Saturday, March 24, 2007

Castlevania Symphony of the Night on Xbox 360



Recreated and enhanced for Xbox 360, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on Xbox Live arcade, features enhanced graphics, new achievements, and Xbox Live leaderboards. Play the original version of the game or experience it in enhanced mode with improved graphics and modernized audio and sound effects.

Collect items, weapons and armor to defeat the powerful boss monsters that block access to key areas of the castle. Earn 12 achievements and 200 Gamerscore points, and check the top players with the online leaderboards.

Scoring 90% from 9 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
The greatest game ever
Even after 10 years, it's still most definitely worth playing
A gaming masterpiece
Gameplay on the 360 is almost perfect, but for the mushy d-pad on the wireless controller
A momentous addition to the Xbox Live Arcade family, both because of its incredible depth and the fact that it is the first game allowed to break the 50 MB size restrictions
Easily one of the greatest games of all time, this is a pretty solid version minus a few oddities and a piss-poor d-pad
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the epitome of the side-scrolling genre.

IGN Review
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IGN Screenshots
Achievements list from Gamefaq

Clickable inkies

19 comments:

gnome said...

Most interesting, what with all the beautifull backgrounds and stuff...

Oh, and TEAGAEC indeed!

TheTimeRunner said...

Curse you Microsoft for allowing the release of one of the most excellent Castlevania masterpieces to date!

My defenses are weakening....

The Elderly said...

and like a lamb to the slaughter i donwloaded it, and i must admit.. xbla is begining to fire on all cylinders.. but im getting my ass whipped..by. mummyfied dolls, now who'd a thought of that.....

..sit here timerunner, you know what happens when your defences are weak.... I'll get you a glass of water

fatherkrishna said...

BONG! "More proof, as if any was needed that quality retro games stand up to re-play, even compared to their newer counterparts. Proof also to the fact that the downloading of retro games on 'nextgen' consoles is an integral selling point to gamers.

Trevor McDonald, News At Ten."

DEITRIX said...

I like the artwork myself.... - but that's just me..

Oh' hello everybody, didn't see you sitting there....

fatherkrishna said...

Hello deitrix! Great to see you here!

gnome said...

Hey Deitrix!

Getting whipped, are we Elderly? Heh, figures...

Nikolas said...

...Was a long time since I played this game...
And now I've got to play it all over...
... Guess exploring 199.7% of the map, having all the rare drops, familiars at lvl 99 and my self on 70 sometimes just aren't enough it seems...

Truly an excellent game.

Oh, and guys, check this out...

http://www.bitpit.be/

The Elderly said...

..neat impersonation FK,

Deitrix... but i thought you were.... well welcome back....

..wher'd he go now...

neat link Nikolas.. guess im not the smartest bulb in the nursery... %66... just means i'll have to spend more time gaming...

and Mr.Gnome whadda mean it figures...... it was late at night and i was playing without my glasses....

and i hadn'nt got my slippers on either.....

fatherkrishna said...

"OOOOHHH!!! Matron!" Kenneth Williams

"Tahnk yuh very much!" Elvis Presley

"Just like that!" Tommy Cooper

I'm practising my impersonations... What do you think?

The Elderly said...

the Tommy Cooper one needed a fez

but if you'll excuse me i beleive Elvis was in the building talking to Kenneth Williams...

(grabs autograph book, head off to search for Elvis....)

gnome said...

Nice link Nikola... now, if only Mr. Elderly wasn't so obsessed with calling this undead Dominatix...

The Elderly said...

..i dont' call. .why thats just not true.. i well.... least collecting dead bodies is a socially useful hobby....

not like calling men by womens names.. highly suspicious that...

gnome said...

Huh? What? Where? But,why?

The Elderly said...

oh yea your going to tell me nikola.... was just a typing error...

i denied it too, when the neighbours complained about the fetid smell coming from my attic.......

gnome said...

LOL

:)

The Elderly said...

:)

gnome said...

:)

The Elderly said...

:)