Although the market for dedicated handheld gaming devices is quickly drying up and Nintendo, which has always reigned supreme in this area, is now focusing on licensing off its properties to mobile developers, it’s still refreshing to see that the 3DS, which could very well be their last handheld console, is still getting some strong support.
Super Castlevania IV has just been released on the system’s eShop! Originally released on the SNES in Japan on Halloween 1991, the action platformer classic can be yours for just $7.99. Dracula will never know what hit him!
Fulfill the Belmont legacy against the forces of darkness.
In the peaceful country of Transylvania, there is a legend of an evil castle and its master, the Prince of Darkness, Dracula. Once every hundred years, the powers of good mysteriously weaken, and evil attempts to resurrect Dracula. It’s up to the Belmont clan to take up the eternal fight against the vampire.
Players take on the role of Simon Belmont, armed with the legendary whip, Vampire Killer, to defeat Dracula and his evil minions. Luckily, Simon has many additional weapons at his disposal, including axes, holy water, crosses, knives, and even a magical stopwatch that can stop the flow of time for a spell. Simon must travel through 11 stages, beginning in the countryside, to reach Dracula’s Castle, all the while overcoming perilous traps and hideous monsters. Only the power of the Belmonts can quell the looming darkness.
This game is only playable in 2D.