Belmont rescued the land from the curse of Dracula. Now, Simon's descendant Juste Belmont, must acquire the relics of Dracula to unravel the disappearance of his childhood friend Lydie. The castle's enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    A title that further refines the portable "Castlevania" lineup to perfection.
  2. GMR Magazine
    100
    One of the best reasons to own a Game Boy Advance. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  3. Pocket Games
    95
    If it weren't for the crummy music taking away from the experience, this might be the best 2D Castlevania yet. [Spring 2003, p.26]
  4. TotalGames.net
    90
    The feeling of satisfaction when everything locks together like a giant jigsaw puzzle is enormous. Despite its flaws, this is a fantastic slice of gaming.
  5. Thankfully, the whole thing is also infinitely better-lit than previous outing Circle of the Moon, which means that playing it without industrial-strength lighting overhead is now an option. [NGC]
  6. Boasting better visuals and lots of gameplay, Harmony of Dissonance is not just a fine Castlevania game--it's also one of the better GBA games to come around in a while.
  7. Konami really put too much effort into "improving" the graphics engine (and ruined it in the process) while ignoring the other, possibly more important aspects of the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. ShayT.
    Apr 14, 2007
    10
    Don't listen to the critics: this game has a great, well designed castle and a whole lot of fun hours to spend. It's not too easy Don't listen to the critics: this game has a great, well designed castle and a whole lot of fun hours to spend. It's not too easy (play Pokemon if you want something maddingly easy) and it's got so much fun packed into it I dare say it is a must own for a GBA owners. Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2022
    10
    simply one of the best GBA games, good gameplay, good graphics for the gba, Great music, it's finally worth venturing into this huge castle!
  3. May 2, 2018
    10
    Probably the most fun I've had in a 2D game since Castlevania SotN. This game is filled with content and awesome battles, and the skills youProbably the most fun I've had in a 2D game since Castlevania SotN. This game is filled with content and awesome battles, and the skills you get throughout the game give you a ton of options.
    The castle is massive and has surprisingly good designs, something I don't see this game getting credit for as much as it should be.

    To put it bluntly, this game is nothing short of a masterpiece. 10/10
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  4. Jun 29, 2021
    8
    This game is pretty good, it has nice graphics and smooth gameplay. Though the controls took a bit to get used to.
  5. Jan 9, 2021
    7
    My rate for this game: 7.5


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  6. Feb 2, 2022
    7
    Después de jugar Circle of the moon me quede con un sabor agridulce con este juego, claramente se mejoraron algunos aspectos del juegoDespués de jugar Circle of the moon me quede con un sabor agridulce con este juego, claramente se mejoraron algunos aspectos del juego anterior pero echaron a perder algunas cosas que ya estaban bien implementadas, save points en lugares nefastos y si quieres pasar el juego al 100 vas a tener que adivinar donde esta alguna parte de Dracula y mucho menos que este en tus narices, la música del juego podría decir que es de las mas dediles de la saga solo chapel of dissonance me gusto. es un gran juego pero que da un paso atras a la saga, evidentemente querían hacer un sinphony of the night pero mal ejecutado por las limitantes de la GBA. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2021
    0
    Comparing to any other Castlevania game this one deserves 0/10 for sure. Painful graphics, painful music, painful combat, simply garbage!

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Awards & Rankings

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#7 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#20 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002